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BARRACK MASTER'S DEPARTMENT,

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duties of officers of the, respecting articles furnished to Congress

157
supernumerary officers in the, to be discharged

166
abolished.

166
BARRACKS,
to be built where permanent magazines are established

152
respecting building of

155, 164, 184, 220
placed in charge of Quartermaster-General.

163
to be provided for prisoners of war

640, 643
BARRELS,
Flour, pork, and beef, how disposed of..

275
BARTLETT, John,

elected physician and surgeon-general of army in Northern Department.. 374

mentioned
BARTLETT, JOSIAH,
Member of committee

247, 540
BATCHELDER, RICHARD N.,
mentioned.

140
BATES, ALFRED E.,
mentioned...

413
BATHORSES,
allotment of, to the Inspector-General..

95, 172
Judge-Advocate and deputies

126, 172
officers of the Quartermaster's Department... 172, 187
Department of Military Stores

172,

187,567, 568
commissary of prisoners

172, 647, 651
brigade quartermasters.

172
express postmaster and express rider..

172, 187
BATTALION PAYMASTERS,
authorized for the Corps of Artillery ....

164
BAXTER, JEDEDIAH H.,
mentioned.

362
BAYNTON, JOHN,

appointed deputy paymaster-general to the troops on the frontiers of Vir-
ginia and Pennsylvania

447
resigned

453
mentioned

453
BAYONETS,
respecting manufacture of..

... 537, 539, 543
good firelocks without, not to be rejected

538
impressment of..

548
BEACKLY, CHRISTIAN,
commissioned first lieutenant of artillery artificers...

549
BEACONS,
sites for, to be determined by Topographic Bureau

505
BEATTY, John,
elected commissary-general of prisoners.

641
resignation accepted

647
mentioned

637
BEAUFORT,
mentioned

380
BEBEE, JAMES,
to be commissioned captain of sappers and miners.

491
mentioned...

493
Bedding,
to be furnished to the troops.

143
BEDFORD, GUNNING,
appointed deputy muster master for the New York Department

631
promoted muster master general...

632
mentioned

629
BEDLOE, WILLIAM,
mentioned...

45,0
BEEF (see CATTLE; BARRELS),
exportation of, prohibited.

251, 280
committee to provide fresh.

253
States' quotas of....

306, 312, 313, 314
how delivered and paid for.

307, 316

59

BEEF_Continued.

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part of quota of, from Maryland may be retained in that State..

310
fresh, to be issued daily....

322
BEER,
contracts to be made for supplying

265
BELL, John R.,
mentioned.

52, 86
BELL, WILLIAM H.,
mentioned

238
Bells (see CHURCH BELLS).
BELTON, John,
to superintend the making and altering 100 muskets.

517
BENET, STEPHEN V.,
mentioned.

534
BERNARD, Simon,
to be assistant in the Corps of Engineers.

499
to have rank of brigadier-general by brevet

500
BERRIEN, John,

appointed brigade-major
mentioned ..

59
BETHLEHEM, PA.,
removal of military stores to

548
BippLE, CLEMENT,
elected deputy quartermaster-general.

144
appointed commissary-general of forage.

152
mentioned

114
BILLS OF CREDIT,
depreciation of continental, to be remedied

17
BINDING,
by the Public Printer not to exceed allotment to bureaus..

44
BINNEY, BARNABAS,
appointed hospital physician and surgeon

389
Bird,
mentioned...

540
BISCUITS,
flour to be baked into

264
respecting issue of captured

322
BLACKSMITHS (see Pay; RATIONS; Clothing),
company of, to be sent to camp...

145
to be attached to ambulance corps of divisions..

422
necessary, in Ordnance Department to be enlisted

579, 586
to be designated as corporals”.

590
BLAINE, EPHRAIM,
appointed to purchase blankets and shoes ..

243
commissary for Colonel Mackay's battalion

248
to the troops in Cumberland County, Pa.

252
elected deputy commissary-general of purchases.

265
commissary-general of purchases.

303
to make returns of supplies furnished by each State.

312
continued commissary-general of purchases

317
mentioned ...

238, 278, 303
BLAND, Richard,
mentioned.

126, 398
BLANEY, A ARON,
pay and rations allowed to, as issuing storekeeper

244
BLANKETS,
importation of

242, 251
purchase of

146, 243, 247, 249, 250, 275
allowance to men bringing a good new, into camp.

