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vide the officers, scamen, and marines, of the navy of ing on shore wiwh the United States, when acting, or proceeding to act, on requisition; "&c shore, in co-operation with the land troops, upon the with rations and

, requisition of the commanding naval or marine officer &c. of any such detachment of seamen or marines, under orders to act as aforesaid, with rations, also the officers and seamen with camp equipage, according to the relative rank and station of each, and the military regula. tions in like cases, together with the necessary transportation, as well for the men as for their baggage, pro- Proviso; the con visions, and cannon: Provided, nevertheless, That the tract price of this contract price of the rations which may be furnished imbursed, &c. shall be reimbursed out of the appropriations for the support of the navy.

SEC, 2. And be it further enacted, That the respect the army to tive quartermasters of the army shall, upon the requi- furnish comsition of the commanding naval officer of any such de-officers, with tachment of seamen or marines, furnish the said officer

horses, forage, and his necessary aids with horses, accoutrements, and forage, during the time they may be employed in cooperating with the land troops as aforesaid.

[ Approved, December 15, 1814.]

&c.

CHAPTER XCIV.

The ordnance

An act for the better regulation of the ordnance department.* SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress department to assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, lonel, &c. the ordnance department shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, two majors, ten captains, ten first lieutenants, ten second lieutenants, and ten third lieutenants.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the colonel, The colonel, &c. or senior officer of the ordnance department, is autho- to enlist for five rized to enlist, for the service of that department, for five morers,

carriage makers, years, as many-master armorers, master carriage-ma- &c. kers, master blacksmiths, artificers, armorers, carriage-makers, blacksmiths, and laborers, as the public service, in his judgment, under the directions of the secretary for the department of war, may require.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the Duties of the co*This act, so far as it relates to organization, is superseded by that of 2d March, 1821, which abolished the ordnance department, and incor. porated it with the artillery. See chapter 122, section 4.

master

attach artificers,

lonel of the ord-duty of the colonel of the ordnance department to direct nance departe the inspection and proving of all pieces of ordnance,

cannon balls, shot, shells, small arms, and side arms, and equipments, procured for the use of the armies of the United States; and to direct the construction of all cannon and carriages, and every implement and apparatus for ordnance, and all ammunition wagons, travelling forges, and artificer's wagons, the inspection and proving of powder, and the preparation of all kinds of ammunition and ordnance stores. . And it shall also be the duty of the colonel, or senior officer of the ordnance department, to furnish estimates, and, under the direction of the secretary for the department of war, to make contracts and purchases for procuring the necessary supplies of arms, equipments, ordnance, and ordnance

stores, The colouel to SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the colonel organize and

of the ordnance department shall organize and attach to &c. toregiments, regiments, corps, or garrisons, such number of artifi

. cers, with proper tools, carriages, and apparatus, under such regulations and restrictions relative to their government and number, as, in his judgment, with the approbation of the secretary for the department of war, may be considered necessary.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the colonel of ordnance to ex-the ordnance department, or senior officer of that depart

ment of any district, shall execute all orders of the seof war, &c.

cretary for the department of war, and, in time of war, the orders of any general, or field officer, commanding any army, garrison, or detachment, for the supply of all arms, ordnance, ammunition, carriages, forges, and apparatus, for garrison, field, or siege, service.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the keepers Keepers of maga- of all magazines and arsenals shall, quarterly, or of returns quarter- tener, if so directed, and in such manner as directed by ly, or oftener,

the colonel of the ordnance department, make correct returns to the colonel, or senior officer, of the ordnance department, of all ordnance, arms, and ordnance stores, they may have in charge.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the costs of of arms, leo to repairs of damages done to arms, equipments, or implebe charged to of- ments, in the use of the armies of the United States, in whose hands shall be deducted from the pay of any officer or soldier they were, &c. provided, &c. in whose care or use the said arms, equipments, or im

plements, were, when the said damages occurred: Provided, The said damages were occasioned by the abuse or negligence of the said officer or soldier. And it is

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Public armories

hereby made the duty of every officer commanding re- Officers com giments, corps, garrisons, or detachments, to make, once ments, to make every two months, or oftener if so directed, a written report of dama report to the colonel of the ordnance department, stating &c. all damages to arms, equipments, and implements, belonging to his command, noting those occasioned by negligence or abuse, and naming the officer or soldier by whose negligence or abuse the said damages were occasioned.

SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the colonel of The colonel of the ordnance department shall make, half yearly, to the partment, to war department, or oftener, if the secretary for that de report to the partment shall so direct, a correct report of the officers, &c. and all artificers, and laborers, in his department; also, of all ordnance, arms, military stores, implements, and apparatus, of every description, and in such form as the secretary for the department of war shall direct. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That to insure sys

placed under die tem and uniformity in the different public armories, rection of the they are hereby placed under the direction of the ord- ment, and the con nance department. And the colonel of the ordnance liste depoisS.c. department, under the direction of the secretary for the department of war, is hereby authorized to establish depots of arms, ammunition, and ordnance stores, in such parts of the United States, and in such numbers, as may be deemed necessary.

SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That the colonel The colonel to of the ordnance department, under the direction of the temof regulations secretary for the department of war, is hereby autho

department, &c. rized to draw up a system of regulations for the government of the ordnance department, forms of returns and reports, and for the uniformity of manufactures of all arms, ordnance, ordnance stores, implements, and apparatus, and for the repairing and better preservation of the same. SEC. 11. And be it further enacted, That the pay, office pe oa he orde

pay, &. for emoluments, and allowances, for the officers of the ord- nance departnance department, shall be the same as the pay, emoluments, and allowances, now allowed to officers of simi- artillery, &c. lar grades, respectively, in the artillery of the United States. And that the pay of a master armorer shall be Pay of master thirty dollars per month, and one and a half rations per maker. blackday; of a master carriage-maker, thirty dollars per Smith, and others. month, and one and a half rations per day; of a mas. ter blacksmith, thirty dollars per month, and one and a half rations per day. The pay of armorers, carriage-makers, or blacksmiths, each, sixteen dollars per month, and one and a half rations per day; the pay

for the ordnance

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of artificers, thirteen dollars per month, and one ta. tion per day; and the pay of Jaborers, nine dollars per month, and one ration per day; and to all of the said workmen, artificers, and laborers, the same clothing,

and other allowances, as are allowed to privates of inClothing, &c.

fantry in the army of the United States, except clothing

to the master workmen. The president Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the presicontinue officers dent of the United States is hereby authorized to contidepartment in nue in the service, under this act, all the officers of the service, or, &c. ordnance department in service on the passage of the

same, or to transfer them to other corps of the army of the United States.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the colonel for clerks, &c.

of the ordnance department, is hereby allowed, at the rate of one thousand dollars per year, for clerks, and such books and stationary as may be necessary to his

department. 14th May, 1812, Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the act &c. repealed. passed May the fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred

and twelve, entitled “An act for the better regulation of the ordnance department,” and the sections of any other acts, coming within the purview of any of the scctions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

[Approved, February 8, 1815.)

$1.000 per year,

The act of the

The military peace establish ment to consist

gineers to be retained,

CHAPTER XCV.
An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States.*

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reof not exceeding presentatives of the United States of America in Congress 10,000 men, &assembled, That the military peace establishment of

the United States shall consist of such proportions of

artillery, infantry, and riflemen, not exceeding, in the The corps of en- whole, ten thousand men, as the president of the United

States shall judge proper, and that the corps of engi. neers, as at present established, be retained.

Sec. . And be it further enacted, That the corps the several arms. of artillery shall have the same organization

scribed by the act passed the thirtieth of March, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen;t and the regi. ment of light artillery the same organization as is pre

*This act, and such intervening acts as relate to organization, (as chapters 98, 109, and 111,) are superseded by the provision of the act of 20 March, 1821, chapter 122.

Chapter 89.

Organization of

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ribed by the act passed the twelfth day of April, ne thousand eight hundred and eight;* and that eachi egiment of infantry and riflemen shall consist of one

Jonel, one lieutenant-colonel, one major, one adjutant, e quartermaster, one paymaster, one surgeon, and vo surgeon's mates, one sergeant-major, one quarteraster-sergeant, two principal musicians, and ten cominies; each company to consist of one captain, one first uutenant, and one second lieutenant, four sergeants, ur corporals, two musicians, and sixty eight privates.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall Two major gen. b two major-generals, and four brigadier-generals; the brigadiers, &e. ajor-generals to be entitled to two aids-de-camp, and le brigadier-generals to one aid-de-camp, each, to be ken from the subalterns of the line; four brigade-inbectors, and four brigade-quartermasters, and such umber of hospital surgeons and surgeon's mates, as le service may require, not exceeding five surgeons ad fifteen mates, with one steward and one wardmaster thing each hospital. The brigade-inspectors, appointed Brigade inspec nder this act, shall be taken from the line, and the bri- brigade quarter. ade-quartermasters, the adjutants, regimental quar- the subalterns, irmasters, and paymasters, from the subalterns of the ne. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the compen

Compensation, ition, subsistence, and clothing, of the officers, cadets, clothing, &c. on-commissioned officers, musicians, ' artificers, and rivates, composing the military peace establishment, hall be the same as are prescribed by the act, entitled An act fixing the military peace establishment of the I nited States," passed 16th March, one thousand eight , undred and two, and the act, entitled “An act to raise, „? a limited time, an additional military force,”* passed welfth April, one thousand eight bundred and eight; nd that the major-generals shall be entitled to the same ompensation as is provided by an act, entitled "An act o raise an additional military force,"{ passed cleenth January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

The president to Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the president cause the offi »f the United States cause to be arranged, the officers, now in service, Jon-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of ed, a'd supernu. he several corps of troops now in the service of the meraries to be

discharged, &c. United States, in such a manner as to form and comOlete out of the same the corps authorized by this act, Find cause the supernumerary officers, non-commissioned mufficers, musicians, and privates, to be discharged from w * Chapter 54. +Chapter 46. fChapter 61.

subsistence,

&c. to be arrang.'

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