Principal officials of the War Department and its bureaus from January 1 to December 31, 1863.
[Compiled from official records.]
SECRETARY OF WAR.
Edwin M. Stanton.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF WAR.
Peter H. Watson, to January 21, 1863 (reappointed February 3, 1863).
John Tucker, to January 21, 1863.
Christopher P. Wolcott, resigned January 23, 1863.
Brigadier General Lorenzo Thomas.*
Colonel Joseph Holt.
Colonel Randolph B. Marcy.
Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs.+
COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF SUBSISTENCE.
Brigadier General Joseph P. Taylor.
Brigadier General William A. Hammond.++
Colonel Timothy P. Andrews.
CHIEF OF ENGINEERS.
Brigadier General Joseph G. Totten.#
CHIEF OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS.@
Colonel Stephen H. Long.
CHIEF OF ORDNANCE.
Brigadier General James W. Ripley, retired September 15, 1863.
Brigadier General George D. Ramsay.
Colonel Albert J. Myer.//
Colonel James B. Fry, March 17, 1863.
*On special duty from March 23, 1863, the duties of the office, in Washington, being performed by Colonel Edward D. Townsend.
+On inspection duty from August, 1863. Colonel Charles Thomas, Acting Quartermaster-General.
++On tour of inspection from September 3, 1863. During his absence the office was in charge of Colonel Joseph K. Barnes.
#Held the rank of colonel to March 3, 1863.
@Merged into the Corps of Engineers by act of March 3, 1863.
//Held the rank of major to March 3, 1863. Was relieved from duty in Signal Office November 15, 1863, by Major W. L. Nicodemus, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.