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be issued by you to that effect. I will not dilate upon the evils or difficulties which may result from any disregard of so express an enactment, nor upon the importance of a prompt response to this application.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. W. SANDFORD.

[Indorsement.]

JULY 25.

Referred to the Provost-Marshal-General and Solicitor of War Department for report.

E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 235.

Washington, July 26, 1864.

Re-enlistments for one, two, and three years.

I. On and after this date volunteers service in three-years" organizations who may have at the date of re-enlistment less than sixty days to serve, may re-enlist in the regiments or companies to which they belong for one, two, or three years, as they may in each case elect. The new term will commence from date of re- enlistment.

BOUNTIES.

II. All men re-enlisting will be entitled to the bounty provided by the act of Congress approved July 4, 1864, and promulgated in General Orders, Numbers 224, current series, from this office, as follows:

For one year............................. $100

For two years............................ 200

For three years.......................... 300

The law provides that one-third of the bounty 'shall be paid to the soldier at the time of his being mustered (remustered) into the service, one-third at the expiration of one-half his term of service, and one-third at the expiration of his term of service."

Under the foregoing the first installments of bounty will be paid when the men are remustered, and as follows:

For re-enlistments for one year................ $33.33

For re-enlistment for two years................ 66.66

For re-enlistment for three years.............. 100.00

MUSTERS OUT, RE-ENLISTMENTS, REMUSTERS, AND PAYMENTS.

III. The musters out of service, re-enlistments, remusters, and payments under this authority will be regulated by the general provisions of General Orders, Numbers 359, series of 1863, from this office.

The following remark will be made on the muster-our roll:

Discharged by re-enlistment for one yars (or two, or three years, as the case may be), under the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 235, of 1864, from War Department.

The following remark will be made on the muster-in roll:

Remustered for one year (or two, or three years, as the case may be), under the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 235, War Department, series of 1864.