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Doc. 198.-“Confederate” act, increasing the artillery corps.

A bill entitled an Act to increase the Corps of Artillery and for other purposes.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That there be added to the Corps of Artillery, Confederate States Army, one lieutenant-colonel and two majors, with the pay and allowances authorized by existing laws for their grades respectively.

Sec. 2. That the President be, and he is hereby authorized to appoint, in addition to the storekeepers authorized by the fifth section of the Act of May sixteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, “for the establishment and organization of the army of the Confederate States,” as many military storekeepers of ordnance, with the pay and allowances of a captain of infantry, as the safe keeping of the public property may [539] require, not to exceed, in all, four storekeepers, who shall, previous to entering on duty, give bonds with good and sufficient security, in such sums as the Secretary of War may direct, fully to account for all moneys and public property which they may receive.

Sec. 3. That the President be, and he is hereby authorized, whenever, in his judgment, the interests of the service may require it, and when officers of the army cannot be assigned to these duties, to appoint one or more super-intendents of armories for the fabrication of small-arms, whose salary shall not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars per annum, with allowance for quarters and fuel, at the rate fixed for a major in the army. And that the President be also authorized to appoint two or more master armorers, with a salary not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars per annum, with allowances of quarters and fuel at the rate fixed for a captain in the army.

Sec. 4. That during the existing war, the President may, as commander-in-chief of the forces, appoint, at his discretion, for his personal staff, two aides-de-camp, with the rank, pay, and allowances of a colonel of cavalry.

Sec. 5. That hereafter there shall be allowed one additional sergeant in each company in the Confederate States, making in all five sergeants for each company, who shall receive the same pay and allowances as provided by existing laws for that grade.

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