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CUSTOMS OF SERVICE

FOR

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS

AS

Derived From Law and Regulations

AND

PRACTISED IN THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

BEING

A HAND-BOOK FOR THE RANK AND FILES OF THE ARMY,

SHOWING WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES,

HOW TO OBTAIN THE FORMER AND PERFORM

THE LATTER, AND THEREBY ENABLING

THEM TO SEEK PROMOTION AND

DISTINCTION IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

BY

AUGUST V. KAUTZ

CAPT. SIXTH U.S. CAVALRY, BRIG.-GEN. U.S. VOLUNTEERS

 PHILADELPHIA

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

1864


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.,

in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States

for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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[Editors’ note: the original book did not have a table of contents, but I have added one to make navigating though this work easier.]

Preface

List of Abbreviations Used in this Book and in other Military Works

The Soldier.

The Soldier

The Private Soldier

Pay and Allowances of Soldiers

Duties of the Soldier

Deportment

Instruction

Duties in Camp or Garrison

On Guard

Stable Guard

Fatigue

Daily Duty

Extra Duty

Detached Service

Duties in the Field

Advance Guards

Outposts

Reconoissances

Picket

Skirmishers

Flankers

The Infantry Soldier

The Cavalry Soldier

The Artillery Soldier

The Ordnance Soldier

The Engineer Soldier

Signal Corps

Special Enlistments

Veterinary Surgeon

Medical Cadets

Drum-Major

Principal Musicians

Leader of the Band

Bands

Musicians

Chief Trumpeter

Saddler Sergeant

Saddlers

Ordnance Sergeant

Hospital Steward

Wagoner

Cooks

Special or Extra Duty

Mechanics and Laborers

Cooks and Attendants in Hospitals

Regimental Armorers

Clerks

Officers’ Servants

Pioneers, Scouts, Spies, Express-Men

Couriers

Non-Commissioned Officers. 

Organization

Rank

The Corporal

Corporal of the Guard

Corporal of Police

Fatigue

Artillery and Cavalry

The Sergeant

Sergeant of the Guard

Sergeant of Police

Fatigue

Artillery and Cavalry

The First Sergeant

Regimental Hospital Stewards

The Commissary Sergeant

The Company Commissary Sergeant

The Quartermaster Sergeant

The Company Quartermaster Sergeant

The Sergeant Major

The Cadet

Regulations Relative to the Admission of Cadets into the Military Academy

Qualifications

The Soldier’s Life.

Promotion

Veteran Reserve Corps

Veterans

Colored Troops

Punishments

The Court-Martial

Prisoners of War

Deserters

Obedience to Orders

Articles of War

Principles of Firing

Pointing and Ranges

Practical Hints on Pointing

Battle

Rank

Shoulder-Straps

Chevrons

Badges

Take Care of Your Health

Cooking

Bread

Meat

Vegetables

On Detached Service

Medals

Soldiers’ Letters

Pensions

General Provisions

Army Pensions

Form of Declaration for an Invalid Pension

Form of Declaration for Obtaining a Widow’s Army Pension

Form of Declaration for Minor Children in Order to Obtain Army Pensions

Form of Declaration for Mother’s Application for Army Pension

Form of Declaration of Orphan Sisters for Army Pension

Monthly Pay of Non-Commissioned Officers, Privates, &c.

Pay of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers from May 1, 1864 during the Rebellion

Index


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Transcribed by Scott Gutzke, 2006.


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