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July 5, 1866.
and eleventh Regiments of Ohio Volunteer Militia of Cincinnati
, Bard's Company of Cavalry, and Paulsen's Battery, during the Time they were in the Service of the United States, in 1862.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Officers and
States of America in Congress assembled, That the officers and men of men of certain regiments, &c., the sixth, eighth, and eleventh regiments of Ohio volunteer militia, and of Ohio Volun- of Captain S. W. Bard's company of cavalry, and of Captain August teera Militia to be Paulsen's battery, of Cincinnati
, ordered into the service of the United paid.
States, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on the second day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, notwithstanding any irregularity in their muster into the service of the United States, be paid for the time the officers and men were actually in the service, respectively, not however to exceed the period of thirty-one days.
APPROVED, July 5, 1866.
July 18, 1866.
CHAP. CLXXVI. - An Act making Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and Army appro- the same are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not priation.
otherwise appropriated, for the support of the army for the year ending
the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven: Recruiting and For expenses of recruiting, transportation of recruits, and compensation pay of citizen surgeons.
to citizen surgeons for medical attendance, three hundred thousand dol
of the army, ten millions seven hundred and twelve thousand and fifty-two dollars. Commutation For commutation of officers' subsistence, one million six hundred and of subsistence and forage.
fifty-one thousand five hundred and eleven dollars and fifty cents.
For commutation of forage for officers' horses, one hundred and five
thousand two hundred dollars. Payments in For payments in lieu of clothing for officers' servants, one hundred and lieu of clothing. ninety-one thousand seven hundred and sixty-six dollars.
For payments to discharged soldiers for clothing not drawn, one hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars. Subsistence in For subsistence in kind for regulars and volunteers, five million three kind.
hundred and one thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars. Quartermas- For the regular supplies of the quartermaster's department, consisting ters' depart
of fuel for the officers, enlisted men, guard, hospitals, storehouses, and offices; of forage in kind for the horses, mules, and oxen for the quartermaster's department at the several posts and stations and with the armies in the field; for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of artillery, and such companies of infantry as may be mounted, and for the authorized number of officers' horses when serving in the field and at the outposts, including bedding for the animals ; of straw for soldiers' bedding, and of stationery, including blank books for the quartermaster's department certificates for discharged soldiers blank forms for the pay and quartermaster's departments; and for the printing of division and department orders and reports, four millions one hundred and thirty-four
thousand four hundred and ninety-nine dollars and thirty-three cents. Incidental ex- For the incidental expenses of the quartermaster's department, consistpenses quarter ting of postage on letters and packages received and sent by officers of depart
the army on public service ; expenses of courts-martial, military commissions, and courts of inquiry, including the additional compensation of judge
advocates, recorders, members, and witnesses, while on that service; under 1802, ch. 9, the act of March sixteenth, eighteen hundred and two, extra pay to sol9$ 21, 22. Vol. ii. p. 136.
diers employed under the direction of the quartermaster's department, in the erection of barracks, quarters, storehouses, and hospitals ; in the con
struction of roads, and on other constant labor, for periods of not less than ten days, under the acts of March second, eighteen hundred and nineteen, 1819, ch. 45. and August fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, including those em
Vol. iii. p. 488.
1864, ch. 247, \ 8. ployed as clerks at division and department headquarters; expenses of Vol. x. p. 576. expresses to and from the frontier posts and armies in the field ; of escorts to paymasters and other disbursing officers and to trains where military escorts cannot be furnished ; expenses of the interment of officers killed in action or who die when on duty in the field, or at posts on the frontiers, or at other posts and places when ordered by the Secretary of War, and of non-commissioned officers and soldiers ; authorized office furniture ; hire of laborers in the quartermaster's department, including the hire of interpreters, spies, and guides for the army; compensation of clerks to officers of the quartermaster's department; compensation of forage and wagon masters, authorized by the act of July fifth, eighteen hundred and 1838, ch. 162, thirty-eight; for the apprehension of deserters, and the expenses incident 20.
