5 x 7 1/4, imprint.
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, August 12, 1864
General Orders, No. 245
The following act of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned:
Public- No. 173
An Act to provide for the efficiency of the Navy.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person enlisted in the military service of the United States who shall apply to the Navy Department to be transferred to the navy or marine corps shall, if his application be approved by the President of the United States, be transferred to the navy or marine corps to serve the residue of his term of enlistment therein, subject to the laws and regulations for the government of the navy: Provided, That such transfer shall not release the transferred person from any indebtedness to the government, nor, without the consent of the President of the United States, from any penalty incurred for a breach of military law. Much more content. By Order Of The Secretary Of War. Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. There are two very tiny punch holes at the left edge of the document which do not affect any of the content, otherwise excellent.