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AFFECTING

THE VOLUNTEER FORCE.

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ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE.

1863.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

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INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

Note-The figures refer to the number of the orders ; the dates, to circulars and orders

not dated.

[I] 40

ABSENTEES. (See STRAGGLERS)...

46 l'ublishes proclamation of the President warning all, without leave, to re

turn to duty; ail complying on or before April first to us ape punish-
ment, except forfeiture of pay for period of absence; delinquents to be
treated as deserters; rend zvous for, establi-hed, (See Rendezvous);
to be sent to their regiments; list of men so sent to be forwarded to the
reginental comminder and a duplicate to the Adjutant General, to whom
Coinmanders will report receipt of men.

.58
Officers who are, without leave, may, on conviction, bc reduced 10 the
ranks to serve for three years or the war

[VI] 73 On detached service, sick, or paroled, to be furnished transportation to

the place where their regiment is to be mustered out (See TRANSPOR-
TATION)

108 Tralisportation to their, regiments furnished, by provost marshals to be re

ported to the men's company commander (See TRANSPORTATION).......179 ACCOUNTS.

In settling, of officers for clothing and other military supplies, affidavits

of such officers may be received (See AFFIDAVIT)....
Advance bounty paid enlis'ed men discharged before expiration of service
to be allowed in settlement of Paymasters', (See Bounty)

(VII) 73
For tran-portation furnished drafted militia under Genral Orders No. 121,
of 1862, to be settled regardless of mode of conveyance

102 Publishes rules established for ihe rendition of the Quartermaster's De

partment's; vouchers and, to be rendered monthly--Forms No. 10 to 22
and 48 to 50, Revised Regulations; monthly, to be made in duplicate;
copies--how disposed of...

165 Payment of, presented through agents or collectors, forbidden, except on a

regular power of at orney (See UISBCRSING OFFICERS).

Repe ils regulations governing payment of, presented by agents ............280 AccOUTREMENTS.

Volunteer regiments leaving the field at expiration of term of service al

lowed to take their arins and, to place of discharge, if their officers as-
sume the responsibility (See ARMS)..

111 Of men transferred to the Invalid Corps may be sent with them or not, at

the discretion of the corps commander...... Acts of CONGRESS. (See Resolutions )

An act to facilitate the discharge of disabled soldiers from the army, and

the inspection of convalescent camps and hospitals, approved December
27, 1832

.3 An act to improve the organization of the cavalry forces, approved Janu

ary 6, 1833.
An act to increase the clerical and other force of the Quartermaster Gen-

eral's office, and for other purpoes, apprived Februưry 7, 1003
An act to authorize the risiig ot' a volunteer force for ine belter dete uce
of Kentucky, p, rovid February 7, 185.3.

.[11] 40
An act to provid: for the protection of overland emigrants to the States
and Territories of the racific, approved February 7, 1853..

.[III] 40

..203

......173

•[I] 40

1863.......

Acts of Congress--Continued.

An act to provide for the protection of overland emigrants to the States

and Territories of the Pacific, approved February 7, 1863............[111] 40
An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year

ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixiy four, and for a
deficiency for the signal service for the year ending June thirty, eighteen
hundred and sixty-thrpe, approved February 9, 1863 ..

[IV] 40
An act to promote the efficiency of the Commissary Department, approved
February 9, 1863....

:[V] 40
An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial"

expenses of ine government for the year ending thirtieth June, eighieen
hundred and sixty-four, and for the year eightern hundred and sixty-
three, and for other purposes, approved February 25, 1863

..[II] 73
An act to amend an act entitled “ An act to prevent members of Congress

and officers of the government of the United states from taking consid-
erations for procuring contracts, office, or place, from the United States,
and for other purposes," approved February 25, 1863

[111] 73
An act 10 prevent and punish frauds upon the government of the United
States, approved March 2, 1863.

··[IV] 73
An act to authorize an increase in the number of major generals and brigita

dier generals for forces in the service of the United States, approved
March 2, 1863

·[V] 73
An acı tor enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other pur-
poses, approved March 3, 1863.

.(VI)
An act to promote the efficiency of the Corps of Engineers and of the
Ordnance Department, and for other purposes, approved March 3,

...[VII] 73
An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the govern-

ment for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-four,
and for the year ending the thirtieth of June, tighteen hundred and six-

ty-three, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1833 ..(VIII] 73
An act relating to habeas corpus and regulating judicial proceedings in
certain ca es, approved March 3, 1863..

..(XI] 73
An act to authorize the brevetting of volunteer and other officers in the
United States service, approved March 3, 1863...

