General Orders of the War Department, Embracing the Years 1861, 1862 & 1863: Adapted Specially for the Use of the Army and Navy of the United States. Chronologically Arranged ... with a Full Alphabetical Index, Volume 1
Derby & Miller, 1864 - United States - 1183 pages
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1st Lieutenant 2d Lieutenant Additional Paymaster ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE allowances appointed approved April Army Artillery assigned to duty Assistant Adjutant Assistant Quartermaster Assistant Surgeon authorized Brevet Second Lieutenant Brigadier Camp Cavalry CHARGE Charles commanding Commissary of Subsistence Company F Corps Court date from August date from October DEP'T Department direction discharge dollars Edward Engineers enlisted February Fifth fill an original Fourth further enacted Guilty Henry hereby hundred Illinois inch Indiana James January Joseph July 17 June Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant John Lieutenant William Major March Massachusetts Medical Michigan military Missouri mustered North Carolina November October 24 Ohio Orders Ordnance organization original vacancy Pennsylvania Volunteers person President prisoners Private promoted rank of Captain received recruiting REGIMENT OF INFANTRY regulations resigned respective Robert Samuel Second Lieutenant SECRETARY September Sergeant Smith soldiers Specification Third Thomas United vice Virginia Washington York Volunteers
Page 215 - ... many artifices employed, to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth, as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness...
Page 216 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Page 217 - Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct: and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.
Page 216 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government ; but the constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.
Page 217 - Taking care always to keep ourselves, by suitable establishments, on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies. Harmony, and a liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest.
Page 373 - ... shall on that day be in good faith represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such...
Page 372 - ... that on the first day of january in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the united states shall be then thenceforward and forever free...
Page 215 - The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquillity at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize.
Page 216 - No alliances, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute; they must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions which all alliances in all times have experienced.
Page 215 - Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.