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tion, to be used
ers and scouts.
500 horsemen and scouts.
of horse, & for
1861. be mustered into service at such places of rendezvous in the Congressional
congressional district in which they volunteer, as the gendistricts. eral in the field shall appoint by his orders; and when so
mustered into service, shall be then and there entitled to Рау.
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 proBy whom to be vided for by this act, shall, when mustered into service, be commanded.
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
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
such persons shall receive five dollars per month of extra Extra pay.
5 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 enemy.
horse, not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars.
§ 7. That the commander in the field may organize indiOrganization. viduals who tender themselves into companies, and such
companies as may tender themselves into squadrons, bat
talions, and regiments, and permit them to elect their offiCommissions. cers, 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 ser. Election of vices of squadrons, battalions, and regiments, when tenofficers.
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 officers elected, and for what office each is elected, and Military Board thereupon said Board, if they approve the proceedings,
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 Staff officers of
ling appoint and employ such staff officers, and with such rank,
as the Inspector General is empowered to appoint by the fourteenth section of the third article of the act, entitled
to approve proceedings.
com man ding Creneral.
squadron raised un of said arme
"An act for the better organization of the Kentucky mili- 1861. tia," approved March 5th, 1860; and he shall have the
1 Sess, Acts, authority conferred on said Inspector General by the tenth, 1859-60, p. 147. eleventh, and twelfth sections of said article of said act.
$ 10. The troops raised under this act shall be organ- Number of ized into squadrons, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, and have the same number of officers 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.
to make war on
in this State.
$1. That any citizen of this State who, as a soldier or Citizen invadofficer of the army of the so-called Confederate States, and to
ing this State as part of an armed force, shall invade this State to make this stateguilwar upon it, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and upon conviction in any court having jurisdiction thereof, shall be punishment. confined in the penitentiary for any period of not less than one nor more than ten years, at the discretion of the jury.
Ø 2. Any person who shall, within the limits of this persuading or State, persuade or induce any person to enlist or take ser
or inducing pervice in the army of the so-called Confederate States, and State to en
or take service the person so persuaded or induced does enlist or take ser- in Confederate vice in the same, shall be deemed guilty of a high misde- high misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not meanin exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprisonment not prisonment. exceeding six months.
§ 3. This act shall take effect in twenty days after its passage.
Approved October 1, 1861.
army, ma de
Fine and imregiments; how constituted.
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.
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 constituted.ow 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 ono 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 colo
nels of regiments shall appoint the entire commissioned Regimental staff.
and non-commissioned staff of their regiments, and captains shall appoint the non-commissioned officers of their companies.
§ 4. The Military Board shall provide the regiments of. Subsistence, infantry and cavalry and companies of artillery, organized clothing, &e", 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 of rendezvous,
es in performing the duties herein required of said Board, and and to appoint to aid and assist them in the performance of all other
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
2.0 w 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
to direet places
ments; how constituted.
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.
to officers to re
the public revenue for the year 1861.
9.1. 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
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
peace to attend said court to discharge the duties required
Approved October 3, 1861.
po land, Cor the ussell,
of circ't cts. of
counties of Wayne, Clinton, Cumberland, Adair, Casey, and Russell
§ 1. The fall terms of the circuit courts for the year Certain terms 1861, of the following counties, to-wit: Wayne, CumberWayne, Cum- land, Casey, and Adair; and the December terms of said
ex: courts for the year 1861, of the following counties, viz: & Russell sus- Clinton and Russell, be, and the holding of the same is
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 allowed.
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
berland. Casey, Adair, Clinton,