fice, Washington, March 8, 1869.
By direction of the President of the United States, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Army of the United States.
His general staff will be:
Brevet Major-General E. D. Townsend, Adjutant-General.
Brevet Major-General R. B. Marcy, Inspector-General.
Brevet Major-General M. C. Meigs, Quartermaster-General.
Brevet Major-General A. B. Eaton, Commissary-General Subsistence.
Brevet Major-General J. K. Barnes, Surgeon-General.
Brevet Major-General B. W. Brice, Paymaster-General.
Brevet Major-General Joseph Holt, Judge Advocate-General.
Brevet Major General A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers.
Brevet Major General A. B. Dyer, Chief of Ordnance.
Brevet Brigadier-General A. J. Myer, Chief Signal Officer.
His personal staff, Aids-de-Camp with the rank of Colonel from this date, will be:
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. McCoy, Second Lieutenant, Second Infantry.
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel L. M. Dayton, Captain, Seventh Cavalry.