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3. For troops when traveling otherwise than by marching, or when for short periods they are

separated from cooking facilities (travel ration).

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4. For troops traveling on ressels of the United States Army transport service.

Food on transports for troops traveling will be prepared from the articles of subsistence stores which compose the ration for troops in garrison, varied by the substitution of other articles of authorized subsistence stores of equal inoney value when required. No savings will be allowed to troops on transports.

5. For use of troops on emergent occasions in active campaign (emergency ration). An emergency ration, prepared under direction of the War Department, will be issued to troops on active campaign, but will not be used at any time or place where regular rations are obtainable. It will be packed in a conveniently shaped package, and will be carried in the haversack or saddlebags and accounted for at inspection, etc., by the soldier.

6. Proportions of meat issues.

Fresh meats will ordinarily be issued seven days in ten and salt meats three days in ten. If fish (dried, pickled, or canned) is issued, it will be in substitution of salt meat. The proportions of the meat issues may be varied at the discretion of department commanders, not, however, without due consideration being given to the equitable rights of contractors engaged in furnishing fresh meats to the troops under their commands.

7. Substitute when the issue of both fresh meat and vegetables is impracticable. Whenever the issue of both the fresh meat and vegetable components is impracticable, there may be issued in lieu of them canned fresh-beef-and-vegetable stew, at the rate of 281 ounces to the ration.

WILLIAN MCKINLEY. (General Orders, Vo. 56, d. G. O.)

THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

STATUTES AT LARGE.

March 16, 1802 (2-13?).—This act allows one ration each to such matrons and nurses as may be necessarily employed in hospitals.

April 24, 1816 (3–297).- Under this act garrison surgeons and mates were to be considered thereafter as post surgeons.

May 18, 1826 (4–173).-In case of deficiency of any article of military supplies or of damage to such supplies, the value of the deficient articles or that of damage to be charged against the responsible officer, unless he can show that the deficiency or damage was not occasioned by any fault on his part.

S. Doc. 229—A

THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT.

JOURNALS OF THE AMERICAN (CONTINENTAL) CONGRESS.

October 16, 1775. Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to all persons who are possessed of the salt petre lately removed from Turtle Bay, on the island of New York, forthwith to send the same to the president of the convention of New York, to be manufactured into gunpowder, for the use of the Continental Army.

October 17, 1775.

Ordered, that the President write to the convention of New York and inform them that it is the desire of the Congress that the sulphur in that city be immediately removed to a place of safety.

October 25, 1775.

Information being given to Congress that there has been lately discovered, in the . colony of Virginia, a minera! containing a large quantity of salt petre,

Ordered, That the delegates of Virginia send an express to enquire into the truth of the fact, and to bring a sample of the mineral.

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Resolved, That it be recommended to the several provincial assemblies, conventions, or councils of safety, of the United Colonies, to export to the foreign West Indies, on account and risk of their respective colonies, as much provisions or other produce, except horned cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry, as they may deem necessary for the importation of arms, ammunition, sulphur, and saltpetre.

THE SIGNAL CORPS.

Act of June 30, 1882 (22 Stats., 117).

AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year

ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and for other purposes.

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Provided, That the allowance for commutation of quarters

for officers and enlisted men of the Signal Service serving in the Arctic regions, [shall be the same in amount as though they were serving in Washington, District of Columbia:

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INDEX.

A.

20

ABANDONED LANDS,

Page.
use of, for refugees and freedmen..

656
ABERT, JOPIN,
mentioned..

484
ABSTRACTS,
of subsistence, when to be sent....

325
ABUSES,
committee to inquire into, in the Medical Department

368
respecting correction of, in Department of Military Stores.

564
ACADEMY (see MilITARY ACADEMY).
ACCOUNTS,

manner of keeping, how regulated
of subsistence, by whom signed

22, 325
weekly, to be sent to Congress

144, 246
of funds received and expended, how made... 158, 200, 336, 408, 449, 462,,551, 578
of quotas of provisions from States, how settled..

166
respecting, of officers of the Quartermaster's Department.

175, 188
of contractors

191, 309
form of, regulated.

199, 336
in supply departments to be made quarterly.

200, 336
of purchases and issues, how settled...

257
for provisions and fuel, how made.

290
respecting settlement of hospital ..

377, 379, 391, 396
of officers of the Hospital and Medical Departments

394, 397, 408
yearly, of apothecary to be settled within six months.

399
Superintendent-general of military supplies to prescribe form of . 407,578
manner of keeping regimental paymasters', regulated by the Secretary of
War.....

455
Paymaster-General to settle and adjust all.

456
(see PAYMASTERS; COMMISSARY OF ARMY ACCOUNTS.)
of ordnance and ordnance stores.

553, 578
respecting, of prisoners of war..

643, 644
for official postage

681
payment of, in favor of disloyal persons forbidden..

54, 686,687
ACCOLTERMENTS (see LEATHER; DEERSKINS),
may be issued to detachments of seamen or marines..

202
(see SAPPERS AND MINERS.)
to be stamped “United States"

546
neglect to deliver continental, punishable.

546
States to appoint persons to manufacture.

553, 554
superintendent of military, appointed

554
how obtained

568
returns of, to be made

569
ACTS OF CONGRESS,
provisions of, amended

28, 36, 37, 131, 424, 434, 473, 682, 683, 686
extended.

36, 72, 73, 74, 203, 216, 218, 219, 310, 463
construed

342, 413, 473, 474, 504,586, 682
suspended.

428
repealed in part.