Vol. v. p. 257 to their pursuit ; and for the following expenditures required for the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of light artillery, and such companies of infantry as may be mounted, viz: the purchase of travelling forges, blacksmiths' and shoeing tools, horses' and mule shoes and nails, iron and steel for shoeing, hire of veterinary surgeons, medicines for horses and mules, picket ropes, and for shoeing the horses of the
corps named ; also, generally, the proper and authorized expenses for the movements and operations of an army not expressly assigned to any other department, one million dollars.
For the purchase of cavalry and artillery horses, seven hundred and Cavalry and thirteen thousand one hundred dollars.
artillery horses. For transportation of officers' baggage, fifty thousand dollars.
Officers' bagFor transportation of the army, including the baggage of the troops Transportation.
gage. when moving, either by land or water; of clothing, camp, and garrison equipage, from the depots at Philadelphia, Cincinnati
, and New York to the several posts and army depots, and from those depots to the troops in the field ; and of subsistence stores from the places of purchase, and from the places of delivery under contract, to such places as the circumstances of the service may require them to be sent; of ordnance, ordnance stores, and small arms, from foundries and armories to the arsenals, fortifications, frontier-posts, and army depots ; freights, wharfage, tolls, and ferriages; for the purchase and hire of horses, mules, oxen, and harness, and the purchase and repair of wagons, carts, and drays, and of ships and other sea-going vessels and boats required for the transportation of supplies and for garrison purposes ; for drayage and cartage at the several posts ; hire of teamsters ; transportation of funds for the pay and other disbursing departments; the expense of sailing public transports on the various Public trang rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic and Pacific; and for pro- ports. curing water at such posts as, from their situation, require it to be brought Water. from a distance; and for clearing roads, and removing obstructions from Obstructions roads, harbors, and rivers, to the extent which may be required for the in roads, rivers, actual operations of the troops in the field, five million dollars. For hire of commutation quarters for officers on military duty; hire
Hire of quar of quarters for troops ; of storehouses for the safe keeping of military stores; of grounds for summer cantonments; for the construction of temporary huts, hospitals, and stables, and for repairing public buildings at established posts, six hundred and twenty-four thousand and thirty-eight dollars.
of the ariny. For contingencies of the army, one hundred thousand dollars. For the medical and hospital department, five hundred thousand dollars. hospital depart
For repairs, improvements, and new machinery at the national armory, National arone hundred thousand dollars.
mory. For repairs and improvements at arsenals, including new, and additions Arsenals. to present, buildings, and machinery, tools, and fixtures, fifty thousand dollars.
Magazine for For purchase of site and erection of magazine for storing gunpowder, storing gunpowe two hundred thousand dollars. der.
Enlarging For the purchase of land for enlarging the Watervleit arsenal, thirty
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and buildings at forty-six thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of Schuylkill arsenal, Pa.
any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be disbursed by the Secretary of War in the erection of fire proof buildings at or near Schuylkill arsenal in the State of Pennsylvania, to be used as storebouses
for government property at that post. Appropriation Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the following sums be and for bureau of
the same are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not , freedmen and aban otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Bureau of Refugees, Freeddoned lands. men and Abandoned Lands for the fiscal year commencing July first,
eighteen hundred and sixty-six, namely: Salaries of The salaries of assistant and sub-assistant commissioners, one huncommissioners and assistants.
dred and forty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. Clerks.
For salaries of clerks eighty-two thousand eight hundred dollars. Stationery and
For stationery and printing, sixty-three thousand dollars. printing.
Quarters and For quarters and fuel, fifteen thousand nine hundred dollars. fuel.
For clothing for distribution, one million one hundred and seventy Clothing for distribution.
thousand dollars. Commissary For commissary stores, three million one hundred and six thousand
two hundred and fifty dollars. Medical department.
