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With the retired pay of Colonel, in accordance with the act of Congress approved March 13, 1878.

Lieutenant Colonel John Pulford, U. S. Army, retired, to date from March 13, 1878.

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Captain Charles S. De Graw, Assistant Surgeon, January 1, 1878. Captain William F. Buchanan, Assistant Surgeon, April 1, 1878. First Lieutenant Samuel Craig, Eighth Infantry, March 26, 1878. Second Lieutenant Duane M. Greene, Sixth Cavalry, December 31, 1877.

Second Lieutenant Harry T. Hammond, Ninth Cavalry, March 1, 1878.

Second Lieutenant Alexander S. Bacon, First Artillery, March 15, 1878. Second Lieutenant J. Sumner Rogers, First Infantry, October 3, 1877. Second Lieutenant Harry C. Johnson, First Infantry, March 31, 1878. Second Lieutenant Frank O. Briggs, Second Infantry, December 16,

1877.

Second Lieutenant Henry F. Wells, Fourth Infantry, December 1 1877.

EXPIRED BY CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATION DECEMBER 3, 1877, AND SINCE RE-APPOINTED.

The appointment of Herbert G. Squiers, to be Second Lieutenant, First Infantry, October 12, 1877, (re-appointed January 26, 1878.)

The appointment of Thomas J. Clay, to be Second Lieutenant, Tenth Infantry, April 25, 1877, as announced in General Orders No. 64, of July 6, 1877, (re-appointed January 26, 1878.)

The appointment of Erastus W. Maxwell, to be Second Lieutenant, Twentieth Infantry, June 13, 1877, as announced in General Orders No. 64, of July 6, 1877, (re-appointed February 12, 1878.)

The appointment of Theodore Mosher, jr., to be Second Lieutenant, Twenty-second Infantry, April 19, 1877, as announced in General Orders No. 64, of July 6, 1877, (re-appointed January 26, 1878.)

The appointment of William A. Nichols, to be Second Lieutenant, Twenty-third Infantry, May 7, 1877, as announced in General Orders No. 64, of July 6, 1877, (re-appointed January 26, 1878.)

The appointment of Stephen O'Connor, to be Second Lieutenant, Twenty-third Infantry, June 9, 1877, as announced in General Orders No. 64, of July 6, 1877, (re-appointed February 11, 1878.)

DIED. (20.)

Colonel Thomas C. Devin, Third Cavalry, April 4, 1878, at New York City.

Colonel Charles Thomas, U. S. Army, (retired,) at Washington, D. C., February 1, 1878.

Lieutenant Colonel Lewis A. Edwards, Surgeon, at Washington, D, C., November 8, 1877.

Lieutenant Colonel John D. Kurtz, Corps of Engineers, at Georgetown, D. C., October 16, 1877.

Major David Taylor, Paymaster, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, February 21, 1878.

Major Thomas H. Halsey, U. S. Army, (retired,) at Brooklyn, N. Y., November 19, 1877.

Major James Curtis, U. S. Army, (retired,) at Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1878.

Major Nathaniel C. Macrae, U. S. Army, (retired,) at Cincinnati, Ohio, February 5, 1878.

Captain Andrew K. Long, Commissary of Subsistance, at Washington, D. C., January 22, 1878.

Captain Charles Meinhold, Third Cavalry, at Clifton Springs, N. Y., December 14, 1877.

Captain Owen Hale, Seventh Cavalry, killed in action with Nez Perces Indians on Snake River, Montana Territory, September 30, 1877.

Captain Charles F. Trowbridge, Second Infantry, at Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 9, 1878.

Captain Campbell D. Emory, Ninth Infantry, at San Antonio, Texas, March 11, 1878.

Captain Robert P. Wilson, Tenth Infantry, at Fort Richardson, Texas, March 24, 1878.

Captain Daniel Hart, Twenty-fifth Infantry, at Fort Stockton, Texas, April 11, 1878.

First Lieutenant William F. Reynolds, jr., First Artillery, at Lafayette, Indiana, November 22, 1877.

First Lieutenant Horace P. Sherman, Fifteenth Infantry, at Fort Union, New Mexico, October 6, 1877.

Second Lieutenant J. Williams Biddle, Seventh Cavalry, killed in action with Nez Perces Indians on Snake River, Montana Territory, September 30, 1877.

