The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 10
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
fusion and as the present Volunteer army of Texas is so far on
the march on a campaign of Vital importance to the lives and in-
terests of all and as yet unprovided with any system of regulations
necessary to their own security and the great objects they have in
view-The following rules and regulations have by advice and
consultation been devised for their government-
1st. It is ordered that the strictest obedience be paid on the
part of evry man in the army to the orders and commands of their
2nd. Ordered that evry volunteer in the army pay the strictest
attention to his arms and amunitions taking care at all times
that his gun shall be in the best order for immediate use if neces-
sary and that his horn or powder flask be kept sound dry and in
good condition and that he have at all times in readiness a good
supply of bullets. For neglect of this order the person offending
shall be subject to the reprimand of his Capt. on parade.
3d. It is particularly ordered that the sentinels shall be vigi-
lant and faithful in the discharge of their duty executing with the
utmost strictness whatever may be enjoined them. They are
especially ordered in no instance to fall asleep on post. Any sol-
dier violating this order which is so plainly necessary to the security
of the whole army shall be subject to such punishment as may be
inflicted by the sentence of a court martial.
4 It is ordered that the strictest good order be observed by the
army both in camp and on the march. All riotous conduct and
noisy clamorous talk is specially prohibited.
5 Shooting in camp or on the march can by no means be per-
mitted. For the first breach of this order the punishment shall be
a public reprimand from the Capt. of the company to which the
offender may belong. And for the second breach the party shall
be subject to the sentence of a Court 1Martial.
6 Ordered that evry horse in the army shall be hobbled or
tied up by the owner evry night and during each halt through the
7 For evry violation of duty or act of disobedience to orders-
to which there is no fixed punishment in these articles the person
offending shall be responsible to a court martial specially called to
pass sentence upon and punish his offense.
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