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CUSTOMS OF SERVICE

FOR

OFFICERS OF THE ARMY

AS

Derived From Law and Regulations

AND

PRACTISED IN THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

BEING

HAND-BOOK OF MILITARY ADMINISTRATION FOR OFFICERS

OF THE LINE, SHOWING THE SPECIFIC DUTIES

OF EACH GRADE FROM THE LOWEST TO THE

HIGHEST, ENABLING OFFICERS PROMOTED

TO A NEW GRADE TO KNOW WHAT

THEY HAVE TO DO, AND

HOW TO DO IT.

BY

AUGUST V. KAUTZ

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

 PHILADELPHIA

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

1866


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, 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 Officer

Administrative Organization

Lieutenant

Duties

Company Duties

On Guard

Guards for General Officers

Grand Guards

Patrols

Advance Guards

Police

Fatigue and Working Parties

Military Justice

Field Officer’s Court

Regimental or Garrison Court-Martial

General Court-Martial—Organization

General Court-Martial—Jurisdiction

Offences

Charges and Specifications

Judge Advocate

Military Commission

Court of Inquiry

Retiring Board

Board of Survey

Board of Examination

Boards of Inspection, etc.

Council of Administration

Company Council

Post and Regimental Council

The Treasurer

The Depot Fund

Regimental Staff

Adjutant

Quartermaster

Commissary

General Staff

Adjutant General

Inspector General

Aide-de-Camp

Quartermaster

Commissary

Engineer

Judge Advocate

Ordnance Officer

Mustering Officer

Provost Marshal

Detached Service

Recruiting Service

Captain

Company Commander

Government

Administration

Officer of the Day

Major

Administrator of the Effects of Deceased Officers

Field Officer of the Day

Field Officer’s Court-Martial

Lieutenant-Colonel

Colonel

Government

Organization

Routine

Instruction in Tactics

Discipline, including Rewards and Punishments

Appointment and Reduction of Non-Commissioned Officers

Parades, Reviews, Inspections, and Musters

Administration

Subsistence

Quartering, Clothing, and Transportation

Hospital Department

Pay and Discharge of Soldiers

Records and Correspondence

Ordnance

Recruiting

Regimental Fund

Remarks

Commanding Officer

Infantry

Cavalry

Artillery

Detachments and Posts

Armies and Departments

Brigadier-General

Major-General

Lieutenant-General

Index


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Transcribed by Scott Gutzke, 2006.


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