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 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2012 07:44 pm
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If I understand you correctly, I think you are talking about a series of platoons marching in column of files by four (see pg. 107). There doesn't appear to be a regimental formation as you described, but a regiment might look like that as it deployed from a march column into a line of battle. Just a note, in the 1864 version of cavalry tactics, mounted companies are designated as "squadrons" and are made up of several "platoons" each commanded by a Lieutenant. The "squad" as an official unit designation did not come into being until the early 20th century. I'm still not entirely sure that what I gave you is the right answer, but hopefully you can find what you are looking for at the link I sent.


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