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ed under the acts mentioned, may
five years, or dur
ander the authority of the act of the eighth of April one rates, &c. enlistthousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “An act in addition to the act, entitled •An act to raise an addi bx retubsted for tional military force, passed January eleventh, one thou-ing the war. sand eight hundred and twelve,"* may be re-enlisted for the term of five years, or during the war; and that every non-commissioned officer, musician, and private, recruited under authority of the act of the twenty-ninth of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, entitled "An act in addition to the act, entitled "An act to raise an additional military force, and for other purposes,"+ may be re-enlisted for five years, or during
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the non com- Soldiers retene missioned officers, musicians, and privates, re-enlisted preceding sera under the authority of the preceding section, shall be the bounty, desto entitled to the bounty allowed by this act to recruits for five years, or for the war.
[Approved, January 27, 1814.]
cause to be en
regiments therein mentioned to be enlisted for five years, or during
empowered to presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the president of the United States be, years
. &c. the and he liereby is, authorized and empowered to cause to
menis of infantry be enlisted, for the term of five years, or during the authorized to be war, the fourteen regiments of infantry which are now year, &c. by law authorized to be enlisted for the term of one year, or such number of them, or of the troops composing the same, as in his opinion will best promote the public service.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That each man en- Each man enlist. listed under the authority of this act, shall be allowed allowed the same the same bounty, in money and land, as is now by law bounty, like a ras allowed to men enlisted for five years or during the five years, &c. war; and that the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, shall receive the same pay, officers and sol. clothing, subsistence, and forage, be entitled to the diers to receive same benefits, be subject to the same rules and regula- clothing, &c. tions, and be placed, in every respect, on the same footing, as the other regular troops of the United States,
(Approved, January 28, 1814.] *See chapter 61. See chapter 77,
An act to raise three regiments of riflemen.*
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of ReNot exceeding presentatives of the United States of America in Congress of rifemen to be assembled, That there be immediately raised such numFears
, of " during ber of regiments of riflemen, not exceeding three, as, in the war. the opinion of the president, will best promote the mili
tary service, to serve for five years, or during the war,
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That each regiment Organization of shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, two each ragiinunt.
majors, one adjutant, one paymaster, one quartermas-
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, each com
one second lieutenant, one third lieutenant, and one en-
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That each man recruited &c. al. cruited under the authority of this act be allowed the bounty, &c. as same bounty, in land and inoney, as is allowed by law to
men enlisted for five years, or during the war; and that
tence, and forage, be entitled to the same provisions for officers and sol. wounds or disabilities, the same benefits and allowances, the same fonting and be placed, in every respect, on the same footing, as other regular the other regular troops of the United States.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each company of oriflemen an: of the regiment of riflemen, authorized to be raised by Act of 12th April, the act of April twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and of 90 privates. eight, shall consist of ninety privates.
[Approved, February 10, 1814.]
Each man re
men enlisted for
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re3d, regiments of presentatives of the United States of America in Congress
*Superseded by the provisions of the act of 3d March, 1815, chapter 95, fixing the peace establishment,
+ So much of this act as relates to the organization of battalions and companies of the corps of artillery, is recognized by the act of 3d March, 1815, chapter 95, fixing the peace establishment The residue may be regarded as superseded by the provisions of that act.
tchants as a colle
ductors of arul
assembled, That the first, second, and third, regiments artillery to be of artillery be formed into one corps, and organizer corps, Stutter one into twelve battalions, as follows, to wit: six lieuten-izu into 12 last
talions, &c. ant colonels, six majors, twelve adjutants, twelve quartermasters, and forty eight companies.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each com- Organization of pary shall consist of one captainl, one first lieutenant, two second lieutenants, one third lieutenant, five sergeanis, one quarter master's sergeant, eight corporals, four musicians, and one hundred privates.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the president The president be authorized to assign one of the two second lieuten sign one of the ants hereby provided for each company, as a conduci tor of artillery for said company, whose duty it shall be duc fur afar ville: to receipt and account for all ammunition, implements, and cannon, furnished by the ordnance department for said company, and to do and perform such other ser
810 per month vici's as the war department may direct; and that, for extra pay to com the performance of these services, they be allowed each lery. ten dollars extra pay per inonth.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in lieu of the In lieu of the two regiments of light dragoons now in service, there light disguis, shall be organized one regiment, to consist of one colo- be organized, &c. nel, one lieutenant-colonel, two majors, one adjutant, one quartermaster, one surgeon, two surgeon's mates, one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, one principal musician, one principal farrier, and eight troops.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That each troop Organization of shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one se- light dragoons, cond lieutenant, one third lieutenant, one cornet, five sergeants, eight corporals, one riding master', one master of the sword, two trumpeters or buglers, one farrier, one blacksmith, one saddler, and ninety-six privates.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the officers officers of artilof the corps of artillery, and the regiment of light ar. He same pay as tillery, shall, severally, receive the same pay as is provided for is.lice
dragoons, now provided by law for the light dragoons in the ser- &c. vice of the United States; and the subalterns of all other Subalterms of all corps shall be allowed one ration in addition to the pay ho addition, bied authorized by existing laws.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That there shall Soldiers in be allowed, annually, to each non-commissioned officer, l'encibles alloween musician, and private, in the corps of sea-fencibles, one annually, one blanket, one knapsack, and one canteen.
