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SCHOOL OF THE BATTERY.

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The caissans halt, and are aligned as in foot-artillery.

If the battery is halted, horse-artillery execute the movement like the bot-artillery, the squads taking their places in battery by two successive eft-about wheels.

Being in battery, the formation in line is resumed by wheeling the ieces to the left-about.

ARTICLE FIFTH.
Changes of Front, in Line or in Battery.

First Case. Being in Line at a Halt, to change Front.

CASE 1st. On first Section, to face to the Left; or on third Section, to

Right; or on third Section, to face to the Right.
face to the Left.

3d. On second Section, to face either 2d. On first Section, to face to the to the Left or Right.

75. 1st. To change Front to the Right on first Section. The captain commands, 1. Attention. 2. Change front forward on first section. 3. MARCH.

(Pl. XLV.) At the second command, the chief of the first section orders,

First section-right wheel; the other chiefs of sections,

Pieces-right oblique ; the officer of the train,

Caissons-left wheel. At the word MARCH, repeated by the same chiefs, the first section wheels to the right on a fixed pivot, and is immediately established by its chief, so as to form the base of the new alignment.

The other pieces arrive in succession on the line, and are dressed by their chiefs of sections on the first section.

The caissons, except the sixth, wheel to the left. The sixth moves to the front, and all the others wheel to the right, in succession, as they arrive on the ground which the sixth occupied. It is necessary to preserve the distance of twelve paces between them. Each having arrived opposite its piece, the officer of the train commands, Caissons-right wheel-MARCH. Forward-guide right. Halt.

Right dress. The change of front to the left on the third section is executed in the . same manner, substituting, in the words of command, left for right, and reciprocally.

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76. 2d. To change Front to the Left on the first Section.

The captain commands, 1. Attention. 2. Change front to the rear on first section. 3. MARCA.

(Pl. XLVI.) At the second command, the chief of the first section orders,

First section-left wheel; the chiefs of the other sections,

Pieces-left-about wheel; the officer of the train,

Caissons_left-about wheel.

At the word MARCH, repeated by the same chiefs, the first section wheels to the left on a fixed pivot, and is immediately established by its chief on the new alignment." As soon as the pieces have completed their wheeling-about, the chiefs of the second and third sections cominand,

Pieces-left oblique-MARCH; the officer of the train,

Forward-guide left. The pieces, obliquing, move to the rear of the new line, passing it a few paces, and then, wheeling to the left-about, they are established on the alignment of the first section by commands froin their chiefs of sections.

When the line of caissons has moved far enough to the rear to unmask the new line, (about twice the length of a piece,) the officer of the train commands,

Caissonsleft wheel-MARCH; and, when the head of the column has marched the length of a piece,

Head of column_left wheel; afterwards, when each caisson is opposite its piece,

Caissonsleft wheel-MARCH. Halt. Right dress. The change of front to the right on the third section is executed in the

same manner.

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3d. To change Front to the Left on the second Section. The captain commands, 1. Attention. 2. Change front on second section-right wing forward.

3. MARCH (Pl. XLVII.) At the second command, the chief of the second section orders,

Second sectionleft wheel ; the chief of the first section,

Pieces

left oblique ; the chief of the third section,

Pieces-left-about wheel. The officer of the train commands,

Caissons-right wheel. At the word MARCH, repeated by the same chiefs, the second section wheels to the left on a fixed pivot, and is immediately established by its chief on the new alignment. The first section arranges itself on the line of the second. As soon as the wheeling-about is completed, the chief of the third section commands,

Pieces--left oblique-MARCH. The pieces of this section move obliquely to the rear of the new line, and, passing it about the length of a piece, wheel to the left-about, and are then established on the line of the second section by command of their chief of section.

The caissons, except the first, wheel to the right. The first moves forward, and all the rest, in succession, wheel to the left as they arrive on the ground which the first occupied. Each caisson having arrived opposite its piece, the officer of the train commands,

Caissonsm-left wheel-MARCH. Halt. Right dress. To change front to the right on the second section, is executed by sim, ilar means and words of command,

Torhang front to the lett on the centre section. PL. IZVIT.

1. Attention.

Thange ivni vn udsation right wing tirard.
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