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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 113.

Washington, August 8, 1898. The Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts having enacted a law providing for the payment, “out of the treasury of the Commonwealth, to each noncommissioned officer, soldier, sailor or marine who has been or is hereafter mustered into the military or naval service of the United States during the present war as a part of the quota of or to the credit of this Commonwealth, and to members of the Massachusetts naval militia mustered into the service of the United States, also to residents of Massachusetts mustered into the regular army or navy, or into the volunteer brigade of engineers of the United States during the present war, of the sum of seven dollars per month, so long as he shall remain an enlisted man in said service," and the treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts being about to place himself in communication with commanding officers for the purpose of carrying said provision into effect, the commanding officers of all organizations of the Volunteer and of the Regular Army are hereby directed to furnish promptly such information in the premises as may be requested by the treasurer of that Commonwealth.

This order will also apply to all other States that have made or may make similar provision.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 114.

Washington, August 9, 1898. I. Sick and wounded soldiers sent to U. S. general or field hospitals will when able to travel be granted by the surgeons in charge one month's furlough and transportation to their homes. There will be noted on the furlough: By the surgeon, the post or camp nearest to the home of the soldier; by the

quartermaster, the issue of transportation; by the commissary, the days for which commutation of rations while traveling is paid. Weekly reports will be made by the surgeons to the Adjutant General of the Army of furloughs so granted, giving names, rank, regiments, and places to which transportation has been issued; also post-office address.

Soldiers granted furloughs in accordance with the foregoing will be instructed by the surgeons that on the expiration of their furloughs, if fit for duty, they must report at the nearest Army post, camp, or hospital for the purpose of being either sent to their regiments, or as provided for in paragraph II.

Those not fit for duty will be required to forward their furloughs, five days before expiration, to the Adjutant General of the Army, accompanied by the certificate of a reputable physician showing clearly their physical condition and the probable time required for their recovery.

The Quartermaster's Department will furnish the necessary transportation to the homes of the furloughed soldiers and the Subsistence Department commutation of rations at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents per day for the necessary number of days' travel. Sleeping-car accommodations when the travel is by rail and staterooms when the travel is by boat (other than Government transport) will be furnished under A. R. 1109. Neither the cost of transportation nor commutation of rations while traveling will be charged against the soldier. This order will not apply to soldiers on ordinary furloughs.

II. The following instructions to provide for the disposition of enlisted men, patients in the U. S. general or field hospitals, who have made complete recovery and are able to do full duty, are published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

Soldiers, both regulars and volunteers, whose regiments are in the United States, will be sent by the surgeons in charge of hospitals to join their proper regiments.

Soldiers belonging to regiments of the Regular Army whic are not in the United States will be sent by the surgeons in charge of hospitals to report for duty with recruit detachments of their respective regiments, except artillery soldiers of the Regular Army belonging to batteries which have left the United States, who will be sent to the headquarters of their respective regiments.

Those belonging to volunteer organizations which are not in the United States will be sent by the surgeons in charge of hospitals to the nearest military post or camp.

The names of all men sent from general or field hospitals under these instructions, their companies and regiments, and the places to which they are ordered, will be promptly reported to this office by the surgeons in charge of hospitals, who will be furnished, by this office, with weekly printed statements of the stations of U. S. troops-regulars and volunteers—which statements will also show the location of the detachments of recruits belonging to regiments of the Regular Army that are not in the United States.

The necessary transportation under this order will be furnished by the Quartermaster's Department, and the Subsistence Department will pay commutation of rations at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents per day for the necessary number of days' travel. These provisions will not apply to soldiers on ordinary furloughs.

III.-If the soldier has been paid or drawn clothing while in a hospital it will be noted on his descriptive list, if he has one, and if not, his company commander, or the officer to whom he may be ordered to report, will be furnished this information by letter. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 115.

Washington, August 9, 1898. The officers of the Infantry arm named in the accompanying list, promoted to date from April 26, 1898, under the operation of the act of Congress approved that date, are assigned to regiments as indicated. They will be assigned to companies by the respective regimental commanders, who will report such assignments at once to the Adjutant General of the Army. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

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Captains, promoted from First Lieutenants.

1 Edward Chynoweth.
2 Walter A. Thurston
3 Edward H. Plummer
4 Henry Kirby
5 Edgar W. Howe
6 William Black...
7 John Newton.-
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Frank P, Avery
9 Samuel W. Dunning
10 Joseph M. T. Partello.
11 William E. P. French
12 Lewis H. Strother
13 Francis P. Fremont
14 Charles M. Truitt.
15 George Bell, jr-
16 Charles J.T. Clarke
17 Warren H. Cowles_
18

John S. Parke, jr.
19 Frank B. McCoy
20 Elias Chandler

Frank L. Dodds.
22

Charles R. Noyes--
23

Charles W. Abbot, jr
24 Richard M. Blatchford.
25 James E. Brett-
26 John H. Beacom
27

Will T. May
28 Henry W. Hovey
29 Lawrence J. Hearn
30 John H. Shollenberger
31 Walter K. Wright
32 Charles B. Hardin
33 Edwin P. Pendleton

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vice Coolidge, promoted. vice Paul, promoted. vice Goodale, promoted.

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