Annual Report of the Secretary of War, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1892

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Page 203 - ... holds correspondence with or gives intelligence to the enemy, either directly or indirectly, shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.
Page 205 - All persons who, in time of war, or of rebellion against the supreme authority of the United States, shall be found lurking or acting as spies, in or about any of the fortifications, posts, quarters, or encampments of any of the armies of the United States, or elsewhere, shall be triable by a general court-martial, or by a military commission, and shall, on conviction thereof, suffer death.
Page 114 - No public money shall be expended upon any site or land purchased by the United States for the purposes of erecting thereon any armory, arsenal, fort, fortification...
Page 206 - Act, if not inconsistent with the context, the expression " on active service " as applied to a person subject to military law means whenever he is attached -to or forms part of a force which is engaged in operations against the enemy or is engaged in military operations in a country or place wholly or partly occupied by an enemy, or is in military occupation of any foreign country.
Page 203 - Any officer or soldier who misbehaves himself before the enemy, runs away, or shamefully abandons any fort, post, or guard, which he is commanded to defend, or speaks words inducing others to do the like, or casts away his arms or ammunition, or quits his post or colors to plunder or pillage, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.
Page 248 - For the construction of buildings at, and the enlargement of such military posts as in the judgment of the Secretary of War may be necessary...
Page 653 - WAR RECORDS' BOARD OF PUBLICATIOxN. REPORT OK THE WAR RECORDS BOARD OF PUBLICATION. WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 1892. Sm : The Board of Publication of the Official Records of the Rebellion begs leave to submit the following report of its operations during the fiscal year ending June .30...
Page 208 - Military offences under the statute law must be tried in the manner therein directed; but military offences which do not come within the statute must be tried and punished under the common law of war. The character of the courts which exercise these jurisdictions depends upon the local laws of each particular country. In the armies of the United States the first is exercised by courts-martial ; while cases which do not come within the Rules and Articles of War, or the jurisdiction conferred by statute...
Page 208 - Military jurisdiction is of two kinds : First, that which is conferred and defined by statute ; second, that which is derived from the common law of war.
Page 205 - ... committed the offence was on active service, or such place is more than one hundred miles as measured in a straight line from any city or town in which the offender can be tried for such offence by a competent civil court. (6) A person subject to military law...

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