Dress Parade at Fort Yates, 1880s
Military Discipline; US Army, 1884
Soldier's Handbook, for the use of the Enlisted Men of the Army, Washington, 1884
1. All inferiors are required to obey strictly, and to execute with alacrity and good faith, the lawful orders of the superiors appointed over them.
2. Military authority is to be exercised with firmness, but with kindness and justice to inferiors. Punishments shall be conformable to military law.
3. Superiors of every grade are forbidden to injure those, under them by tyrannical or capricious conduct, or by abusive language.
4. Courtesy among military men is indispensable to discipline; respect to superiors will not be confined to obedience on duty, but will be extended on all occasions.
5. Deliberations or discussions among any class of military men having the object of conveying praise or censure, or any mark of approbation, toward their superiors or others in the military service, and all publications relative to transactions between officers of a private or personal nature, whether newspaper, pamphlet, or handbill, are strictly prohibited.