Page images
PDF
EPUB

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 announced 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, Missouri, 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 partment 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.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 9.

Washington, March 19, 1898. The following act of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned:

An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and piuety-nine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine:

PAY OF OFFICERS OF THE LINE.

For pay of officers of the line, two million eight hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars.

For pay of officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seven hundred and ninety thousand dollars.

PAY OF ENLISTED MEN.

For pay proper of enlisted men of all grades, four million two hundred and ninety thousand dollars.

Additional pay for length of service, including Hospital Corps, six hundred and seventy-one thousand one hundred and seventy-two dollars.

HOSPITAL CORPS.

For Hospital Corps, one hundred and ninety-seven thousand four hundred dollars.

For clerks and messengers at the headquarters of the Army and at the several department headquarters; at the recruiting headquarters and rendezvous; at the Military Academy at West Point; at the Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Virginia; at the Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and at the Cavalry and Light Artillery School at Fort Riley, Kansas, not exceeding ninety clerks, at one thousand dollars each; twenty-five clerks, at one thousand one hundred dollars each; ten clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, and forty-five messengers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each, one hundred and sixty-one thousand nine hundred dollars.

And said clerks and messengers shall be employed and apportioned to the several headquarters, stations, and inspection districts by the Secretary of War.

FOR PAY OF THE GENERAL STAFF.

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Adjutant General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, forty-seven thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars;

In all, sixty-one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Inspector-General's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seven thousand and fifty dollars;

In all thirty thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS: For pay of officers in the Corps of Engineers, as now authorized and provided by law, two hundred and thirty-nine thousand five hundred dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, seventy-one thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars;

In all, three hundred and eleven thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Ordnance Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and twenty-six thousand dollars;

For additional pay to such officers for length of service, to be paid with their current monthly pay, thirty-seven thousand eight hundred dollars;

In all, one hundred and sixty-three thousand eight hundred dollars.

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT: For pay of officers in the Quartermaster's Department, as now authorized and provided by law, one hundred and thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars;

« PreviousContinue »