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II..General Orders, No. 41, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, September 4, 1896, is amended so as to direct that all first-class gunners be provided with and shall wear the gunner's badge. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL MILES:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 5.

Washington, March 9, 1898. Illuminating supplies, in addition to those now provided for in paragraphs 1013 and 1014 of the Regulations, are authorized by the Secretary of War as follows:

Four burners (4 lights) to each company, troop or battery quartered in a barrack having an amusement or a recreation room separate from the dormitories and rooms for which light is now granted by the Regulations.

Four burners (4 lights) to bands occupying quarters separate from those organizations from which they are detailed. BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL MILES:

THOMAS WARD, Acting Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 6.

Washington, March 11, 1898. With the approval of the President, the following plan of organization for the Artillery arm, as authorized by the act of Congress approved March 8, 1898, is announced by the Secretary of War:

1. Two regiments will be added to the five regiments now in service. Each regiment will consist of one Colonel, one Lieutenant Colonel, three Majors, one Adjutant (1st Lieutenant), one Quartermaster (1st Lieutenant), one Sergeant Major, one Quartermaster Sergeant, one Chief Musician, two Principal Musicians, and twelve batteries, of which two batteries will be organized as field artillery. Each battery of foot artillery will consist of 1 Captain,

4 Corporals, 1 1st Lieutenant,

2 Musicians, 1 2d Lieutenant,

2 Artificers, 1 1st Sergeant,

1 Wagoner, 6 Sergeants,

49 Privates; total commissioned, 3; total enlisted,- 65. Each battery of field artillery will consist of 1 Captain,

2 Musicians, 1 1st Lieutenant,

2 Farriers, 1 2d Lieutenant,

1 Saddler, 1 1st Sergeant,

2 Artificers, 6 Sergeants,

1 Wagoner, 8 Corporals,

52 Privates; total commissioned, 3; total enlisted, 75.

The Artillery arm, when recruited to its maximum author. ized strength, will comprise 301 officers and 5,635 enlisted

men.

2. The two additional regiments to be organized are designated the 6th and the 7th, respectively. The Headquarters of the 6th will be established at Fort McHenry, Maryland; those of the 7th at Fort Slocum, New York. Fifteen enlisted men will form the nucleus of each new battery. They will be obtained by transfer, under such rules to be prescribed by the proper Department Commanders as will insure fairness in their selection, from the batteries now in service, other than those on the Pacific coast. Each foot battery will furnish as its quota seven men, and each light battery nine men, including one or more noncommissioned officers.

3. By direction of the Secretary of War, the following officers, when commissioned as of the higher grades to which they will be promoted, will be assigned as below indicated, and, upon notification, will join their new commands:

6th Artillery.

Lieutenant Colonel E. B. Williston, 3d Artillery, as Colonel; Major Frank G. Smith, 2d Artillery, as Lieutenant Colonel.

7th Artillery.

Lieutenant Colonel William Sinclair, 5th Artillery, as Colonel;

Major Joseph G. Ramsay, 5th Artillery, as Lieutenant Colonel.

Assignments to grades below that of Lieutenant Colonel in the 6th and 7th regiments will be announccd as soon as the results of the examinations of the officers eligible for promotion shall have been reported to the War Department.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL MILES :

H. C. CORBIN,
Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 11, 1898.

No. 7.

The following orders have been received from the War Department and are published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 11, 1898. By direction of the President, the following changes are made in the territorial limits, designation, and headquarters of geographical Departments :

1. The Department of the East will embrace the New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Vir. ginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, with headquarters at Governors Island, New York.

2. A Department is hereby established to be known as the Department of the Lakes, to consist of the States of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with headquarters at Chicago, Illinois.

3. The Department of Dakota will embrace the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and so much of Wyoming and Idaho as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park, with headquarters at St. Paul, Minnesota.

4. The Department of the Columbia will embrace the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho (except so much of the latter as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park, and the Territory of Alaska, with headquarters at Vancouver Barracks, Washington.

5. The Department of California will embrace the States of California and Nevada, with headquarters at San Francisco, California.

6. The Department of the Colorado will embrace the States of Wyoming (except so much thereof as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park), Colorado, and Utah, and the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico, with headquarters at Denver, Colorado.

7. A Department is hereby established to be known as the Department of the Missouri, to consist of the States of Iowa, Nebraska, Missuuri, Kansas, and Arkansas, the Indian Territory and the Territory of Oklahoma, with headquarters at Omaha, Nebraska.

8. A Department is hereby established to be known as the Department of the Gulf, to consist of the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, with headquarters at Atlanta, Georgia.

The Departments of the Missouri, of the Platte, and of Texas are hereby abolished. The records of the old Department of the Missouri will be transferred to the Department of the Lakes; those of the Department of the Platte to the new Department of the Missouri, and those of the Department of Texas to the Department of the Gulf.

Major General John R. Brooke is assigned to the command of the Department of the Lakes, Brigadier General John J. Coppinger to the command of the new Department of the Missouri, and Brigadier General William M. Graham to the command of the Department of the Gulf. The officers of the several staff departments now on duty in the Departments of the Missouri, of the Platte, and of Texas, are assigned to like duties in the Department of the Lakes, the new Department of the Missouri, and the Department of the Gulf, respectively. The travel required under these orders is necessary for the public service.

R. A. ALGER,

Secretary of War.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL MILES:

H. C. CORBIN,
Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 14, 1898.

No. 8.

I..By direction of the Secretary of War, paragraph 512 of the Regulations is amended to read as follows:

512. Printed letter and note headings for department headquarters will contain only the designation of the headquarters, the office to which the correspondence pertains, post-office address, and blank date. Those for posts, regiments, and schools of instruction will contain only the designation of the post, regiment or school, post-office address, and blank date. Names of officers or other persons will not be printed on letter or note headings for use in any branch of the military service.

II..The following act of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned:

An Act To authorize two additional regiments of artillery.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the artillery of the Army shall consist of seven regiments, and that the total number of enlisted men in the Army of the United States, including Indian scouts and the Hospital Corps, shall be increased one thousand six hundred and ten, the increase to be exclusively for the artillery arm.

SEC. 2. That each regiment of artillery shall consist of one colonel, one lieutentant colonel, three majors, twelve captains, fourteen first lieutenants, twelve second lieutenants, one sergeant-major, one quartermaster sergeant, one chief musician, two principal musicians, and twelve batteries: Provided, That two batteries of each regiment may, in the discretion of the President, be organized as field artillery, and each battery that may be so organized shall have, in addition to the battery organization now authorized by law, four corporals, two farrie and one saddler: And provided further, That each of the remaining batteries that are not organized as field artillery may, in the discretion of the President, have two additional sergeants.

SEC. 3. That all vacancies created or caused by this Act shall be filled by promotion, according to seniority, from the next lower grade in the arm; and the existing provisions of law governing examinations for promotion shall apply to appointments made under this Act.

Approved, March 8, 1898.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL MILES:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

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