Customs of the Service: The Army, National Guards, and Volunteers

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Hudson-Kimberly publishing Company, 1899 - 181 páginas
 

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Página 32 - That in time of war every officer serving with troops operating against an enemy who shall exercise, under assignment in orders issued by competent authority, a command above that pertaining to his grade, shall be entitled to receive the pay and allowances of the grade appropriate to the command so exercised...
Página 101 - Prize money, whether on sea or land, can now only be claimed under local law. 46 Neither officers nor soldiers are allowed to make use of their position or power in the hostile country for private gain, not even for commercial transactions otherwise legitimate. Offenses to the contrary committed by commissioned officers will be punished with cashiering or such other punishment as the nature of the offense may require ; if by soldiers, they shall be punished according to the nature of the offense.
Página 103 - A prisoner of war who escapes may be shot, or otherwise killed in his flight; but neither death nor any other punishment shall be inflicted upon him simply for his attempt to escape, which the law of war does not consider a crime.
Página 9 - Military authority will be exercised with firmness, kindness and justice. Punishments must conform to law and follow offenses as promptly as circumstances will permit.
Página 52 - All officers, of what condition soever, have power to part and quell all quarrels, frays, and disorders, whether among persons belonging to his own or to another corps, regiment, troop, battery, or company, and to order officers into arrest, and noncommissioned officers and soldiers into confinement, who take part in the same, until their proper superior officer is acquainted therewith. And whosoever, being so ordered, refuses to obey such officer or noncommissioned officer, or draws a weapon upon...
Página 165 - By direction of the Secretary of War enlisted men discharged in Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii, the Philippines, or other places outside of the United States will be provided free transportation to the United States on Government transports upon direction of the commanding officers in the several localities, and will be subsisted by the Subsistence Department to...
Página 26 - To take charge of this post and all Government property in view. 2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing. 3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce. 4. To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own. 5. To quit my post...
Página 164 - War. 4. In compliance with an order of one of the United States courts, or a justice or a judge thereof, on a writ of habeas corpus.
Página 103 - No paroling on the battlefield; no paroling of entire bodies of troops after a battle; and no dismissal of large numbers of prisoners, with a general declaration that they are paroled, is permitted, or of any value.
Página 103 - Commissioned officers only are allowed to give their parole and they can give it only with the permission of their superior as long as a superior in rank is within reach.

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