241, 249
assessment of, recommended to State legislatures.

252
price to be charged to enlisted men for

268
issues of ...

301,318
to be delivered to director-general of hospital

277,376
BLEEKER, LEONARD,
to do the duty of inspector.....

100
BLICKER, JAMES,
elected deputy commissary-general of issues.

265
mentioned.

265

BLOOMFIELD, Moses,

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appointed hospital physician and surgeon.

389
resignation accepted.

390
mentioned ...

395
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (see Soldiers' HOME),

to investigate plan for reclamation of alluvial basin of Mississippi River.. 512
BOARD OF ORDNANCE,
composition of subordinate..

488, 553
BOARD OF ORDNANCE AND FORTIFICATION,
composition and duties of the

523, 602
BOARD OF TREASURY,
mentioned

163, 169, 175, 178, 190, 255, 259, 263, 277,
285, 294, 298, 302, 305, 326, 327, 328, 450, 452, 457, 551, 557, 562
Board of WAR,
reported a form of a commission for staff officers.

1+
to purchase six wagons, with horses and harness

147
superintend the civil departments of the Army

153
prepare regulations for the Quartermaster's Department

155
employ agents for the purchase of forage

155
numberof wagonersenlisted and regulations respecting them to be reported
to the

162
to superintend the Quartermaster's Department..

165
procure from the Quartermaster-General returns of all officers, agents,
etc., of the department....

165
discharge supernumerary officers in the barrack master's department.. 166
purchase covered wagons for the artillery..

147
direct disposition of goods seized or contracted for in Philadelphia .. 159–290
suspend or dismiss all supernumerary officers in the Quartermaster's
Department ..

175
furnish the Southern army with tents.

180
make contracts for supplying the Army with beer, vegetables, soap, etc. 265
cooperate with General Washington in effectual measures for supplying
the Army

268-548
(see MASSACHUSETTS BAY.)
inquire what measures have been taken by the Pennsylvania legislature
to lay up magazines....

279
order purchases of flour and provisions, etc.

280
employ agents to purchase meat

280
appoint directors and subdirectors of the company of bakers

281
make regulations for conducting the hides department...

285
prepare instructions, etc., for the conduct of the clothier's department. 295
appoint commissaries of hides and make regulations for their govern-
ment.

297
advise State executive powers of any considerable additions to stock of
clothing..

299
give orders for supplying prisoners of war with indian meal in lieu of
fiour...

300
purchase leather

300
superintend department of purchases and issues.

302
furnish the Southern army with clothing and equipments.

318
confer with minister from France respecting certain officers.

489
frame regulations for the Corps of Engineers, etc..

490
employ persons for the manufacture of flints...

541
contract for a number of cannon of the new construction

516
relative to delivery of leather by the.....

547
authorized to purchase powder and military stores

547
relative to contracts for making steel

550
to inquire into conduct of the armorer's department

554
contract for muskets and bayonets.

555
furnish certain military stores to the Southern army

563
ammunition and equipments to the artillery and cavalry in the
Southern army; employ artiticers to repair arms.

563
relative to officers and artificers at the Springfield laboratory

565
reports of..

287, 291, 190, 191, 560
mentioned

153, 161, 162,
163, 168, 170, 173, 174, 176, 178, 260, 263, 270, 274, 277, 279,
280, 283, 285, 288, 296, 298, 299, 304, 305, 308, 316, 317, 319,
382, +90, 519, 550, 551, 555, 559, 560, 562, 563, 564, 565

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BOARD OF WAR AND ORDNANCE,
to appoint agents to purchase necessaries for the Army.

296
all contracts for casting cannon turned over to the..

517
to submit estimate for a brass foundry.

551
appoint persons to manufacture Aints..

541
contract with Mr. Byers as superintendent of a brass foundry.

553
for battering cannon, mortars, etc.

554
appoint a field commissary of military stores.

556
surveyor of ordnance

558
procure a quantity of shot and shell.

500
remove unnecessary officers in department of military stores.

500
vacate contract with Mr. Byers

565
mentioned..

547, 551, 552, 553, 556, 556, 157, 558
BOARDS ( see MEDICAL BOARD; LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD),
appointed to reorganize mode of making coast surveys

503
consider subject of fortifications, torpedoes, etc

520, 601
examine all inventions of heavy ordnance, etc

519
to report on property of the Signal Corps..

