Diagram of the firing positions for infantry.

Musketry Bulletin

Diagram of the firing positions for infantry.

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about 30 to 50 soldiers.

A Platoon in Firing Position

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about…

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about 30 to 50 soldiers.

A Platoon, Deployed, Moving Forward

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about…

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about 30 to 50 soldiers.

A Platoon, Deployed, Moving Forward

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about…

"Extend the arm horizontally toward the platoon leader; swing the hand up and down from the wrist." — Moss, 1914

Squad

"Extend the arm horizontally toward the platoon leader; swing the hand up and down from the wrist."…

Signal to inform the troops that the next signal will be directed at a certain 'squad' rather than everyone.

Squad

Signal to inform the troops that the next signal will be directed at a certain 'squad' rather than everyone.

"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…