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Monday, April 28, 2008

THE LIEBER CODE

Lengthy article on the Lieber Code, the U.S. Army code of conduct for dealing with rebel insurgents-- during the American Civil War:

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BTW, Lieber, the man who wrote the Code at the request of Union General Henry W. Halleck, was a legal scholar who immigrated to South Carolina from Prussia. He later moved to NYC, where he was living and teaching when he wrote the Code. He had three sons-- one served in the Confederate Army, and was killed in 1861; a second served in the Union Army, and was badly wounded in 1862.

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