March 24, 2014 marks the 240th anniversary of the Rules and Articles for the Better Government of His Majesty's Horse and Foot Guards, and All Other His Majesty's Forces in Great Britain and Ireland, Dominions Beyond the Seas and Foreign Parts, From the 24th Day of March, 1774. For the text, as initialed by George III, see Major General George B. Davis, A Treatise on the Military Law of the United States 581-601 (3d ed. rev. 1913). The 1774 Articles were the model for the American Articles of War issued on June 30, 1775 by the Continental Congress. Fast approaching: George III's birthday on June 4.