Army Appropriations Act of 1867

The Radical Republicans believed that increasing their influence within the U.S. Army was a further means of controlling the course of Reconstruction. Many of the military commanders then on duty in the South were sympathetic to Radical aims; Congress wanted to make certain that the officers would remain in their positions of power.

An army appropriations measure in 1867 included a provision added by the Radicals, which required the president to issue military orders through a commanding general, a figure who could be removed only by Senate action.


President Johnson strongly objected to this curtailment of executive power, but did not veto the measure.

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NSLA - Archives & Records - Nevada Territory
... Council of Defense, World War I Administrative History In 1916, as part of an Army appropriation act, Congress established the Council of National Defense, which was given responsibility for the coordination of industries and resources for ...
http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/nsla/archives/archival/spboards/cdwwi. ...

Lincoln And Emancipation
... newspaper editors, and senators," a partial victory was achieved in the army appropriation act of 1864, but not until after the war was over did the Federal government fully abandon its "shortsighted and parsimonious policy toward the pay of ...
http://www.civilwarhome.com/lincolnandproclamation.htm

Third Amendment
163, 1, 12 Stat. 64, 65 (repealed 1933). Nearly identical wording appears in Army appropriation acts throughout the Civil War period. See Act of March 2, 1861, ch. 72, 1, 12 Stat. 200, 201; Act of July 5, 1862, ch. 133, 1, 12 Stat. 505, 507 ...
http://www.tomwbell.com/writings/3rd.html