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RESOLUTION 25.–Approved, April 4, 1862.- Vol. 12, p. 617.
field or department to officers of the same grade, without regard to seniority. That whenever military operations may require the presence of two or more officers of the same grade in the same field or department, the President may assign the command of the forces in such field or department, without regard to seniority of rank.
RESOLUTION 37.- Approved, June 21, 1862.—Vol. 12, p. 620.
A Resolution to encourage enlistments in the regular army and volunteer forces.
That so much of the ninth section of the act approved August third, eighteen hundred and sixty-one,' entitled “An act for the better organization of the military establishment,” as abolishes the premium paid for bringing accepted recruits to the rendezvous, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and hereafter a premium of two dollars shall be paid to any citizen, non-commissioned officer, or soldier for such [each] accepted recruit for the regular army he may bring to the rendezvous. And every soldier who hereafter enlists, either in the regular army or the volunteers, for three years, or during the war, may receive his first month's pay in advance, upon the mustering of his company into the service of the United States, or after he shall have been mustered into and joined a regiment already in the service.?
RESOLUTION 51.--Approved, July 2, 1862.—Vol. 12, p. 623.
A Resolution to suspend all payments under the Act approved troenty-fifth of March,
eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled “An Act to secure to the officers and men actually employed in the western department, or department of Missouri, their pay, bounty, and pension," and for other purposes.
That the secretary of war be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to suspend all payments under the act approved twenty
1 Chap. 42.
For $25 advance bounty in addition hereto, see chap. 166, 17 July, 1862, sec. 3.
fifth March, eighteen hundred and sixty-two,' entitled "An act to secure to the officers and men actually employed in the western department, or department of Missouri, their pay, bounty, and pension;" and that there shall be appointed by the President, immediately after the passage of this resolution, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, three commissioners, to examine all claims arising under the provisions of that act, and report the same, with the facts connected therewith, to the secretary of war; said commissioners to have such compensation for their services as the secretary of war may consider just and reasonable: Provided, That said commissioners shall be required to examine and report, within sixty days after the passage of this resolution, upon all such claims as may be presented by persons claiming to have been organized or employed in the state of Missouri and to have performed service according to the provisions of the said recited act, whereupon payments shall be made as recommended by said commissioners and as required by said act: And provided, further, That within ninety days from the passage of this resolution the said commissioners shall examine and report upon all other claims arising under the act aforesaid, when payments shall be made as herein prescribed.
[Approved, July 2, 1862.]
RESOLUTION 52.-Approved, July 12, 1862.—Vol. 12, p. 623.
A Resolution to provide for the presentation of “medals of honor" to the enlisted men
of the army and volunteer furces who hare distinguished or may distinguish themselves in battle during the present rebellion.
That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause two thousand “medals of honor” to be prepared, with suitable emblematic devices, and to direct that the same be presented, in the name of Congress, to such non-commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities, during the present insurrection. And that the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying this resolution into effect.
i Chap. 49, ante.
RESOLUTION 53.—Approved, July 12, 1862. – Vol. 12, p. 624.
A Resolution in relation to contracts with the United States. That it shall be the duty of the several executive departments of the government to publish in one of the daily newspapers of the city of Washington, on Tuesday of each week, a list of all contracts which shall have been solicited or proposed to each, respectively, during the week next preceding, which list shall state briefly the subject matter of each contract so solicited or proposed to be made, its terms, the name of the proposed contractor and of all persons known to be interested therein, directly or indirectly, and of all persons who solicit, request, or recommend the making of any such contract: Provided, That the foregoing provision shall not be applicable to bids made in pursuance of advertisements for contracts or purchases made under existing laws, but shall apply to all proposed modifications of existing contracts.
RESOLUTION 55.-Approved, July 12, 1862.-Vol. 12, p. 624.
Resolution authorizing the secretary of war to furnish extra clothing to sick, wounded,
and other soldiers.
That the secretary of war be, and he is hereby, authorized to furnish extra clothing to all sick, wounded, and other soldiers who may have lost the same by the casualties of war, under such rules and regulations as the department may prescribe, during the existence of the present insurrection.
RESOLUTION 58.- Approved, July 14, 1862.—Vol. 12, p. 625. Resolution to declare the meaning of“ An Act to anthorize the President of the United
States in certain cases to take possession of railroads and telegraph lines, and for other purposes," approved January thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and to repeal a part of said act.
That an act entitled “An act to authorize the President of the United States in certain cases to take possession of railroads and telegraph lines, and for other purposes," approved January thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, shall not bo so construed as to authorize the construction of any railroads, or the completion of any line of road, the greater part of which remained uncompleted at the time of the approval of said act, or to engage in any work of railroad construction; and so much of said act as authorized the President of the United States to extend and complete any railroad is hereby repealed.
1 Chap. 15.
[Approved, July 14, 1862.]
RESOLUTION 63.- Approved, July 17, 1862.-Vol. 12, p. 627.
Resolution explanatory of “ An Act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and
rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes."
That the provisions of the third clause of the fifth section of "An act' to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for otber purposes,” shall be so construed as not to apply to any act or acts done prior to the passage thereof, nor to include any member of a state legislature, or judge of any state court who has not, in accepting or entering upon his office, taken an oath to support the Constitution of the so-called “Confederate States of America;" nor shall any punishment or proceedings under said act be so construed as to work a forfeiture of the real estate of the offender beyond his natural life.
RESOLUTION 70.--Approved, July 17, 1862.-Vol. 12, p. 629.
A Resolution to regulate the compensation for paying pensions.
That agents for paying pensions shall receive two per centum on all disbursements made by them to pensioners of the United States: Provided, That the aggregate compensation to any one agent, paying both army and navy pensions, shall not exceed two thousand dollars per annum.
1 Chap. 195, 17 July, 1862. The adoption of this resolution was considered necessary to secure executive approval of the confiscation act.
TABLE OF PAY, SUBSISTENCE, ETC. ALLOWED BY LAW TO THE OFFICERS OF THE
270 00 Aides-de-camp and Military Secre
80 00 tary to Lieutenant-General, each... S Major-General
220 00 Senior Aide-de-camp to Gen-in-Chief.. 80 00 Aide-de-camp, in addition to pay, &c.
24 00 of Lieutenant Brigadier General
124 00 Aide-decamp, in addition to pay, &c.
20 00 of Lieutenant
110 00 Assistant Inspector-General-Major... 80 00
Signal Department. Signal Officer-Major.....
80 00 Quartermaster's Department. Quartermaster-General-Brig.-Gen..... 124 00 Assistant Quartermaster-Gen.-Col. ... 110 00 Deputy Quartermaster-Gen. Lt.-Col... 95 00 Quartermaster-Major....
80 00 Assistant Quartermaster-Captain ..... 70 00
Subsistence Department. Commissary-Gen, of Subsistence-Col. 110 00 Assistant Commissary-Gen. of Subsistence Lieut.-Colonel...
95 00 Commissary of Subsistence-Major.... SO 00 Commissary of Subsistence-Captain.. 70 00 Assistant Commissary of Subsistence,
20 00 in addition to pay, &c. of Lieut....
Medical Department. Surgeon-General—Brigadier-General... 124 00 Surgeons of ten years' service....
80 00 Surgeons of less than ten years' service 80 00 Asst. Surgeons of ten years' service... 70 00 Asst. Surgeons of five years' service... 70 00 Assistant Surgeons of less than five
| 53 33 years' service
95 00 Paymaster..