GILHAM'S MANUAL
FOR CIVIL WAR DRILL

MANUAL OF ARMS

  1. ATTENTION - COMPANY
  2. POSITION OF SHOULDER - ARMS
  3. SUPPORT - ARMS
  4. PRESENT - ARMS
  5. ORDER - ARMS
  6. FIX - BAYONET
  7. CHARGE - BAYONET
  8. GUARD AGAINST INFANTRY - GUARD
  9. GUARD AGAINST CAVALRY - GUARD
  10. UNFIX - BAYONET
  11. SECURE - ARMS
  12. TRAIL - ARMS
  13. RIGHT SHOULDER SHIFT - ARMS
  14. ARMS - AT WILL
  15. GROUND - ARMS
  16. INSPECTION OF ARMS
  17. STACK - ARMS
  18. BREAK RANKS - MARCH
  19. TAKE - ARMS
  20. COMMANDS TO LOAD
  21. COMMANDS TO FIRE

SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY

ORGANISATION OF A COMPANY

  1. TO FORM COMPANY
  2. TO OPEN RANKS
  3. TO CLOSE RANKS
  4. TO ADVANCE IN LINE OF BATTLE
  5. TO MARCH IN RETREAT
  6. TO MARCH BACKWARDS
  7. TO WHEEL FROM THE HALT
  8. TO WHEEL ON THE MARCH
  9. TO MARCH BY THE FLANK
  10. TO MARCH BY THE FLANK (WITHOUT DOUBLING)
  11. TO CHANGE DIRECTION BY FILE
  12. TO FORM LINE OF BATTLE TO THE RIGHT
  13. TO FORM LINE OF BATTLE TO THE FRONT
  14. TO MARCH BY THE FLANK WHILE ON THE MARCH IN LINE OF BATTLE
  15. TO REFORM LINE OF BATTLE WHILE MARCHING BY THE FLANK
  16. TO FORM TWO RANKS FROM FOUR RANKS WHILE MARCHING BY THE RIGHT FLANK
  17. TO FORM ONE RANK FROM TWO RANKS WHILE MARCHING BY THE RIGHT FLANK
  18. TO REFORM COLUMN OF FOURS FROM TWO RANKS WHILE MARCHING BY THE RIGHT FLANK
  19. TO FORM TWO RANKS WHILE MARCHING BY THE RIGHT FLANK IN SINGLE FILE

PLATOON DRILL

  1. TO FORM COLUMN OF PLATOONS FROM A LINE OF BATTLE AT THE HALT
  2. TO FORM COLUMN OF PLATOONS FROM A LINE OF BATTLE ON THE MARCH
  3. TO FORM LINE OF BATTLE TO THE LEFT
  4. TO FORM LINE OF BATTLE TO THE LEFT WHILE ON THE MARCH

SKIRMISH DRILL

  1. TO DEPLOY FORWARD
  2. TO MARCH IN ADVANCE
  3. THE FIRINGS
  4. RALLIES
  5. ASSEMBLIES