Letter from the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War, Containing a Historical Sketch of the Corps of Engineers: And Remarks Upon Its Organization and Duties, in Reply to the Circular of Sept. 4, 1876, Inviting Suggestions Upon the Subjects Before the Commission for the Reform and Reorganization of the Army

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1876 - 43 pages

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Page 27 - An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory.
Page 20 - act to increase the present military establishment of the United States, and for other purposes...
Page 11 - That the said corps when so organized, shall be stationed at West Point, in the state of New- York, and shall constitute a military academy ; and the engineers, assistant engineers, and cadets of the said corps, shall be subject, at all times, to do duty in such places, and on such service, as the President of the United States shall direct.
Page 4 - That General Washington shall be, and he is hereby vested with full, ample, and complete powers, to raise and collect together, in the most speedy and effectual manner, from any or all of these United States, sixteen battalions of infantry, in addition to those already voted by Congress...
Page 23 - That the superintendent of the United States Military Academy may hereafter be selected, and the officers on duty at that institution detailed from any arm of the service ; and the supervision and charge of the academy shall be in the War Department, under such officer or officers as the Secretary of War may assign to that duty;
Page 19 - An act to procure the necessary surveys, plans, and estimates upon the subject of roads and canals." It authorized the President to cause surveys and estimates to be made of the routes of such roads and canals as he might deem of national importance, in a commercial or military point of view, or for the transportation of the mail, and.
Page 11 - ... the principal engineer, and in his absence, the next in rank, shall have the superintendence of the said military academy, under the direction of the President of the United States ; and the secretary of war is hereby authorized, at the public expense, under such regulations as shall be directed by the President of the United States, to procure the necessary books, implements and apparatus for the use and benefit of the said institution.
Page 4 - ... reasonable price for the same ; to arrest and confine persons who refuse to take the Continental currency, or are otherwise disaffected to the American cause; and return to the States, of which they are citizens, their names, and the nature of their offences, together with the witnesses to prove them. " That the foregoing powers be vested in General Washington, for and during the term of six months from the date hereof, unless sooner determined by Congress.
Page 25 - An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and for other purposes," as applies to the Quartermaster's Department, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Page 12 - An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States,

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