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Second Lieutenant Samuel S. Bigger, Nineteenth Infantry, July 7, 1862.
Assistant Surgeon Pascal A. Quinan, July 7, 1862.
Military Storekeeper John A. Green, Ordnance Department, June 27, 1862.

Died. (6.)

Colonel Electus Backus, Sixth Infantry, at Detroit, Michigan, June 7, 1862. Colonel Charles Ellet, Additional Aide-de-Camp, of wounds received in the naval engagement before Memphis, Tennessee, June 21, 1862.

Major Nathan B. Rosell, Third Infantry, killed at the battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862.

Captain Henry V. DeHart, Fifth Artillery, near Fort Hamilton, New York, of wounds received in the battle before Richmond, Virginia, July 13, 1862. Captain Albert Dodd, Seventeenth Infantry, killed at the battle of Gaines' Mill, Vilginia, June 27, 1862.

First Lieutenant Martin V. B. Lewis, Eighth Infantry, at Winchester, Virginia, June 29, 1862.

Cashiered. (1.)

Captain Edmund C. Jones, Seventh Infantry, July 9, 1862.

V.-CASUALTIES IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE RAISED UNDER THE ACTS APPROVED JULY 22 AND 25, 1861, AND JULY 5, 1838. Appointments which have expired by Constitutional limitation—not having been confirmed by the Senate.

Of Justus McKinstry, as Brigadier General of Volunteers, July 17, 1862. Of John B. S. Todd, as Brigadier General of Volunteers, July 17, 1862. Of Randolph B. Marcy, as Brigadier General of Volunteers, July 17, 1862. Of Stewart Van Vlict, as Brigadier General of Volunteers, July 17, 1862. Of George W. Cullum, as Brigadier General of Volunteers, July 17, 1862. Of Andrew C. Kemper, as Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank of Captain, July 17, 1862.

Of John P. Finkelmeier, as Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank of Captain, July 17, 1862.

Resigned. (9.)

Captain Edward M. Davis, Assistant Quartermaster, July 7, 1862.
Captain Dexter F. Parker, Assistant Quartermaster, July 15, 1862.
Captain Ira B. Gibbs, Commissary of Subsistence, August 7, 1862.
Captain Sylvanus B. Hance, Assistant Adjutant General, July 7, 1862.
Captain Skidmore E. Lefferts, Assistant Quartermaster, July 7, 1862.
Captain Charles Shields, Assistant Quartermaster, July 1, 1862.
Brigade Surgeon O. Martin, July 23, 1862.
Brigade Surgeon Alpheus B. Crosby, June 30, 1862.
Brigade Surgeon W. G. Lowman, July 7, 1862.

Commission vacated by new appointment. (1.)

By Medical Inspector George T. Allen, his commission as Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers, June 29, 1862.

Declined. (2.)

By Speed Butler, of Illinois, the appointment of Commissary of Subsistence, August 3, 1861.

By Anthony L. Weaver, of Ohio, the appointment of Commissary of Subsistence, April 14, 1862,

Died. (1.)

Captain Henry Clay, Assistant Adjutant General, at Louisville, Kentucky, June 5, 1862.

Discharged. (1.)

Captain W. W. Leland, Commissary of Subsistence, June 24, 1862.

Dismissed. (1.)

Additional Paymaster Obadiah H. Platt, June 21, 1862.

VI.-Officers have been arranged, in the foregoing Order, to the Companies to which they succeeded in the natural course of promotion or appointment. Should a different assignment, however, have since been made by competent authority, it will take precedence of the former.

VII. The numbers prefixed to the names of certain officers, in the above list of appointments, indicate their rank among those of the same date.

VIII.-Acceptance or non-acceptance of appointments, and, in case of acceptance, the birth-place of the officer appointed, his age and residence when appointed, and his full name, correctly written, will in every case be promptly reported to the Adjutant General.

IX. With the exception of those detached from their regiments on special duty, or unable from some other valid cause to comply with the order, the officers promoted and appointed will join their proper regiments, companies, and stations, without delay. Those recently appointed, who fail to do so within a reasonable time, will be considered as having declined their appointments. And those who deem themselves included in the exception just above made, will immediately submit a statement of their case, through the proper channel, to this office, for further consideration.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant General.

