ut of the four created during the present war. One Major Generalship (vice Wool retired) and two Brigadier Generalships (one vice Harney retired, and one original vacancy) remain unfilled.
Should Brig Gen Philip St. Geo Cooke be retired (he has been summoned before the Retiring Board,) a third vacancy will occur.
Gen Heintzleman's chances for a regular Brigadier Generalship are considered good.
The following regular army officers were dismissed from the service last year:
Maj Gen Fitz John Porter, Colonel 15th; Maj Haller, 7th; Maj Davidson, 4th; and Capts Beall, 2d; Stivers, 7th; Mayer and Wilkinson, 12th; Woodson, 16th; Cady, 17th; Breslin and Kellogg, 18th; Goodwin, 10th.
The act of July 17th, 1862, gave Lincoln discretionary power to retire all officers whose names have been borne on the army register 45 years, or who are 65 years of age, without submitting their cases to a Retiring Board.
The recent retirement, under this act, of Gens Wool, Harney, and Brown; and Co