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not exceeding four, as the service may require, who shall be appointed, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, in the same manner, have the same brevet rank, pay, and emoluments, and be charged with the same duties, as those now authorized by law: Provided, That these additional appointments shall continue only so long as the exigencies of the service may render necessary.

Act of March 3, 1847 (9 Stats., 184).

AN ACT making provision for an additional number of general offices, and for other

purposes.

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SEC. 2. That there shall be added to the Adjutant-General's Department one assistant adjutant-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of a lieutenant-colonel of cavalry, and two assistant adjutants-general with the brevet rank, pay, and emoluments of a captain of cavalry, to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, in the same manner and be charged with the same duties as those authorized by existing laws.

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SEC. 20. That the provisions of the sixth section of the act entitled "An act respecting the organization of the Army," etc., approved August twenty-third, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, which allow additional rations to certain officers of the Army, be, and the same are hereby, so extended as to embrace the

AdjutantGeneral of the Army from the date of the act.

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SEC. 22. That all the officers appointed

under this act shall be discharged at the close of the war with Mexico.

Act of July 19, 1848 (9 Stats., 247).

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act

providing for the prosecution of the existing war between the United States and the Republic of Mexico,'” and for other purposes.

SEC. 3. That so much of

the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, as requires the discharge at the close of the war with Mexico of an assistant adjutant-general, with the rank, pay, etc., of a lieutenant-colonel of cavalry, and two assistant adjutants-general, with the brevet rank, pay, etc., of a captain of cavalry, as authorized by the second section of the said act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven,

be, and the same is hereby, repealed: Provided, That no vacancy happening under the provisions so repealed shall be filled up until further author. ized by law.

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Act of March 2, 1849 (9 Stats, 351).

AN ACT to provide for an increase of the medical staff, and for an additional number

of chaplains of the Army of the United States.

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SEC. 4. . that so much of the proviso to the third section of the act approved July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, as relates to officers of the Adjutant-General's Department be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Act of March 3, 1851 (9 Stats., 595).

AN ACT to found a military asylum for the relief and support of invalid and disabled

soldiers of the Army of the United States.

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SEC. 2. That

the Adjutant-General shall be, ex officio, commissioners of the same.

August 31, 1852 (10-105). Sec. 15. Adjutant-General Roger Jones to be allowed the pay, etc., of his commission as Adjutant-General from the date of the reduction of the Army in 1821, until March 7, 1825, when he was restored to his rank in the staff.

Act of July 22, 1861 (12 Stats., 268).

AN ACT to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws

and protecting public property.

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each division shall have

one assistant adjutant-general with the rank of major. Each brigade .. shall have

one assistant adjutant-general with the rank of captain.

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AN ACT providing for the better organization of the military establishment.

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Sec. 2. . That hereafter the Adjutant-General's Department shall consist of the following officers, namely: One adjutant-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of a brigadier-general; one assistant adjutant-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of a colonel of cavalry; two assistant adjutant-generals, with the rank, pay, and emoluments each of a lieutenant-colonel of cavalry; four assistant adjutant-generals, with the rank, pay, and emoluments each of a major of cavalry; and twelve assistant adjutant-generals, with the rank, pay, and emoluments each of a captain of cavalry;

and to be taken from the line of the Army, either of the volunteers or Regular Army.

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Act of July 17, 1862 (12 Stats., 594). AN ACT to define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the Army, and for

other purposes.

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SEC. 22. That there shall be added to the Adjutant-General's Department by regular promotion of its present officers, one colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, and nine majors; and that the grade of captain in said department shall thereafter be abolished, and all vacancies occurring in the grade of major shall be filled by selections from among the captains of the Army.

Act of July 17, 1862 (12 Stats., 597).

AN ACT to amend the act calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union,

suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, approved February twenty-eight, seventeen hundred and ninety-tive, and the act amendatory thereof, and for other purposes.

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SEC. 10. That each army corps shall have

one assistant adjutant-general,

who shall bear

the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and who shall be assigned from the Army or volunteer force by the President.