General Orders,

No. 88.

WAR DEP'T, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, July 25, 1862. 1. The recruiting detail for each volunteer regiment in the field will hereafter consist of two commissioned officers from the regiment and one noncommissioned officer or private from each company. Paragraph III. of "General Orders," No. 105, of 1861, is amended accordingly. Regimental commanders will at once select the additional men herein authorized; and the order for detail will, as before, be given by the Commanders of Departments or Corps d'Armée.

2.-One commissioned officer of the detail will remain constantly at the general recruiting depot to receive the recruits when sent from the rendezvous, and to exercise care and control over them after their arrival until they are ordered to their regiments.

3.-Recruits for regiments now in the field will be permitted to select any company of the regiment they may prefer. Should the company thus selected be full when they join it, they will be allowed to select another.

4.-All men who desire, singly or by squads, to join any particular regiment or company in the field, are hereby authorized to present themselves to any recruiting officer, when they will be enrolled and forwarded at once to the general depot for the State or district, there to be duly mustered, and to receive the bounty allowed by law. In such cases enlistment papers and descriptive lists will be forwarded as directed in "General Orders" No. 105, of 1861, from this office.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant General.

General Orders,}

No.

I.-The following order of the President of the United States communicates information of the death of ex-President Martin Van Buren:

WAR DEP'T, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, July 25, 1862.

WASHINGTON, July 25, 1862.

The President, with deep regret, announces to the people of the United States, the decease, at Kinderhook, New York, on the 24th instant, of his honored predecessor, Martin Van Buren.

This event will occasion mourning in the nation for the loss of a citizen and a public servant whose memory will be gratefully cherished. Although it has occurred at a time when his country is afflicted with division and civil war, the grief of his patriotic friends will measurably be assuaged by the consciousness that, while suffering with disease and seeing his end approaching, his prayers were for the restoration of the authority of the government of which he had been the head, and for peace and good will among his fellow-citizens.

As a mark of respect for his memory, it is ordered that the Executive Mansion and the several Executive Departments, except those of the War and the Navy, be immediately placed in mourning, and all business be suspended during to-morrow.

It is further ordered, that the War and Navy Departments cause suitable military and naval honors to be paid on this occasion to the memory of the illustrious dead. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

II. On the day after the receipt of this order, the troops will be paraded at 10 o'clock A. M., and the order read to them. The national flag will be displayed at half-staff. At dawn of day, thirteen guns will be fired, and afterwards, at intervals of thirty minutes between rising and setting sun, a single gun; and at the close of the day a national salute of thirty-four guns. The officers of the army will wear crape on the left arm and on their swords, and the colors of the several regiments will be put in mourning for the period of six months.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

General Orders, }

No. 90.

L. THOMAS, Adjutant General.

General Orders,}

No. 91.

WAR DEP'T, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, July 26, 1862.

I. The principle being recognized that Chaplains should not be held as prisoners of war, it is hereby ordered that all Chaplains 'so held by the United States shall be immediately and unconditionally discharged.

II.-Second Lieutenant William J. McCormick, having deserted his regiment in presence of the enemy, April 28, 1862, is hereby, by direction of the President of the United States, dismissed the service.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

L. THOMAS, Adjutant General.

WAR DEP'T, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, July 29, 1862.

The following Resolutions, Acts, and Extracts from Acts of Congress are published for the information of all concerned:

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A RESOLUTION to provide for the presentation of "medals of honor" to the enlisted men of the army and volunteer forces who have distinguished or may distinguish themselves in battle during the present rebellion.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause two thousand "medals of honor" to be prepared with suitable emblematic devices, and to direct that the same be presented, in the name of Congress, to such non-commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities, during the present insurrection. And that the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying this Resolution into effect.

Approved July 12, 1862.

II.-PUBLIC-No. 137.

