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This movement is made on the sixth piece by the same method, and by similar words of command.

2. 2d. To break into Column by Pieces to the Right. (Pl. XIV. Fig. 1.) The captain commands,

1. Attention. 2. By pieces, right into column. 3. MARCH. At the second cominand, the line of caissons closes on that of the pieces. The chief of the first section orders,

Pieces-right into column. At the word MARCH, repeated by the chief of the first section, the first and second pieces wheel to the right, on a movable pivot; their caissons, advancing, wheel on the same ground, and follow their pieces. As soon as the caissons have half completed their wheel to the right, the chief of the second section commences his movement; and so on with the third.

To break to the left, is performed in the same manner, and by similar words of command.

When the battery is in park, the words of command are given succes sively for each piece.

3. 3d. To break into Column of Pieces from the Right, to

march to the Left. The captain commands, 1. Attention. 2. By pieces, break from the right, to march to the left.

3. MARCH At the second command, the line of caissons closes on that of the pieces. The chief of the first section orders,

First piece-forward. At the command MARCH, repeated by the chief of the first section, the first piece, followed by its caisson, moves forward about thirty paces; and at the command of the chief of the first section, Head of column-left, it then wheels to the left, and prolongs the new direction.

When the hind-wheels of the first piece are opposite the second piece, this also, followed by its caisson, is put in motion by command of the chief of the section,

Second piece-forward-MARCH. It moves about thirty paces, then wheels to the left, and takes its place in the column. The other pieces and caissons break off in the same man

Each chief of section takes his post after he has given the word of command to his second piece.

To break to the left to march to the right, is performed in the same manner, and by similar words of command.

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4. 4th. To break into Column of Pieces, in Retreat.

The captain, intending to execute this movement, will first form the battery in line in retreat, by wheeling about; and for this purpose he commands, 1. Attention. 2. Pieces and caissons-left-about wheel 3. MARCH.

This movement being executed, the captain commands, 1. Attention. 2. On sixth piece, in retreat, into column. 3. MARCH.

* In horse-artillery, the squads of gunners and matrosses also wheel to the left-about

Being in park, to break into column of pieces to
the right Fig. 1.& from the right to march to the lelt Fig. 3.

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1. Attention.
2. By pieces, right into column.
3. March.

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