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GENERAL ORDERS,
NO. 151.

WAR DEPARTMENT,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, ctober 16, 1865.

I..As soon as practicable the organization and armament of mounted batteries will, without further orders, be made to conform to the following:

Seventy-four privates.
Seventy-three horses.
Fifty-six sabres, (drivers not being armed).
Eight revolvers for chiefs of pieces and caissons.
The surplus privates will be at once transferred to other companies of the same regiment which may not be up to the standard of seventy-four, when such companies happen to be at or near the same post with the batteries, and the surplus horses and equipments will be turned in to the proper department.

II..One of the two authorized mounted batteries of each regular artillery regiment will have four Napoleon guns, and the other, four three-inch rifled (Rodman) guns. The regimental commander will designate in which battery each armament shall be assigned.

BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL GRANT:

E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General.

OFFICIAL:

Assistant Adjutant General.
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