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Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911 Corrected to April 15, 1917 (Changes Nos. 1 to 19)   By:

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Infantry Drill Regulations

UNITED STATES ARMY

1911

CORRECTED TO APRIL 15, 1917 (Changes Nos. 1 to 19)

MILITARY PUBLISHING CO. 42 BROADWAY NEW YORK

WAR DEPARTMENT Document No. 394 OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF

WAR DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF, Washington, August 19, 1911.

The following System of Drill Regulations for Infantry, prepared by a board of officers consisting of Lieut. Col. John F. Morrison, Infantry; Capt. Merch B. Stewart, Eighth Infantry; and Capt. Alfred W. Bjornstad, Twenty eighth Infantry, is approved and is published for the information and government of the Regular Army and the Organized Militia of the United States. With a view to insure uniformity throughout the Army, all infantry drill formations not embraced in this system are prohibited, and those herein prescribed will be strictly observed.

By order of the Secretary of War:

LEONARD WOOD, Major General, Chief of Staff.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PART I Drill. Paragraph.

1. Introduction 1 30 2. Orders, commands and signals 31 47 3. School of the soldier 48 100 4. School of the squad 101 158 5. School of the company 159 257 ( a ) Close order 167 198 ( b ) Extended order 199 231 ( c ) Fire 232 257 6. The battalion 258 326 ( a ) Close order 263 289 ( b ) Combat principles 290 326 7. The regiment 327 346 ( a ) Close order 333 341 ( b ) Combat principles 342 346 8. The brigade 347 349

PART II Combat.

1. Introduction 350 357 2. Leadership 358 388 ( a ) General considerations 358 370 ( b ) Teamwork 371 377 ( c ) Orders 378 383 ( d ) Communication 384 388 3. Combat reconnaissance 389 399 4. Fire superiority 400 424 ( a ) Purpose and nature 400 401 ( b ) Fire direction and control 402 424 5. Deployment 425 441 6. Attack 442 488 ( a ) Deployment for attack 449 452 ( b ) Advancing the attack 453 457 ( c ) The fire attack 458 463 ( d ) The charge 464 475 ( e ) Pursuit 476 480 ( f ) Attack of fortifications 481 484 ( g ) Holding attack 485 488 7. Defense 489 519 ( a ) Positions and intrenchments 489 494 ( b ) Deployment for defense 495 510 ( c ) Counterattack 511 516 ( d ) Delaying action 517 519 8. Meeting engagements 520 530 9. Withdrawal from action 531 535 10. Miscellaneous 537 622 ( a ) Machine guns 537 546 ( b ) Ammunition supply 547 553 ( c ) Mounted scouts 554 557 ( d ) Night operations 558 568 ( e ) Infantry against Cavalry 569 574 ( f ) Infantry against Artillery 575 578 ( g ) Artillery supports 579 583 ( h ) Intrenchments 584 595 ( i ) Minor warfare 596 603 ( j ) Patrols 604 622

PART III Marches and camps... Continue reading book >>




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