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Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861,9780486497143

Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861

Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/17/2013
Publisher(s): Dover Publications
Availability: This title is currently not available.


This authentic handbook provides a wealth of revealing information on life in the Union Army during the Civil War. A must for serious Civil War historians, buffs, and battle scene reenactors, the guide includes many official forms used in the 1860s as well as an appendix containing articles of war, extracts from Acts of Congress, and an Army pay table.
Contents include regulations related to military discipline and rank and command, care of fortifications, treatment of deceased soldiers and deserters, leaves of absence and furloughs, arrests and confinements, inspections of the troops, musters, and forms of parade. Additional subjects include troops in campaign, courts-martial, recruiting, medical and ordnance departments, flags and standards, uniform and horse equipment, and many other practical considerations.

Table of Contents

I. Military Discipline
II. Rank and Command
III. Succession in Command or Duty
IV. Appointment and Promotion of Commissioned Officers
V. Resignations of Officers
VI. Exchange or Transfer of Officers
VII. Appointments on the Staff
VIII. Distribution of the Troops
IX. Care of Fortifications
X. Care of Armament of Fortifications
XI. Artillery Practice
XII. Regiments
XIII. Companies
XIV. Ordnance Sergeants
XV. Transfer of Soldiers
XVI. Deceased Officers
XVII. Deceased Soldiers
XVIII. Deserters
XIX. Discharges
XX. Traveling on Duty
XXI. Leaves of Absence to Officers
XXII. Furloughs to Enlisted Men
XXIII. Councils of Administration
XXIV. Chaplains
XXV. Sutlers
XXVI. Military Discussions and Publications
XXVII. Arrests and Confinements
XXVIII. Hours of Service and Roll-Calls
XXIX. Honors to be Paid by the Troops
XXX. Inspections of the Troops
XXXI. Musters
XXXII. Forms of Parade
XXXIII. Guards
XXXIV. Orders and Correspondence
XXXV. Returns and Reports
XXXVI. Troops in Campaign
XXXVII. Troops on Board of Transports
XXXVIII. Courts-Martial
XXXIX. Working-Parties
XL. Recruiting Service
XLI. Public Property, Money, and Accounts
XLII. Quartermaster's Department
XLIII. Subsistence Department
XLIV. Medical Department
XLV. Pay Department
XLVI. Corps of Engineers and Topographical Engineers
XLVII. Ordnance Department
XLVIII. Proceedings in Civil Courts
XLIX. Arms of the United States
L. Flags, Colors, Standards, Guidons
LI. Uniform, Dress, and Horse Equipments
LII. Volunteers and Militia in the Service of the United States
Articles of War
Extracts from Acts of Congress
Army Pay Table

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