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United States Department of War
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 332 pages of information about Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the United States, 1917.
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SECTION 1.  OATH OF ENLISTMENT.1
SECTION 2.  OBEDIENCE.1
SECTION 3.  LOYALTY.2
SECTION 4.  DISCIPLINE.2
SECTION 5.  MILITARY COURTESY.3
SECTION 6.  SALUTING.4
SECTION 7.  RULES GOVERNING SALUTING.5
SECTION 8.  COURTESIES IN CONVERSATION.7
CHAPTER II.8
SECTION 1.  THE RIFLE.8
SECTION 2.  CARE OF THE RIFLE.9
SECTION 3.  CLEANING THE RIFLE.10
SECTION 4.  UNIFORMS.14
SECTION 5.  THE SERVICE KIT.15
SECTION 6.  THE SURPLUS KIT.16
SECTION 7.  ASSEMBLING INFANTRY EQUIPMENT.[3]16
CHAPTER III.20
SECTION 1.  THE RATION.20
SECTION 2.  INDIVIDUAL COOKING.20
SECTION 3.  THE FORAGE RATION.24
CHAPTER IV.24
PERSONAL HYGIENE.24
CARE OF THE FEET.27
CHAPTER V.29
SECTION 1.  DEFINITIONS.29
PART I.—­DRILL.30
SECTION 3.  ORDERS, COMMANDS, AND SIGNALS.34
ORDERS.35
COMMANDS.35
BUGLE SIGNALS.36
WHISTLE SIGNALS.36
ARM SIGNALS.36
FLAG SIGNALS.38
SECTION 4.  SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER.39
INSTRUCTION WITHOUT ARMS.39
POSITION OF THE SOLDIER, OR ATTENTION.40
THE RESTS.40
EYES RIGHT OR LEFT.40
FACINGS.40
SALUTE WITH THE HAND.41
STEPS AND MARCHINGS.41
QUICK TIME.41
TO MARK TIME.42
THE HALF STEP.42
SIDE STEP.42
BACK STEP.42
TO HALT.42
TO MARCH BY THE FLANK.42
TO MARCH TO THE REAR.42
CHANGE STEP.43
MANUAL OF ARMS.43
RIFLE SALUTE.46
THE BAYONET.46
THE INSPECTION.47
TO DISMISS THE SQUAD.47
SECTION 5.  SCHOOL OF THE SQUAD.47
TO FORM THE SQUAD.48
ALIGNMENTS.48
TO TAKE INTERVALS AND DISTANCES.49
TO STACK AND TAKE ARMS.49
THE OBLIQUE MARCH.50
TO TURN ON MOVING PIVOT.50
TO TURN ON FIXED PIVOT.51
TO FOLLOW THE CORPORAL.51
TO DEPLOY AS SKIRMISHERS.52
TO INCREASE OR DIMINISH INTERVALS.52
THE ASSEMBLY.52
KNEELING AND LYING DOWN.52
LOADINGS AND FIRINGS.53
TO LOAD.53
TO UNLOAD.54
TO SET THE SIGHT.54
TO FIRE BY VOLLEY.54
TO FIRE AT WILL.55
TO FIRE BY CLIP.55
TO SUSPEND FIRING.55
TO CEASE FIRING.56
THE USE OF COVER.56
OBSERVATION.57
SECTION 6.  SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY.57
CLOSE ORDER.58
TO FORM THE COMPANY.59
TO DISMISS THE COMPANY.60
ALIGNMENTS.60
MOVEMENTS ON THE FIXED PIVOT.60
MOVEMENTS ON THE MOVING PIVOT.61
FACING OR MARCHING TO THE REAR.62
ON RIGHT (LEFT) INTO LINE.62
FRONT INTO LINE.62
AT EASE AND ROUTE STEP.63
TO DIMINISH THE FRONT OF A COLUMN OF SQUADS.63
EXTENDED ORDER.64
DEPLOYMENTS.65
THE ASSEMBLY.65
THE ADVANCE.66
THE FIRE ATTACK.67
THE COMPANY IN SUPPORT.68
THE COMPANY ACTING ALONE.69
FIRE.69
RANGES.69
CLASSES OF FIRING.70
THE TARGET.70
FIRE DIRECTION.71
FIRE CONTROL.71
FIRE DISCIPLINE.71
SECTION 7.  COMPANY INSPECTION.72
SECTION 8.  MANUAL OF TENT PITCHING.74
SINGLE SLEEPING BAG.76
DOUBLE SLEEPING BAG.76