Chaplain Aquilla A. Reese, U. S. Army, (retired,) at Baltimore, Mary

Professor Albert E. Church, U. S. Military Academy, at West Point, New York, March 30, 1878.

DROPPED. (1.)

In conformity with section 17, act July 15, 1870.

Second Lieutenant J. Wesley Rosenquest, Fourth Cavalry, December 7, 1877.

In conformity with section 1223, Revised Statutes, and Opinion of Attorney General, dated December 11, 1877. (1.)

Captain Adam Badeau, U. S. Army, retired, to date from May 19, 1869.

DISMISSED. (3.)

Captain Thomas Little, Tenth Cavalry, December 20, 1877.

Captain Howard E. Stansbury, Nineteenth Infantry, March 18, 1878. Second Lieutenant Eugene Wells, First Artillery, October 13, 1877. VII... Officers have been arranged in the foregoing order to the companies and batteries to which they have succeeded in the natural course of promotion or appointment, or to which they have been assigned by competent authority.

VIII...Acceptance or non-acceptance of appointment, and, in case of acceptance, the birthplace of the officer appointed, his age and residence when appointed, and his full name, correctly written, will, in all cases, be promptly reported to the Adjutant General.

IX...In case of the death of an officer, it is hereby made the duty of his immediate commanding officer to report the fact at once, direct to this Office, stating the cause, date, and place.

When an officer, away from his command, dies in hospital or under treatment, the medical officer in charge will forward the report as above required; if not under treatment by an Army medical officer, the report will be made by any officer having cognizance of the fact.

BY COMMAND OF GENERAL SHERMAN :

OFFICIAL:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Adjutant General.

Assistant Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS

No. 21.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 9, 1878.

The following Acts of Congress are published for the information and government of all concerned:

1..AN ACT to provide for deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and for prior years, for subsistence of the Army, and for other purposes.

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 the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

WAR DEPARTMENT.

TRANSPORTATION. To enable the Secretary of War to pay for transportation of the Army, including baggage of the troops when moving either by land or water; of clothing and camp and garrison equipage from the depots of Philadelphia and Jeffersonville to the several posts and Army depots, and from those depots to the troops in the field; of horse-equipments and of subsistence stores from the places of purchase and from the places of delivery, under contract, to such places as the circumstances of the service may have required them to be sent; of ordnance, ordnance stores, and small-arms from the founderies and armories to the arsenals, fortifications, frontier posts, and Army depots; freights, wharfage, tolls, and ferriages; the purchase and hire of horses, mules, oxen, and harness, and the purchase and repair of wagons, carts, and drays, and of ships and other sea-going vessels and boats required for the transportation of supplies and for garrison purposes; for drayage and cartage at the several posts; hire of teamsters; transportation of funds for the pay and other disbursing departments; the expense of sailing public transports on the various rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic and Pacific; for procuring water at such posts as, from their situation, require it to be brought from a distance; and for clearing roads, and for removing obstructions from roads, harbors, and rivers, to the extent which has been required for the actual operations of the troops in

for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventyseven: Provided, however, That no part of this sum shall be paid to any railroad company or to its assigns on account of freights or transportation over their respective roads unless there be an excess due such company after charging the amount of payments made by the United States for interest upon bonds of the United States issued to any such company; but the same shall be paid to the Secretary of the Treasury, to be by him withheld, as directed by existing law.

SUBSISTENCE. That the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, and may be applied by the Commissary-General of Subsistence, prior to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, to the purchase of subsistence supplies intended for the posts supplied through the Upper Missouri, and for other distant posts; which amount shall be deducted from the appropriations for subsistence of the Army for the next fiscal year. And this appropriation is hereby made available from the passage of this act.

To pay the current expenses of operating the Des Moines Rapids Canal on the Upper Mississippi River until July first, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, seven thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, the same to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War.

Approved April 30, 1878.

II..AN ACT to authorize the restoration of George A. Armes to the rank of Captain.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of law regulating appointments in the Army by promotion in the line are hereby suspended for the purposes of this act, and only so far as they affect George A. Armes; and the President can, if he so desire, in the exercise of his own discretion and judgment, nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint said George A. Armes, late captain in the Tenth United States Cavalry Regiment, to the same grade and rank of captain held by him on June seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy, in any vacancy occurring in the grade of captain in said regiment: Provided, however, That no pay, compensation, or allowance whatever shall ever be given to said Armes for the time between June seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy, and the date of appointment hereunder: And provided further, That the acceptance of any benefit

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