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exclusively under my control. General Blunt assumes to act independently of me and in disregard of my orders. I respectfully protest against his being clothed with my military authority in this department.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 391.

Washington, December 9, 1863.

Commanders of departments are authorized to grant furloughs to enlisted men in the general hospitals within the limits of their command, upon the approval of the medical director or chief medical officer; the number allowed to be absent at one time to be limited to 5 per cent, and the period not to exceed thirty days, and to be graduated according to the distance of the applicant from his home; the good conduct of the applicant to be made the rule of the medical officers in recommending the furloughs.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 392.

Washington, December 9, 1863.

1. The Quartermaster-General of the Army will report to the Paymaster-General the name of every officer who, in his department, has received, or shall hereafter receive, public money or military supplies, and fail to take up and account for the same, and render proper returns therefor; or who has hired and employed, or shall hereafter hire or employ, persons and articles in the public service, and fail to make out and transmit reports therefor, as required by the Army Regulations. And the Paymaster-General, upon the receipt of such notification, will give directions to the officers of this corps to make no payments to the delinquent officers until such delinquents shall have rendered the prescribed reports and returns, of which the Paymaster-General shall be promptly advised by the Quartermaster- General.

2. When officers give or issue certified accounts for purchases made or services rendered in the Quartermaster's Department, they will immediately send and abstract of them to the principal officer of the department in which they are serving and to the Quartermaster-General at Washington. Any officer failing to forward these abstracts will have his pay stopped until he sends them.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Exhibit of additional credits, State of Maryland from June 30, date of last statement, up to November 30, 1863.

Three-years.

For old regiments ...................................... 353

For new regiments ...................................... 951

2,276 six-months" men equal ............................ 379

Colored ................................................ 3,060

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Total .................................................. 4,743