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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 136.

Washington, September 3, 1898. The following is published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned:

The provisions of General Orders, No. 116, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, August 10, 1898, are hereby extended to include all field and post hospitals.

In this connection it is to be understood that General Orders, No. 116, does not do away with the hospital fund, but applies to patients who, in the opinion of the surgeon, are too sick to use the ration. For patients that can use the ration and for the Hospital Corps savings can be made as heretofore. Nor does the order take away the privilege of using funds and supplies furnished by aid societies, the using of which is left to the discretion of the surgeon, as is also the question whether or not there should be separate tables, kitchens, etc., having in mind the fact that the subsistence fund is to be used for those patients who need special articles of diet. General Orders, No. 116, is further intended to place in the hands of the surgeon a fund from which necessary articles of diet for patients too sick to use the ration can be purchased, without waiting for the formation of a hospital fund, and at the

ime to prevent a large hospital fund accruing from those too sick to use the ration.

To sum up, the allowance of subsistence funds is intended to furnish the surgeon with the necessary funds for the purchase of such articles of the diet as in his discretion he may find necessary. It is not intended for those well enough to use the ration, nor is it intended to furnish the Hospital Corps with delicacies and special articles of the ration which could not be purchased from their own savings.

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BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR.

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 137.

Washington September 5, 1898. The follo'ving temporary transfer of troops is ordered:

CAVALRY.

The 3d Cavalry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of the East, to be stationed at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont.

INFANTRY. The 3d Infantry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of Dakota, to be stationed at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

The 4th Infantry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of the Lakes, to be stationed at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

The 9th Infantry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of the East, to be stationed at Madison Barracks, New York.

The 13th Infantry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of the East: Headquarters and Companies A, C, G, and H to be stationed at Fort Porter, New York; Companies B, D, and F to be stationed at Fort Columbus, New York, and Companies E, I, K, L, and I to be stationed at Fort Niagara, New York.

The 17th Infantry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of the Lakes, to be stationed at Columbus Barracks, Ohio.

The 20th Infantry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of the Missouri, to be stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The 21st Infantry, from Montauk Point, New York, to the Department of the East, to be stationed at Plattsburg Barracks, New York.

Commanding generals of departments and camps will, by concerted action, arrange for and give such additional directions as may be necessary, and order further details with due regard to economy and the welfare of officers and men.

The transportation required by this order will be furnished by the Quartermaster's Department, and the Subsistence Department will take timely measures to provide the necessary travel rations and coffee money.

Commanding officers of regiments affected by this order will telegraph the date of departure to the commanding general of the department to which they are assigned, and will also telegraph to this office the hour of their departure and arrival.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 6, 1898.

No. 138.

The following letter of the Commissioner of Internal Reyenue, Treasury Department, August 29, 1898, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE,

Washington, D. C., August 29, 1898. To the Honorable The SECRETARY OF WAR.

Sir: Under date of the 25th instant, you referred to the Secretary of the Treasury a communication received by you from the Paymaster General U. S. Army, who inclosed a copy of a pay account of an officer of the Army assigned or transferred by the officer by endorsement thereon. The Paymaster General desires a ruling on the question as to whether the assignment or transfer requires a stamp.

The assignment reads as follows: “Pay to the order of the National La Fayette Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio," signed by the officer.

This is an order for the payment of money and requires, if the money is due and payable on demand, a two-cent stamp. If, however, the officer has anticipated his pay and the amount is not due him at the date of assignment, the endorsement is an order for the payment of money otherwise than at sight or on demand and requires a stamp at the rate of two cents for each one hundred dollars or fractional part thereof.

There is on the copy of the accounts enclosed another endorsement which reads “Pay to the Continental National Bank of Chicago, or order," signed by the National La Fayette Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, by its cashier. This also an order for the payment of money and requires additional stamps. Respectfully yours,

N. B. SCOTT,

Commissioner.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 139.

Washington, September 7, 1898.
I. The following is published to the Army for the informa-
tion and guidance of all concerned:

It is ordered that a Quartermaster be stationed at each General Hospital for the purpose of giving transportation to soldiers who are sent home on sick furlough, and in every instance when the officer in charge of the Hospital issues a furlough he should state on the furlough that under General Orders, No. 114, August 9, 1898, this office, the soldier so furlonghed is entitled to transportation and, if in the judgment of the surgeon the soldier should be furnished with sleepingcar accommodations, that fact will be stated, and when it so appears on the furlough the Quartermaster must not only issue transportation but sleeping-car accommodations as well.

II.-General Orders, No. 130, August 29, 1898, from this office, is so far amended as to place commissioned officers who belong to organizations furloughed for sixty days on waiting orders for the convenience of the Government for that period, instead of granting them leaves of absence.

III... In addition to the instructions contained in paragraphs 596 and 597 of the Regulations, and Circular No. 18, September 2, 1897, from this office, relative to the issue of checks, it is required that hereafter each check drawn by a disbursing officer shall have placed on it the address of the officer drawing it. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 140.

Washington, September 8, 1898. The following is published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned:

I..The Post Hospital at Washington Barracks, District of Columbia, the “Sternberg” and “Sanger” field hospitals at Chickamauga Park, Georgia, and the military hospital at

Ponce, Porto Rico, are designated as General Hospitals and will be under the exclusive control of the Surgeon General, U. S. Army, in accordance with paragraph 1433 of the Regulations.

II. All enlisted men who, between April 21, 1898, and such time as a treaty of peace is concluded between the United States and Spain, were assembled in camps or rendezvous in the United States, or into separate bodies, such as regiments, brigades, divisions, or corps, for the purpose of carrying on military operations and bringing to a conclusion the war with Spain; and all who embarked on transports for campaigns against the enemy in Cuba, Porto Rico, and the islands of the Pacific, or on the high seas, or elsewhere, are entitled to wear the “service-in-war” chevron prescribed in the Regulations and Decisions pertaining to the uniform of the Army of the United States, approved May 11, 1897.

The foregoing will not apply to enlisted men who were performing service in garrisons on the western frontier, which is requisite in time of peace, and in nowise considered a part of the Army assembled to carry on the war with Spain. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 141.

Washington, September 12, 1898. By direction of the Secretary of War, paragraph 162 of the Regulations is amended to read as follows:

162. The remains of deceased soldiers will be inclosed in coffins and transported by the Quartermaster's Department to the nearest military post or national cemetery, or, if so desired by their relatives, to their homes for burial, unless the commanding officer deem burial at place of death to be proper, when a full report of the facts and reasons will be made to the Adjutant General of the Army. The expense of transporting the remains is payable from the appropriation for Army transportation, or from funds specially appropriated

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