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MANUAL FOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES OF INFANTRY OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

1917

To be used by Engineer companies (dismounted) and Coast Artillery companies for Infantry instruction and training.

WAR DEPARTMENT Document No. 574 OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, April 14, 1917.

The following Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the United States is approved and herewith published for the information and government of all concerned.

This manual will also be used by Engineer companies (dismounted) and Coast Artillery companies in connection with Infantry instruction and training prescribed by the War Department.

By ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. L. SCOTT, Major General, Chief of Staff.

OFFICIAL: H. P. McCAIN. The Adjutant General.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. MILITARY DISCIPLINE AND COURTESY Section 1. Oath of enlistment Section 2. Obedience Section 3. Loyalty Section 4. Discipline Section 5. Military courtesy Section 6. Saluting Section 7. Rules governing saluting Section 8. Courtesies in conversation CHAPTER II. ARMS, UNIFORMS, AND EQUIPMENT Section 1. The rifle Section 2. Care of the rifle Section 3. Cleaning the rifle Section 4. Uniforms Section 5. The service kit Section 6. The surplus kit Section 7. Assembling Infantry equipment CHAPTER III. RATIONS AND FORAGE Section 1. The ration Section 2. Individual cooking Section 3. The forage ration CHAPTER IV. PERSONAL HYGIENE AND CARE OF THE FEET CHAPTER V. EXTRACTS FROM INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS, 1911 Section l. Definitions Section 2. Introduction Section 3. Orders, commands, and signals Section 4. School of the soldier Section 5. School of the squad Section 6. School of the company Section 7. Company inspection Section 8. Manual of tent pitching Section 9. Manual of the bayonet CHAPTER VI. FIELD SERVICE Section 1. Principles of Infantry training Section 2. Combat Section 3. Patrolling Section 4. Advance guards Section 5. Rear guards Section 6. Flank guards Section 7. Outposts Section 8. Rifle trenches CHAPTER VII. MARCHING AND CAMPING Section 1. Breaking camp and preparation for a march Section 2. Marching Section 3. Making camp Section 4. Camp services and duties CHAPTER VIII. TARGET PRACTICE Section 1. Preliminary training in marksmanship Section 2. Sight adjustment Section 3. Table of sight corrections Section 4. Aiming Section 5. Battle sight Section 6. Trigger squeeze Section 7. Firing positions Section 8. Calling the shot Section 9. Coordination Section 10. Advice to riflemen Section 11. The course in small arms firing Section 12. Targets Section 13. Pistol and revolver practice CHAPTER IX. EXTRACTS PROM MANUAL OF INTERIOR GUARD DUTY Section 1. Introduction Section 2. Classification of interior guilds Section 3. Details and rosters Section 4. Commander of the guard Section 5. Sergeant of the guard Section 6. Corporal of the guard Section 7. Musicians of the guard Section 8. Orderlies and color sentinels Section 9. Privates of the guard Section 10. Orders for sentinels Section 11. Countersigns and paroles Section 12. Guard patrols Section 13. Watchmen Section 14. Compliments from guards Section 15. Prisoners Section 16. Guarding prisoners Section 17. Flags Section 18. Reveille and retreat gun Section 19. Guard mounting Section 20. Formal guard mounting for Infantry Section 21. Informal guard mounting for Infantry Section 22. Relieving the old guard CHAPTER X. MAP READING AND SKETCHING Section 1. Military map reading Section 2. Sketching CHAPTER XI. MESSAGE BLANKS CHAPTER XII. SIGNALS AND CODES CHAPTER XIII. FIRST AID RULES CHAPTER XIV. LAWS AND REGULATIONS Section 1. General provisions Section 2... Continue reading book >>




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