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WAR DEPARTMENT.

November 20, 1863.

The following “ Instructions for making muster-rolls, for mustering into service, for periodical payments, and for discharge from service, of volunteers or militia," having been duly examined, are approved,

and will be carried into effect.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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NOTE.—The figures refer to the number of the paragraphs

ABSENTEES.

- page 50

How accounted for..

.41, 42, 43, 44
ACCOUNTS.

For expenses chargeable to the fund for collecting, drill-

ing, and organizing volunteers, to be rendered to the
Adjutant General..

76
ADJUTANTS.

Of regiments organizing, may be detailed by the Gov-

ernors of the States to which such regiments belong, to
aid in recruiting them...

85
AFFIDAVIT.

Form of.
AGE.

Of volunteers not to be over 45, nor under 18; excep-
tions—when admissible.....

94
Oath to be administered when a doubt exists as to...... 95
AIDES-DE-CAMP.

Officers of the regular army, including additional, can

alone be detailed to muster troops in and out of ser-
vice

110
ALTERATIONS.
Since last muster-how noted..

45, 46
ARMY CORPS.

Commanders of, to detail mustering officers for troops in
the field, (see COMMISSARY OF MUSTERS)..

-111 to 116
APPOINTMENTS.—(See also COMMISSION.)

In the field and staff and non-commissioned staff-how
noted

33

APPRAISERS.

To determine value of horses and horse equipments —

how selected....

107

ARMS.

Stoppages for, lost or destroyed through carelessness, to
be noted on the muster-rolls.....

53
Losses of private, to be stated only on muster-rolls for
discharge.

56
Claims for private, lost in service, to be made to the Third

Auditor after expiration of term of service......... 57

How received, accounted for, and returned..........69, 70, 71
ARTICLES OF WAR.

Rules and, to be read to the troops before mustered in

service, and thereafter semi-annually; fact to be stated
on the muster-in rolls and rolls for pay-.

106
ARTILLERY.

Announces organization of regiments and batteries of;

field officers and regimental staff not to be mustered in

without special instructions from the War Department 82
Regulates time of mustering into service field and staff
officers and line officers of regiments of..

85
BOARD.

Cost of, and lodgings furnished volunteers not to exceed
40 cents per day.....

77
BOUNTY.

Exchange or substitution of one man for another after
muster into service bars both, and pension....

58
CAMP EQUIPAGE.

How received, accounted for, and returned... 69, 70, 71
CAPTION.
Respecting, of muster-rolls...

1 to 14
CAVALRY.

Announces organization of regiments and companies of ;

chief trumpeters of, to be mustered out, (see Trum-
PETER)......

82
Regulates time of mustering into service field and staff
officers and line officers of regiments of...

85
A test of horsemanship to be made before muster of, into
service....

90

CHAPLAINS.

Recites section 8 of the act of July 17, 1862, respecting ;

how mustered in ; to be borne on the field and staff
rolls of the regiment....

83
CLAIMS.

For horses and private arms lost in service, to be made to

the Third Auditor after expiration of term of service.. 57
CLOTHING.
Value of, issued, and amount of money, if

any, advanced
for clothing, to be entered on the muster-rolls in the
column for that purpose, and continued on every roll
till liquidated....

32
How received and accounted for....

69, 70, 71
COMMISSARIES.

Acting regimental, to be mustered on field and staff rolls
for extra pay for time of service...

35
COMMISSARY OF MUSTERS.

A, to be detailed by Commanders of Departments and

Army Corps for their respective commands; allowed
two enlisted men as clerks; an assistant to be detailed
for each division ; allowed one enlisted man as clerk ;
necessary stationery for,--how obtained; names of
each, and assistant, to be reported to the Adjutant

General ; duties of, and assistant, defined........111 to 112
Not to be relieved or transferred without authority from
the Adjutant General's office..

115
Published rules to govern, in all musters in or out..... 117
Calls attention to each, to instructions from the Ordnance

Department, respecting Ordnance responsibility of offi-
cers mustered out....

122
COMMISSION.

Receipt of, or appointment, must precede muster-in, notes on page 50

Officer must present, or appointment, to be mustered in.. 117
COMPENSATION.

When, is claimed for service prior to complete organiza-

tion, a remark embracing the facts to be made on the
muster-rolls in the column of remarks.

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