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Articles gorerning the Navy, and other miscel. Naval constructors.
lansons provisions.

| Naval Observatory.

Naval storekeepers.
Civil engineers.

Contracts and supplies.

l'ay Corps.
Deserters and desertion.

Pay and allowances.
Dismissal and resignation of officers.

Profyssors of mathematics.
Engineer Corps.

Promotion and advancement.
Hospitals, asylums, artificial limbs, and cemeter- Rank and precedence.

Hydrographic Office.

Line otticers.

Secretaries and clerks.

Seamen and petty officers.
Medical Corps.

Vessels of the Navy.
Nautical Almanac.

Volunteer service.
Naval Academy - Naval cadets.

Warrant officers.

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Appropriations and estimates.
Accounting officers and accounts.
Attorney General and Department of Justice.
Civil service-Department employés and regula-

Claims and claim agents.
Court of Claims.
Contingent funds.

| Debts due by and to the United States.
Distress warrants.
Disbursing officers and agents-Checks, drafts,

coins, and currency,
Navy Department and Bureaus.
Public documents, public printing and binding.
Public or Department records.
Public property and public buildings.

Part IV.



Brilne presents, and contributions.
Bounty and bounty land.
Coast Survey
Collisions-Rules of the sea.
Diplomatic and consular officers.
Fish Commission.
Flay and standards.
Fraud, forgery, and theft.
Guano islands.
Habeas corpus.
Life Saving Service.
Lights and buoys.
Merebant vessels and service, and yachts.

! Murder, mutiny, &c.

Pension funds.
Postal laws, &c.
Prize and salvage.
Quarantine and Board of Health.
Railroads and telegraphs.
Reserved timber lands.
Revenue-Cutter Service.
Slave and cooly trade; kidnapping.
Treason, conspiracy, insurrection, and rebellion.



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5. Spies.


1024. Articles established.

15. Transmission of prize-lists.

16. Removing property from captured vessels be.

fore condemned as prize.

1. Commander's duties of supervision and cor. 17. Maltreating persons taken on a prize.


18. Returning fugitives from service.

2. Divine service.

19. Enlisting deserters, minors, &c.

3. Irreverent behavior.

20. Duties of commanding officers:

4. Offenses punishable by death :

1. Men received on board.

1. Mutiny.

2. List of otticers, men, and passengers.

2. Disobedience of orders.

3. Deaths and desertions.

3. Striking superior officer.

4. Property of deceased persons.

4. Intercourse with an enemy.

5. Accounts of men received.

5. Messages from an enemy.

6. Accounts of men sent from the ship.

6. Desertion in time of war.

7. Inspection of provisions.

7. Deserting trust.

8. Health of the crew.

8. Sleeping on watch.

9. Attendance at final payment of the crew.

9. Learing station.

10. Articles to be hung up and read.

10. Willful stranding or injury of vessel.

Punishment for offendivg against this

11. Unlawful destruction of public property.


12. Striking tlag or treacherously yielding. 21. Anthority of officers after loss of vessel.

13. Cowardice in battle.

22. Offenses not specified.

14. Deserting duty in battle.

23. Oftenses committed on shore,

15. Neglecting orders to prepare for battle. 24. Punishments by order of commander.

16. Neglecting to clear for action.

25. Punishment by officer temporarily command.

17. Neglecting to join on signal for battle.


18. Failing to encourage the men to tight.

26. Summary courts-martial.

19. Failing to seek encounter.

27. Constitution of sammary courts-martial.

20. Failing to afford relief in battle.

28. Oath of members and recorder.

29. Testimony.

6. Murder.

30. Punishments by summary courts.

7. Imprisonment in penitentiary:

31. Disrating for incompetency.

& Offenses punishable at discretion of court-mar. 32. Execution of sentence of suvimary court.

tial :

