"Wire is one of the principal means of communication for all field artillery except mechanized and antitank artillery. It consists of telephone or telegraph communication. All other means augment and supplement wire."
Compiled by Walter F. Wright, Captain, Field artillery. "The course in electrical communications for Field Artillery falls naturall into three parts: (1) elementary electricity; (2) telephones nad switchboards, and (3) radio communication."
The following Syllabus of Examination for Gunners, published as an Appendix to General Orders, No. 141, War Department, August 27, 1904, is republished for the information and guidance of the Coast Artillery.
The accompanying instructions for the care and cleaning of recoil cylinders of seacoast carriages, prepared in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, are published for the use and information of the Coast Artillery.