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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/13th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 79

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March 3, 1815.
Chap. LXXIX.—An Act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States.

Military peace establishment fixed.
Act of April 12, 1808, ch. 43.
Act of March 30, 1814, ch. 37.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the military peace establishment of the United States shall consist of such proportions of artillery, infantry, and riflemen, not exceeding, in the whole, ten thousand men, as the President of the United States shall judge proper, and that the corps of engineers, as at present established, be retained.

Act of April 24, 1816, ch. 69.
Act of March 3, 1817, ch. 35.
Organization.
Regiments.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the corps of artillery shall have the same organization as is prescribed by the act passed the thirtieth of March, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen; and the regiment of light artillery the same organization as is prescribed by the act passed of the twelfth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight; and that each regiment of infantry and riflemen, shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, one major, one adjutant, one quartermaster, one paymaster, one surgeon, and two surgeon’s mates, one serjeant-major, one quartermaster serjeant, two principal musicians, and ten companies; each company to consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, and one second lieutenant, four serjeants, four corporals, two musicians, and sixty-eight privates.

Number and grade of officers.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be two major generals, and four brigadier generals; the major generals to be entitled to two aids-de-camp, and the brigadier generals to one aid-de-camp each, to be taken from the subalterns of the line, four brigade inspectors, and four brigade quartermasters, and such number of hospital surgeons and surgeon’s mates, as the service may require, not exceeding five surgeons and fifteen mates, with one steward and one wardmaster to each hospital. The brigade inspectors, appointed under this act, shall be taken from the line; and the brigade quartermasters, the adjutants, regimental quartermasters, and paymasters, from the subalterns of the line.

Compensation of officers, &c.
Act of March 16, 1802, ch. 9.
Act of April 12, 1808, ch. 43.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the compensation, subsistence, and clothing of the officers, cadets, non-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers, and privates, composing the military peace establishment, shall be the same as are prescribed by the act, entitled “An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States,” passed the sixteenth March, one thousand eight hundred and two, and the act, entitled “An act to raise for a limited time, an additional military force,” passed twelfth April, one thousand eight hundred and eight; and that the major generals shall be entitled to the same compensation as is provided by an act, entitledAct of Jan. 11, 1812, ch. 14. “An act to raise an additional military force,” passed eleventh January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

How the corps are to be arranged and completed.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States cause to be arranged, the officers, non commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of the several corps of troops now in the service of the United States, in such a manner as to form and complete out of the same the corps authorized by this act, and cause the supernumerary officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, to be discharged from the service of the United States, from and after the first day of May next, or as soon as circumstances may permit.

Three months’ pay allowed to commissioned officers who shall be deranged.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That to each commissioned officer, who shall be deranged by virtue of this act, there shall be allowed and paid, in addition to the pay and emoluments to which they will be entitled by law at the time of his discharge, three months’ pay.

Rules and regulations.Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the several corps authorized by this act, shall be subject to the same rules and articles of war, be recruited in the same manner, and with the same limitations; and that officers, non-commissioned, musicians, and privates, shall be entitled to the same provision for wounds and disabilities, the same provisions for widows and children, and the same benefits and allowances in every respect, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, as are authorized by the act of sixteenth March, one thousand eight hundred and two, entitledAct of March 16, 1802, ch. 9.
Act of April 12, 1808, ch. 43.
An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States,” and the act of the twelfth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight, entitled “An act to raise for a limited time, an additional military force;” and that the bounty to the recruit, and compensation to the recruiting officer, shall be the same as are allowed by the aforesaid act of the twelfth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Approved, March 3, 1815.