United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 33

April 27, 1798.
Chap. ⅩⅩⅩⅢ.—An Act to provide an additional regiment of Artillerists and Engineers.

Section 1. Additional regiment shall be engaged for five years.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an additional regiment of artillerists and engineers shall and may be engaged, by voluntary enlistments, to serve for the term of five years, unless sooner discharged, and to be organized as followsOrganization thereof.; that is to say: There shall be one lieutenant-colonel commandant, one adjutant, one surgeon and three battalions, each to consist of one major, one adjutant and paymaster, one surgeon’s mate, and four companies, of one captain, two lieutenants, two cadets with the pay, clothing and rations of a sergeant, four sergeants, four corporals, forty-two privates, sappers and miners, ten artificers to serve as privates, and two musicians in each company.

Sec. 2. To form a part of the military establishment.And be it further enacted, That the additional regiment which shall be raised pursuant to this act, shall be considered as a part of the military establishment of the United States, for the time being; and the commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, artificers and musicians, who shall engage in the said regiment, shall be entitled to the Bounty, pay, &c.same bounty, pay and allowances, respectively, according to their correspondent ranks, as are, or shall be by law, authorized and provided for the other parts of the same establishment, and shall be governed by the same rules and articles of war, and shall be armed and accoutred, in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct, and shall and may be employed by him, in detachments, or otherwise, in the field, or the fortifications upon the sea coast, as, in his opinion, the public service shall require.

Sec. 3. Necessary books, &c. to be provided.And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War shall provide, at the public expense, under the direction of the President of the United States, all necessary books, instruments and apparatus, for the use and benefit of the said regiment.

Approved, April 27, 1798.Repealed March 16, 1802.