An illustration of military personnel in formation changing direction.

Military Personnel in Formation Changing Direction

An illustration of military personnel in formation changing direction.

An illustration of military personnel in formation picking up full pace after changing direction.

Military Personnel Formation Marching

An illustration of military personnel in formation picking up full pace after changing direction.

An illustration of military personnel forward marching in a four line formation.

Forward March in Four File Formation

An illustration of military personnel forward marching in a four line formation.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

Forward, Etc.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

"Incident in the march of General Banks's Division during a storm in Western Maryland." — Frank Leslie, 1896

March of General Banks

"Incident in the march of General Banks's Division during a storm in Western Maryland." — Frank Leslie,…

"It is a weary march. The soldiers are foot-sore, hungry, exhausted. Some drop from the ranks, and fall asleep in a moment upon the frozen ground. Mile after mile they drag themselves along. Little children give them bread, glad to do so much for those who have fought so bravely, and receive in return a kind 'God bless you!'"—Coffin, 1879

God Bless You

"It is a weary march. The soldiers are foot-sore, hungry, exhausted. Some drop from the ranks, and fall…

Russian infantry on the march.

Infantry

Russian infantry on the march.

A March montage of "in like a lion, out like a lamb," the sign of Aries, and a rabbit.

March Montage

A March montage of "in like a lion, out like a lamb," the sign of Aries, and a rabbit.

After sending one or more of his ships back to Cuba with news of his landing, he began marching northward.

De Soto's March

After sending one or more of his ships back to Cuba with news of his landing, he began marching northward.

"Federal troops marching through Second Street, New Fernandina, Fla. Our sketch of New Fernandina in 1862 shows the principal business street in the city, called Second Street. There seemed to be quite a joke in numbering streets where there were not half a dozen in the place; but the spirit of imitation was strong, and as Philadelphia and New York, with their thousands of blocks, are simplified and rendered more easily fundable by the aid of arithmetic, so must be the villages of the South." —Leslie, 1896

New Fernandina

"Federal troops marching through Second Street, New Fernandina, Fla. Our sketch of New Fernandina in…

An illustration of a parade through a town.

Parade Through Town

An illustration of a parade through a town.

The signal to march at the faster pace of 'quick time.' The Royal Navy marches at a cadence of 116 paces to the minute in quick time.

Quick Time

The signal to march at the faster pace of 'quick time.' The Royal Navy marches at a cadence of 116 paces…

"Without changing the grasp of the right hand, place the piece on the right shoulder, barrel up and inclined at an angle of about 45 degrees from the horizontal trigger guard in the hollow of teh shoulder, right elbow near the side, the piece in a vertical plane perpendicular to the front." — Moss, 1914

Right shoulder, arms

"Without changing the grasp of the right hand, place the piece on the right shoulder, barrel up and…

"In marching in double time the saber is carried diagonally across the breast, edge to the front; the left hand steadies the scabbard." — Moss, 1914

Marching with saber

"In marching in double time the saber is carried diagonally across the breast, edge to the front; the…

The movement of General Sherman's troops towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Sherman's March to the Sea

The movement of General Sherman's troops towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Soldiers marching in a parade through town.

Soldiers Marching

Soldiers marching in a parade through town.

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it downward to the side and swing it several times between the downward and horizontal positions." — Anthon, 1891

Squads left, march

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it downward to the side and swing it several times…

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it to a vertical position above the head and swing it several times between the vertical and horizontal positions." &— Moss, 1914

Squads right, march

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it to a vertical position above the head and swing…

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle of Trenton took place.

George Washington Marching to Trenton

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle…

General Sherman's march to the sea in the Civil War.

William Sherman

General Sherman's march to the sea in the Civil War.