Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States

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Lippincott, Grambo, and Company, 1852 - 106 sider
 

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Side 25 - With the left hand raise the piece till the hand is as high as the eye, grasp the small of the stock with the right hand; half face to the right; place, at the same time, the right foot behind and at right angles with the left; the hollow of the right foot against the left heel. Slip the left hand down to the lower band...
Side iii - B. MCCLELLAN, Corps Engineers, US Army. I strongly recommend its being printed for distribution to the army, and that it be made, by regulation, a part of the "System of Instruction.
Side 16 - At the word about, the recruit will turn on the left heel, bring the left toe to the front, carry the right foot to the rear, the hollow opposite to, and full three inches from, the left heel, the feet square to each other. 92. (Second time.) At the word face...
Side 27 - Raise the piece slightly with the right hand and make a half face to the right on the left heel ; place the hollow of the right foot opposite to, and three inches from the left heel...
Side 25 - Make a half face to the right on the left heel, place at the same time the right foot behind, and at right angles with the left, the hollow of the right foot opposite to, and about three inches from the left heel: turn the piece with the left hand, the lock outwards, and seize the handle at the same time with the right hand, the musket perpendicular and detached from the shoulder; leth'e the left hand under the butt.
Side vii - ... parry the attacks of a well-drilled infantry soldier, has nothing to fear from a cavalry soldier, because simple variations of the parries against infantry are perfectly effective against the sabre and lance ; eg, the parries in high tierce and high quarte It will be proper to remark," he continues, " that any system of fencing with the bayonet can, in service, have its full and direct application only when the men are isolated or in very open order. In the habitual formation, as infantry of...
Side viii - XXIV. they know how to make good use of their bayonets. He also says in his preface, "There is an instance on record of a French grenadier, who, in the battle of Polotsk, defended himself, with his bayonet, against the simultaneous attack of eleven Russian grenadiers, eight of whom he killed. In the battle of Sanguessa, two soldiers of Abbe's division defended themselves, -with their bayonets, against twenty-five Spanish cavalry, and after having inflicted several severe wounds, rejoined their regiment...
Side vi - ... Pinette, Miiller, &c., appeared to him eminently superior. Gomard lays it down as a principle, that the most formidable antagonist an infantry soldier can encounter is an infantry soldier ; that the bayonet is more formidable than either the lance or the sabre. " This assertion," says General M'Clellan, " may seem surprising, but trial will convince any one of its truth, and of the consequent fact that an infantry soldier, who can parry the attacks of a well-drilled infantry soldier, has nothing...
Side 25 - Make a half face to the right on the left heel, bringing the left toe to the front ; place at the same time the right foot behind and at right angles with the left, the hollow of the right foot against the left heel ; carry the piece opposite to the...
Side 17 - At the command guard, half face to the right, carry back and place the right foot about twice its length to the rear and about three inches to the right, left foot pointing to the front, the feet forming with each other an angle of about...

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