By Silas Casey

Excerpt from Infantry strategies, for the guide, workout, and Manoeuvres of the Soldier, an organization, Line of Skirmishers, Battalion, Brigade, or Corps D'armée, Vol. three: Evolutions of a Brigade and Corps D'armée

1, the college of the battalion comprehending the rules and info of the entire pursuits that ought at least to be made by means of a unmarried bat talion, those rules will now be utilized to a brigade.

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119. At the second command he will place his arms as indicated No. 113. 34 sOIsOOLor THE SOLDIER--PART T. 120. At the third command, he will carry forward the left foot, the leg slightly bent, the knee somewhat raised-will plant his left foot, the toe first, thirty-three inches from the right, and with the right foot will then execute what has just been prescribed for the left. This alternate movement of the legs will take place by throwing the weight of the body on the foot that is planted, and by allowing a natural, oscillatory motion to the arms.

101. The length of the direct step. or pace, in common time, Awill be twenty-eight inches, reckoning from heel to heel, and in swiftness, at the rate of ninety in a minute. 102. The instructor, seeing the recruit confirmed in his position, will explain to himn the principle and mechanism of this step-placing himoelf six or seven paces from, and f icing to, the recruit. lie will himself execute slowly the step in the way of illustration, and then command: 1. Squad, forward. 2. C(ommon time. 3. MARCIc.

178. ) Bring the piece to the right shoulder and support it there with the left hand, face to the front; bring the right heel to the side of and on a line with the left; grasp the piece with the right hand as indicated in the position of shoulder arms8. 177. ) Drop the left hand quickly by the side. READY. One time and three motions. ) Raise the piece slightly with the right hand, making a half face to the right on the left heel; carry the right foot to the rear, and place it at right angles to the left, the hollow of it opposite to and against the left heel; grasp the piece with the left hand at the lower band and detach it slightly from the shoulder.

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