Military Dictionary; Comprising Technical Definitions; Information on Raising and Keeping Troops; Actual Service, Including Makeshifts and Improved Materiel; And Law, Government, Regulation, and Administration Relating to Land Volume 1

Military Dictionary; Comprising Technical Definitions; Information on Raising and Keeping Troops; Actual Service, Including Makeshifts and Improved Materiel; And Law, Government, Regulation, and Administration Relating to Land Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...contemplate with sorrow the destitution to which the Indians have been driven. Something, it is believed, may be done for them by the system of policy proposed in the article on national defence, and that policy would be greatly promoted if the United States maintained on our frontier a few Indian regiments, officered by details from the army. The successful adoption of this policy in India by the English, and in Algiers by the French, proves its practicability, and no men would make better light cavalry and light infantry than the Indians on our western frontier. The President is authorized to cause army rations to be issued to Indians; (Act June 30, 1834.) All purchases on account of Indians, and all payments to them of money or goods, shall be made by such person as the President shall designate for that purpose. And the superintendent, agent, or subagent, together with such military officer as tho President may direct, shall be present, and certify to the delivery of all goods and money required to be paid or delivered to said Indians. And the duties required by any section of this act of military officers, shall be performed without any other compensation than their actual travelling expenses; (Act June 30, 1834.) Army surgeons may bo employed by the Secretary of War to vaccinate Indians; (Act May 5, 1832.) A foreigner going into Indian territory without a passport from the War Department, superintendent, agent, sub-agent, or from the officer commanding the nearest military post, or remaining intentionally therein after the expiration of his passport, is subject to forfeit and pay the sum of one thousand dollars; (Act June 30, 1834.) It shall be lawful for the military force of tho United States to be employed, in such manner and...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907418
  • 9781236907417