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superior officer, or draw or lift up any weapon, or offer any violence against him, being in the execution of his office, on any pretence whatsoever, or shall disobey any lawful command of his superior officer, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as shall, according to the nature of his offence, be infficted upon him by the sentence of a court-martial.
ART. 10. Every non-commissioned officer or soldier, who shall enlist himself in the service of the United States, shall, at the time of his so enlisting, or within six days afterward, have the Articles for the government of the armies of the United States read to him, and shall, by the officer who 'enlisted him, or by the commanding officer of the troop or company into which he was enlisted, be taken before the next justice of the peace, or chief magistrate of any city or town corporate, not being an officer of the army, * or where recourse cannot be had to the civil magistrate, before the judge advocate, and in his presence shall take the following oath or affirmation : “ I, A. B., do solemnly swear, or affirm (as the case may be), that I will bear true allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whatsoever ; and observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles for the government of the armies of the United States." Which justice, magistrate, or judge advocate is to give to the officer a certificate, signifying that the man enlisted did take the said oath or affirmation.
ART. 11. After a non-commissioned officer or soldier shall have been duly enlisted and sworn, he shall not be dismissed the service without a disoharge in writing; and no discharge granted to him shall be sufficient which is not signed by a field officer of the regiment to which he belongs, or commanding officer, where no field officer of the regiment is present; and no discharge shall be given to a non-commissioned officer or soldier before his term
* By Sect. 11 of Chap. 42 August 3, 1861, the oath of enlistment and reenlistment may be administered by any commissioned officer in the army.
ARTICLES OF WAR,
EXTRACTS FROM ACTS OF CONGRESS
THE REVISED REGULATIONS
Printed for the use of the Non-commissioned
Officers, Musicians, and Privates of the
56th REGIMENT P. V.
Organized and serving in the field in
defence of the Union.