United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/3rd Congress/1st Session/Chapter 24

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May 9, 1794
[Repealed.]
Chap. ⅩⅩⅣ.—An Act providing for raising and organizing a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.


Troops to be raised for three years.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the number of seven hundred and sixty-four non-commissioned officers, privates and artificers,1802, ch. 9. to serve as privates and musicians, shall be engaged for the term of three years, by voluntary enlistments; and that the proper proportion of commissioned officers shall be appointed to command the same.

How incorporated with the corps of artillery.
To be denominated corps of artillerists and engineers.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid commissioned and non-commissioned officers, privates, artificers and musicians, shall be incorporated with the corps of artillery now in the service of the United States, and denominated the corps of artillerists and engineers, and that the entire number of the said corps, exclusively of the commissioned officers, shall be nine hundred and ninety-two.

Organization.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the organization of the said corps be as herein mentioned, to wit: One lieutenant-colonel commandant, one adjutant, one surgeon; four battalions, each to consist of one major, one adjutant and paymaster, and one surgeon’s mate; and four companies, each to consist of one captain, two lieutenants, two cadets with the pay, clothing and rations of a sergeant, four sergeants, four corporals, forty-two privates, sappers and miners, and ten artificers to serve as privates, and two musicians.

Pay and allowance.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the additional commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, artificers and musicians, by this act directed to be raised, shall receive the same pay and allowances in all respects, as the troops already in the service of the United States; and they shall also be governed by the same rules and articles of war, which have been, or may be by law established.

Secretary at War to provide books and apparatus.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to provide, at the public expense, under such regulations as shall be directed by the President of the United States, the necessary books, instruments and apparatus, for the use and benefit of the said corps.

President how to employ said corps.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall cause such proportions of the said corps to serve in the field, on the frontiers, or in the fortifications of the sea-coast, as he shall deem consistent with the public service.

Approved, May 9, 1794.