Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

As Skirmishers

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

As Skirmishers Right

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

Order given to assemble the troops.

Assemble

Order given to assemble the troops.

Attack on the Union troops in Baltimore.

Attack in Baltimore

Attack on the Union troops in Baltimore.

A battlefield refers to the location of a battle. Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, wherein each group will seek to defeat the others within the scope of a military campaign, and are well defined in duration, area and force commitment.

Battlefield

A battlefield refers to the location of a battle. Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the…

Order given to stop hostilities on the battlefield. Soldiers stop shooting their weapons when this signal is given.

Cease Firing

Order given to stop hostilities on the battlefield. Soldiers stop shooting their weapons when this signal…

This is the command used to instruct the unit to change direction.

Change Direction

This is the command used to instruct the unit to change direction.

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

Commence Firing

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching position.

Firing from the Crouched and Standing Positions

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching…

Marching at twice the cadence of "Forward March;" 100 to 180 steps per min. something of a light jog. The unit is still required to keep in step.

Double Time

Marching at twice the cadence of "Forward March;" 100 to 180 steps per min. something of a light jog.…

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A Man Firing from a Doorway

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

Order give to soldiers instructing them to attach their bayonets to the end of their rifles.

Fix Bayonet

Order give to soldiers instructing them to attach their bayonets to the end of their rifles.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

Forward, Etc.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

Used to stop a unit (formation) from marching by calling it ether on the right or left foot.

Halt

Used to stop a unit (formation) from marching by calling it ether on the right or left foot.

Command used to instruct soldiers to lie flat on the ground.

Lie Down

Command used to instruct soldiers to lie flat on the ground.

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

New Target

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

A man laying prone, preparing to fire his rifle.

Firing from the Prone Position

A man laying prone, preparing to fire his rifle.

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…

The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion. Reach of a detector or weapon.

Range

The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion. Reach of a detector or weapon.

Command given to order troops to prepare for battle.

Ready

Command given to order troops to prepare for battle.

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

Section

Signal to inform the troops that the next signal will be directed at a certain 'section' rather than…

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.

A soldier standing with arm outstretched.

Soldier

A soldier standing with arm outstretched.

A soldier crawling across the ground.

Soldier Crawling

A soldier crawling across the ground.

A soldier running while carrying his rifle.

Soldier Running

A soldier running while carrying his rifle.

A soldier kneeling with arm outstretched.

Soldier, Kneeling

A soldier kneeling with arm outstretched.

A soldier, kneeling down preparing to throw a grenade.

Soldier, Kneeling, Throwing Grenade

A soldier, kneeling down preparing to throw a grenade.

A soldier lying in the prone position. In anatomy,the prone position is a position of the body lying face down.

Soldier, Prone

A soldier lying in the prone position. In anatomy,the prone position is a position of the body lying…

A soldier lying in the prone position, throwing a grenade. In anatomy,the prone position is a position of the body lying face down.

Soldier, Prone, Throwing Grenade

A soldier lying in the prone position, throwing a grenade. In anatomy,the prone position is a position…

A soldier preparing to throw a grenade.

Soldier, Throwing Grenade

A soldier preparing to throw a grenade.

Typical Union Soldier dressed in full uniform with weapon.

Union Soldier

Typical Union Soldier dressed in full uniform with weapon.

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.

Order given to troops instructing them to stop firing. Weapons are held, locked and loaded so that they may resume fire at an instant.

Suspend Firing

Order given to troops instructing them to stop firing. Weapons are held, locked and loaded so that they…

David Emanuel Twiggs (1790 – July 15, 1862) was a United States soldier during the War of 1812 and Mexican-American War and a general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was one of the oldest generals on either side in the Civil War.

David Emanuel Twiggs

David Emanuel Twiggs (1790 – July 15, 1862) was a United States soldier during the War of 1812…

Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 &ndash; October 28, 1800) was an American major general in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts. President John Adams described him as <em>"...universally esteemed, beloved and confided in by his army and his country."</em> Ward was much more effective as a political leader than as a soldier.

Artemas Ward

Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 – October 28, 1800) was an American major general in the American…