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CHAPTER LXXXVI.

An act making further provision for filling the ranks of the regular army, encouraging enlistments, and authorizing the re-enlistments, for longer periods, of men whose term of service are about to expire *

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of BeSht^S'lL>./",es«i<ai7T)es of the United States of America in Congress T"'£">.d;'o!Tiheassembled. That, in order to complete the present milito retove i?i24 tafy establishment to the full number authorized by law bonm"it. money with the greatest possible despatch, there shall be paid, nLhs'-^r«to each effective able bodied man who shall, after the the ..id of the ur8t (]ay of February next, be enlisted into the army of the Uniled States, to serve for the term of five years, or during the war, at his election, in lieu of the bounty in money and of the three months' pay at the expiration of the service now allowed by law, the sum of one hundred and twenty-four dollars; fifty dollars of which to be Sftime of en-paid at the time the recruit is enlisted, fifty dollars astment,he. when he shall be mustered and have joined some military corps for service, and twenty-four dollars when he shall be discharged from service; and the wife and children, and, if he leave no wife or children, the paThei wife and rents of such non commissioned officer and soldier, en

chilflren. or the.. . , - - ,,-i,i

parent* if the listed as hereinbefore stated, who may be killed in acto»TMioii. fcc. totion. or die in the service of the United States, shall be be allowed gw. j,||I(WC(j ant] |)aj,j ti,p gurn 0f twenty-four dollars; and

Afier the ist of after the said first day of February next, so much of the so'bmSnf1841ihf,,l,rt'1 sert>on of the act. entitled "An act for the more, wetionoftheact perfect organization of the army of the United States,"f

mentioned, as , ,. . ^, , ,. r . 1 , • i ',

an.». a. advance passed the twentieth day ot January, one thousand eight ofjgt, &c «-|,unt|,.ed and thirteen, as allows to each able bodied mart enlisted into the service of the United States, in the manner therein stated, an advance of twenty-four dollars on account of his pay, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed. ,

gstohepaw to . sec- 2- And be it further enacted. That the sum of •anj soWij-r or ci-eight dollars shall be paid to any non-commissioned ofSSre.anaMe'b^ficer, soldier, or citizen, who shall, after the first day eldtted'&c!0 te"*' February next, furnish and procure to be enlisted, according to law, an able bodied man, to serve for the term of five years, or during the war.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, every non

Noit-mmmission-commissioned officer, musician, and private, who hao

""""■ '"'been recruited in the regular army of the United States,

*This act is superseded by that of 3d March, 1815, chapter 95, except so far as would affect the rights vested by the 1st section. tSee chapter 76.

ler tlie authority of the act of the eighth of April one «t«, &c. enii.tusand eight hundred and twelve, entitled "An act ii'mr"lSf^*en«y :lition to the act, entitled »An act to raise an addi ■ J*TM^^^ nal military force, passed January eleventh, one thou- ingthe war. Tfl eight hundred and twelve,"* may be re-enlisted • the term of five years, or during the war; and that cry non-commissioned officer, musician, and private, cruit.ed under authority of the act of the twenty-ninth January, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, titled "An act in addition to the act, entitled 'An act

raise an additional military force, and for other pur»ses,"f may be re-enlisted for five years, or during e war.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the non com-soMK" «■*»• issioned officers, musicians, and privates, re-enlisted preceding welder the authority of the preceding section, shall be ^''bounty, &c°. ltitled to the bounty allowed by this act to recruits for ve years, or for the war.

[Approved, January 2,7, 1814.J

CHAPTER LXXXVII.

Vn act authorizing the president of the United States to cause certain regiments therein mentioned to be enlisted for five years, or during the war.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re- 'ne president presentatives oj the United States of America in Congress causr to be en. assembled, That the president of the United States be, 5,1221 £".*! and he hereby is, authorized and empowered to cause to SHIfiniami be enlisted, for the term of five years, or during the »u'huri «« be

....'. . . *. '. . , " enhstrtl for one

war, the fuurteeu regiments ot infantry which are nowyear,&c
by law authorized to be enlisted for the term of one
year, or such number of them, or of the troops com-
posing the same, as in his opinion will best promote the
public service.

Sec. 2. And be it furthtr enacted, That each man en- Each man enlist, listed under the authority of this act, shall be allowed ^^"^iTM the same bounty, in money and land, as is now by law ^"y-,.^f»j allowed to men enlisted for five years or during the five >ears,&c. war; and that the officers, non-cornmissioned officers, musicians, and privates, shall receive the same pa\, om,m mv\ mh clothing, subsistence, and forage, be entitled to theJjjf.J^. T^e same benefits, be subject to the same rules and regula-cl"tlua&&c-' tions, and be placed, in every respect, on the same footing, as the other regular troops of the United States, [Approved, January 28, J 814.]

•See chapter 61. t9" chapter 77.

CHAPTER LXXXV1II.

