General Orders

  1. First General Order?
    The first general order is To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
  2. Second General Order?
    The Second general order is to walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
  3. Third General Order?
    The third general order is to report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
  4. Fourth General Order?
    The fourth general order is to repeat all calls from posts more distant from the Guardhouse than my own.
  5. Fifth General Order?
    The fifth general order is to quit my post only when properly relieved.
  6. Sixth General Order?
    The sixth general order is to receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the Watch only.
  7. Seventh General Order?
    The  seventh general order is to talk to no one except in the line of duty.
  8. Eight General Order?
    The eighth general order is to give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
  9. Ninth General Order?
    The ninth general order is to call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
  10. Tenth General Order?
    The tenth general order is to salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
  11. Eleventh General Order?
    The eleventh general order is to be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

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General Orders