Historic Fort Norfolk Logo

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

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

Annual Estimates.

It shall be the duty of this department to make out and transmit to the War Department, on or before the first day of December in each year, annual estimates of the forage, fuel, straw for bedding, articles of stationary, dragoon and artillery horses, oxen, wagons, and carts, for transportation of baggage, &c., and of all other articles the furnishing of which appertains to the said department.

November 9, 1812.
Officers, prisoners of war, are allowed for transportation of baggage, from the places where they are paroled to their respective homes, unless transportation is provided by the enemy, or the Government.

July 9, 1813.
In addition to the provision made for repairs of buildings occupied as barracks and quarters, it is ordered, that where private lands and buildings are occupied by the troops of the United States, a reasonable compensation shall be to the proprietor by the Quartermaster of the district or post; and when the rate of compensation cannot be satisfactorily agreed on; discreet and disinterested persons shall be appointed by the Quartermaster and proprietor; to appraise the rent, which will be settled by the Quartermaster, and the damage repaired as before provided.

“Every officer of the army, whose duty requires him to be on horseback in time of action, and whose horse shall be killed in battle, shall allowed a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, on making satisfactory proof of the loss and value of the horse so killed; the proof required shall be by the affidavit of corps to which the owner may belong, or of two other credible witnesses.”*
*Act of May 12 1796

The Quartermaster's department will adjust and settle all claims conformably to the above provisions.


Previous page 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 Next page