Summary Discharge Or Mustering Out of Regiments Or Companies: Message from the President ... Transmitting a Report from the Secretary of War, Together with Several Documents [and Additional Testimony in the Brownsville Case], Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1906 - Riots
 

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Page 280 - ... no discharge shall be given to any enlisted man before his term of service has expired, except by order of the President, the Secretary of War, the commanding officer of a department, or by sentence of a general court-martial.
Page 17 - States in time of peace, or of any soldier whose service during his last preceding term of enlistment has not been honest and faithful...
Page 279 - I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page 284 - States who has served, or may serve, honestly and faithfully, twenty years in the same. Second. Every soldier and every discharged soldier, whether regular or volunteer, who has suffered, or may suffer, by reason of disease or wounds incurred in the service and in the line of his duty, rendering him incapable of further military service, if such disability was not occasioned by his own misconduct. Third. The invalid and disabled soldiers, whether regulars or volunteers, of the war of eighteen hundred...
Page 14 - That the President be requested to communicate to the Senate, if not incompatible with the public interests, full information bearing upon the recent order dismissing from the military service of the United States three companies of the Twenty-fifth Regiment of Infantry, United States troops (colored)," Senator Spooner of Wisconsin said: "Mr.
Page 279 - By enlistment the citizen becomes a soldier. His relations to the state and the public are changed. He acquires a new status, with correlative rights and duties ; and, although he may violate his contract obligations, his status as a soldier is unchanged.
Page 279 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America and will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all its enemies, foreign and domestic.
Page 279 - Enlistment is a contract; but it is one of those contracts which changes the status; and, where that is changed, no breach of the contract destroys the new status or relieves from the obligations which its existence imposes.
Page 182 - They appear to stand together in a determination to resist the detection of the guilty; therefore they should stand together when the penalty falls.
Page 284 - Hereafter in computing the length of service for retirement credit shall be given soldiers for double the time of their actual service in China, Cuba, the Philippine Islands, the island of Guam, Alaska, and Panama; but double credit shall not be given for service hereafter rendered in Porto Rico or the Territory of Hawaii.

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