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��(described below) so as to follow after squad I. (Conversely to left.) "Column right — March." This is a "follow-your- leader" movement and may be done when the company is marching in column of squads, single file or by twos. When march- ing in columns of squads, squad I executes "Squads right"; then as each of the other squads come to the place where squad I turned they also take the command, "Squads right," so as to follow squad I. (Conversely to left.) "Squads right about — March." In this each squad executes two "Squads right" in succession so that they now march in the opposite direction. (Conversely on the command "Squads left about.")

There are three ways of getting a column of squads into a line again. The simplest is to have them do "Squads left — March" (or "Squads right"). In the other two ways the line must come to a halt. "Left front into line — March." The captain of the company commands, "Left front into line," then waits a moment for the corporals of the squads to give their commands. Corporal of squad I commands, "Forward" (if the company is marching he does not give this command). At the

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"On left into line — March." The captain of the company commands "On left into line," and then waits until the corporals of the squads have given their commands. Corporal of squad I commands, "Right turn." At the same time the other corporals command , ' ' Forward . ' ' Then the captain commands "March," upon which each squad executes the command of its corporal. ("Right turn" is executed as follows: No. i squad faces to right and takes "Half step." The rest of the front rank "Right oblique" without command and place themselves again to the left of No. I. The rear rank do the same move- ment when they come to where squad I turned. Then when the rear rank has arrived at their proper distance back of the front rank the entire squad takes up the regular step of 30 inches, called "Quick step," but without command.) ^

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��same time the corporals of the other squads command, "Left oblique." Then the captain commands, "March," upon which each squad executes the command of its corporal. The captain may then at any time com- mand, "Company — Halt," upon which squad 1 only halts and its corporal com- mands, "Right dress." When the other squads have marched a squad's length left obliquely their corporal commands, "Right oblique — March." When they have come up to the left of squad 1 their corporal com- mands, "Squad — Halt," and then, "Right

��any time command, "Company — Halt," upon which squad 1 only halts and their cor- poral commands, "Right dress." Each of the other squads marches forward until it gets a squad's length beyond where its predeces- sor turned. Then the corporal commands, "Right turn — March." When they come into line he commands, "Squad — Halt," and then, "Right dress." Then when all squads are in line and "dressed" the captain commands, "Front." "On right into line — March." Squad 1 executes "Squads right." Squad 2 marches forward to a point one

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