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AN ACT to establish a uniform system of ambulances in the armies of the United

States,

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SEC. 11. That it shall be the duty of the commander of the army corps to transmit to the Adjutant-General the names and rank of all officers and enlisted men detailed for service in the ambulance corps of such army corps, stating the organizations from which they may have been so detailed; and if such officers and men belong to volunteer organizations the Adjutant-General shall thereupon notify the governors of the several States in which such organizations were raised of their detail for such service; and it shall be the duty of the commander of the army corps to report to the Adjutant-General from time to time the conduct and behavior of the officers and enlisted men of the ambulance corps, and the Adjutant-General shall forward copies of such reports, so far as they relate to officers and enlisted men of volunteer organizations, to the governors of the States in which such organizations were raised.

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AN ACT to increase and fix the military peace establishment of the United States.

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SEC. 10. That the Adjutant-General's Department of the Army shall hereafter consist of the officers now authorized by law, viz: One Adjutant-General, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of a brigadiergeneral; two assistant adjutants-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of colonels of cavalry; four assistant adjutants-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of lieutenant-colonels of cavalry; and thirteen assistant adjutants-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of majors of cavalry.

SEC. 23. That the adjutants-general

shall hereafter be appointed by selection from the corps to which they belong.

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Act of March 5, 1869 (15 Stats., 315). AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending

June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes.

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SEC. 6. That until otherwise directed by law there shall be no new appointments and no promotions in the Adjutant-General's Department.

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Resolution of April 10, 1869 (16 Stats., 53). JOINT RESOLUTION concerning vacancies in the Adjutant-General's Department.

That the vacancies existing in the Adjutant-General's Department at the time of the passage of the act approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, “making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes," be, and the same is hereby, exempted from the operation of said act.

June 10, 1872 (17–347). The unfinished business of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, etc., was turned over to the Adjutant-General July 1, 1872, who exercised control until January 1, 1879, when the Bureau was ordered closed and all papers relating to payment of bounties, etc., to be turned over to the Paymaster-General. It was finally closed in the Adjutant-General's Office June 30, 1879.

Act of March 3, 1873 (17 Stats., 578). AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of

the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.

That the sixth section of an act entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, is so far modified as to authorize and permit the President of the United States to nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one assistant adjutantgeneral, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of a major in the said department.

Act of March 3, 1875 (18 Stats., 478). AN ACT to reduce and fix the Adjutant-General's Department of the Army. That the Adjutant-General's Department of the Army shall hereafter consist of one Adjutant-General, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of a brigadier-general; two assistant adjutants-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of colonels; four assistant adjutants-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of lieutenant-colonels; and ten assistant adjutants-general, with the rank, pay, and emoluments of majors.

SEC. 2. That so much of section six of the act entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, as applies to the Adjutant-General's Department, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

March 3, 1875 (18–515). Maj. N. H. McLean, late of the Army, to be appointed to first vacancy in lowest grade of the Adjutant-General's Department, or be reinstated and retired with rank to which he would have attained at the date of this act. [Major McLean was appointed lieutenant-colonel and assistant adjutant-general March 18, 1875, to rank from March 3, and was retired March 18, to date from March 3.]

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Sec. 1094. The Army of the United States shall consist of

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SEC. 1128. The Adjutant-General's Department of the Army shall consist of one Adjutant-General, with the rank of brigadier-general; two assistant adjutants-general, with the rank of colonel of cavalry; four assistant adjutants-general, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel of cavalry; and thirteen assistant adjutants-general, with the rank of major of cavalry.

SEC. 1129. All vacancies in the grade of major in the AdjutantGeneral's Department shall, when filled, be filled by selection from captains of the Army.

SEC. 1130. Assistant adjutants-general shall, in addition to their own duties, perform those of assistant inspectors-general when the convenience of the service requires them to do so.

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Sec. 1193. The adjutants-general,

shall be appointed by selection from the corps to which they belong.

Sec. 1194. Until otherwise directed by law, there shall be no new appointments and no promotions in the denartments of AdjutantGeneral.

SEC. 1647. Each division (of militia called into service] shall have

one assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of major. Each brigade shall have

one assistant adjutant-general with the rank of captain,

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SEC. 4815. The

Adjutant-General shall constitute a board of commissioners for the Soldiers' Home.

June 20, 1878 (20–206). Expenses of collection and disbursement of bounty, etc., to colored soldiers, to be disbursed under direction of the Adjutant-General.

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