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Monday, September 28, 2009

President Millard Filmore signed bill banning flogging in the navy
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On September 28, 1850, President Millard Filmore signed the 1851 naval appropriations bill, which abolished flogging as a form of punishment in the US Navy.

Flogging log of USS Columbus, 1845

Learn more about the history of flogging in the navy from Bluejacket.com.

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