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, September 2, 1904. 1. With the view of preparing the 21st Infantry for a tour of service in the Philippines and of filling its ranks with men who on the date of its sailing will have at least two years and three months to serve, all enlisted men of the regiment who on September 15, 1904, have less than two years and seven months to serve and who desire to reenlist immediately in the regiment, will be discharged on that date for the convenience of the Government. Men so discharged will be at once reenlisted.

2. Enlisted men of the regiment, noncommissioned officers excepted, who on September 15, 1904, have less than six months to serve, and who do not desire to avail themselves of the privilege anthorized by the preceding paragraph, will be discharged on that date for the convenience of the Government.

3. Enlisted men, except noncommissioned officers and those having less than six months to serve, who have the option of taking their discharge under paragraph 1 of this order, but who do not desire to avail themselves of it, will be retained at their present stations on the departure of their organizations for the Presidio of San Francisco, to be disposed of as hereinafter directed.

4. On the arrival of the 21st Infantry at the Presidio of San Francisco, all enlisted men of the 28th Infantry, noncominissioned officers excepted, having two years and six months or more to serve in their present enlistment, and who so desire, will be transferred to the 21st Infantry.

5. On the arrival of the organizations of the 28th Infantry at their stations in the Department of Dakota, men of the 21st Infantry, left at those stations pursuant to paragraph 3, will be transferred to vacancies in organizations of the 28th Infantry; men not thus absorbed, will, under orders of the commanding general, Northern Division, be transferred to other infantry organizations in that division. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieutenant General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: F. C. AINSWORTH,

The Military Secretary.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 145.

WASHINGTON, September 3, 1904. 1. So much of paragraph 1, General Orders, No. 123, War Department, July 13, 1904, as directs the headquarters, band, and 2d and 3d Battalions, 9th Infantry, to proceed to Fort Thomas, Kentucky, for station is revoked.

2. Companies A and D, 9th Infantry, will be relieved from duty at Madison Barracks, New York, upon the return thereto of the organizations of the 9th Infantry now absent at maneuvers, and will proceed to Fort Thomas, Kentucky, for station.

The Quartermaster's Department will furnish the necessary transportation, the Subsistence Department suitable subsistence, and the Medical Department proper medical attendance,

3. On the recommendation of the commanding general, Pacific Division, to enable the 28th Infantry to complete its target practice in that division, paragraph 2 (6) General Orders, No. 123, War Department, July 13, 1904, is amended 80 as to direct the 21st Infantry to proceed to the infantry cantonment at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, for station, on October 31, 1904, instead of on September 30, 1904. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieutenant General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: F. C. AINSWORTH,

The Military Secretary.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 146.

Washington, September 7, 1904. I. In compliance with paragraphs 413 and 418 of the Regulations, the following is published for the information and government of all concerned, and substituted for General Orders, No. 99, July 8, 1903, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office.

II. Target Year.-The target year for all arms of the service, except for small-arms target practice, will begin July 1 and end June 30. For small-arms target practice it will begin January 1 and end December 31.

III. Annual Allowance.-The annual allowance of ammunition for the instruction of companies of Coast Artillery, batteries of Field Artillery, and cavalry, infantry, and engineer troops, and the charges for blank firing, will until further orders be fixed as herein specified.

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