For medical department, five hundred thousand dollars. Transporta- For transportation, one million three hundred and twenty thousand tion.
dollars. School superintendents.
For school superintendents, twenty-one thousand dollars. School-houses. For repairs and rent of school-houses and asylums, five hundred
thousand dollars. Telegraphing.
For telegraphing, eighteen thousand dollars. Advertise
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Quartermaster's departments for bids for contracts in ment shall in all cases in obtaining supplies for the military service, state quartermaster's in advertisements for bids for contracts, that a preference shall be given department, to
to articles of domestic production and manufacture, conditions of price and Preference to quality being equal, and that such preference shall be given to articles of articles of Amer- American production and manufacture, produced on the Pacific coast, to Pacific Coast. the extent of the consumption required by the public service there ; and
in advertising for army supplies the Quartermaster's department shall require all articles which are to be used in the States and Territories of
the Pacific coast to be delivered and inspected at points designated in Advertisements those States and Territories; and the advertisements for such supplies in San Francisco shall be published in newspapers of the cities of San Francisco, in Caliand Portland.
fornia, and Portland, in Oregon.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That section seventeen of an act enRepeal of 1862, titled “ An act to define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the ch. 200, § 17. Vol. xii. p. 596. army,” approved July seventeenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and
and of Pub. Res. of April 4,
a resolution entitled “ A resolution to authorize the President to assign 1862.
the command of troops in the same field or department, to officers of the Vol. xii. p. 617. same grade without regard to seniority,” approved, April fourth, eighteen military or naval hundred and sixty-two, be and the same are hereby repealed. And no service, in time officer in the military or naval service shall in time of peace, be dismissed of peace, not to from service except upon and in pursuance of the sentence of a court-marbe dismissed, ex
tial to that effect, or in commutation thereof. Superintendent Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the superintendent of the
United States Military Academy may hereafter be selected, and the offimilitary academy may be se
cers on duty at that institution detailed from any arm of the service ; and lected and de- the supervision and charge of the Academy shall be in the War Departtailed from any ment under such officer or officers, as the Secretary of War may assign to vice.
and officers of
arm of the ser
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That when it is necessary to em
Soldiers employ soldiers as artificers or laborers in the construction of permanent
ployed as artifi.
cers or laborers military works, public roads, or other constant labor of not less than ten in constant labor days' duration in any case, they shall receive in addition to their regular of not less than pay, the following additional compensation therefor: enlisted men, working case to have ex. as artificers, and non-commissioned officers employed as overseers of such tra pay. work, not exceeding one overseer for every twenty men, thirty-five cents
Troops of enper day, and enlisted men employed as laborers twenty cents per day ; gineer and ordbut such working parties shall only be authorized on the written order of nance depart
ment not to have a commanding officer. This allowance of extra pay is not to apply to the extra pay. troops of the engineer and ordnance departments. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the allowance now made by officers for travel
Allowance to law to officers travelling under orders where transportation is not furnished increased in kind shall be increased to ten cents per mile.
APPROVED, July 13, 1866.
CHAP. CLXXVII. -- An Act relating to Pilots and Pilot Regulations.
July 13, 1866. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no regulations or provi- No State shall sions shall be adopted by any State of the United States of America which nation in rates shall make any discrimination in the rate of pilotage or half-pilotage be- of pilotage of
certain vessels. tween vessels sailing between the ports of one State and vessels sailing between the ports of different States, or any discrimination against vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, or against national vessels of the United States, and all existing regulations or provisions making any such
criminations discrimination, as herein mentioned, are hereby annulled and abrogated. abrogated.
APPROVED, July 13, 1866.
