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Rules and Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service

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Author Name War Department (primary)
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Summary Undated War Office form document lists army recruitment regulations, which forbid enlistment of the intoxicated, the unhealthy, the underage, Indians, or blacks. Spaces specifying term of service, pay, and bounty are blank. Recruits are to be read the rules regarding desertion. The recruit's oath is printed. Directs the disposal of all the recruit's non-military clothing. Regulates living arrangements and organization of the recruits. Defines classes of recruits based on their military knowledge, and the status of artificers. Delineates rules for company record-keeping, and the procedure for prompt identification of a soldier who has deserted.
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes See page 129 of the tif file for document
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Related Persons/Groups Officers; Secretary of War; drunk; musicians; negro; mulatto; Indian; vagrant; magistrate; artificers; wheelwrights; blacksmiths; armorers; carpenters; ;
Related Places War Office; ;
Keywords Rules and Regulations; rules; regulations; recruiting service; state of intoxication; enlistment; height; shoes; age; health; bodily powers; running; jumping; wrestling; term; sum; rules and articles of war; oath; clothing; absence; meals; roll; recruiting party; apprenticeship; arms; recruiting book; receipt; bounty; instruction; returns; rations; desertion; description of each recruit; ;
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