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Page CHAP. 7. An act in further addition to an act, entitled “ An act more effec.

tually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uni

form militia throughout the United States,” April 18, 1914, 263 CHAP. 8. An act concerning field officers of the militia, April 20, 1816, 263 CHAP. 9. An act to defray the expenses of the militia when marching to places of rendezvous, April 20, 1818.

264 CHAP, 10. An act to establish an uniform mode of discipline and field ex.

ercise for the militia of the United States, May 12, 1820, 265

SUPPLEMENT.

Resolution of congress of 30th June, 1775,
Resolution of congress of 7th November, 1775,

267 277

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Articles of war (1776) established,

17
abolished,

143
(1806) established,

124
alteration of,

174
to be read to the troops once in two months,

35
to be read to the troops once in six months,

142
to be read to recruits,

19, 125
officers to subscribe to,

17, 124
declared applicable, 39, 47, 49, 53, 72, 79, 100, 117, 142, 156

161, 182, 243
Absentees from musters,

20, 127
Absence without leave,

21, 26, 128, 132
from parade,

26, 132
Advisiiig desertion,

21, 128
Ammunition, waste and sale of,

25, 131
Alarms, false,

27, 133
Arming and equipping militia,

150, 218
Arms, casting away,

28, 133
public, sale of,

144
distribution of, among the states,

150
damages done to, to be reported to the colonel of ordnance,

207
cost of repairing, to be paid by the delinquent,

207
president authorized to purchase,

84
loan of, to militia and volunteers,

89, 90, 92
sale of, to militia and volunteers,

92
Arrest of officers,

32, 43, 138
breach of,

33, 43, 138
and confinement, limitation of,

32, 43, 138
of soldiers for debt,

78, 98, 105, 158
prohibited during the war with Great Britain, 179
Artillery, officers, gunners, &c. of, subject to martial law,

34, 142
organization of a battalion of,

50
regiment of

103, 114, 122, 145, 154, 242
conductors of, authorized,

164, 197, 230
regiments of, formed into a corps,

197
officers of, to perform ordnance duty,

242
courts martial for trial of persons belonging to,

34
inspectors of, authorized,

95

69,

Page, Artillerists and engineers, corps of, established,

65 to be completed,

75 addition to,

82 Arsenals, establishment of, authorized,

64 regulation of,

112 on the western waters, appropriation for,

123 additional number of, to be established,

150 Armories, national, establishment of, authorized,

64, 85 number of workmen at, not to be limited,

150 placed under the direction of the ordnance department,

207 expenses and operation of, to be reported annually, 64 Armory on the western waters, selection of site for,

216 Armorer to each regiment and battalion,

230 Administration of justice,

40 Assignment of pay prohibited,

62 Amendments to the constitution,

14 Agents, military, authorized,

115 duties of,

119 abolished,

164 public, appointment and duty of,

151 to give bonds,

151 Agent of the treasury to be appointed to superintend suits against delinquents, 237 Arrears of pay not to exceed two months,

67, 118, 157, 183 Academy, military, constituted,

121 superintendence of,

122 books and apparatus to be provided for,

122 number of professors at, increased,

167 staff of, not entitled to any command in the army, 168 cadets may be attached to, as students,

168 appropriation for erecting buildings, and procuring libra.

169 Abuses and disorders, redress of,

23, 130 Artificers, corps of, organized,

167 Accounts, rendition of,

186, 187, 215

220 prompt settlement of, Advances of public money prohibited,

245 Attorneys, duties of, in regard to suits,

240 Auditors, additional number of, established,

221 duties of,

221 Appropriations, transfers of, limited and restrained,

234 Apothecary.general and assistants to give bonds,

235 Adjutant general's department, organization of,

189 Appendix,

ry for,

224,

251

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Brevets or former commissions, when to take effect,
Brevet rank, president authorized to confer,

