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Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, August 1, 1863
Veterinary Surgeons of Cavalry, under the act of March 3, 1863, will be selected by the Chief of the Cavalry Bureau, upon the nomination of the regimental commanders. These nominations will be founded upon the recommendation of the candidate by a regimental board of officers, to consist of the three officers present next in rank to the commander of the regiment. The names of candidates so recommended and nominated to the Chief of the Bureau of Cavalry, will be submitted by him to the Secretary of War for appointment. A record of the appointments so made shall be kept in the Adjutant General's Office.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
Assistant Adjutant General