TO STRIKE SHELTER TENTS.76
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CONICAL WALL TENT.77
TO STRIKE COMMON, WALL, PYRAMIDAL, AND CONICAL WALL TENTS.77
TO FOLD TENTS.77
METHOD OF FOLDING PYRAMIDAL TENT.78
SECTION 9.  MANUAL OF THE BAYONET.81
THE BAYONET.82
I. INSTRUTION WITHOUT THE RIFLE.82
II.  INSTRUCTION WITH THE RIFLE.83
ATTACKS.84
DEFENSES.85
III.  INSTRUCTION WITHOUT THE BAYONET.86
IV.  COMBINED MOVEMENT.86
EXAMPLES.87
V. PRACTICAL BAYONET COMBAT.87
VI.  FENCING EXERCISES.88
ASSAULTS.89
SIMPLE ATTACKS.89
ATTACKS ON THE RIFLE.90
FEINTS.90
COMBINED MOVEMENTS.91
VII.  FENCING AT WILL.91
RULES FOR FENCING AT WILL.93
SUGGESTIONS FOR FENCING AT WILL.93
HINTS FOR INSTRUCTORS.93
SUGGESTIONS.94
CHAPTER VI.94
SECTION 1.  PRINCIPLES OF INFANTRY TRAINING.94
SECTION 2.  COMBAT.95
SECTION 3.  PATROLLING.100
SECTION 4.  ADVANCE GUARDS.108
SECTION 5.  REAR GUARDS.110
SECTION 6.  FLANK GUARDS.110
SECTION 7.  OUTPOSTS.110
SECTION 8.  RIFLE TRENCHES.115
CHAPTER VII.116
SECTION 1.  BREAKING CAMP AND PREPARATION FOR A MARCH.116
THE MORNING OF THE MARCH.117
SECTION 2.  MARCHING.118
SECTION 3.  MAKING CAMP.119
SECTION 4.  CAMP SERVICE AND DUTIES.120
CHAPTER VIII.123
SECTION 1.  PRELIMINARY TRAINING IN MARKSMANSHIP.123
SECTION 2.  SIGHT ADJUSTMENT.123
SECTION 3.  TABLE OF SIGHT CORRECTIONS.124
SECTION 4.  AIMING.125
SECTION 5.  BATTLE SIGHT.125
SECTION 6.  TRIGGER SQUEEZE.126
SECTION 7.  FIRING POSITIONS.126
SECTION 8.  CALLING THE SHOT.128
SECTION 9.  COORDINATION.128
SECTION 10.  ADVICE TO RIFLEMEN.128
SECTION 11.  THE COURSE IN SMALL-ARMS FIRING.130
SECTION 12.  TARGETS.130
SECTION 13.  PISTOL AND REVOLVER PRACTICE.[8]130
CHAPTER IX.136
SECTION 1.  INTRODUCTION.136
SECTION 2.  CLASSIFICATION OF INTERIOR GUARDS.136
SECTION 3.  DETAILS AND ROSTERS.136
SECTION 4.  COMMANDER OF THE GUARD.139
SECTION 5.  SERGEANT OF THE GUARD.142
SECTION 6.  CORPORAL OF THE GUARD.145
SECTION 7.  MUSICIANS OF THE GUARD.148
SECTION 8.  ORDERLIES AND COLOR SENTINELS.149
SECTION 9.  PRIVATES OF THE GUARD.150
SECTION 10.  ORDERS FOR SENTINELS.150
REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE GENERAL ORDERS FOR SENTINELS.151
SPECIAL ORDERS FOR SENTINELS AT THE POST OF THE GUARD.155
SECTION 11.  COUNTERSIGNS AND PAROLES.156
SECTION 12.  GUARD PATROLS.157
SECTION 13.  WATCHMEN.157
SECTION 14.  COMPLIMENTS FROM GUARDS.158
GENERAL RULES CONCERNING GUARD DUTY.159
SECTION 15.  PRISONERS.159
SECTION 16.  GUARDING PRISONERS.161
SECTION 17.  FLAGS.164
SECTION 18.  REVEILLE AND RETREAT GUN.165
SECTION 19.  GUARD MOUNTING.165
SECTION 20.  FORMAL GUARD MOUNTING FOR INFANTRY.166
SECTION 21.  INFORMAL GUARD MOUNTING FOR INFANTRY.169
SECTION 22.  RELIEVING THE OLD GUARD.170
CHAPTER X.171
SECTION 1.  MILITARY MAP READING.171
SECTION 2.  SKETCHING.179
MESSAGE BLANKS180
CHAPTER XII.181
SOUND SIGNALS.184
LETTER CODES.185
CAVALRY.185
FIELD ARTILLERY.186
CHAPTER XIII.186