An act to raise three regiments of riflemen.* Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of SeNot HMwiin* presentatives of the United States of America in Congress irriflSTbeassembled. That there be immediately raised such num^ofr'r<£ring',cr of regiments of riflemen, not exceeding three, as, in «hew«r- the opinion of the president, will best promote the mili

tary service, to serve for five years, or during the war, unless sooner discharged.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each regiment orjpmiatinn of shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, two eachragiimiit. maj0PSt one adjutant, one paymaster, one quartermaster, one surgeon, one surgeon's mate, one sergeant-major, one quartermaster's sergeantj two principal musicians, and ten companies.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, each com°ac1?cUral!£nV.cfpany shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one third lieutenant, and one ensign, five sergeants, four corporals, two musicians, and ninety privates. Ea<h nun re- Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That each man re«TMw &c. ai-rruited under the authority of this act be allowed the bounty.'\v. aisame bounty, in land and money, as is allowed by law to owVeanlfcc?"' mer> enlisted for five years, or during the war; and that the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, shall receive the same pay, clothing, subsistence, and forage, be entitled to the same provisions for Sfrfpiawi "'„'wounds or disabilities, the same benefits and allowances,

1'othSr*r^n,'i»f an^ '}e P'arec'' '" every respect, on the same footing, as trooi»r"'"'" 'the other regular troops of the United States. Each company Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each company ?hor'i»dmny !ht:«f the regiment of riflemen, authorized to be raised by actor wthAprii, die art of April twelfth, one thousand eierht hundred and

1808, to count . i . , ,i . . ~ . . °

of9o primes, eight, shall consist of ninety privates.

[Approved, February 10,1814.]

CHAPTER LXXXIX.

An act for the better organizing, paying, and supplying, the army of the
United States f

The irt. 2d, and Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rest, regiment, 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.

fSo 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, tixmg the peace establishment The residue maybe regarded as superseded by the provisions of that act.

assembled, That the first, second, and third, regiments anuin->■ tour of artillery lie fortm d into one corps, aud organized {£TM^',^£ into twelve battalions, as follows, to wit: six lieoten-2S^&"u"' ant colonels, six majors, twelve adjutants, twelve quartermasters, and forty eight companies.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That each com- organisation or pany shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant,""*cum^"'two second lieutenants, one third lieutenant, five sergeants, one quartermaster's sergeant, eight corporals, four musicians, and one hundred privates.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the president ""* p*-*"*

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be authorized to assign one ol the two second lieuten- >w> Oik- ur tiu= ants hereby provided tor each company, as a conduc uw Ua eontor of artillery for said company, whose duty it, shall bejj^jj** to receipt and account for all ammunition, implements, and cannon, furnished by the ordnance department for said company, and to do ami perform such other ser- ^^

vices as the war department may direct; and that, for«-""p«>'«entile performance of these services, they be allowed each kry.°" ten dollars extra pay per month.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in lieu of thci" '«•».<*•'* „

, . /. ■• *Vt | . ., two rrtnmi nu of

two regiments ot light dragoons now in service, there light dragoon,, shall be organized one regiment, to consist of one colo-£^aSiSS','&TM. 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 ot shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one sc-^Hdrwn". 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 outer, of anit. of the corps of artillery, and the regiment of light ar-JPipM tillery, shall, severally, receive the same pay as isjj^^g^116 now provided by law for the light dragoons in theser-^vice of the United States; and the subalterns of all other ^'w'r'p? "TM corps shall be allowed one ration in addition to the payiu,a«iu'<!n'&ir authorized by existing laws.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That there shall soldier, in be allowed, annually, to each non-commissioned officer, J^^^^^r musician, and private, in the corps of sea-fenciblcs, oneannually, one blanket, one knapsack, and one canteen. knaptack,&c

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the president i** present of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized topSST1*? quantity and prescribe, the quantity and kind of clothing to be issued ifbe uJu^lo annually to the troops of the United States. «h£tr»jj«,&c. Sec. 9. And be it farther enacted, 'I hat, from and The officer, of after the first day of June next, the officers of the ^i.fcn,,0J£ army shall be entitled to waiters agreeably to grade, as wisagrerobijiof j| ws a ,najor general, four waiters; a brigadier ge

grade, as spccin-" •> ," . . . . . '? a

«d.&«. Yieral, three; a colonel, two; the physician and surgeon

general, 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 '."'loMiCrfifrom the line of the army, and that the servants of offi%£Z£i£T cers, not exceeding the number allowed by the preTM"'} °tj? mus' ceding section, shall be mustered with some corps of 'v* the army, and that, on the muster rolls formed inconsequence thereof, payments shall be made in money to the officers 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 presi

The president $eni 0f the United States be authorized to appoint so

poim a^tant many assistant apothecaries as the service may, in his

Hekw'T&t0"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

LroSeTMhrough after the passing of this act, promotions may be made

the *hoie army, through the whole army in its several lines of light ar

mresl&cT 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, he 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.

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