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In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Kansas.

EDWARD 0. JENKINS,

Printer and Stereotyper,
No. 20 Nortu WILLIAM ST.

PREFACE.

With the view of meeting a very general demand throughout the military service of the United States, the compilers have, at great expense, prepared the Index and published these volumes, containing, word for word, every General Order issued, numerically, by the War Department during the years 1861, 1862 and 1863. We believe that the publication of all the orders in book form, to take the place of the great mass of orders issued in sheets without index, hitherto used by officers, will be appreciated by those whose proper discharge of duty calls for constant reference to the requirements of the various Departments of the Government; and we have earnestly endeavored to make the INDEX a valuable auxiliary to Staff Officers of Department and Division Head-quarters, Paymasters, Quartermasters, Mustering and Disbursing Officers, Commissaries, Provost Marshals, and, in fact, the whole Field and Staff and Line of the Army. The magnitude of the struggle in which the country is now engaged has necessitated frequent changes and modifications of the Regulations of the Army, in relation to the operations of forces in the field, which are alone promulgated in General Orders, and, of the vast number of officers in the Army and Navy, it is safe to assume that not one in fifty possesses a complete file. To supply this class the work has been published, and as the object sought is the enhancement of the public good, by furnishing a ready means for observance of rules prescribed through the Secretary of War for the improvement of the service, we hazard the belief that Company Officers will also avail themselves of an opportunity thus afforded of direct instruction in the modus operandi of official routine regarding responsibility for, and reports relating to, Ordnance and Company property. Without egotism, we may submit that, to every branch of the service, the concise and complete form of the publication will prove convenient, and peculiarly commend itself to State authorities and their Militia organizations, also to Military associations, clerks in the various Departments of Government, and libraries throughout the Union. Historians of the War, Editors and others will find their labors of research vastly curtailed by its chronological arrangement and full Index.

New YORK, 1864.

THE COMPILERS.

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Abert, Col. John J., retired from active service.....

212
Absent on Leave, officers, to rejoin their regiments..

256
Absent without Leave, officers considered, unless found at their posts within fifteen days. 261

on return to command, to be tried by Court or Com-
mission.....

302
Absent from duty, officers, on account of disease existing prior to entering service, to
be immediately mustered out.

363

Absent officers to be dismissed the service....

461

Absentees from General Muster of August 19, 1862, to be reported deserters..

352

Absentees to join their Commands if able to do so....

351

Accidents, troops transported by rail to march on foot over bridges, to prevent. 168

Accounts for board of soldiers in private hospitals....

295

under the Draft payable by the Commissary General of Subsistence..

454

connected with the Draft and Militia organization, rules respecting..

461

chargeable to the Recruiting Fund to be audited in certain cases by War De-

partment before payment......

461

Act of Congress relative to seizure of arsenals, forts, etc., by rebels..

87

additional to Act of July 22, 1861.

90

calling forth the Militia....

92

for the better organization of the Military establishment.

93

supplemental to the Act of July 29, 1861..

98

making Appropriations for Fortifications..

98

to promote efficiency of Engineer Corps...

98

to authorize increase in Corps of Engineers...

99

to increase pay of Privates and for other purposes.

99

for the relief of Ohio and other Volunteers...

100

relative to Courts Martial in the army.

218

to provide Allotment Certificates among the volunteer forces...... 219

authorizing President to take possession of railroad and telegraph lines. 227

to amend an act to regulate trade and intercourse with Indians..... 238

making appropriations for completing defences of Washington.... 233

“ the Signal service ....

239

additional appropriations for support of the army.

..240, 317

an additional article of war..

242

to provide for appointment of Sutlers in the Volunteer service........ 243

to secure to officers and men in Western Department their pay,

bounts, etc.....

247

to reorganize and increase the efficiency of the Medical Department

of the army..

253

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Act of Congress making appropriations for pay of two and three years' volunteers.... 257

to facilitate discharge of enlisted men......

to authorize appointment of Medical Storekeepers and Chaplains of

hospitals......

258

to prevent and punish fraud on part of officers entrusted with making

contracts......

259, 298

making appropriation for payment of Bounty to Volunteers... 323

to provide for additional Medical Officers of the Volunteer service . 323

to prescribe an Oath of Office...

324

to grant Pensions......

335

to prevent members of Congress from participation in contracts, etc.

338

prohibiting confinement in Penitentiarý of persons in the military

service.....

339

to suppress insurrection, to punish treason, etc...

340

providing for prompt settlement of accounts of disbursing officers... 343

defining Pay and Emoluments of certain officers of the Army.. 344

to amend the act calling forth the Militia, etc.....

347

to reimburse State of Missouri for expense of Arming and Paying

troops......

350

suspending temporarily operation of the Act to Punish Frauds in

Contracts....

851

Actual Travelling Expense of recruiting officers detailed from Regiments..

163

Adjutant General's Department, promotions and appointments in....

20

additions 10....

93

grade of Captain abolished in the..

347

Adjutant General assigned to Army Corps to remain permanently attached...

471

Adjutant and Regimental Quartermaster Company officers....

33

Adjutants, Regimental, Appointment and Resignation of, to be reported to Adjutant

General..

90

Adjutant or Post Commander to forward Mortuary Records to the Adjutant General.. 158
Generals of States to be supplied with Blauks, Books, etc..

232
Adair, Lieutenant John, dismissed the service as a Deserter..

247
Advance Bounty payable during existing war.........

814
to Nine Months' Volunteers.....

348
to Volunteers enlisting in the Regular Army..

411

Additional Article of War for the Government of the Army.

892

African descent, persons of, to be employed for Suppression of Rebellion..

343, 349
pay of, enrolled in the Military service.....

349
Agents for paying Pensions, compensation of....

338
Aides-de-Camp, President to appoint additional...
to General Officers not to be taken from Regular Army..

101
how reported on Returns.....

165

to be selected as authorized in Act of July 29, 1861.

230

additional not to be placed on duty until appointed by the President. 230

list of......

306

to be nominated to the Senate..

321, 347

for Corps Commanders to be appointed by the President.

471

Lieutenants appointed, carried on Regimental Rolls as on detached

service....

165

power of apppointing rests exclusively with the President...

280
Aliens residing in United States not to take a general or qualified Oath of Allegiance. 326
enlisted in the Army thereafter become Citizens of the United States..

847
Allotment Tickets directed to be introduced in the Volunteer forces....

89
Allotment Commissioners to be appointed by the President...

219
Roll for payment of families of Volunteers....

163

98

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