Active Militia; Officers of the Day (1868)
The Canadian Volunteer's Hand Book for Field Service, Major T.C. Scoble, 37th Battalion (Haldimand Rifles), C.V.M., 1868
Form of Report for the Captain of the Day
As captain of the day, yesterday, I visited the right or left wing (as the case may be) of the barracks, at the hours of breakfast and dinner; found the messing good, the men all present, the barracks clean and regular, and no complaints, (or otherwise).
I visited the guard by day, and found I visited the all correct, (or otherwise).
I visited the hospital and school, and found them clean and orderly.
Enclosed is the report of the subaltern of the day.
Report of the Subaltern of the Day
1.—Bread and Meal.—As subaltern of the day yesterday, I attended at the delivery of bread and meat, and found them of good quality and the bread of proper weight, or otherwise.
2.—Meals.—I visited the right or left wing (as the case may be) of the barracks at the hours of breakfast, and dinner, and evening meal, found the Messes regular, well supplied, the men all present, and no complaints, (or otherwise).
3.—Guards and Prisoners.—I visited the different guards and sentries by night, also the prisoners in the guard room, defaulters' room, and cells, and found all correct, (or otherwise.)
4.—School.—I visited the school of the non-commissioned officers and the canteen; found everything correct and regular.
5.—Tattoo.—I attended at the hour of Tattoo when all the non-commissioned officers were reported present and regular, and the men reported all present, (or otherwise).
6.—Lights.—I saw the lights and fires extinguished at the proper hour.
7.—Dinners.—I saw the guards' dinners marched off at the proper hour.
8.—Cook Houses.—I visited the cook houses previous to the time of the meal at dinner time and found all regular.