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GENERAL ORDERS WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 89.

Washington, October 21, 1875. The course of instruction at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, will in future, commencing with the next term, May, 1876, be two years instead of one, and General Orders No. 99, November 13, 1867, from this Office, is modified accordingly.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, November 1, 1875.

No. 90.

Rooms and Fuel.

That part of General Orders No. 82, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, current series, as follows: "General Orders No. 18, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 1874, will govern as to allowances of rooms and fuel,” is revoked, and the following is substituted therefor:

General Orders No. 18, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 1874, will govern as to allowances of rooms as quarters, and fuel therefor.

It will also govern as to allowances of rooms and fuel therefor, except as follows:

To the Aides-de-camp to the Commanding Officer of a Geographical Division or Department will be allowed one office room.

To the Headquarters of a Geographical Division or Department will be allowed, in addition to the prescribed office rooms to the officers on duty thereat, such number of rooms for the clerks, records, &c., of the several Staff Corps (not including the Quartermaster's and Subsistence Departments) as may be necessary, not to exceed eight (8) in all, to be assigned by the Chief Quartermaster under direction of the Commanding Officer.

Where the allowance of office rooms to officers of the Quartermaster's Department is insufficient there will be allowed such additional rooms as may be necessary, not to exceed three, (3,) to be regulated by the Quartermaster General.

To officers of the Subsistence Department, under same circumstances, will be allowed not to exceed two (2) additional rooms, to be regulated upon recommendation of the Commissary General of Subsistence and approved by the Quartermaster General.

The authorized office allowance of fuel may be supplied to each of the additional rooms hereinbefore specified.

General Orders No. 18 is also modified as follows:

In line five, on page 2, before the words "Medical Purveyor," strike out the letter a and insert "an Assistant," so that it will read “an Assist

Officers' Baggage. Paragraph 1097, Revised Army Regulations, is modified as follows:

The baggage to be transported is limited to camp and garrison equipage and officers' baggage. Officers’ baggage shall not exceed (mess-chest and all personal baggage included) as follows:

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These amounts shall be reduced pro rata by the commanding officer when necessary, and may be increased by the Quartermaster General on transports by water when proper in special cases.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Assistant Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS

WAR DEPARTMENT,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, November 8, 1875.

No. 91.

Cases have occurred of payment to assignees of forged final statements on which the transfer was attested by the genuine signature of an officer, witness to the transfer, as prescribed in Note 3 on printed form of final statement.

In future it will be held to be the duty of such witnessing officer to satisfy himself of the genuineness of the papers, (both discharge and final statements,) and in the event of their proving to be forgeries the amount, if any, paid thereon will be charged against and stopped from

his pay.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Adjutant General OFFICIAL:

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