Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 23 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
Its whole aspect is a comment on the ethics of the general order issued by the United States on the twenty-fourth of April, 1863, comprising instructions for the government of armies of the United States in the field, and of which the following is an example:
Military necessity admits of all direct destruction of life or limb of armed enemies, and of other persons whose destruction is inciden...
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