1854 British Infantry Manual

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1854 INFANTRY MANUAL - TITLE PAGE

PART I. - INSTRUCTION OF THE RECRUIT

    WITHOUT ARMS

  1. Position of the Soldier
  2. Standing at Ease
  3. Eyes to the Right
  4. The Facings
  5. Position in Marching
  6. Slow Step
  7. The Halt
  8. Stepping Out
  9. Stepping Short
  10. Marking Time
  11. The Side or Closing Step
  12. Stepping Back
  13. Changing the Feet
  14. Oblique Step
  15. The Quick Step
  16. The Double March
  17. Dressing when halted
  18. File Marching
  19. Wheeling of a single Rank, in Slow Time, from the Halt
  20. Wheeling backwards, a single Rank
  21. Changing the Direction by the Wheel of a single Rank on a movable Pivot
  22. Oblique Marching in Front
  23. Diagonal March
  24. WITH ARMS

  25. Position of the Soldier
  26. Different Motions of the Firelock
  27. Attention in forming a Squad
  28. Open Order
  29. Close Order

THE MANUAL EXERCISE

  1. Secure Arms
  2. Shoulder Arms
  3. Order Arms
  4. Fix Bayonets
  5. Shoulder Arms
  6. Present Arms
  7. Shoulder Arms
  8. Port Arms
  9. Charge Bayonets
  10. Shoulder Arms
  11. Advance Arms
  12. Order Arms
  13. Advance Arms
  14. Shoulder Arms
  15. Support Arms
  16. Stand at Ease
  17. Attention
  18. Carry Arms
  19. Slope Arms
  20. Stand at Ease
  21. Attention
  22. Carry Arms
  23. Order Arms
  24. Unfix Bayonets
  25. Stand at Ease
  • Piling Arms
  • Unpiling Arms

PLATOON EXERCISE FOR THE MUSKET

  • To load and fire, standing
  • To load and fire, as a front rank kneeling
  • To load and fire, as a rear rank kneeling

FIRING

  • The Traversing Rest
  • Aiming at an Object
  • Snapping Caps
  • Blank Cartridge
  • Ball Firing

Images of Manual of Arms

 

PART II. - OF THE COMPANY

  1. Formation of the Company
  2. Marching to the Front
  3. The Side Step
  4. The Back Step
  5. To Form Four Deep
  6. File Marching
  7. Wheeling from a Halt
  8. Wheeling forward by Sub-divisions from Line
  9. Wheeling backwards by Sub-divisions from Line
  10. Marching on an Alignment, in Open Column-of Sub-divisions
  11. Wheeling into Line from Open Column of sub-divisions
  12. In Open Column of Sub-divisions entering into a new Direction on a movable Pivot
  13. Countermarching
  14. Wheeling on the Centre of the Company
  15. Diagonal March
  16. Increasing and Diminishing the Front of an Open Column halted
  17. Increasing and Diminishing the Front of an Open Column on the March
  18. The Company in Open Column of sub-divisions to pass a short Defile by breaking off Files
  19. The Company Halted or on the March moves to a Flank, in Column of Sections, or of Sections of Threes
  20. Forming Company, Sub-divisions, Sections, or Sections of Threes, from File Marching
  21. To form to either Flank, from Open Column of Sub-divisions
  22. The Company moving to the Front, to gain Ground to a Flank, by a March in Echellon by Sections
  23. To form the Rallying Square

MISCELLANEOUS