As others have stated their are 4 kinds...
Originally Posted by 50th VA Corporal
In your above example....REST means REST.... lie down, start boiling coffee, tidy yup.....
no reenactorisms in our unit....the commands and their execution are explanatory.
BTW, while on the march, at the route step, we cause the Attention to be sounded. This brings the men back to cadence, support arms, closes up the ranks to their correct alignment, captains return to the head of the company.
Then the Halt is sounded and you halt. I don't find many references to Stacking Arms for a 10 minute halt in 50 covering 15+ miles per day....so you have the bugler sound Lie Down...which means REST...and you get in the shade, swap out socks, get off or your feet, etc.
When the colors are reposted on the road, Attention sounded, you get up off of your feet and resume your place in the column. The Forward is sounded and off you go, returning to route step when ordered, usually only a few rods down the road.
When converting from a column of manuever to a column of route, we will briefly halt and send the field musics to the head of the column where they can lead us over hill undt dale.
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