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Lieutenant Smith ceases to be an officer of the Army from September 15, 1904. BY ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

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

The Military Secretary.

No. 152.

WASHINGTON, September 14, 1904. By direction of the President, the following orders relative to the organization of the field artillery on a peace footing are published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

1. Under the provisions of the act of Congress approved February 2, 1901, entitled "An act for increasing the efficiency of the Army,” the 7th and 20th Batteries, Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas, are designated as horse batteries, and the 26th Battery, Field Artillery, Vancouver Barracks, Washington, is designated as a mountain battery. The batteries designated will be organized as hereinafter provided for horse and moun. tain batteries.

2. In order to make the organization of the present materiel of field batteries conform as nearly as practicable to that contemplated for the proposed new rapid fire equipment, and to facilitate the changes that will be necessitated by the introduction of the latter, the equipment of the light and horse batteries is fixed at four guns and eight caissons per battery. Pending the issue of the new Drill Regulations for the Field Artillery the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th caissons will constitute a third platoon of the battery.

The equipinent of the mountain batteries is fixed at four guns and forty ammunition packs per battery.

3. The organization of the personnel of the batteries of field artillery will hereafter be as shown in the following table:

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4. The allowance and distribution of public animals for the batteries of field artillery are announced as follows:

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For each battery (except horse, mountain, and siege batteries) 104 horses, distributed as follows: Saddle

Draught horses.

horses. 1 ist sergeant

1,4 guns 1 quartermaster sergeant

8 caissons

48 I stable sergeant

1 1 battery wagon and forge. 6 sergeants

1 artillery store wagon.. 2 musicians, 1 guidon (private) 1 Total

84 4 artificers Spare horses. Total.

20 For each horse battery 160 horses, distributed as follows: Saddle

Draught horses.

horses. 1 1st sergeant.

4 guns

24 1 quartermaster sergeant 1 8 caissons

18 1 stable sergeant

1 battery wagon and forge 6 sergeants

1 artillery store wagon 2 musicians

2 1 guidon (private)

Total 4 artificers 12 corporals

12 2 cooks. Cannoneers

42 Spare horses Total

76 For each mountain battery 16 horses and 84 pack mules, distributed as follows:

Saddle horses.

Mules. 1 1st sergeant 18 corporals

$ 1 quartermaster sergeant

1 | 2 cooks 1 stable sergeant

1 4 artificers Sergeants

6 4 guns 2 musicians 2 1 spare mule to each gun

+ 1 guidon (private).

1 40 ammunition packs Spare horses.

4 2 pioneer packs to each platoon.

Forge artificers' outfit and sup-
Total.
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For each siege battery 104 horses, distributed as follows:
Saddle

Draught
horses.

horses. 1 1st sergeant 1 4 guns

32 1 quartermaster sergeant

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4 ammunition wagons 1 stable sergeant

1 2 implement wagons. Sergeants.

6 1 forge. 2 musicians.

2 Miscellaneous. 1 guidon (private)

1 Spare horses

4 Total

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5. The batteries of field artillery are hereby organized into battalions as follows, with stations as indicated, the official designation of the batteries and battalions to be as given herein:

The 1st Battalion, Field Artillery, Presidio, San Francisco,
California:

Commander, Major Edward T. Brown, Artillery Corps.
1st Battery, Field Artillery.
5th Battery, Field Artillery.

24th Battery, Field Artillery. The 2d Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort Sam Houston, Texas:

Commander, Major Lotus Niles, Artillery Corps.
20 Battery, Field Artillery.

15th Battery, Field Artillery.
The 3d Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort Myer, Virginia:

Commander, Major Eli D. Hoyle, Artillery Corps.
3d Battery, Field Artillery.

4th Battery, Field Artillery.
The 4th Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas:

Commander, Major William H. Coffin, Artillery Corps.
6th Battery, Field Artillery.
19th Battery, Field Artillery.

25th Battery, Field Artillery. The 5th Battalion, Field Artillery (horse), Fort Riley, Kansas:

Commander, Major Granger Adams, Artillery Corps.
7th Battery, Field Artillery (horse).

20th Battery, Field Artillery (horse). The 6th Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming:

Commander,
8th Battery, Field Artillery.

13th Battery, Field Artillery. The 7th Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort Snelling, Minnesota:

Commander, Major Samuel E. Allen, Artillery Corps. 10th Battery, Field Artillery.

30th Battery, Field Artillery. The 8th Battalion, Field Artillery (siege), Buffalo, New York:

Commander,
11th Battery, Field Artillery (siege).

16th Battery, Field Artillery (siege). The 9th Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas:

Commander, Major Henry M. Andrews, Artillery Corps.
12th Battery, Field Artillery.
22d Battery, Field Artillery.

29th Battery, Field Artillery. The 10th Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort Sheridan, Illinois:

Commander, Major Charles G. Woodward, Artillery Corps. 14th Battery, Field Artillery.

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21st Battery, Field Artillery. The 11th Battalion, Field Artillery (mountain), Manila, Philippine Islands:

Commander,
17th Battery, Field Artillery (mountain).

18th Battery, Field Artillery (mountain). The 12th Battalion, Field Artillery, Fort Ethan Allen, Ver. mont:

Commander, Major Edward E. Gayle, Artillery Corps.
23d Battery, Field Artillery,

27th Battery, Field Artillery. The 13th Battalion, Field Artillery (mountain), Vancouver Barracks, Washington:

Commander, Major Alexander B. Dyer, Artillery Corps. 26th Battery, Field Artillery (mountain).

28th Battery, Field Artillery (mountain). The 9th Battery, Field Artillery, is provisionally attached to the 11th Battalion, Field Artillery.

The staff of a battalion commander shall consist of an adju. tant, a quartermaster and commissary, an ordnance officer, and a reconnaissance and signal officer. They are appointed from the officers serving in the battalion by the battalion commander, who will confine himself to the allowance published from time to time in orders from the War Department. When appointed from officers assigned to the batteries composing the battalion they will be required to perform their regular battery duties.

The battalion noncommissioned staff shall consist of a sergeant major, junior grade.

6. For purposes of instruction in modern tactical methods for field artillery the 4th and 5th Battalions, Field Artillery, at Fort Riley, Kansas, and the 9th Battalion, Field Artillery, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, will, when assembled at Fort Riley, Kansas, constitute a provisional regiment of field artillery under the commander of the artillery subpost at Fort Riley, Kansas, and will be known and designated as the " Provisional Regiment, Field Artillery.”

The staff of a regimental commander shall consist of an adjutant, a quartermaster and commissary, an ordnance officer, and a reconnaissance and signal officer. They are appointed from the officers serving in the regiment by the regimental commander, who will confine himself to the allowance published from time to time in orders from the War Department. When selected from the officers assigned to the batteries com

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