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Commander-in-chief, The title usually applied to the supreme officer in the army or navy of a country. In the United States the national Constitution makes the President commander-in-chief of the army and navy, and, in time of war, of such of the State militia as may be called into general service. State constitutions give the same title to their respective governors, whose authority as such, however, is confined to their own States. Under the general orders of May, 1901, re-establishing the United States army on a permanent peace basis, the actual command-in-chief of the army was given to Lieutenant-General Miles, who had been raised to that rank in the previous year. After the abolition of the grades of general and lieutenant-general, on the death of Generals Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan, the actual command was invested in the senior major-general.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Conkling, Roscoe 1829- 1888 (search)
Mayor's Court. --The following cases were disposed of yesterday: Anderson, slave of Wm. Cooley, charged with stealing a piece of cotton cloth from Alfred Moses — a considerable offence under the present rule of high prices of such goods — was convicted and punished with twenty. Charles, slave of John Tyler, charged with stealing $169 from James B. Grant, was remanded for trial before the Hustings Court. William, a slave, employed by the R and P. Railroad Company, was caught with two red flannel shirts in his possession, and their miserable texture precluding the idea that he procured them by purchase, he was ordered down under sentence of twenty. A fine of $5 was imposed upon B. Tracy for keeping his bar-room open after 10 o'clock P. M. Several trivial cases were continued, and some hard cases committed so jail, where total abstinence is the first rule of the househol
The Daily Dispatch: February 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], War Matters. (search)