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[AUGUST 5, 1861. - For act of Congress supplementary to the act of July 29, 1861, increasing the military establishment of the United States, see General Orders, Numbers 54, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, August 10, 1861, p. 395.]

[AUGUST 5, 1861. - For act of Congress making appropriations for fortifications and for other purposes, see General Orders, Numbers 54

War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, August 10, 1861. p. 395.]

[AUGUST 5, 1861. - For act of Congress appropriating $20,000,000 for C. D. & O. V., and $100,000 for gun-boat service, Western rivers, see Statutes at Large, Vol. 12,p.. 316.]

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 52.

Washington, August 5, 1861.

The twenty-ninth section of the act approved July 5, 1838, granting three months' extra pay in lieu of bounty to soldiers who may re-enlist, and the third section of the act approved June 17, 1850, granting a bounty equal to transportation from New York to soldiers who may re-enlist at distant stations, having been repealed by the act approved August 3, 1861, in future no such bounties will be paid.

By order:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 5, 1861.

His Excellency H. R. GAMBLE:

SIR: Honorable F. P. Blair, jr.,has tendered to this Department fifteen additional regiments, to be organized in Missouri, for the several arms of the service, as hereinafter stated. You are therefore authorized and empowered to raise and organize the fifteen regiments referred to-ten regiments of infantry, three regiments of cavalry, and two regiments of artillery-for the service of the United States, to serve regiments of artillery-for the service of the United States,. to serve for three years, or during the war.

This Department will exercise the right to revoke the commissions of all officers who may be found incompetent for the proper discharge of their duties. You will promptly advise Adjutant- General Thomas, at Washington, the date at which your men will be ready for mustering and he will detail an officer for that purpose, who will be instructed to muster by companies.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

[AUGUST 6, 1861. - For acts of Congress to promote the efficiency of the Engineers and Topographical Engineer Corps, and to increase the same, see General Orders, Numbers 54, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, August 10, 1861, p. 395.]

[AUGUST 6, 1861. - For act of Congress confiscating property used for insurrectionary purposes, see Statutes at Large, Vol. 12, p. 319.]