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Doc. 105.-war Department order.

war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, July 19, 1861.
1. Brevet Second-Lieutenant Clarence derrick, Corps of Engineers, Brevet Second-Lieutenant James P. Parker, Fourth Infantry, and Brevet Second-Lieutenant Frank A. Reynolds, Second Dragoons, members of the class just graduated at West Point, having tendered their resignations in the face of the enemy, are dismissed from the service of the United States, to date from the 16th inst.

2. Military Storekeeper and Paymaster, Dennis Murphy, Ordnance Department, is hereby dismissed from the army.

3. Officers mustering in troops will be careful that men from one company or detachment are not borrowed for the occasion to swell the ranks of others about to be mustered. In future no volunteer will be mustered into the service who is unable to speak the English language. Mustering officers will at all times hold themselves in readiness to muster out of service such regiments of volunteers as may be entitled to their discharge.

4. Officers of the volunteer service tendering their resignations will forward them through the intermediate commanders to the officer commanding the department or corps d'armee in which they may be serving, who is hereby authorized to grant them honorable discharges. This commander will immediately report his action to the Adjutant-General of the Army, who will communicate the same to the Governor of the State to which the officer belongs. Vacancies occurring among the commissioned officers in volunteer regiments will be filled by the Governors of the respective States by which the rest were furnished. Information of such appointments will in all cases be furnished to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

By order.

L. Thomas, Adjutant-General.

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