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Posted on Jan 27, 2008 in History News

Lieber’s Code 3.0

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Lieber’s Code 3.0 (Blog Them Out of the Stone Age)

David Bosco in The American Scholar has a nice precis of Lieber’s Code, the world’s first officially issued guidelines for the conduct of war. Published by the U.S. War Department at the height of the Civil War, the code takes its name from its author, the German American jurist Francis Lieber, who persuaded Union general in chief Henry W. Halleck that a set of guidelines was needed.