The Practice of Courts Martial

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Harper & brothers, 1841 - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 144 pages
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Page 32 - States, and if any doubt should arise, not explained by said articles, then according to your conscience, the best of your understanding, and the custom of war in like cases: and you do further swear that you will not divulge the sentence of the court until it shall be published by the proper authority...
Page 118 - ... disclose or discover the vote or opinion of any particular member of the court-martial, unless required to give evidence thereof, as a witness, by a court of justice, in due course of law. So help you God.
Page 118 - The judge advocate, or some person deputed by him, or by the general, or officer commanding the army, detachment, or garrison, shall prosecute in the name of the United States, but...
Page 122 - No person shall be liable to be tried and punished by a general court-martial for any offense which shall appear to have been committed more than two years before the issuing of the order for such trial, unless the person, by reason of having absented himself, or some other manifest impediment, shall not have been amenable to justice within that period.
Page 127 - An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States,
Page 115 - States, shall (besides such penalties as they are liable to by law) be punished according to the nature and degree of the offence, by the judgment of a regimental or general court-martial. "ART. 55. Whosoever, belonging to the armies of the United States in foreign parts, shall force a safeguard, shall suffer death.
Page 21 - Every officer to whose charge a prisoner is committed shall, within twenty-four hours after such commitment, or as soon as he is relieved from his guard...
Page 21 - ART. 71. Refusal to Receive and Keep Prisoners. — No provost marshal or commander of a guard shall refuse to receive or keep any prisoner committed to his charge by an officer belonging to the forces of the United States, provided the officer committing shall, at the time, deliver an account in writing, signed by himself, of the crime or offense charged against the prisoner.
Page 115 - ... shall suffer death, or such other punishment as shall be ordered by the sentence of a general court-martial. ART. 53. Any person belonging to the armies of the United States...
Page 121 - ... shall in cases which require the cognizance of such a court, report to the commanding officer of the department, who shall order a court to be assembled at the nearest post or detachment, and the party accused with necessary witnesses, to be transported to the place where the said court shall be assembled. ART. 87.

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