similar cases, as, for instance, in the case of discharges under General Orders, Numbers 77, of 1865. There appears to be some misunderstanding in regard to it. This does not change regulations and orders as to who shall be mustered out and who discharged for disability, but only applies General Orders, Numbers 36, of 1862, to partial payments, descriptive lists, transportation, &c., of men discharged under General Orders, Numbers 77, current series, and similar orders.
(Copy to chief mustering officers.)
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 101.
Washington, May 30, 1865.
RETENTION OF ARMS BY SOLDIERS ON BEING HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE.
Upon an Honorable muster out and discharge from the service of the United States, all volunteer soldiers desiring to do so are hereby authorized to retain their arms and accouterments on paying therefor their value to the Ordnance Department.
The payments will be made, under the regulations of the Ordnance Department, to the officer or representative thereof at the rendezvous in the State to which the troops are ordered for payment and final discharge.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
May 30, 1865.
GOVERNOR OF MAINE:
An order has been issued directing all volunteer artillery in the Armies of the Potomac, Tennessee, and Georgia to be immediately mustered out and discharged the service of the United States.
THOMAS M. VINCENT,
(Copy for the Governors of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Kansas.)
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 102.
Washington, May 31, 1865.
Department, district, post, and other commanding officers will make such temporary details of officers and soldiers as may be required by assistant commissioners of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, and render them, or other officers of said Bureau,