Disabled officers and men of our army have difficulty, upon their return to civil life, in finding employment for their support; many being prevented by wounds or sickness from resuming their former occupations. These cases are of painful frequency, and have caused much anxious thought to devise some method of aiding to place them in positions where such labor as they are still capable of performing may, with their Government pensions, render them independent.The order then goes on to state that a registry of the names of the disabled officers and men should be kept in the office of the surgeon-general, so that any person having at his disposal a situation which might be filled by one of these disabled men might consult it, and give the place to such a one as he might prefer. This was called the ‘Bureau of Military Employment,’
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.