w'to b ^e<^' 3" ''"^ ^e "furt^er enaBeH, That arranged, within one year after the pasting of this act, the militia of the respective states shall be arranged into divisions, brigades, regiments, battallions and companies, as the legislature of each state mail direct; and each division, brigade and regiment, mail be numbered at the formation thereof; and a record made of such numbers in the adjutant-general's office in the state ; and when in the field, or in service in the state, each division, brigade, and regiment mall, respectively, take rank according to their numbers, reckoning the first or lowest number highest in rank. That if the same be convenient, each brigade shall consist of four regiments; each regiment of two battallions; each battallion of five companies; each combv whrm pany of sixty-four privates. That the said miliofiicered. tja fj^ll foe 0ffJcered by the respective states, as follows : To each division, one major-general and two aids-de-camp, with the rank of major; to each brigade, one brigadier-general, with one brigade-inspector, to serve also as brigademajor, with the rank of a major; to each regiment, one lieutenant-colonel commandant; and to each battallion one major; to each company one captain, one lieutenant, one enr ilgn, four serjeants, four corporals, one drummer and one fifer or bugler. That there shall be a regimental staff, to consist of one adjutant and one quarter-master, to rank as lieutenants; one pay-master, one surgeon, and one surgeon's mate; one serjeant-major; one drum-major, and one fife-major.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacled. That out of the militia enrolled, as is herein directed, there shall be formed for each battallion at least one company of grenadiers, light insantry or rislemen; and that to each division, there Each Imn Ihall be at least one company of artillery, and {^'""ne i one troop of horse: there sliall be to each company of company of artillery, one captain, two lieute- f^'lid' nants, four serjeants, four corporals, six gun- onecompiners, six bombardiers,- one drummer and one ]erv° lifer. The officers to be armed with a sword 0^C..,.S or hanger, a fusee, bayonet and belt, with a how t»> be cartridge-box to contain twelve cartridges ; Krmcdand each private or matross shall furnish Himself with all the equipments of a private in the insantry, until proper ordinance and field ar- < tillery is provided. There shall be to'each

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troop or hone, one captain, two lieutenants, horse how' one cornet, four serjeants, four corporals, one ^jccr«!> saddler, one sarrier, and one trumpeter. The commissioned officers to furnish themselves with good horses, of at least fourteen hands and an half high, and to be armed with a sword, and pair of pistols, the holsters of which to be covered with bearflun caps. Each dragoon to furnish himself with a serviceable horse, at least fourteen hands and an half high, a good saddle, bridle, mail-pillion and valise, holsters, and a breast-plate and crupper, a pair of boots and spurs, a pair of pistols, a sabre, and a cartouch-box, to contain twelve cartridges for pistols. That each company of artillery and troop of horse shall be formed of &"^7of volunteers from the brigade, at the discretion whom to be of the commander in chief of the state, not formed? exceeding one company of each to a regiment, to be uni. hor more in number than one eleventh part sormiv dad of the insantry, and shall be uniformly cloathed ^;°wn iii regimentals, to be furnished at their own expense; the colour and sashion to be determined by the brigadier commanding the brigade to which they belong.

what coi Sec- 5. fe it further enacted, That each and'byC hattallion and regiment shall he provided with »hom to be the state and regimental colours by the field tumiihcd. officers, and each company with a drum and fife or bugle-horn, by the commissioned officers of the company in such manner as the legislature of the respective states (hall direct.

Adjutant- ^ec' -^"d be it further enaefed, That general in there shall be an adjutant-general appointed

fas diJIy' m eacn ^ate» wnofe duty it shall be to distribute all orders from the commander in chief of the state to the several corps; to attend all: public reviews when the commander in chief* of the state shajl review the militia, or any part thereof; to obey all orders from him relative to carrying into execution and perfecting the system of military discipline established by this act; to furnisti blank forms of different returns that may be required, and to explain the principles on which they should be made; to receive from the several officers of the different corps throughout the state, returns of the militia under their command, reporting the actual situation of their arms,' accoutrements and ammunition, their delinquencies and every other thing which relates to the general advancement of good order and discipline: All which the several officers of the divisions, brigades, regiments and battallions, are hereby required to make in the usual manner, so that the said adjutant-general may be duly furnished therewith: From all which returns, he shall make proper abstracts, and lay the same annually before the commander in chief of the state. Rules of Sec. 7. And be it further enacled, That the diseipline.!! rules of discipline, approved and established by Congress in their resolution, of the twenty-ninth of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, shall be the rules of discipline to be observed by the militia throughout the United States, except such deviations from the said rules as may be rendered necessary by the requisitions of this act, or by some other unavoidable circumstances. It shall be the duty of the commanding officer at every muster, whether by battallion, regiment or single company, to cause the militia to be exercised and trained agreeably to the said rules of discipline.

Sec. 8. And be it farther enacled, That all officers commissioned officers shall take rank accord- J?°^ot ing to the date of their commissions ; and when two of the same grade bear an equal date, then their rank to be determined by lot, to be drawn by them before the commanding officer of the brigade, regiment, battallion, company or detachment.

Sec. 9. And, be it further enacled, That if provisio any person, whether officer or soldier, belong-in case ing to the militia of anv state, and called out &c. S into the service of the United States, be wounded or disabled while in actual service, he shall be taken care of and provided for at the public expense. 4

Sec. 10. And be it further enacled, That it BH ^ shall be the duty of the brigade inspector, to sp^w attend the regimental and battallion meetings dutyof the militia composing their several brigades, during the time of their being under arms, to inspect their arms, ammunition and accoutrements; superintend their exercise and manœuvres, and introduce the system of military discipline before described throughout the bri gade, agreeable to law, and such orders as they snail, from time to time, receiveirom the

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commander in chief of the state ; to make re-i turns to the adjutant-general of the state, at least once in every year, of the militia of the brigade to which he belongs, reporting therein the actual situation of the arms, accoutrements and ammunition of the several corps, and every other thing which, in his judgment, may relate to their goyernment and the general advancement of good order and military discipline; and the adjutant-general (hall make a return of all the militia of the state, to the commander in chief of the said state, and a duplicate of the same to the President of the United States.

And whereas sundry coTps of artillery, cavalry and insantry, now exist in several of the said states, which by the laws, customs or usages thereof have not been incorporated with, or subject to the general regulations of the militia:

Sec. Ii. Be it further cnacled, That such corps retain their accustomed privileges, subject, nevertheless, to all other duties required by this act in like manner with the other militia.

3> JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

RICHARD HENRY LEE, Presidentpr6 tempore of the Senate.

Approved, May eighth, 1792:


, President of the United States

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