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Lieber Code 1863: Section I

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIELD. SECTION I.–Martial law–Military jurisdiction–Military necessity–Retaliation. 1. A place, district, or country occupied by an enemy stands, in consequence of the occupation,...

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Lieber Code 1863: Section II

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. 31. A victorious army appropriates all...

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Lieber Code 1863: Section III

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIELD. SECTION III.– Deserters — Prisoners of war — Hostages — Booty on the battle-field. 48. Deserters from the American Army, having...

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General Alvin P. Hovey’s Division At the Battle of Champion Hill

Key Battle in the Vicksburg Campaign After crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg, Mississippi on April 30th, the Union Army of Major General Ulysses S. Grant marched inland in a northeasterly direction.  Grant’s forces...

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The Earp Brothers Union Army Service in the Civil War

The Earp Brothers were among the more famous characters in the Old West, due in large part to the participation of three of the brothers in the October 1881 Gunfight at the OK Corral...

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The 3 Inch Parrot Rifle in the Civil War

Both the Union and Confederate artillery forces used several types of rifled field artillery in the Civil War.  One of the more common rifled field guns was the 3 inch Parrot Rifle, named after...

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The 24th Michigan Infantry at Gettysburg

The 24th Michigan Infantry was organized in the summer of 1862 and joined the Iron Brigade in October of that year after the brigade had been reduced from casualties suffered at the battles of...