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Summary of Revolver Firing by the Troops of the Cavalry Regiments of the United States Army for 1897.

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Mounted practice.

Mounted practice.

Regiment.

Average per cent. Dismounted practice.

Average per

cent. Tar

Average per

cent. Tar

Average per cent

for the three courses.

Average per cent. Dismounted practice.

get D.

Regiment.

Average per cent

for the three courses.

Average per

cent. Tar

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Troop.

Average per

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Order.

get D.

Troop.

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Order.

1st Cavalry.

68.4
70.0
73.1
80.5
61.2
74.4
65.2
70.0
66. 6
86.6

77.5
45.7
57.1
58.8
46.4
61.4
55.8
51.0
47.5
81.9

71.2
43. 9
55.8
54.0
46.3
63.5
55.5
50.3
50.0
81.9

72.4
53.2
62.0
64.4
51.3
66.4
57.9
57.1
54.7
83,5

6th Cavalry.

60.0
63.7
69.6
71.6
72.3
76.9
61.9
61.5
67.9
74.0

E
F
G
H
I

51.8
49.9
47.2
39.3
57.2
66.9
45.2
60.8
40.8
75.9

53. 1
44.6
43.2
42.5
51.2
52.0
41.4
51.6
41.6
66.7

55.0
52.7
53. 3
51.2
60.2
65.3
49.5
54.6
50.1
72.2

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2d Cavalry.

61.5 49.7 67.5 70,5 75.3 75.4 79.2 71.1 43. ( 72.1

69.9 74.1 45,1 70.1 70.9 65,1 71.6 68,2 48.8 65.2

71.3 81.5 41.7 65.7 57.7 63.5 68.3 68.2 45.5 63.4

67.6 68.5 52.4 68.8 68.0) 68.0 73.0 69.1 45.8 66.9

7th Cavalry.

68.0 69.5 89.0 64. 7 66.2 80.4 77.1 77.6 60.0 62.7

54.3 62.7 64.4 52.0 53.5 74.9 70.4 65.3 48.4 19.1

50.9 52.7 64,7 47.4 54.0 54.3 66.3 59.2 47.9 49.8

57.8 61.6 72.7 54.8 67.9 69.9 71.3 67.4 52.1 53. 9

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81.1 77.5 72.8 76.9 75.6

42.1 50.5 63. 1 42.9 52.3

41.8 49.5 72.4 39.9 45.4

56.0 59. 2 69.4 53.2 57.8

60 46 21 73 51

F
G
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I
K
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69.6 63.2 61.2 61.2 68.6 70.3 65.7 75.4 66.6 53.7

44.1 65,7 49.2 75,0 62,3 79.1 73.3 84.9 58. 56.7

45.8 48.4 48.4 64.3 54.1 55.9 57.8 70.7 47.7 52.3

53.2 59.1 52.9 66.8 61.7 68.4 65.6 77.0 57.4 54.3

71
47
74
32
42
26
35

8
55
66

72.7 78.3 75.1 72.6

8th Cavalry.

72.6 59.7 71.9 40.4

63.8 57.4 72.2 36.9

69.7 65, 1 73.1 50.0

20 37 12 87

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3d Cavalry.

A
B
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4th Cavalry.

E
F
G
H
I
K
L*

64.6
80.1
77.0
61.1
68.5
66. 2
59.4
64.2
76.3
50.3

46.0
61.0
58.2
50.4
43,1
66.4
49.0
53.8
63.8
44.7

37.9
65.6
55.9
39.1
32.0
46.4
40.4
42.9
72,7
43.9

49.5
68.9
63.7
50.2
47.9
59.7
49.6
53.6
70.9
46.3

91
23
39
85
94
45
89
69
18
96

9th Cavalry.

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Н
I
K
L*

65.8
67.7
69.9
57.2
63.7
72.7
58,1
61.2
64,2
57.7

58.8
53.0
66.2
47.2
50.4
48.5
49.4
52.5
73.5
54.2

46.2
47.3
50.3
33.2
38.8
48.8
32.6
40.7
61.0
42.7

56.9
56.0
62.1
45.9
51.0
56.7
46.7
51.5
66.3
51.5

57
59
40
97
84
58
95
81
34
80

5th Cavalry.

80.9 74.8 74.9 90.6 82. 2 79.8 84.6 68.8 84.3 84.5

81.5 83.0 89.2 95.1 90.3 91.1 82.0 57.7 98.4 95.3

60.1 63.5 69.9 83.8 79.9 78.2 60.0 46.4 94.3 83.8

74.2 73.8 78.0 89.8 84.1 83.0 75.6 57.6 92.3 87.9

10th Cavalry.

52.7 48.8 63.1 70.5 64.1 62.6 61.7 66.0 55.1 68.7

48.9 47.6 48. 2 47.6 54.9 47.0 44.3 50. 2 39.7 55. 2

41.5 48.3 44.0 44.1 53.5 45.7 43.3 47.3 36.5 48.4

47.9 48. 2 51.6 54.1 57.5 51.9 49.8 54.5 43.8 57.5

93 92 79 67 53 78 88 65 99 54

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2 No practice.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, January 4, 1898.

