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This form is nearly similar to that used by the Quartermaster General's department in the Peninsula. Where more information is required to be tabulated, columns can be added; but generally it is better to embody all other statistical details in the Report that accompanies the sketch of the road. On a hasty reconnaissance, the object of which is principally to ascertain the practicability of any route for different arms of the service, the five last columns can be omitted. In a sketch of this nature, the ROAD is evidently the feature of paramount importance, and the ground contiguous to it is only of material consequence in those spots that present positions for disputing its passage or embarrassing its free occupation. In calculating the number of men a village or hamlet would contain for one night, five men may be allowed per house; for a longer period a considerable reduction must be made. In the country the best guides from whom to obtain information are obviously those who, from their pursuits, must be possessed of much local knowledge, such as shepherds, pedlars, poachers, &c. In towns, reference should be made to the local authorities for all statistical information. In addition to the field sketch of the road, a few outline sketches of the principal marked positions, with references to the spot from which they were taken, would often prove of great service. These positions would, if of importance, require a separate sketch and report.

When the routes for different columns to arrive at any fixed spot at any required time have been decided upon, separate sketches of the ground will be requisite for their güidance. The annexed form for the "Detail of March" is taken from Captain Macauley's "Treatise on Field Fortifications."

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