Doc. 193.-nurses in the National army.
General orders, no. 59.
war Department, Adjutant-General's office Washington, August 17, 1861.First. So much of paragraph three of special orders, No. one hundred eighty-five from this office, dated July 12, 1861, as relates to the allowances of female nurses employed in permanent or general hospitals, is hereby rescinded, and such persons will receive, from and after the 3d inst., forty cents per day and one ration in kind or by computation, at cost price, in lieu of all emoluments except transportation in kind.  Second. The minimum standard of height for one recruits is fixed at five feet three inches, instead of five feet four and a half inches, as heretofore established. Third. Every officer of the army will immediately report his address to this office, and thereafter every change of address, no matter whether permanent or temporary. Fourth. All volunteers in the service of the United States will be mustered for payment at the end of the present month, and at the end of every two months thereafter. One copy of the pay roll will be forwarded to the adjutant-general, two given to the paymaster of the district, and the fourth one filed with the records of the company or detachment mustered. By order.
L. Thomas, Adjutant-General.