conferred on staff officers,
officers, pay of, limited,

29, 135

178 189 229

Page. Bribe, commissaries of musters receiving,

20, 127 Breach of arrest, penalty of,

33, 43, 138 Behaviour, scandalous and infamous,

44 Battalion of artillery, organization of,

50 of infantry, organization of,

58 of rifiemen, organization of,

107 Brigade, two regiments, shall constitute a,

106 Bounty land, allowance of,

153, 156, 180, 203 survey and granting of,

169, 212, 219 relinquishment of, for pensions,

211, 225, 233 transfers of, prior to issue of patents, invalid,

212 to recruits,

54, 58, 69, 75, 86, 94, 106, 118, 153, 156, 194 deferred,

76, 118, 153, 156 Bombardiers, company of, authorized,

167 abolished,

242 Barrack masters, appointment of, authorized,

175, 191 Bonds of disbursing officers, President to regulate the,

236 Brown, major general, thanks of congress and gold medal, voted to, 247

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Constitution of the United States,

1 amendments to the,

14 Chaplain, undue absence of,

17, 125 one to each brigade,

148, 159, 184 one at West Point,

228 Certificates, false, penalty of,

20, 127 Challenges to fight duels prohibited,

22, 129 officers or soldiers not to upbraid another for refusing to accept, 22, 129 to members of courts-martial,

137 Crimes, capital, officers and soldiers accused of, to be delivered over to civil authority,

23, 130 not capital, &c. punishable,

36, 142 Cowardice, officers cashiered for, sentence to be published,

33, 44, 139 Colors, leaving of, in search of plunder,

29, 133 and standards taken from the enemy, preservation of,

202 Courts martial, general, organization of,

30, 40, 135 by whom to be ordered,

40, 135 sentences of, how to be acted upon, 31, 37, 40, 78, 117,

135, 140 proceedings of, to be filed in the war office, 36, 44, 140

party tried, entitled to a copy of, 36, 45, 140 compensation for attending,

120, 158 regimental, organization and powers of,

31, 41,136 by whom to be ordered,

31, 41, 136 garrison,

32, 41, 136 members of, how to take rank,

30, 41, 135 behaviour of members of, and mode of voting,

31, 42, 137 for the artillery,

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Page. Courts martial, conduct in presence of,

32, 43, 138 hours of proceeding

31, 43, 138 Courts of inquiry, organization and rules of proceeding of,

45, 140 prohibited unless directed by the President of the United States, or demanded by the accused

45, 141 Corporeal punishment, limitation of,

36, 44, 139 abolished,

174 Confinement of soldiers charged with crimes,

32, 43, 138 limitation of,

32, 43, 138 Contracts for military supplies, how to be made, to be filed in the comptroller's office,

96 act concerning,

148 statements of, to be reported to congress annually,

149, 152 proposals for, to be invited,

152 members of congress not to engage in,

148 condition to be inserted in, excluding members of congress, 149 not to be made without authority of law, or under an appropriation adequate to their fulfilment,

235 no advance of money to be made on,

245 Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, officers convicted of, to be dismissed,

33, 44,139 Clothing, allowance of,

40, 52, 60, 70, 76, 109, 116, 155 alteration of, and provision for expense,

110 to be provided in each year for the next succeeding year,

110 paymasters to have charge of,

115 surplus of, to be furnished to paymasters,

155 President to prescribe the kind and quantity of,

197, 216 manner of issuing and accounting for, to be prescribed by regulation, 216 Correspondence with the enemy,

28, 134 Captains accountable for company stores,

26, 132 Cadets, number of limited,

168 qualifications of candidates for appointment,

168 may be attached as students to the military academy,

168 shall be arranged into companies,

168 shall be encamped at least three months in each year,

168 shall be considered candidates for commissions, after receiving a regular degree,

168 may be attached to corps as supernumeraries,

168 Contemptuous or disrespectful words against the President, Vice President, congress, &c.

125 Contempt or disrespect towards a commanding officer,

18, 125 Cannon and arms, President authorized to purchase,

84 Clerks in quartermaster general and commissary.general's offices,

163 allowance for compensation of,

163 additional allowance for, authorized,

175 of circuit and district courts, duties of, in respect to suits,

241 Conductors of artillery, appointment of, authorized,

164 to be taken from the second lieutenants of the compa.

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