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Art. Page. Return muster rolls,

13 16 Returns, false,

18 17 Monthly,

19 ib. Relieving an enemy,

56 25 Regiments-See Military Establishment.

Number of which U. S. infantry is to consist, 97 Rules and articles of war,

13 Regulations, general, respecting the army, 37-47 Respecting extra pay, &c. for labor,

44 Stationary,

43 Employment of physicians,

45 Returns of clothing,

ib. Salutes,


SADDLERS, one to each company of It. artillery, 2 79


, And Harness makers-2 masters and 12 men; their pay, &c.

87 Safeguard, penalty for forcing,

55 25 Salutes, regulation as to,

46 Secretary allowed to the general commanding the United States army; pay, &c.

5 95 Sentence of courts martials-See Courts Martial.

Of gen. c. martials, by whom approved, 27,54,117 Soldiers and n. c. officers not to go a mile from camp,41 23 Not to lie out of their quarters,

42 ib. When to return to their tents,

43 ib. Charged with crimes,

78 30 Term of confinement,

79 31 Who may die or be killed in the service, their effects to be taken care of,

95 35 Their heirs entitled to lands and pay, 66,72,78 Allowance to them when discharged, 66,75 Wounded or disabled in service-See Pensions. Their bounty on re-enlisting,

2 65 May be enlisted for eighteen months, 1 86 Exempt from arrest in certain cases, 58,74 Sleeping on post, punishment for,

46 24 Who may be enlisted as,

11 54 In case of desertion, liable to serve so as to

complete the full term of enlistment, 16 73 Spades and axes, four to each company,

41 Speeches, provoking,

24 19 Spies, their punishment,

2 36 Spirits, malt liquor may be supplied in place of, 2 61 Staff, general, regulation as to the duties of,

47 50,69

Of the army,

Art. Page: Stationary, ordinance relatingto,

43 Straw and fuel, requisitions for,

40 How supplied,

41 Distribution of,

39 Store keeper and commissary,

36 22 Stores, public, captured,

58 26 Striking superiors,

9 15 Sub-Inspectors, may be appointed from the line, 3 95 Their additional pay,

ib. Subscribing articles of war,

1 13 Superintendents of military stores, their duty,

8 93 Of artificers, his duty,

3 87 Supplies, regulation as to,

41 Suppression of mutiny,

8 14 Surgeon's mates, additional number may be appointed,

1 60 Surgeons and surgeon's mates, additional number; 3 62 Surrendering posts, &c.

59 26 Suttlers and suttling,

29-31 - 20 Swearing, or using any profane oath,

3 13


TENTS, one to every six men;



V , Volunteers, act to organize a corps of,


51 24



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W WAGGONS, one to each company,

41 Waggon masters, pay, emoluments, &c. 12, 13, 14 84 Waiters, allowance for those not taken from the line, 5 102

Number to each officer, and instructions

114 War, rules and articles of,

13 Waste, or malicious destroying of property, 54 25 Watch-word, making it known,

53 ib. Wheelwrights, carriage makers, blacksmiths, 91,92 Whipping, number of stripes limited,

87 32 Abolished,

7 95 Widows and children of officers to be provided for, 55,64,73 Witnesses' oath,

93 34 Words, menacing, or gestures,

76 30 Wounded-See Pensions. Wrongs, redress for,

34 21


WAR, &c.

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AN ACT, For establishing Rules and Articles for the Government

of the Armies of the United States. Sec. 1. E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passing of this act, the following shall be the rules and articles by which the armies of the United States shall be governed.

ART. 1. Every officer now in the army of the United States, shall, in six months from the passing of this act, and every officer who shall hereafter be appointed, shall, before he enters on the duties of his office, subscribe these rules and regulations.

Art. 2. It is earnestly recommended to all officers and soldiers diligently to attend divine service ; and all officers who shall behave indecently, or irrev. erently at any place of divine worship, shall, if commissioned officers, be brought before a general court martial, there to be publicly and severely reprimanded by the President; if non-commissioned officers or soldiers, every person so offending shall, for his first offence, forfeit one sixth of a dollar, to be deducted out of his next pay; for the second offence, he shall not only forfeit a like sum, but be confined twenty-four hours; and for every like offence shall suffer and pay in like manner; which money, so forfeited, shall be applied by the captain or senior officer of the troop or company, to the use of the sick soldiers of the company or troop to which the offender belongs. ART. 3. Any non-commissioned officer or soldier


who shall use any profane oath or execration shall incur the penalties expressed in the foregoing article ; and a commissioned officer shall forfeit and pay for each and every such offence one dollar, to be applied as in the preceding article.

Art. 4. Every chaplain commissioned in the army or armies of the United States, who shall absent him. self from the duties assigned him (except in cases of sickness or leave of absence) shall, on conviction thereof before a court martial, be fined not exceeding one month's pay, besides the loss of his


dur. ing his absence; or be discharged, as the said court anartial shall judge proper.

ART. 5. Any officer or soldier who shall use contemptuous or disrespectful words against the Presi. dent of the United States, against the Vice-President thereof, against the congress of the United States, or against the chief magistrate or legislature of any of the United States in which he may be quartered, if a commissioned officer, shall be cashiered, or otherwise punished as a court martial shall direct, if a non-commissioned officer or soldier, he shall suffer such punishment as shall be inflicted on him by the sentence of a court martial.

ART. 6. Any officer or soldier who shall behave himself with contempt or disrespect towards his commanding officer, shall be punished according to the nature of his offence, by the judgment of a court martial.

ART. 7. Any officer or soldier who shall begin, ex. cite, cause, or join in any mutiny or sedition in any troop or company in the service of the United States, or in any party, post, detachment or guard, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as by a court martial, shall be inflicted.

ART. 8. Any officer, non-commissioned officer, or soldier, who, being present at any mutiny or sedition, does not use his utmost endeavour to suppress the Arme, or coming to the knowledge of any intended

mutiny, does not without delay, give information thereof to his commanding officer, shall be punished by the sentence of a court martial with death or otherwise, according to the nature of his offence.

Art. 9. Any officer or soldier who shall strike his superior officer, or drarv 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 inflicted 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 afterwards, 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 the officer a certificate, signifying that the man enlisted, did take the said oath or affirmation.

ART. 11. After a non-commissioned officer or sol. dier, shall have been duly enlisted and sworn, he shall not be dismissed the service without a discharge in

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