RIFLE AND LIGHT INFANTRY TACTICS;
FOR
TROOPS WHEN ACTING AS LIGHT INFANTRY OR RIFLEMEN.

(Hardee's 1855)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE FIRST.

ARTICLE FIRST.

Formation of a regiment in order of battle, or in line; Posts of company officers, sergeants and corporals; Posts of field officers and regimental staff; Posts of field music and band; Color-guard; General guides

ARTICLE SECOND.

Instruction of the battalion; Instruction of officers; Instruction of sergeants; Instruction of corporals; Commands

TITLE SECOND - SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER.

PART FIRST.

General rules and division of the school of the soldier

Lesson I. - Position of the soldier (No. 78.) & Eyes right, left and front (Nos. 80, 83)

Lesson II. - Facings (Nos. 88, 91)

Lesson III. - Principles of the direct step in common and quick time (Nos. 94, 102)

Lesson IV. - Principles of the double quick step (No. 104)

PART SECOND.

General rules

Lesson I. - Principles of shouldered arms

Lesson II. - Manual of arms Support arms (No. 133.) Present arms (No. 143.) Order arms (No. 147.) Load in nine times (No. 156.) Ready (No. 171.) Aim (No. 174.) Fire (No. 177.) Fix bayonet (No. 188.) Charge bayonet (No. 193.) Trail arms (No. 197.) Unfix bayonet (No. 200.) Secure arms (No. 204.) Right shoulder shift arms (No. 210.) Arms at will (No. 219.) Ground arms (No. 222.) Raise arms (No.224.) Inspection arms (No. 227.) Remarks on the manual of arms (No. 237) Mark time (No. 241.) Change step (No. 245.) March backwards (No. 247.)

Lesson III. - Load in four times (No. 250.) Load at will (No. 257.)

Lesson IV. - Firings. Direct fire (No. 261.) Oblique firings (No. 266.) Position of the two ranks in the oblique fire to the right (No 267.) Position of the two ranks in the oblique fire to the left (No. 270.) Fire by file (No. 275.) Fire by rank (No. 285.)

Lesson V. - Fire and load kneeling (No. 292.) Fire and load lying (No. 300.)

Lesson VI. - Bayonet exercise

PART THIRD.

Lesson I. - Alignments (No. 311.) Right (or left)- DRESS (No.317.) Right (or left ) backward-DRESS (No. 322.)

Lesson II. - March by the front (No. 325.) March by the front in double quick time (No. 334.) Face about in marching (No. 343.) March backwards (No. 345.)

Lesson III. - March by the flank (No. 351.) March by the flank in double quick time (No. 368.)

Lesson IV. - General principles of wheeling (No. 377.) Wheeling from a halt (No. 383.) Remarks on the principles of the wheel from a halt (No.392.) Wheeling in marching (No. 393.) Turning (No. 400.) Wheeling and turning in double quick time (No. 403.)

Lesson V. - Long marches in double quick time and the run (No. 406.) Stack arms (No. 410.) Take arms (No. 413.)

TITLE THIRD-SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY.

General rules and division of the school of the company - TO BE PUBLISHED

TITLE FOURTH-SCHOOL OF THE BATTALION.

General rules and division of the school of the battalion - TO BE PUBLISHED


RIFLE
AND
LIGHT INFANTRY TACTICS;
FOR
THE EXERCISE AND MANŒUVRES
OF
TROOPS WHEN ACTING AS LIGHT INFANTRY
OR RIFLEMEN.


PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE
WAR DEPARTMENT,

BY
BREVET LIEUT. COL. W. J. HARDEE,
U.S. ARMY

WAR DEPARTMENT
March 29, 1855

THE System of Tactics for Light Infantry and Riflemen, prepared under the direction of the War Department by Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel William J. Hardee, of the Cavalry, having been approved by the President, is adopted for the instruction of the troops when acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen, and, under the Act of May 12, 1820, for the observance of the Militia when so employed.

JEFFERSON DAVIS,
Secretary of Wa

 

 

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