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August 7th, 1789 AD (search for this): chapter 19
e Constitution the President is made Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States. The departments of war and of the navy are the channels through which his orders proceed to them respectively, and the secretaries of these departments are the organs by which he makes his will known to them. The orders issued by those officers are, in the contemplation of the law, not their orders, but the orders of the President of the United States.—[1 Opinions, 380. By the act of August 7, 1789, establishing the War Department, the duties of the Secretary of War are thus defined: There shall be an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War, and there shall be a principal officer therein to be called the Secretary for the Department of War, who shall perform and execute such duties as shall from time to time be enjoined on or intrusted to him by the President of the United States, agreeable to the Constitution relative to military commissions, or to the la
July 25th, 1866 AD (search for this): chapter 19
ecretary of War, will be submitted by the Chiefs of Staff Corps, Departments, and Bureaus, to the Secretary of War. All orders and instructions relating to military operations, issued by the President or Secretary of War, will be issued through the General of the Army. John A. Rawlins, Secretary of War. By command of General Sherman. E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. The violations of law in General Sherman's Order No. 12, can be readily made to appear. The act of July 25, 1866, reviving the grade of General, authorized him, under the direction and during the pleasure of the President, to command the armies of the United States. The same act authorized him to select for service upon his staff such number of aids, not exceeding six, as he may judge proper, and the act of July 28, three days later, provided that there shall be one General * * * * entitled to the same staff officers, in number and grade, as now provided by law. The law provided only six; Sherman
March 26th, 1869 AD (search for this): chapter 19
dent to the various violations of law involved in Sherman's order These were too plain to admit either of doubt or extended discussion, and the following order was issued by direction of the President, revoking those printed above: [General orders no. 28.] headquarters of the Army, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, March 27, 1869. The following orders, received from the War Department, are published for the government of all concerned: War Department, Washington city, March 26, 1869. By direction of the President, the order of the Secretary of War, dated War Department, March 5, 1869, and published in General Orders No. 11, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant-General's office, dated March 8, 1869, except so much as directs General W. T. Sherman to assume command of the Army of the United States, is hereby rescinded. All official business which, by law or regulations, requires the action of the President or Secretary of War, will be submitted by the Chiefs of
March 27th, 1869 AD (search for this): chapter 19
Sherman, General On the 13th of March General Rawlins assumed the duties of Secretary of War, and among his first acts he called the attention of the President to the various violations of law involved in Sherman's order These were too plain to admit either of doubt or extended discussion, and the following order was issued by direction of the President, revoking those printed above: [General orders no. 28.] headquarters of the Army, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, March 27, 1869. The following orders, received from the War Department, are published for the government of all concerned: War Department, Washington city, March 26, 1869. By direction of the President, the order of the Secretary of War, dated War Department, March 5, 1869, and published in General Orders No. 11, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant-General's office, dated March 8, 1869, except so much as directs General W. T. Sherman to assume command of the Army of the United States, is here
March 13th (search for this): chapter 19
ions to the troops, or to staff officers serving in military departments, must go from the headquarters of the army through the Adjutant-General's office, and through the Generals commanding the military divisions and departments in which the officers are serving; but ordinary correspondence relating to the details of execution may be carried on between the parties concerned and the heads of the staff department or corps charged with their execution. W. T. Sherman, General On the 13th of March General Rawlins assumed the duties of Secretary of War, and among his first acts he called the attention of the President to the various violations of law involved in Sherman's order These were too plain to admit either of doubt or extended discussion, and the following order was issued by direction of the President, revoking those printed above: [General orders no. 28.] headquarters of the Army, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, March 27, 1869. The following orders, r
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