U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Rockwell, 120 U.S. 60 (1887)
United States v. Rockwell
Submitted December 6, 1886
Decided January 10, 1887
120 U.S. 60
Under that clause in the Act of March 3, 1883, 23 Stat. 473, which provides for crediting an officer of the navy with his time of service in the regular or volunteer army or navy, or both, in the same manner as if all the service "had been continuous, and in the regular Navy in the lowest grade, having graduated pay held by" him "since last entering the service," officers are entitled to be credited as of the lowest grade with graduated pay held by them after reentering the service, and not as of a still lower grade in which they may actually have served, but to which no graduated pay was attached when the Act of July 15, 1870, took effect.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.