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Military Laws And Rules And Regulations For The Armies Of The United States.

Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office Washington, May 1st , 1813

3. Instruction of the Troops.
This shall be governed by circumstances, as to time, place, and frequency; of which the commanding general will judge.  The mode of infantry discipline, adopted by regulation of the War Department, will be observed.

4. Military Correspondence.
Reports of services performed, and demands for courts of inquiry, or courts martial, shall be made to the Adjutant General.  All returns intended to exhibit the strength of the corps, made agreeable to the 19th article of war, and accounting for the absent non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates; reports of the Hospital and of the Quartermaster's Departments; and of ordnance and of ordnance stores attached to the army; shall also be addressed to the Adjutant General; out of which he shall form a general return; to be transmitted monthly; for the information of the War Department: and those transmitted for the months of June and December, shall be accompanied with lists of the officers serving in any garrison or corps of the district or army so returned, specifying their names, rank, and places of station.  Returns of ordnance and ordnance stores shall be made agreeably to forms prescribed by the Commissary General of ordnance.  Departures from these forms, and inattention to the injunctions above, will be regarded and punished as acts of positive disobedience.
July 9, 1813.
The returns required of Adjutants General, for the information of the War Department, will exhibit regiments and detachments of regiments, separately and by name.


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