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Military Laws And Rules And Regulations For The Armies Of The United States.

Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office Washington, May 1st , 1813

Laws Of The United States, Relative to The Military Establishment, As In Force, May, 1813

Military Laws

An act fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the United States of America in Congress assembled.  That the military peace establishment of the United States, from and after the first of June next, shall be composed of one regiment of artillerists and two regiments of infantry, with such officers. …and engineers, as are hereinafter mentioned.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted That the regiment of artillerists shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, four majors, one adjutant, and twenty companies, each company to consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant.* two cadets, + … sergeants, four corporals, four musicians, eight artificers, and fifty-six privates; to be formed into five battalions.  Provided always, That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to retain, with their present grade, as many of the first lieutenants, now in service, as shall amount to the whole number of lieutenants required; but that in proportion as vacancies happen therein, new appointments be made to the grade of second lieutenants until their numbers amount to twenty; and each regiment of infantry shall consist of - (Vide sec 1, Act 26th June, 1812.)

* One third lieutenant

+ Five

Sec. 3   And be it further enacted, that there shall be one brigadier general, with one aid de camp, who shall be taken from the captains or stutulterns of the line….. One paymaster of the army, seven paymasters and two assistants, to be attached to such districts as the President of the United States shall direct, to be taken from the line of commissioned officers, who, in addition to their other duties, shall have charge of the clothing of the troops…. Two surgeons, twenty-five surgeons’ mates, to be attached to garrisons or posts, and not to corps.


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