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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 238.

Washington, July 28, 1863.

I. Hereafter before approving the tenders of resignation of disbursing officers commanding generals will cause all public money and property in their hands to be turned over to some proper officer designated to receive the same; and the fact that such action has been had will be indorsed on the resignation, and reported besides to the head of the proper staff department at Washington:

II. The resignation of officers of volunteer service will only be accepted under paragraph 1647, General Regulations, upon their exhibiting satisfactory evidence from the head of the Ordnance Department and the proper accounting officers of the Treasury that they have made all prescribed returns and are in now kiss indebted to the United States on account of ordnance.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 239.

Washington, July 28, 1863.

In mustering troops into the service of the United States the non-commissioned officers of companies must not be mustered in until their respective companies have the number of enlisted men required by General Ordes, Numbers 110, current series, from this office.

Until the muster of a company (under par. 86, Mustering Regulations) has been completed the non-commissioned officers thereof cannot be appointed. (See par. 73 p. 18, Army Regulations of 1861.)

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 244.

Washington, July 28, 1863.

I. All general officers will make a monthly report to the Adjutant-General of all aides-de-camp attached to their staff, whether taken from regiments, additional aides, or aides appointed under the act of July 17, 1862, on staff of corps commanders.

II. All officers of the volunteer general staff will report monthly by letter to the Adjutant-General of the Army. Their reports will state, if on duty, what the duty may be, and by whose order they were so placed on duty. If not on duty, for what cause and by whose authority they are absent. This requirement concerns all general officers, as well as quartermasters, assistant adjutants-general, commissaries of subsistence, aides- de-camp, &c.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 245.

Washington, July 28, 1863.

1. All recruiting for infantry and artillery regiments of the Regular Army will hereafter be under the charge of the superintendent of the general service, who shall be a brigadier- general of the Regular Army.