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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
were ordered to report in person as soon as they were in a condition to travel, and where questions regarding the extension of leaves, admission to hospitals, or return to the armies in the field were settled. Finally, a law was enacted on the 18th of April, 1863, creating an invalid corps, Organization announced in General Orders, No. 105, War Department, A.-G. O., April 28, 1863, and designation changed to Veteran Reserve Corps by General Orders, N:). 111, War Department, A.-G. O., March 18, 1864.—Ed. which, by affording some honorable employment to men who had been wounded or overtaken by sickness in the line of duty, made it possible at the same time to utilize their services, instead of discharging them with a pension, which was an onerous burden for the appropriations to carry. Six months later, on the 1st of November, this corps numbered 491 officers and 17,764 soldiers: more than three-fourths of them were already organized into regiments of two battalions. The first bat