623
BOARDS OF ENGINEERS,
appointed

511,512, 513, 519,522, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528
BOARDS (F ENROLLMENT,
composition and duties of..

668, 670, 672, 673, 674,676
BOARDS OF EXAMINATION,
composition and duties of....

211, 212, 346, 347, 470, 471, 673
to pass on officers and men prior to detail for signal duty.

614
Воро, Отто,
appointed hospital physician and surgeon.

389
accepted commutation in lieu of half pay.

401
BOMBARDIERS,
company of, how organized.

498
disbanded.

500
BOYFORD, GEORGE,
mentioned.

534
Bond, JR., THOMAS,
elected purveyor

389
mentioned..

362, 391
BONDS,
to be furnished by officers of the Quartermaster's Department.

199,

202, 205, 207, 208
department of purchases.

269,
284, 285, 335, 338, 448
issues.

269, 284, 285, 418
Pay Department

415, 418,
455, 458, 459, 460, 461, 463, 464, 466, 167, 468
Medical Department

410, 419, 423
clothier-general

318
paymasters and military storekeepers at arsenals and
armories..

585
commissioner and assistants of Bureau of Refugees,
Freedmen, etc

655, 656, 657
of officers of the Pay Department, when to be renewed

169
Books,
for the inspecting and mustering department.

179
respecting purchase of, for the Adjutant-General's Office.

SO
BOSTON HARBOR, Mass.,
mentioned.

511
BOUDINOT, ELIAS,
appointed commissary-general of prisoners, with rank of colonel..

639
empowered to appoint deputies...

639
mentioned ..

127,637,641
BOUNTY,
wagoners to receive same, as enlisted men of the Army.

161
a suit of clothes as a

162
respecting a, for the manufacture of muskets

5+1
to laborers of the Ordnance Department

579
respecting, of soldiers transferred to the Navy

672, 677
received by minors to be repaid before their discharge

675
respecting, for colored volunteers...

676

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BOUNTY FUND,

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retained, of colored soldiers, how disposed of...

659, 660
BOUNTY LAND (see LAND),

artificers and laborers of ordnance entitled to..
BOWMAN, John,
elected deputy paymaster for the western district....

453
Box, DANIEL,
to do duty as brigade major

53, 55
mentioned

54, 56
BRADFORD, JOHN,
mentioned.

179, 181, 273, 300
BRADFORD, WILLIAM,
to do duty as brigade major

56
BRADFORD, JR., WILLIAM,
elected deputy muster master general....

634
mentioned.

635
BRANDY,
included in the ration

328, 330, 333
BRANDYWINE,
issue of rum for gallantry of troops in battle of

268
BRANDYWINE SHOALS, Pa.,
works on, mentioned.

504
BRAXTON, CARTER,
member of committee

540
Brazos River CHANNEL AND DOCK COMPANY,
mentioned ...

526
BREAD (see HARD BREAD).
BRECK, SAMUEL,
mentioned

52
BRECKENRIDGE, JOSEPH C.,
mentioned.

86
BREECHES,
purchase of leather and deerskins for...

153, 274
huckskin, to be purchased

112
BREECH-LOADING GUNS,
respecting contraction and test of..

593
BRENT, ROBERT,
mentioned.

443
BREVETS (see UNIFORMS),

may be issued to certain officers who in 1777 held a commission by, higher
than their present rank..

23
conferrable for gallant services

26
ten years' service in any one grade.

26, 681
only by consent of the Senate.

29
on volunteer officers for services prior to appointment in
Regular Army..

36
when, entitled to pay or emoluments

456
BREWEN, JEREMIAH,
appointed to superintend the artificers...

490
BREWER, JONATHAN,
appointed barrack master.

112
mentioned.

142
BREWER, SAMUEL,
mentioned

53, 54
BRIBES,
contractors offering, how punished ....

216
BRICE, BENJAMIN W.,
mentioned...

443
BRICE, JACOB,
appointed brigade major....

62
inspector

95
BRIDGES,
construction of, across the Detroit River.

520
Great Kanawha River, West Virginia.

522
location of, across Mississippi River at Hickman, Ky

522
(see NATIONAL Road; North Rwer Bridge.)
examination and construction of..

511, 512

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