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Military Miscellany; Comprehending a History of the Recruiting of the Army, Military Punishments, &C (Paperback) Loot Price: R411
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Military Miscellany; Comprehending a History of the Recruiting of the Army, Military Punishments, &C (Paperback): Henry Marshall

Military Miscellany; Comprehending a History of the Recruiting of the Army, Military Punishments, &C (Paperback)

Henry Marshall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...mitigated to the same number respectively. In the evidence given on military punishments before the Commission, it appears (Quest. 822) that a court-martial held at Dinapore on the 12th September, 1825, sentenced a man to receive 1900 lashes, which sentence was reduced by the Commander-in-Chief to 1200 lashes. It is to be inferred that the officers concerned in awarding the above enormous sentences were ignorant of the General Order of the 30th January, 1807, there being no other way of accounting for their disregard of His Majesty's direction. Example, as has been observed, can only be legitimately obtained through the medium of justice; but as there is no rule to determine what degree of punishment is necessary to be inflicted in order to deter others from crimes, legislators and courts-martial have, in former ages, been induced to carry punishments to their greatest possible extent, so as to make example still more terrible and striking; and thus the idea of the prevention of crimes by the severity of punishments has been the principal cause of their infliction to a most unwarrantable extent, while the ultimate object has been completely defeated. Outrageous and very ignominious punishments, from their bad effect on the mind of the criminal, and their tendency to excite the sympathy rather than the indignation of spectators, ought never to be resorted to, the infliction of death being perhaps a less evil. In the army, where a willing and zealous obedience is so necessary, degrading punishments should be avoided; yet long after civil subjects were in a great measure protected against torture and infamy, ignominious punishments were inconsiderately inflicted on soldiers for very trivial offences. These severe, perhaps I may say cruel, sentences, which were...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Henry Marshall
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87545-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-87545-3
Barcode: 9781150875458

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