The School of the Soldier for the Fort McHenry Guard
FIELD EXERCISE, MANOEUVRES, AND CONDUCT OF THE
OF THE UNITED STATES
DRAWN UP AND ADAPTED TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE
BY AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR.
WITH EXPLANATORY PLATES
AS PRINTED BY FRY AND KAMMERER.
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THE SOLDIER'S DRILL.
PART II. Of Shouldered Arms.
The instructor will not allow the recruits to commence the second part of the drill of the soldier, until they have become perfect in the position of the body, and in the performance of the direct and oblique steps.
The instructor will then place three men in a rank, elbow to elbow, and instruct them to hold their arms at the shoulder.
LESSON 1. Principles of Shouldered Arms.
LESSON II. The Manual Exercise.
LESSON III. On Loading.
LESSON IV. On Firing.