knapsack, &c. SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the president The president of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized to prescribe the
the line as a ser Fant, and servants to be mus.
quantity and prescribe the quantity and kind of clothing to be issued to be i sueding annually to the troops of the United States. the troops, &c. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, 'I hat, from and The officers of after the first day of June next, the officers of the entitled 4. Wai- army shall be entitled to waiters agreeably to grade, as erande special follows: a major general, four waiters; a brigadier gea, &c.
neral, three; a colonel, two; the physician and surgeongeneral, two; a lieutenant-colonel, major, and hospital surgeon, each, one; the officers of each company, three; every commissioned officer who holds a staff appointment which gives the rank of captain, or any higher grade, one; and to every company officer who commands a separate post or detachment, one; any law or regulation heretofore existing to the contrary notwithstanding.
SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That no officer No officer per- shall be permitted to employ as a servant any soldier a soldier from from the line of the army, and that the servants of offi
cers, not exceeding the number allowed by the pre
ceding section, shall be mustered with some corps of tered, &c.
the army, and that, on the muster rolls formed in consequence thereof, payments shall be made in money to the oflicers employing them in lieu of wages, subsistence, and clothing, by the paymasters of the several corps or districts where such servants are mustered, at the rate allowed to privates of infantry, which shall be published to the army annually, by the secretary for the department of war.
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the presiThe president dent of the United States be authorized to appoint so pvim assistant many assistant apothecaries as the service may, in his ileir pay, &c. * judgment, require; each of whom shall receive the same
pay and emoluments as a regimental surgeon's mate.
SEC. 12. And be it further enacted, That, from and Eramodens omgx after the passing of this act, promotions may be made the whole army, through the whole army in its several lines of light arlines, &c. tillery, light dragoons, artillery, infantry, and riflemen,
respectively; and that the relative rank of officers of the same grade, belonging to regiments or corps already authorized, or which may be engaged to serve for five years, or during the war, be equalized and settled by the war department, agreeably to established rules; and that so much of the act, entitled "An act for the more perfect organization of the army of the United States,"'* passed the twenty-sixth of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, as comes within the purview and
*See chapter 72, section 5,
authorized. in case. X c. to con
ed officers and privates of he
meaning of this act, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That, for the pur. The president pose of avoiding unnecesaary expenses in the military establislıment, the president of the United States be, and solidate deficient he is hereby, authorized, in case of failure in filling the discharge super
numeraryofficers. rank and file of any regiment or regiments, to consolidate such deficient regiment or regiments, and discharge all supernumerary officers: Provided, That officers so di«harged to be discharged shall be allowed, in addition to the mileage m pay in already authorized by law, three months' pay to each. alulition, &e.
SEC. 14. And be it further enacted, That every non-Non-commissioncommissioned officer and private of the army, or officer, non-commissioned officer, and private, of any militia or army, and officers volunteer corps, in the service of the United States, militia or volunwho has been, or who may be, captured by the enemy, captured by the shall be entitled to receive, during his captivity, not-enemy: Scotland withstanding the expiration of his term of service, the ing captivity,ke, same pay, subsistence, and allowance, to which he may be entitled whilst in the actual service of the United States: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall herein "to entilbe
; nothing be construed to entitle any prisoner of war, of the mili- obosiaprisoners tia, to the pay and compensation herein provided, after the date od parole, the date of his parole, other than the travelling expenses allowed by law.
Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That the five re- The five regia giments which, by the first section of an act, entitled bei authorized “An act to amend the act in addition to the act, entitled toned to be (+1“An act to raise an additional military force, and for may bweni teul other purposes,”* were authorized to be enlisted, at the discretion of the president of the United States, for and during the war, may be enlisted, at the option of the recruit, for five years, or for and during the war, unless sooner discharged; the provisions of the said act to the contrary notwithstanding.
SEC. 16. And be it further enacted. That the commis. The commissary sary-general of ordnance may employ in his depart-mance may emment, besides blacksmitlis and wheelwrights, other me-brides black
, chanics, such as the public service may require, who smile and where shall, together with the said blacksmiths and wheel- to be mustered, wrights, be mustered under the general denomination of artificers; and such artificers, being hereafter, or having a to serve tive been heretofore, enlisted to serve for the term of five iled to the same years, or during the war, shall be entitled to the same clothing eas solannual allowance of clothing as is or may be provided diers of the army, for the soldiers of the army. *See chapter 82, section 1.
for five years,e.
&c. Artificer's enlist