Lieber Code 1863: Section Index

April 24, 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Lieber Code: Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field.

These are the titles and headings of each separate section. Click on the links to read the Section you wish to see.

SECTION I. Martial law– Military jurisdiction– Military necessity– Retaliation.

SECTION II. Public and private property of the enemy– Protection of persons, and especially of women; of religion, the arts and sciences– Punishment of crimes against the inhabitants of hostile countries.

SECTION III. Deserters– Prisoners of war– Hostages– Booty on the battle-field.

SECTION IV. Partisans– Armed enemies not belonging to the hostile army– Scouts– Armed prowlers– War-rebels.

SECTION V. Safe-conduct– Spies– War-traitors– Captured messengers– Abuse of the flag of truce.

SECTION VI. Exchange of prisoners– Flags of truce– Flags of protection.

SECTION VII.–The parole.

SECTION VIII. Armistice– Capitulation.

SECTION IX. Assassination.

SECTION X. Insurrection– Civil war– Rebellion.

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