How to Feed an Army

How to Feed an Army

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to the office and a receipt given to the master for the number of packages actually received. When an issue is completed the person who receives the stores on the part of the officer should sign the memorandum of the clerk. If the stores are sent by water the master of the vessel should sign the memorandum, as well as the bill of lading, as soon as the stores are on board. If by railroad, the car doors should be locked when loaded and a paper pasted on each car, with the number of the car, name of the officer by whom sent and to whom to be delivered, with the date, kind, and quantity of stores. At the close of business for the day, or immediately upon the completion of the issue, according to circumstances, the memorandum is taken to the office and entered upon the invoices, or charged to the officer in the "transfer book." It is necessary that stores sent to a distance by water or rail should be invoiced at once and the invoices sent with the stores, or direct by mail, or through the Quartermaster's Department, where there is no mail route, or by an orderly if the distance is not too great. Where the army is stationary, as in a siege, and the issues are frequent, it is more convenient to open an account with each officer, making the invoice, once in seven or ten days. Each invoice should state on the margin the name of the vessel or numbers of the cars or wagons. At the close of business for the day all the receipts and issues are entered on a "daily abstract of receipts and issues" and the balance remaining on hand stated, from which is made the "daily report of stores" for the information of the chief commissary. The balance should be compared at least once a week, or oftener if practicable, with an actual...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618637
  • 9781236618634