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MUSTERS OUT OF SERVICE.
3. The muster out or discharge of all men who may re-enlist, and their re-enlistments and consequent re-musters, will be under the immediate supervision and direction of the Commissaries and Assistant Commissaries of Musters for the respective Armies and Departments. The said officers will make all musters out of and re musters into the service.
4. All men who desire to take advantage of the benefits resulting from re-enlistment, under the provisions of this Circular, will be regularly mustered out of service on the prescribed muster-out rolls. The discharges prescribed by paragraph 79, Mustering Regulations, will be furnished in all cases. A remark will be made on the muster-out rolls, over the signature of the Commissary or Assistant Commissary of Musters, as follows: “Discharged from the six months' service by virtue of re-enlistment for three years or the war, under authority froin the War Department, 1863.”
RE-ENLISTMENTS AND RE-MUSTERS.
5. Simultaneously with the muster-out and discharge, but of the date next following it, the six months' troops will be formally re-mustered into the United States service for three years or during the war." This will be done on the prescribed muster-in rolls, (muster and descriptive roll of recruits.) These rolls will be made out from the re-enlistments and descriptive lists of the men. (See section 4 of this paragraph.) The following remark will be made on the muster-in rolls, over the signature of the Commissary or Assistant Commissary of Musters : “Re-mustered from six months' service for three years or the war, under authority from the War Department, 1863."
6. Regimental, Battalion, or Company Commanders, under the direction of their immediate superior Commanders, will select and appoint a recruiting officer for their respective commands, and charge him with the re-enlistment of the men thereof. The re.enlistments will be made in duplicate, and on the blank for “ Volunteer Enlistment.” A descriptive roll of the men will be made out at the same time. The duplicate re-enlistments and descriptive roll will be forwarded, or taken, by the recruiting officer, to the Commissary or Assistant Commissary
of Musters who may be in charge of the musters for the organization to which the men belong. The mustering officer will countersign the re-enlistment papers, and file the descriptive roll with the records of his office. One copy of the re-enlistment will be delivered by the mustering officer to the Paymaster to assist him in the examination and verification of the accounts ; this copy will be forwarded with the said accounts to the proper accounting officer of the Treasury. The second copy of the re-enlistment will be returned by the mustering officer to the Regimental Commander, and by him forwarded to the Adjutant Gen ral of the Army, with the Monthly Recruiting Return required by par. 919 Army Regulations, from Superintendents of Regimental Recruiting Service.
BOUNTIES AND ADVANCED PAY.
6. To the men, accepted and enlisted as herein required, one month's pay in advance, and in addition a bounty amounting to $300, shall be paid as follows: 1. When the companies are re-organized, muster-in
rolls made out, and the Mustering Officer's cer-
$13 00 First instalment of bounty..
60 00 Total payment upon re-mustering of company..
$73 00 (To be paid in cash, or checks for transmittal, in
whole or in part, as the recruit may desire.) 2. At the first regular pay day, or two months after muster
in, an additional instalment of bounty will be paid... 40 00 3. At the first regular pay day, after six months' service, in
addition to his pay, he shall be paid an additional in-
40 00 4. At the first regular pay day, after the end of the first
year's service, in addition to his pay, an additional
40 00 5. At the first regular pay day, after eighteen months' ser
vice, in addition to his pay, an additional instalment
6. At the first regular pay day, after two years' service, in
addition to his pay, an additional instalment of bounty
$40 00 7. At the expiration of three years' service, or to any soldier
who may be honorably discharged after two years'
service, the remainder of the bounty will be paid.... 40 00 If the Government shall not require these troops for the full period of three years, and they shall be mustered honorably out of the service before the expiration of their term of enlistment, they shall receive, upon being mustered out, the whole amount of bounty remaining unpaid, the same as if the full term had been served. The legal heirs of recruits who die in service shall be entitled to receive the whole bounty remaining unpaid at the time of the soldier's death.
7. The Pay Department of the Army is hereby charged with all payments (final dues under original enlistments, advanced pay, and bounties) of the troops discharged and re-mustered as directed in this order. The final payments under the original enlistments will be made on the muster-out rolls.
The amount of the total payment on re-muster will be made in accordance with the general principles set forth in General Orders No. 163, current series. Consolidated receipt rolls, referred to in the said order, will be certified to by the Cummissary or Assistant Commissary of Musters charged with the re-muster of the Veteran Volunteers into service. The pay. ments on discharge, and those due on re-muster, will be made at the same time, and in full, immediately after the men are re-mustered into the service.
II..Commanders of Armies and Departments are hereby charged with the faithful execution of this order, and will issue such instructions under it as in their opinion will best secure the object in view. Troops to be discharged and re-mustered will be reported by the proper commanders, through Army or Department Headquarters, to the Paymaster General. The reports will be made at a date such as will avoid delay in the payments being made. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.
Washington, D. C., Dicember 24, 1863. SIR : The following instructions from the Secretary of War are furnished for your information and guidance:
Soldiers returning to their Regiments from furloughs, who present satisfactory evidence that they are unable to provide transportation, will, upon the order of the Military Commander, Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer, Provost Marshal, or Quartermaster, be furnished with transportation to their Regiment or Station. The Quartermaster who furnishes the transportation will note the amount on the furlough, and report it to the Company Commander, in order that it may be charged on the rolls against the pay of the soldier.
Transportation to re-enlisted soldiers is provided for by General Orders No 376, current series.
I have the honor to be, sir,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, December 28, 1863. The following Joint Resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America is published for the inform-ation of all concerned : JOINT RESOLUTION to supply, in part, deficiencies in the appropriations for the public printing, and to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for bounties to Volunteers.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, to supply deficiencies, in part, in the appropriations for the public printing, the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
That the sum of twenty millions of dollars, or so much thereof as may be required, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the pay. ment of bounties and advance pay: Provided, That no bounties, except such as are now provided by law, shall be paid to any persons enlisted after the fifth day of January next.
SEC. 2. And be it further resolved, That the money paid by drafted persons under the “Act for enrolling and calling out the National Forces, and for other purposes," approved third March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, and shall be drawn out on requisitions, as in the case of other public moneys; and the money so paid shall be kept in the Treasury as a special deposit, applicable only to the expenses of draft and for the procuration of substitutes. For these purposes it is hereby appropriated.
Approved December 23, 1863.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Washington, February 1, 1864.
E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.