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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
s to be performed; and the said volunteers shall not be considered in actual service until thereunto ordered by the President, and they shall be entitled to pay or subsistence only for such time as they may be on duty, under the orders of the President, or by his direction. Section 3. Such volunteer forces, when so accepted or ordered into service shall be organized in accordance and subject to all the provisions of the Act entitled An Act to provide for the public defence, approved March 6th, 1861, and may be attached to such divisions, brigades, regiments or battalions as the President may direct; and, when not organized into battalions and regiments before being mustered into service, the President shall appoint the field-officers of the battalions and regiments when organized as such by him. An Act to authorize the formation of Volunteer companies for local defence. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact: That for the purpose of local defence in an