Lieutenant of Artillery, US Army

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3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Educational U.S. Army Series 404
The rank of First Lieutenant rates with that of Lieutenant (junior grade) in the Navy. The Army Lieutenant receives, during the first five years of service, an annual pay of $2,000 (together with the regular allowances for quarters, light and heat), and this is increased 10% at the expiration of each five years of duty. A First Lieutenant of Artillery is second in command of either a Battery of Light Artillery, manning from four to six portable guns, or of a Company of the Coast Artillery, manning two or more of the heavy coast defense guns. In the absence of the Captain, the First Lieutenant is in full command, or if the force be divided, he maybe given command of a portion of the company manning guns. Full dress uniform (as shown in the accompanying picture) is worn on occasions of ceremony

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