Examples of Commands
|Files||open to the right||to your Open Order!|
Below are some examples of commands with sufficient instruction for all to do as their superiors desire. Click on a few (or all in sequence) to get a feel for the execution of any command. These examples involve only Order < > Open Order, but you're clever enough to extend those to commands for Close Order, Double Open Order, etc. These are quoted from William Barriffe's "The Young Artillery-Man...," chapter 6.
|Files open to the right to your Open Order!||Ranks open forward to your Open Order!|
|Files open to the left to your Open Order!||Ranks open backward to your Open Order!|
|Files open right and left to your Open Order!||Ranks open to the front and reer to your Open Order!|
|Files close to the right to your Order!||Ranks close forward to your Order!|
|Files close to the left to your Order!||Ranks close backward to your Order!|
|Files close right and left to your Order!||Ranks close to the middle to your Order!|
Colonel Barriffe has "divers words of command, and direction, for the several openings and closings of ranks and files." (italics his) They number nearly 50.