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Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Man Uvres of ..., Volume 1
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align Articlr battalion column captains will place change direction chief of platoon closed in mass colonel shall wish colonel will cause colonel will command color-bearer column at half column by company column will face command march commands and means companies of skirmishers companies will face company distance company will caution conform covering sergeant deploy division columns division will place double column double quick double quick—March file closers file past form square four ranks fourth division front rank full distance Guide right guides will place half distance indicated last battalion company left company left file left flank left guide lieutenant-colonel line of battle mand march in quick March or double markers movement observing what follows pany ploy principles prescribed rear rank right and left right company right file right flank right guide right or left scribed second command second platoon column senior major six paces stand fast talion toon umns wheel
Page 200 - The senior captain of the two companies will place himself in front of the centre of his division, and command: Guide right; the junior captain will place himself in the interval between the two companies. The two companies thus formed into a division, will take the touch of elbows to the right, and when each division has gained its proper distance, its chief will cause it to march in quick time.
Page 193 - The second company, from the right, having arrived opposite to the left of the first, will turn to the left ; the guide will so direct himself as to arrive parallelly with the line of battle, cross that line, and when the front rank, now in the rear, shall be three paces beyond it, the captain will command: 1. Second company ; 2. HALT.
Page 180 - The first platoon of the leading company having arrived opposite to the marker placed at the entrance of the defile, will turn to the left; and the following platoons will all execute this movement at the same point. As the last companies will not be able to form platoons before reaching the defile, they will so direct themselves, in entering it, as to leave room to the left for this movement.
Page 38 - MARCH). 120. At the second command, all the chiefs of division will place themselves before the centres of their divisions; the chief of the first will caution it to stand fast; the chiefs of the three others will remind them that they will have to face to the right, and the covering sergeant of the right company of each division will replace his captain in the front rank, as soon as the latter steps out. 121. At the third command, the last three divisions will face to the right; the chief of each...
Page 133 - The third and fourth divisions will continue to march; at the command halt, given to the second, the chief of the third will halt in his own person, place himself exactly opposite to the guide of the second, after this division shall have faced to the front and closed its files; he will see his...
Page 198 - Iteutenant-colonel who, at the second command given by the colonel, will have placed himself at a little more than company distance in rear of the right guide of the first division, will assure the right guides on the direction...
Page 190 - Each of the other companies will wheel to the right on a fixed pivot ; the left guides will place themselves on the left of their respective companies, and when the colonel shall judge they have wheeled sufficiently, he will command : 848.
Page 9 - The third, the march in column, and the other movements incident thereto. 20. The fourth, the different modes of passing from the order in column to the order in battle. 21. The fifth will comprehend the march in line of battle, in advance and in retreat ; the passage of defiles in retreat ; the march by the flank ; the formation by file into line of battle ; the change of front ; the column doubled on the centre ; dispositions against cavalry ; the rally, and rules for manoeuvring by the rear rank....
Page 62 - ... obstacle, at a distance sufficient to contain the whole column in mass. He will then put the column in march, the subdivisions taking distances by the head, observing to commence the movement in time, so that the last subdivision may not be obliged to halt, after having cleared the obstacle. 265.
Page 73 - ... close to half distance on the first company, the colonel should wish to cause it to close on the eighth, he will command: 1. On the eighth company, to half distance close column. 2. Battalion about — FACE. 3. Column forward. 4. Guide right. 5. MARCH (or double quick — MARCH) 268.