Order to the Sentry

1st General Order

To take charge of this post and all government property in view.

2nd General Order

To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

3rd General Order

To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

4th General Order

To repeat all calls from any post more distant from the quarterdeck than my own.

5th General Order

To quit my post only when properly relieved.

6th General Order

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

7th General Order

To talk to no one except in the line of duty.

8th General Order

To sound the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

9th General Order

To call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.

10th General Order

To salute officers, and colors and standards not cased.

11th General Order

To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.