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ARTILLERY ONLY.

Noncommissioned officers and selected privates. 35. Construction of field works.

Construction of temporary bridges.
Reconnaissance with view of ascertaining the practica-

bility of roads and fords for artillery.
Firing practice with subcaliber devices.
Use of sights, construction of shells, shrapnel, and

fuzes.
Draft and draft animals.
Loading and unloading batteries on railroad cars, etc.
Use of range finders.

HOSPITAL CORPS.

Noncommissioned officers and privates. 36. School of the soldier and athletics.

Litter and ambulance drill.
First aid-lectures and practical instruction,
Nursing-lectures and practical instruction in ward.
Cooking--practical instruction.
Dispensary work-practical instruction.
Practical instruction in field and camp duties and in

connection with combined maneuvers of cavalry and

artillery. The instruction of the Hospital Corps private requires

from four to six months.

Course of Field Exercises and Combined Maneuvers for the Cav.

alry and Field Artillery School, Fort Riley, Kansas, to be conducted annually.

CAVALRY.

37. Cavalry patrols-to be sent out on different roads under noncommissioned officers. Written reports and hasty sketches required.

38. Cavalry reconnaissance-officers' patrols and strong patrols under officers sent out. Road sketches and itineraries required.

39. Advance and rear guards. Particular attention required to conduct of point and flankers.

40. Outpost duty-disposition of reserve, support, picket, vidette, etc., with cossack post, detached post, connecting and visiting patrols.

CAVALRY AND ARTILLERY.

41. Advance guards—cavalry as advance guard opposed by enemy's advance guard, each with artillery; dispositions depending on circumstances or orders.

42 Rear guard-cavalry as rear guard with artillery,opposed by cavalry and artillery in pursuit.

43. Outpost duty-cavalry on outpost duty with artillery.

44. Screening duty-cavalry with artillery deployed as screen for main body.

45. Attack-cavalry and artillery, operating on flanks and rear, attacked by cavalry and artillery.

46. Attack and defense-cavalry and artillery to defend a position against attack by cavalry and artillery.

47. Defense and passage of defiles and streams.

MISCELLANEOUS.

48. Demolitions-hasty intrenchments. 49. Passage of streams.

50. Convoys-disposition of escort; attack and defense of train; parking train for defense, etc.

51. Marches-experimental, at different gaits-forced-of concentration.

52. Allexercises shall be repeated until they shall be properly understood, both in principle and practice, and be well executed.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY.

ADJUTAN'T GENERAL'S OFFICE.
No. 61.

Washington, May 1, 1901. The following is published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned:

The Secretary of War directs that the attention of department commanders and of all officers charged with the duty of making or approving estimates or requisitions for the expenditure of money be called to the importance of careful scrutiny and painstaking to avoid unnecessary expense. The requirements of active military operations always tend toward habits of expense not justified in time of peace. With the gradual disappearance of those military necessities which must be met without regard to cost the Army will be held responsible by the people of the country for a reduction of expenses and a rigid economy. The Secretary desires the assistance of all officers in bringing about this result. BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL MILES:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General, Major General, U. S. Army.

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