33. Remission of sentence.

1. Profanity, falsehood, &c.

34. Manner of conducting proceedings.

2. Cruelty,

35. Same punishments by general court-martial.

3. Quarreling.

36. Dismissal of officers.

4. Fomenting quarrels.

37. Officers dismissed by President may demand

5. Duels.


6. Contempt of superior officer.

38. General courts martial, by whom convened.

7. Combinations against superior officer. 39. Constitution of.

8. Mutinous words.

40. Oaths of members and judge-ail vocate.

9. Neglect of orders.

41. Oath of witness.

10. Not preventing destruction of public 42. Contempts of court.


43. Charges.

11. Negligent stranding.

44. Duty of officer arrested.

12. Negligence in convoy service.

45. Suspension of proceedings.

13. Receiving articles for freight.

46. Absence of members.

14. False muster.

47. Witnesses examined in absence of a member.

15. Waste of public property, &c.

48. Suspension of pay.

16. Plundering on shore.

49. Flogging, branding, &c.

17. Refusing to apprehend offenders.

50. Sentences, how determined.

18. Refusing to receive prisoners.

51. Adequ punishment; recommendation to

19. Absence from duty without leave.


20. Violating general orders or regulations.

52. Authentication of judgment.

21. Desertion in time of peace.

53. Confirmation of sentence.

22. Harboring deserters.

9. Officers absent without leave may be reduced.

54. Remission and mitigation of sentence.

10. Desertion by resignation.

55. Courts of Inquiry, by whom ordered.

11. Dealing in supplies on private account.

56. Constitution of.

57. Powers of.

12. Importing dutiable goods in public vessels.

13. Distilled spirits only as medical stores.

58. Oath of members and judge-advocate.

14. Certain crimes of fraud against the United

59. Rights of party inquired of.


60. Proceedings, how authenticated and used as


SEC. 1624. The Navy of the United States shall be governed by the Title 15,Chap. 10.

following articles:

Articles estab.

17 July, 1862, s. 1, v. 12, p. 600.





ARTICLE 1. The commanders of all fleets, squadrons, naval stations, vixion and cor. and vessels belonging to the Navy, are required to show in themselves

a good example of virtue, honor, patriotism, and subordination; to be vigilant in inspecting the conduct of all persons who are placed under their command; to guard against and suppress all dissolute and immoral practices, and to correct, according to the laws and regulations of the Navy, all persons who are guilty of them; and any such cominander who offends against this article shall be punished as a court-martial

may direct.

Ibid., art. 1.

DIVINE SERVICE-IRREVERENT BEHAVIOR. Divine service. Art. 2. The commanders of vessels and naval stations to which chap

lains are attached shall cause divine service to be performed on Sunday, whenever the weather and other circumstances allow it to be done; and it is earnestly recommended to all officers, seamen, and others in the naval service diligently to attend at every performance of the worship

of Almighty God. Irreverent be.

Art. 3. Any irreverent or unbecoming behavior during divine service havior. shall be punished as a general or summary court-martial may direct.

Ibid., art, 2.


an cheniy.

OFFENSES PUNISHABLE BY DEATII OR OTHER PUNISIMEXT. ART. 4. The punishment of death, or such other punishment as a court-martial may adjudge, inay be inflicted on any person in the naval


First. Who makes, or attempts to make, or unites with any mutiny or mutinous assenıbly, or, being witness to or present at any mutiny, does not do his utmost to suppress it; or, knowing of any mutinous assembly or of any intended mutiny, does not immediately comm licate

his knowledge to his superior or commanding officer; Disobedience

Second. Or disobeys the lawful orders of his superior officer; of orders. Striking supe

Third. Or strikes or assaults, or attempts or threatens to strike or asrior othicer. sault, his superior officer while in the execution of the duties of his

Intercourse Fourth. Or gives any intelligence to, or holds or entertains any interwith an enemy. course with, an enemy or rebel, without leave from the President, the

Secretary of the Navy, the commander-in-chief of the fleet, the commander of the squadron, or, in case of a vessel acting singly, from bis

commanding officer; Messages from

Fifth. Or receives any message or letter from an enemy or rebel, or, being aware of the unlawful reception of such message or letter, fails to take the earliest opportunity to inform his superior or commanding officer thereof;

Sixth. Or, in time of war, deserts or entices others to desert; [See ý ý time of war. 1996-1998, DESERTION.] Deserting trust. Seventh. Or, in time of war, deserts or betrays his trust, or entices or

aids others to desert or betray their trust; Sleeping on Eighth. Or sleeps upon his watch; watch.

Leaving sta Ninth. Or leaves his station before being regularly relieved ; tion.

Willful strand. Tenth. Or intentionally or willfully suffers any vessel of the Navy to ing or injury of be stranded, or run upon rocks or shoals, or improperly hazarded; or vessel.

maliciously or willfully injures any vessel of the Navy, or any part of her tackle, armament, or equipment, whereby the safety of the vessel

is bazarded or the lives of the crew exposed to danger; Unlawful de. Eleventh. Or unlawfully sets on fire, or otherwise unlawfully destroys, struction of pub.

any public property not at the time in possession of an enemy, pirate, Jic property.

or rebel; Striking tlag Twelfth. Or strikes or attempts to strike the flag to an enemy or rebel, or treacherously without proper authority, or, when engaged in battle, treacherously vieliling.

yields or pusillanimously cries for quarters; Cowardice in Thirteenth. Or, in time of battle, displays cowardice, negligence, or batile.

disaffection, or withdraws from or keeps out of danger to which he should expose himself;

Desertion in

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