FAINTING, SHOCK, HEAT EXHAUSTION.188
SUNSTROKE.188
FREEZING AND FROSTBITE.188
RESUSITATION OF THE APPARENTLY DROWNED.189
CHAPTER XIV.191
SECTION 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS.191
SECTION 2.  THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.192
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SECTION 4.  INSIGNIA OF OFFICERS AND NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS.192
SECTION 5.  EXTRACTS FROM THE ARTICLES OF WAR.193
CERTAIN ARTICLES TO BE READ AND EXPLAINED.193
DEFINITIONS.193
PERSONS SUBJECT TO MILITARY LAW.193
ENLISTMENT WITHOUT DISCHARGE.194
FRAUDULENT ENLISTMENT.194
OFFICER MAKING UNLAWFUL ENLISTMENT194
MUSTER ROLLS—­FALSE MUSTER.194
FALSE RETURNS—­OMISSION TO RENDER RETURNS.195
DESERTION.195
ADVISING OR AIDING ANOTHER TO DESERT.195
ENTERTAINING A DESERTER.195
ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE.195
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DISRESPECT TOWARD SUPERIOR OFFICERS.196
ASSAULTING OR WILLFULLY DISOBEYING SUPERIOR OFFICER.196
INSUBORDINATE CONDUCT TOWARD NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER.196
MUTINY OR SEDITION.196
FAILURE TO SUPPRESS MUTINY OR SEDITION.196
QUARRELS, FRAYS, DISORDERS.196
ARREST OR CONFINEMENT OF ACCUSED PERSONS.196
INVESTIGATION OF AND ACTION UPON CHARGES.197
REFUSAL TO RECEIVE AND KEEP PRISONERS.197
REPORT OF PRISONERS RECEIVED.198
RELEASING PRISONER WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORITY.198
DELIVERY OF OFFENDERS TO CIVIL AUTHORITIES.198
MISBEHAVIOR BEFORE THE ENEMY.198
SUBORDINATES COMPELLING COMMANDER TO SURRENDER.199
IMPROPER USE OF COUNTERSIGN.199
FORCING A SAFEGUARD.199
CAPTURED PROPERTY TO BE SECURED FOR PUBLIC SERVICE.199
DEALING IN CAPTURED OR ABANDONED PROPERTY.199
RELIEVING, CORRESPONDING WITH, OR AIDING THE ENEMY.199
SPIES.199
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DRUNK ON DUTY.200
MISBEHAVIOR OF SENTINEL.200
PERSONAL INTEREST IN SALE OF PROVISIONS.200
INTIMIDATION OF PERSONS BRINGING PROVISIONS.200
GOOD ORDER TO BE MAINTAINED AND WRONGS REDRESSED.200
PROVOKING SPEECHES OR GESTURES201
DUELING.201
MURDER-RAPE.201
VARIOUS CRIMES.201
FRAUDS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.201
CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER AND GENTLEMAN.203
GENERAL ARTICLE.203
DISCIPLINARY POWERS OF COMMANDING OFFICERS.203
REDRESS OF INJURIES TO PERSON OR PROPERTY.203
ARREST OF DESERTERS BY CIVIL OFFICIALS.204
SOLDIERS TO MAKE GOOD TIME LOST.204
SOLDIERS—­SEPARATION FROM THE SERVICE.204
OATH OF ENLISTMENT.205
CHAPTER XV.205
COMMON WORDS.205
CURRENCY, MEASURES, AND WEIGHTS.206
DAYS, MONTHS, AND SEASONS.207
MILITARY TITLES, RANKS, AND GRADES.209
MILITARY TERMS.209
UNIFORM, ARMS, CLOTHING, AND EQUIPMENT.210
TOWNS.213
RATIONS AND FOOD.214
POINTS OF THE COMPASS.215
APPENDIX.216
INDEX.217
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