The 1863 Laws of War Being the ...
This compendium of laws and rules is a testimony to America's reverence for the rule of law as well as its high regard for "civilized" behavior on the battlefield. The Articles of War were normative rules covering military duty and punishments allowed for violations. The Lieber Code was a new and profound law for the conduct of armies in the field, to include humane treatment of prisoners and protection of property and civilians. It had a profound affect on the evolution of the laws of land warfare in use today. Army Regulations, on the other hand, dealt with the administration and management of the army-from personnel assignments to supply and recruiting operations-all three sets of rules were used by both the Union and Confederate armies.
An essential reference for students, historians, writers, reenactors, and those interested in how our Civil War armies operated.
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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
All non-commissioned officers and soldiers who shall be found one mile from the
camp without leave, in writing, from their commanding officer, shall suffer such
punishment as shall be inflicted upon them by the sentence of a court-martial.
ART. 66. Every officer commanding a regiment or corps may appoint, for his own
regiment or corps, courts-martial, to consist of three commissioned officers, for the
trial and punishment of offences not capital, and decide upon their sentences.
two other commissioned officers, take an account of what effects he died
possessed of, above his arms and ... which said effects are to be accounted for,
and paid to the representatives of such deceased non-commissioned officer or
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