The Grand Army Blue-book Containing the Rules and Regulations of the Grand Army of the Republic and Official Decisions and Opinions Thereon, with Additional Notes

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Page 139 - States,' without partiality, favor, or affection; and if any doubt should arise, not explained by said Articles, 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 144 - He shall preserve order and decorum ; may speak to points of order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose ; and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the house by any two members — on which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the house.
Page 40 - Statistics, as now provided, who shall hold their offices until their successors are elected and qualified, unless sooner removed by the Governor.
Page 121 - ... time of peace, extending to the loss of life, or the dismission of a commissioned officer, or which shall, either in time of peace or war, respect...
Page ix - Soldiers and Sailors of the United States Army, Navy or Marine Corps, who served between April 12, 1861, and August zo, 1866, in the war for the suppression of the Rebellion, and those having been honorably discharged therefrom after such service, and of such State regiments as were called into active service and subject to the orders of US General Officers, between the dates mentioned, shall be eligible to membership in the Grand Army of the Republic.
Page 117 - Let us then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of springtime ; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor ; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a Nation's gratitude — the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.
Page ix - To preserve and strengthen those kind and fraternal feelings which bind together the soldiers, sailors and marines who united to suppress the late Rebellion, and to perpetuate the memory and history of the dead.
Page 135 - ... unauthorized. A reviewing officer can not disapprove a sentence and then proceed to mitigate or commute the punishment, since upon the disapproval there is nothing left in the case upon which any such action can be based. It is quite immaterial to the legal effect of a disapproval whether any reasons are given therefor, or whether the reasons given are well founded in fact or sufficient in law.
Page 117 - It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of Ms departed Comrades.
Page 116 - May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late Rebellion, and •whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.

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