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Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field (Lieber Code). 24 April 1863.
Section VIII : Armistice -- Capitulation - Art. 144.
Art. 144. So soon as a capitulation is signed, the capitulator has no right to demolish, destroy, or injure the works, arms, stores, or ammunition, in his possession, during the time which elapses between the signing and the execution of the capitulation, unless otherwise stipulated in the same.