United States Statutes at Large/Volume 12/37th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 63
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Pay of privates in regular army.That the pay of the privates in the regular army and volunteers in the service of the United States be thirteen dollars per month for three years from and after the passage of this act and until otherwise fixed by law.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, When pay of volunteers to commence.
1861, ch. 16. Ante, p. 274.That the provisions of the act entitled "An Act for the Relief of the Ohio and other Volunteers," approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty one, be and the same are hereby extended to all volunteers mustered into the service of the United States, whether for one, two, or three years, or for and during the war.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, Acts, proclamations, and orders of the President legalized.
Procl. Nos. 3–7. Post, pp. 1258–1261.That all the acts, proclamations, and orders of the President of the United States after the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, respecting the army and navy of the United States, and calling out or relating to the militia or volunteers from the States, are hereby approved and in all respects legalized and made valid, to the same intent and with the same effect as if they had been issued and done under the previous express authority and direction of the Congress of the United States.
Approved, August 6, 1861.