.(XII] 73
an act for the relief or certi in persons who have performed the duties of

assistant surgeons in regiments of cavalry, approved Mirch 3, 1863..(XIII) 73
An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the employineni of

voluiteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property,”.
approved July twenty-two, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, approved
March 3, 1863

....(XIV) 73
An act to provide for the collection of abandoned property and for the

prevention of frauds in insurrectionary districts within the United
Stutes, approved March 12, 1863..

..(XV| 73
ADJUTANTS.

Regimental, in the field allowed candles at the rate of ten pounds per

nionth

Of volunteer cavalry and infantry regiments to be extra lieutenants.. ......110
AFFIDAVIT

Of the commander of a company may be received in settling his accounts

for clothi g and other military supplies in lieu of lost vouchers, may be
accepted by the Secretary of War without other evidence..

..[I] 40
AFRICANS.
(Sce Slaves )

1
President autliorized to cause the enlisment of, as under-cooks (See

Co0Кs)
Enli i donnder the act of July 17, 1862, to be paid $10 per month, (3 ut

:::(VII) 73
whirl may be o clothing.) and to receive one ration per day:

163
Publishes order of the President for the prosection or, in the United States
service.

.252
AGENT. (See AGENTS)

Announces Brigadier General S. A. Meredith as, for the exchange of pris-

oners of war.......

..102

......227

........ 208

.....280

AGENTS. See Agent.)

Provisions of the law to prevent members of Congress from taking con-

sideration for procuring contracts, office, or place, to be construed as
embracing, of the government

.[III] 73
No, of banking or other commercial corporation or members of any mer-

cantile or trading firm allowed to act as agents or officers of the govern-
ment for the transaction of business with such corporation or firin ; of-
fenders, on conviction, to be fined not more than $2,000 nor less than
$500, and iinprisoned not exceeding two years...

:[IV] 73
For thé collection of abandoned or captured property to be appointed by

the Secretary of the Treasury, (See TREASURY); to give bonds for faith-
ful performance of duty; to give receipts for all property turned over to
thein (See PROPERTY)

...[XV] 73
Payment of accounts presented by, forbidden except on a regular power

of attorney (See DISBURSING OFFICERS)
Repeals regulation governing payment of claims presented by,........
Deserted and abandoned houses, tenements, lands, and plantations in in-

surrectionary States within the military lines, and not required for mili-
tary purposes, to be hereafter under the control of special, of the Trea-

sury Department; officers of the army to afford such, all necessary aid....331
AIDES-DE-CAMP.

Attached to general officers not exercising a command to join their regi-
ments; additional, in similar position to report by letter to the Adjutant
General.

200
Volunteer, to report monthly by letter to the Adjutant General (See Re-
PORTS),

244
ALABAMA.

Publishes proclamation of the President declaring the State of, in rebel-
lion (See SLAVES, PROCLAMATION)..

..1
ALLOTMENT COMMISSIONERS.

Appoinied by the Governor of New York recognized by the War Depart-

ment ......................................
AMMUNITION.
Transportation for, to be in proportion to the amount to be carried.

274
Modifies President's order prohibiting the exportation of, from the United
States (See Arms)....

300
APPLICATIONS.

Regulate mode of making, for admission into the Invalid Corps by officers

and men honorably discharged for wounds or disease .....
APPOINTMENTS.

Of officers in the Signal Corps may be made during the recess of Congress

to allow for their thorough examination; to be submitted to the Senate
at their next session (See SIGNAL CORPs)...

[VIII) 73
Of non-commissioned officers of volunteer companies cannot be made

before the muster of the company is completed. (See Muster)...... 239
Records of, as veterinary surgeon of cavalry to be kept in the Adjutant

General's office (See CAVALRY BUREAU, VETERINARY SURGEONS)...

Announces, in the regular and volunteer forces
APPROPRIATIONS.

For the protection of emigrants by the overland routes to the States and
Territories of the Pacific

[[[!] 90
For the support of the army..........................................
Public printing..

..........................................400
Payment of bounties and advance pay ......................
ARKANSAS.

Publishes proclamation of the President declaring the State of, in rebel-

lion (See Slaves, Rebellion).......
Office oi' Military Governor of, abolished; revokes appointments of J. S.
Phelps as governor and A. F. Eno as secretary

211
ARMIES.

General and other officers newly promoted to remain in their respective,

unless otherwise ordered
Commanders of, to report weekly to the Adjutant General vacancies to be

filled in consolidated regiments; reports-how made. (See REPORTS).......85

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(IV) 40

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