We learn that there is no immediate prospect of a dissolution of this body, although in term of existence must expire within a very few weeks, volens volens.
Among the bills recently passed is one making some changes in the organization and enlistment of the military force, amendatory of the fact to raise an additional military force, to serve during the war." The first section provides that volunteers may be accepted by the President
singly, as well as in companies, squadrons, battalions or regiments.
The second, that officers shall be chosen in the manner prescribed by the act for the granting of bounty and furloughs; and that vacancies shall be filled by promotion, according to grade and seniority, except in case of disability or other incompetency; the power being reserved to the President
to depart from this rule in honor of any person especially distinguished by his Commanding General
for extraordinary merit, or some signal act of military skill and gallantry.
The third section provides for detailing one officer, one non-commissioned officer, and one or more privates from each company, to recruit men for filling vacancies occurring in such company; the men so recruited to be mustered in at the time of their enrollment, and entitled to transportation and subsistence, or commutation of subsistence, till they join their respective companies, and to fifty dollars bounty, to be paid at the time of joining the same.
The fourth section suthorizes the President
to appoint and commission suitable officers to raise regiments, &c; but such officers are not to receive pay until their respective commands are fully organized and reported to the Secretary of War