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Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army of the United States 1917 to be also used by Engineer Companies (Mounted) for Cavalry Instruction and Training   By:

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WAR DEPARTMENT

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

1917

TO BE ALSO USED BY ENGINEER COMPANIES (MOUNTED) FOR CAVALRY INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING

WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1917

WAR DEPARTMENT, Document No. 620. Office of The Adjutant General.

ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE PROCURED FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON, D. C. AT 50 CENTS PER COPY

WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, June 28, 1917 .

The following Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.

[2582824 C. A. G. O.]

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

TASKER H. BLISS, Major General, Acting Chief of Staff .

OFFICIAL:

H. P. MCCAIN, The Adjutant General .

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Page. CHAPTER I. MILITARY DISCIPLINE AND COURTESY.................. 9 Section 1. Oath of enlistment.............................. 9 Section 2. Obedience....................................... 9 Section 3. Loyalty........................................ 11 Section 4. Discipline..................................... 11 Section 5. Military courtesy.............................. 13 Section 6. Saluting....................................... 13 Section 7. Rules governing saluting....................... 15 Section 8. Courtesies in conversation..................... 18

CHAPTER II. ARMS, UNIFORMS, AND EQUIPMENT................... 20 Section 1. The rifle...................................... 20 Section 2. Care of the rifle.............................. 21 Section 3. Cleaning the rifle............................. 23 Section 4. Uniforms....................................... 27 Section 5. The service kit................................ 30 Section 6. The surplus kit................................ 32 Section 7. Assembling equipment........................... 33

CHAPTER III. RATIONS AND FORAGE............................. 36 Section 1. The ration..................................... 36 Section 2. Individual cooking............................. 37 Section 3. The forage ration.............................. 41

CHAPTER IV. PERSONAL HYGIENE AND CARE OF THE FEET........... 43

CHAPTER V. EXTRACTS FROM CAVALRY DRILL REGULATIONS, 1916.... 50 Section 1. Definitions.................................... 50 Section 2. General provisions, individual instruction..... 54 Section 3. School of the trooper, dismounted.............. 57 Section 4. School of the trooper, mounted................ 112 Section 5. General provisions, elementary collective instruction................................... 134 Section 6. Basic principles of the drill................. 134 Section 7. The school of the squad....................... 139 Section 8. Tent pitching................................. 176

CHAPTER VI. FIELD SERVICE.................................. 180 Section 1. Principles of training........................ 180 Section 2. Combat........................................ 181 Section 3. Patrolling.................................... 199 Section 4. Advance guards................................ 210 Section 5. Rear guards................................... 212 Section 6. Flank guards.................................. 213 Section 7. Outposts...................................... 213 Section 8. Rifle trenches................................ 219

CHAPTER VII. MARCHING AND CAMPING.......................... 223 Section 1. Breaking camp and preparation for a march..... 223 Section 2. Marches, camps... Continue reading book >>




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