Excerpt from Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, 1903, Vol. 12
To meet these emergencies on both coasts the War Depart ment organized the Army Transport Service as a separate branch of the Quartermaster's Department. A board of officers, the senior being the late Gen. Ludlow, devised the scheme and formulated the regulations for operating the enlarged service. Marine experts gave aid to the Army. Steamships of suitable design and tonnage were found on both coasts, surveyed, pur chased, and refitted on plans drawn to meet the requirements of troops in transit over sea. As well as for the shorter coastwise:38 Gama mam - 8m >3? H3333. Them.
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