This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ... regarding the feeding the horses, according to the heat of the weather, the horse's temperament, and length of the voyage, but as a general ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ... regarding the feeding the horses, according to the heat of the weather, the horse's temperament, and length of the voyage, but as a general rule a horse should have as much water as he will drink, his hay sprinkled with water, bran mashes, with a little nitre for the first two or three days, and once a week afterwards, and corn and bran mixed, at least every other day. 18.-In disembarking the same precaution must be taken as in embarking; and for some days, if possible, after landing they should not be mounted, or taken out of a walk, as they always land weak. Question 2.--How do you Sling a Horse? Answer.--The sling should be passed very gently under the horse's belly and tightened sufficiently to let him feel it, and thus left for a few hours, or until he is no longer alarmed at it, then it should be gradually raised until it takes the full weight of the horse's body and allows him to rest himself in it. SECTION VII. CHAPTER I. ON MAECHES--OF CORPS AND DETACHMENTS. Question 1.--How is a Column of Boute to proceed? Answer.--With as extensive a front as the road will permit, having regard to the convenience of other passengers; halts should be frequent, and at a distance from public-houses, when marching the files or sections are to be as well closed as may be consistent. Question 2.--Where is the Troop Officer's post in Column of Route? Answer.--In rear of his troop. Question.--Where the Major's? Answer.--In rear of the column. Question 4.--During the March, are Officers permitted to allow their Men to fall out? Answer.--No; except in case of illness, or for a necessary purpose, and never without a Non-commissioned Officer, whose duty it is to bring them up at a steady trot. Question 5.--After a March, are Men permitted to leave their Camp or Quarters? An...Read Less
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