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Flogging abolished in US Navy
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\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
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September 28, 1850
Flogging abolished in US Navy
Prior to 1850, the main punishment for seamen was flogging. Congress abolished flogging in the US Navy on September 28, 1850.
http://www.navalhistory.org/2010/09/28/flogging-outlawed-160-years-ago-today

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