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In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Kansas.
EDWARD O. JENKINS,
Printer and Stereotyper, No. 20 NORTH WILLIAM ST.
WITH the view of meeting a very general demand throughout the military service of the United States, the compilers have, at great expense, prepared the Index and published these volumes, containing, word for word, every General Order issued, numerically, by the War Department during the years 1861, 1862 and 1863. We believe that the publication of all the orders in book form, to take the place of the great mass of orders issued in sheets without index, hitherto used by officers, will be appreciated by those whose proper discharge of duty calls for constant reference to the requirements of the various Departments of the Government; and we have earnestly endeavored to make the INDEX a valuable auxiliary to Staff Officers of Department and Division Head-quarters, Paymasters, Quartermasters, Mustering and Disbursing Officers, Commissaries, Provost Marshals, and, in fact, the whole Field and Staff and Line of the Army. The magnitude of the struggle in which the country is now engaged has necessitated frequent changes and modifications of the Regulations of the Army, in relation to the operations of forces in the field, which are alone promulgated in General Orders, and, of the vast number of officers in the Army and Navy, it is safe to assume that not one in fifty possesses a complete file. To supply this elass the work has been published, and as the object sought is the enhancement of the public good, by furnishing a ready means for observance of rules prescribed through the Secretary of War for the improvement of the service, we hazard the belief that Company Officers will also avail themselves of an opportunity thus afforded of direct instruction in the modus operandi of official routine regarding responsibility for, and reports relating to, Ordnance and Company property. Without egotism, we may submit that, to every branch of the service, the concise and complete form of the publication will prove convenient, and peculiarly commend itself to State authorities and their Militia organizations, also to Military associations, clerks in the various Departments of Government, and libraries throughout the Union. Historians' of the War, Editors and others will find their labors of research vastly curtailed by its chronological arrangement and full Index.
NEW YORK, 1864.
IN DE X.
Absent without Leave, officers considered, unless found at their posts within fifteen days. 261
on return to command, to be tried by Court or Coin-
Absentees to join their Commands if able to do so....
to provide for appointment of Sutlers in the Volunteer service........ 243
to secure to officers and men in Western Department their pay,
to reorganize and increase the efficiency of the Medical Department
of the army...
Act of Congress making appropriations for pay of two and three years' volunteers.... 257
enlisted in the Army thereafter become Citizens of the United States.... 347