74,
78, 194, 203, 206, 209, 232, 331, 343, 344, 356, 403, 413, 414, 415,

466, 473, 502, 507,511, 512, 519, 575, 583, 588, 589, 590, 595, 625
repealed..

75, 102, 111, 129, 197, 199, 201, 208, 209,
335, 344, 350, 410, 415, 468, 469, 474, 498, 508,578,581,583, 590
77
(see l'ACANCIES; ARMY CORPs; DIVISIONS; BRIGADES.)
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
respecting purchase of books, etc., for the......

ADAMS,

Page.
to superintend the hospitals in Pennsylvania and Jersey

381
ADAMS, John,
member of committee

87, 239, 364, 536
mentioned.

121, 393
Adams, SAMUEL,
member of committee.....

87,488, 535
ADAMS, SAMUEL,
appointed hospital physician and surgeon...

389
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR (see RANK; Pay; Rations),
authorized.

69, 107
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL (see Rank; PAY; Rations),
authorized .....

72, 109
to principal army to act as chief of staff

72, 109
letters to and from the, free of postage

72, 109
provisionally retained

72, 110
ADJUTANT-GENERAL (see UNIFORM; RANK; PAY; RATIONS; FORAGE; BAGGAGE

WAGONS),
authorized.

53, 57, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 79, 80, 81
appointed

53, 55, 58, 59, 64
appointment of, announced to the Army.

53, 55
details of

56, 57, 61, 62
arms in store deliverable on order of the..

54, 143, 540
to make monthly returns to Congress.

56, 57
certain regimental returns to the, discontinued

58
when appointed from the line.

60
to be assistant inspector-general.

62, 69
(see ALLOWANCES.)
inspectors to act as

60, 63, 90, 96
to receive journals of Congress

63
how appointed..

64, 77, 78
(see HALF-PAY.)
letters and packages to and from the, free of postage.

71, 72
provisionally retained ..

72
franking privilege granted to the

73
to be a commissioner of the Soldiers' Home..

75, 78, 79
to notify State authorities of details for ambulance duty.

76
charged with certain duties relative to colored soldiers.

78
mentioned..

68, 73, 74
deputy, authorized

53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 62, 71
appointed

54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64
to make monthly reports and returns.

55
how appointed....

to appoint an assistant.
assistant, appointed

56, 61, 64
authorized.

70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
how appointed..

64, 69
to act as assistant inspector-general

78
mentioned...

69
(see VACANCIES.)
ANJUTANT-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT,
how constituted..

64, 65, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
increased

73, 74, 76, 77, 80
reduced

74, 79
reduction of, repealed

74
no new appointments or promotions in the.,

80
ADVERTISEMENT,
for proposals for quartermaster supplies...

214, 217, 225
ordinance and or inance stores may be purchased without

604
AFFIDAVITS,
to insure uniformity Secretary of War to furnish blank forms of..

419,

432, 509, 517, 590, 599, 686, 687
AGENTS (sce VUITARY AGENTS; CLOTHIER-GENERAL),
to be sent into each State to purchase goods..

147, 151
purchasing, to obtain list of prices allowed.

152, 375

Agents—Continued.

Page.
authorized for the Quartermaster's Department

155
purchase of forage.

155
in each colony to superintend the making of saltpeter. 537, 538
State to superintend manufacture of flints

541
superintendent of finance may suspend or remove

181
appoint, for purchase of supplies. 183, 296, 394, 564
to take the oath of fidelity.

261
States to appoint, for sale of clothing to the troops.

275
to impress clothing.

275
stock and provisions

276
for the purchase of flour

278
meat.

280
to be sent into each State to purchase medicines..

370
in Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.

657, 659
AGRICULTURE,
observations and signals for the benefit of.....

614, 616
AIDS-DE-CAMP,

to be taken from the line; to perform duties of assistant adjutant-general.. 73
authorized for the Inspector-General

87, 96, 105, 106
ALASKA (see LEAVE OF ABSENCE),
pay of officers serving in, increased 10 per cent

47
ALBANY, N. Y.,
hospital in, mentioned..

381, 382
deputy paymaster-general at, appointed..

453
ALDEN, ROGER,
appointed brigade-major.

58
mentioned.

60
ALEXANDER,
appointed brigade-major .......

61
ALEXANDER, WILLIAM (see STIRLING, LORD).
ALLEN, ANDREW,
member of committee

538
mentioned.

243
ALLOWANCES ( see MILEAGE; TRAVELING ALLOWANCES; COMMUTATION),
to officers regulated..

of the line detailed in the Inspector-General's Department. 143
Quartermaster-General reduced

184
contractors for military supplies.

191
purchasing commissaries..

281, 282, 283
deputy paymasters.

456
surveyor of ordnance.

558, 562
ALSOP, JOHN,
member of committee

240, 241, 537
mentioned.

142
Alloh), BENJAMIN,
mentioned.

443
AMBULANCES,
under control of medical director of army corps

420
allowance of

421
to be used only for the sick and wounded

422
AMBULANCE CORPS (see DETAILS),
how organized

420
uniformed

422
AMMUNITION (see LABORATORY),
willful damage to, how punished

177, 308, 383, 561
committee to obtain.

535, 537, 539
captured, how disposed of..

541
care of, turned over to board of war

513
Pennsylvania and the States south to lay up..

544
in ard near Philadelphia put under General Putnam's control..

545
magazines of, to be established.

545, 580
issue of, to the Southern Army.

503
how obtained

568, 690
returns of, to be made to Congress.

569
purchase of ....

572, 574
respecting tests of improvements in..

593

20, 184

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