No. 2.

By direction of the Acting Secretary of War, the following is published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned:

The attention of officers of the Quartermaster's Department is invited to the following circular of the Honorable Secretary of the Treasury, No. 187, of date November 11, 1897:

By the terms of an agreement recently entered into between the Secretary of the Treasury and the Union Pacific Reorganization Committee for the settlement and payment in full to November 1, 1897, of the indebtedness of the Union Pacific Railway Company to the United States, all claims for services rendered by the said company to the United States remaining unsettled or unpaid on November 1, 1897, and all claims for like service thereafter rendered are required to be paid to the company in cash.

In order, therefore, to facilitate the adjustment of matters involved in such settlement and to carry into full effect the terms of said agreement, it is hereby ordered that all pending claims for transportation services heretofore rendered by said company to the United States, and all claims for like services hereafter rendered, shall be settled by the accounting officers in favor of said company without reference to bond and interest account or to the requirements of the sinking fund created by the act of May 7, 1878.

The provisions of Department Circular No. 45, of March 9, 1895, are hereby modified accordingly.

Also to the decision of the Honorable Secretary of the Treasury of December 4, 1897:

That accounts for services rendered for the Government over the main line of the Union Pacific from Council Bluffs to Ogden remaining unpaid, may be paid either by the disbursing officers of the War Department or through the accounting officers of the Treasury as may be most convenient.

Also to the fact that of dates November 29 and December 24, 1897, the Auditor of the Union Pacific Railway Company has suggested that:

There is no necessity now for issuing more than one bill of lading or Government transportation request for service between any two points on the Union Pacific System except where one of the points is on the aided portion of the Kansas Division.

The Receivers of the Union Pacific System will accept a single through bill of lading or transportation request covering service for any department of the U. S. Government, either way, over any of the lines under their jurisdiction, when presented by any connecting line.

Officers of the Quartermaster's Department are, therefore, hereby instructed that so much of A. R. 1093 and 1147, General Orders No. 77, 1892, Adjutant General's Office, and circular of the Quartermaster General's Office of April 13, 1895, as require the issuance of separate transportation requests and bills of lading for services over the Union Pacific Railway between Omaha, Nebraska, and Ogden, Utah, are hereby revoked, and a single request or bill of lading may be issued, where the travel is to or from points on the Union Pacific Railway above indicated in connection with roads other than the bond-aided Central Pacific, Kansas Division of the Union Pacific, or the Sioux City and Pacific railroads.

All existing instructions requiring the use of the Union Pacific between Omaha and Ogden as a bond-aided railroad are hereby revoked, and the same regulations as apply to transportation over other all-cash lines will hereafter apply to transportation for the Army over the Union Pacific lines as above referred to, and accounts for such service may hereafter be stated and paid by the disbursing Quartermasters of the Army under the same regulations which govern other cash lines.

In deciding upon the route for passengers and freight, hereafter, officers issuing transportation will take the new conditions governing the Union Pacific Railroad into account in calculating cost.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL MILES:

H. C. CORBIN, Acting Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 3.

Washington, February 15, 1898. By direction of the Acting Secretary of War, paragraph 43 of the Regulations of the U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, published in General Orders, No. 49, August 7, 1897, from this office, amended to read as follows:

43. An officer failing to pass a satisfactory examination in any subject (by which shall be understood the attainment of 70 per cent of the maximum in the examination, as well as 70 per cent of the maximum in the practical work of the previous half year) shall be reexamined either in theory, in practice, or in both, at the discretion of the staff of the school, at such equitable time as may be fixed by it, and if then declared deficient, he shall be specially reported to the Headquarters of the Army, with a statement by the commandant as to the cause of failure as determined by the staff, and with a view to his being returned to his regiment: Provided, That if the deficiency occurs at a semiannual examination, the officer may be conditioned by the staff until the next annual examination, at which he shall be examined on the whole year's course of that department in which the deficiency occurred.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL MILES

SAM'L BRECK,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 4.

Washington, March 3, 1898. I. By direction of the Secretary of War, the Drill Regulations for Cavalry, 1896, are amended as follows:

On page 32, after 4th line from bottom, add:

76 (a). Being at the right shoulder: 1. Present, 2. ARMS. Take the first position of right shoulder from the order. (Two) Take the position of port arms. (Three) Take the position of present arms.

1. Right shoulder, 2. ARMS. Take the first position of right shoulder from the order. (Two) Take the second position of right shoulder from the order. (Three) Drop the left hand by the side.

76 (b). Being at the present: 1. Port, 2. ARMS. Carry the piece diagonally across the body and take the position of port arms.

1. Present, 2. ARMS. Carry the piece to a vertical position in front of the center of the body, barrel to the rear, and take the position of present arms.

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