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ers and scouts.
1861. be mustered into service at such places of rendezvous in the Congressional
congressional district in which they volunteer, as the general in the field shall appoint by his orders; and when so mustered into service, shall be then and there entitled to receive, in advance, one month's pay, to be taken and considered as part of their pay.
$ 4. That the forces to be raised and organized, as proPuwhoonet. bo vided for by this act, shall, when mustered into service, be
under the command of the general commanding the State forces in the field.
$ 5. That the Governor be also authorized to accept the 1,500 in addi; services of fifteen hundred men, in addition to the forty as sharp shoot- thousand men provided for by this act, one thousand to be 500 horsemen
used as sharp-shooters and scouts, and five hundred to be
used as horsemen and scouts, they furnishing their own Proviso.
horses: Provided, That no person shall be accepted in this arm of the service unless his skill and capacity have been tested by the general in command, or such officer as he
may detail for that purpose : And provided also, That Extra pay.
such persons shall receive five dollars per month of extra pay.
$ 6. That each horseman, for the services of his horse, Pay for services shall receive five dollars per month, and in case his horse horses killed by is killed by the enemy, he shall be paid the value of the
horse, not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars.
97. That the commander in the field may organize indiOrganization. viduals who tender themselves into companies, and such
companies as may tender themselves into squadrons, battalions, and regiments, and permit them to elect their officers, who shall, when so elected, be commissioned by the Governor on the certificate of the general commanding.
$ 8. That the Governor is authorized to accept the serElection of vices of squadrons, battalions, and regiments, when ten
dered as such, and commission the officers elected by the squadrons, battalions, and regiments so organized. The election of officers by any company, battalion, squadron, or regiment, shall be superintended and conducted by any justice of the peace, or judge of the county court, who may be called on for that purpose; and such justice or judge shall certify to the Military Board the names of
the ofiicers elected, and for what office each is elected, and Military Board thereupon said Board, if they approve the proceedings, ceedings. shall certify to the Governor the names of the officers
elected, and what office they have been respectively elected Commissions. to fill, who shall issue commissions in conformity to such
§ 9. That the commanding general shall be entitled to com in anding appoint and employ such staff officers, and with such rank, General. as the Inspector General is empowered to appoint by the
fourteenth section of the third article of the act, entitled
to approve pro
Staff officers of
1 Sesy. Acts,
"An act for the bet'er organization of the Kentucky mili- 1861.
$ 10. The troops raised under this act shall be organ- Number of ized into squadrons, battalions, regiments, brigades, and officers allowa.
, divisions, and have the same number of oslicers for each squadron, battalion, regiment, brigade, and division as are allowed in the army of the United States, and shall receive the same pay and rations as are allowed the troops of the Pay and raUnited States of the same rank and grade. When brigades and divisions are formed out of the troops so raised, they shall be officered according to existing laws. § 11. This act to be of force from its passage.
Finally passed September 30, 1861.
ing this State
ty of felony.
in this State.
$1. That any citizen of this State who, as a soldier or Citizen invad-
$ 3. This act shall take effect in twenty days after its
m a de
Fine and im
Approved October 1, 1861.
repel the invasion of the State, and for other purposes."
§ 1. That the forces raised under the act to which this Companies and is a supplement shall be organized into companies and reg. rezistente how iments, as follows: Each regiment of infantry shall consist
of ten companies, and each company shall be composed of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, four sergeants, eight corporals, two musicians, one wagoner, and not less than sixty-four nor more than eighty-two privates.
§ 2. The field officers, staff, and non-commissioned staff Field officers of each regiment shall be constituted as follows: One sods tituliedhow colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, one major, one lieutenant
to act as adjutant, one lieutenant to act as regimental quartermaster, one surgeon, one assistant surgeon, one chaplain, one sergeant-major, one regimental quartermaster-sergeant, one regimental commissary-sergeant, and one hospital steward.
3. Bands of music will be allowed to regiments; but Bands of music they are not absolutely required, and may consist of two
principal musicians and twenty-four privates. The coloRegimental
nels of regiments shall appoint the entire commissioned staff.
and non-commissioned staff of their regiments, and captains shall appoint the non-commissioned officers of their companies.
94. The Military Board shall provide the regiments of Subsistence, infantry and cavalry and companies of artillery, organized transportation, clothing, &c.
and accepted into the service of the State under this and the act to which this is a supplement, with suitable rations and subsistence, with necessary transportation, and with suitable clothing to supply uniform dress for the non-commissioned officers and (privates;] and the better to enable the Military Board to perform these services, said Board
shall have the power to direct the regiments where to renMilitary Board dezvous, and to appoint one or more agents to assist them to direct places in performing the duties herein required of said Board, and and to appoint to aid and assist them in the performance of all other agents,
duties imposed on them by law; such agents to be allowed Pay to agents. and paid such compensation for their services as the Board
may deem just and reasonable.
$ 5. The Military Board shall have power to organize, Cavalry regi- for the service of the State, four regiments of cavalry, to constitutod. constitute part of the forty thousand troops authorized to
be raised by the act to which this is a supplement. Each regiment of cavalry shall consist of ten companies, each company shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, one company
quartermaster-sergeant, four sergeants, eight corporals, two 1861.
96. Bands of music may be allowed cavalry regiments, Bands of music
ganization. six companies or batteries of artillery ; each battery shall consist of six field pieces or cannon, and for each battery there shall be one captain, two first lieutenants, two second lieutenants, one first sergeant, one company quartermaster sergeant, six sergeants, twelve corporals, six artificers, two baglers, one wagoner, and one hundred and twenty-two privates. Said Board shall have power to consolidate such companies, or parts of companies which tender their services
, as may not have the minimum number of priFates, so as to secure to each company at least the mini
$8. The regiments and companies herein, and by the State forces to
09. All acts and laws inconsistent with this act, are, so
Approved October 1, 1861.
$ 1. That the State Librarian be, and he is hereby,
Books to be
§ 2. That he purchase, also, for the use and benefit of the State, two maps of this State, of the most modern edition. § 3. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
Approved October 3, 1861.
AN ACT extending the time for returning delinquent lists in the collection of
the public revenue for the year 1861. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
§ 1. That the several sheriffs and collectors of the revTime allowed enue tax for the year 1861, shall have time, until the Janturn delinqu'nt uary term, 1862, of their respective county courts, to lists.
return their delinquent lists in the collection of said revenue, as required by the 13th section of article 9th, chapter 83, of the Revised Statutes, title Revenue and Taxa
tion; and it shall be the duty of the presiding judges of Jastices to be the several county courts to summon the justices of the summoned.
peace to attend said court to discharge the duties required
Approved October 3, 1861.
counties of Wayne, Clinton, Cumberland, Adair, Casey, and Russell.
§ 1. The fall terms of the circuit courts for the year Cortain terms 1861, of the following counties, to-wit: Wayne, Cumber, Wayne, Cum land, Casey, and Adair; and the December terms of said herland Casey, courts for the year 1861, of the following counties, viz: & Russell sus· Clinton and Russell, be, and the holding of the same is pended.
hereby, suspended, and all the causes pending in said courts are continued until the next regular terms of said courts; and in all penal and criminal cases the bail bonds,
recognizances, and witnesses, are hereby respited until Special terms that time: Provided, That nothing in this act shall prevent
the circuit judge in the district in which said counties lie, from holding a call court or courts at any time he may think proper; but in holding such call courts as he shall