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OF THE

SWAR DEPARTMENT

EMBRACING THE YEARS

1861, 1862 & 1863.

ADAPTED SPECIALLY FOR THE USE OF THE

ARMY AND NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES.

CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED

IN TWO VOLUMES.

WITH A FULL ALPHABETICAL INDEX,

BY

THOS. M. O'BRIEN & OLIVER DIEFENDORF,

MILITARY ATTORNEYS, LEAVEN WORTA, KANSAS.

VOL I.

NEW YORK:

DERBY & MILLER, No. 5 SPRUCE STREET.
LITTLE, BROWX & co., BOSTON; J. B. LIPPINCOTT & co., PHILADELPHIA; HUDSON TAYLOR,
WASHINGTON; J. 8. WATERS, BALTIMORE; ROBT. CLARKE & co., CINCINNATI ;
J. P. MORTON & co., LOUISVILLE; KEITI & WOODS, ST. LOUIS;

S. C. GRIGGS & CO., CHICAGO.

1864.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

O'BRIEN AND DIEFENDORF,

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 NORTH WILLIAM Sr.

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.

IN DE X.

A.

PAGB 212 256

...... 369

66

66

Abert, Col. Jobn J., retired from active service....
Absent on Leave, officers, to rejoin their regiments.
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....
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 des ers.

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 Department 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.. authorizing President to take possession of railroad and telegrapit lines. 227 to amend an act to regulate trade and intercourse with Indians....

233 making appropriations for completing defences of Washington..... " 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 inen in Western Department their pay, bounty, etc.......

247 to reorganize and increase the etliciency of the Medical Department of the army..

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