AN ACT to grant pensions.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That if any officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or private of the army, including regulars, volunteers, and militia, or any officer, warrant or petty officer, musician, seaman, ordinary seaman, flotillaman, marine, clerk, landsman, pilot, or other person in the navy or marine corps, has been, since the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, or shall hereafter be, disabled by reason of any wound received or disease contracted while in the service of the United States, and in the line of duty, he shall, upon making due proof of the fact according to such forms and regulations as are or may be provided by or in pursuance of law, be placed upon the list of invalid pensions of the United States, and be entitled to receive, for the highest rate of disability, such pension as is hereinafter provided in such cases, and for an inferior disability an amount proportionate to the highest disability, to commence as hereinafter provided, and continue during the existence of such disability. The pension for a total disability for officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates employed in the military service of the United States, whether, regulars, volunteers, or militia, and in the marine corps, shall be as follows, viz. : Lieutenant colonel, and all officers of a higher rank, thirty dollars per month; major, twenty-five dollars per month; captain, twenty dollars per month; first lieutenant seventeen dollars per month; second lieutenant, fifteen dollars per month; and non-commissioned officers,

musicians, and privates, eight dollars per month. The pension for total disability for officers, warrant, or petty officers, and others employed in the naval service of the United States, shall be as follows, viz: Captain, commander, surgeon, paymaster, and chief engineer, respectively ranking with commander by law, lieutenant commanding, and master commanding, thirty dollars per month; lieutenant surgeon, paymaster, and chief engineer, respectively, ranking with lieutenant by law, and passed assistant surgeon, twenty-five dollars per month; professor of mathematics, master, assistant surgeon, assistant paymaster, and chaplain, twenty dollars per month; first assistant engineers and pilots, fifteen dollars per month; passed midshipman, midshipman, captain's and paymaster's clerk, second and third assistant engineer, master's mate, and all warrant officers, ten dollars per month; all petty officers, and all other persons before named employed in the naval service, eight dollars per month; and all commissioned officers of either service, shall receive such and only such pension as is herein provided for the rank in which they hold commissions.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any officer or other person named in the first section of this act has died since the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, or shall hereafter die, by reason of any wound received or disease contracted while in the service of the United States, and in the line of duty, his widow, or, if there be no widow, his child or children under sixteen years of age, shall be entitled to receive the same pension as the husband or father would have been entitled to had he been totally disabled, to commence from the death of the husband or father, and to continue to the widow during her widowhood, or to the child or children until they severally attain the age of sixteen years and no longer.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That where any officer or other person named in the first section of this act shall have died subsequently to the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, or shall hereafter die, by reason of any wound received or disease contracted while in the service of the United States, and in the line of duty, and has not left and shall not leave a widow nor legitimate child, but has left or shall leave a mother who was dependent upon him for support, in whole or in part, the mother shall be entitled to receive the same pension as such officer or other person would have been entitled to had he been totally disabled; which pension shall commence from the death of the officer or other person dying as aforesaid: Provided, however, That if such mother shall herself be in receipt of a pension as a widow, in virtue of the provisions of the second section of this act, in that case no pension or allowance shall be granted to her on account of her son, unless she gives up the other pension or allowance: And provided, further, That the pension given to a mother on account of her son shall terminate on her re-marriage: And provided, further, That nothing herein shall be so construed as to entitle the mother of an officer or other person dying, as aforesaid, to more than one pension at the same time under the provisions of this act.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That where any officer or other person named in the first section of this act shall have died subsequently to the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, or shall hereafter die, by reason of any wound received or disease contracted while in the service of the United States and in the line of duty, and has not left or shall not leave a widow, nor legitimate child, nor mother, but has left or may leave an orphan sister or sisters, under sixteen years of age, who were dependent upon him for support, in whole or in part, such sister or sisters shall be entitled to receive the same pension as such officer or other person would have been entitled to had he been totally disabled; which pension to said orphans shall commence from the death of the officer or other person dying as aforesaid, and shall continue to the said orphans until they severally arrive at the age of sixteen years, and no longer: Provided, however, That nothing herein shall be so construed as to entitle said orphans to more than one pension at the same time, under the

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