CHAP. CLXXVIII. — An Act to amend “ An Act making a Grant of Lands to the July 13, 1866. State of Minnesota to aid in the Construction of the Railroad from St. Paul to Lake
1864, ch. 79. Superior," approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
Vol. xiii. p. 64. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section one of the act en- If land intend. titled “ An act making a grant of lands to the State of Minnesota to aid ed to be granted in the construction of the railroad from Saint Paul to Lake Superior,” reason of nearapproved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, be amended by add- ness of boundary ing thereto the following: Provided further, That in case it shall appear, how deficiency when the line of the Lake Superior and Mississippi railroad is definitely may be made located, that the quantity of land intended to be granted by the said act up. in aid of the construction of the said road shall be deficient by reason of the line thereof running near the boundary line of the said State of Minnesota, the said company shall be entitled to take from other public lands of the United States within thirty miles of the west line of said road such an amount of lands as shall make up such deficiency: Provided, That the same shall be taken in alternate odd sections as provided for in said Odd sections. act.
APPROVED, July 13, 1866.
CHAP. CLXXIX. — An Act to ertend to certain Persons the Privilege of Admission, in July 13, 1866.
certain Cases, to the United States Gorernment Asylum for the Insane. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That civilians employed in the
Civilians in service of the United States, in the quartermaster's department and the and subsistence
quartermaster's subsistence department of the army, who may be, or may hereafter be- departments come, insane while in such employment, shall be admitted on the order may be admitted of the Secretary of War, the same as persons belonging to the army and lum, if, &c.
navy, to the benefits of the asylum for the insane in the District of Co-
navy What classes Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following classes of perof persons and
sons, under the following circumstances, shall be entitled to admission to under what circumstances may
said asylum on the order of the Secretary of War, if in the army, or the be admitted to Secretary of the Navy, if in the navy, to wit: the asylum. Men formerly
First. Men who, while in the service of the United States, in the army admitted, &c. or navy, have been admitted to said asylum, and have been thereafter
discharged therefrom on the supposition that they had rcovered their reason, and have, within three years after such discharge, become again insane from causes existing at the time of such discharge, and have no
adequate means of support. Indigent in- Second. Indigent insane persons, who have been in the same service
and been discharged therefrom on account of disability arising from such insanity.
Third. Indigent insane persons, who have become insane within three years after discharge from such service from causes which arose during and were produced by said service.
APPROVED, July 13, 1866.
July 13, 1866. CHAP. CLXXX. - An Act to provide for making the Town of Whitehall, New York,
a Port of Delivery. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Whitehall, N: States of America in Congress assembled, That the town of Whitehall, in Y., made a port the State of New York, which by existing law is a port through which of delivery in collection dis- imported merchandise may be exported in bond and for drawback to the trict of Cham- adjacent British North American provinces, be, and the same is hereby, plain.
constituted a port of delivery within the collection district of Champlain, and that a deputy collector, as now authorized by law, shall there reside, who shall receive the same compensation as is now paid to the deputy collector now stationed at that port.
APPROVED, July 13, 1866.
July 13, 1865. CHAP. CLXXXI. – An Act to extend the Benefits of Section four of an Act making 1865, ch. 81, $ 4.
Appropriations for the Support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen Vol. xiii. p. 497. hundred and sixty-six, approved Isarch third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Three months' States of America in Congress assembled, That section four of an act enpay to officers of titled “ An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the the rank of brig. year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six,” be so conadier-general. strued as to entitle to the three months' pay proper, provided for therein,
all officers of volunteers below the rank of brigadier-general who were in service on the third day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and whose resignations were presented and accepted, or who were mustered out at their own request, or otherwise honorably discharged from the service after the ninth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.
APPROVED, July 13, 1866.
July 13, 1866. CHAP. CLXXXII. - An Act granting Aid in the Construction of a Railroaa and Tele
graph Line from the Town of Folsom to the Town of Placerville, in the State of California,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Right of way States of America in Congress assembled, That the right of way through granted to the Placerville and
the public lands be, and the same is hereby, granted to the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Company, a corporation existing under
the laws of the State of California, and designated by the legislature pany, for rails road and tele- thereof, to construct the road hereinafter named, and to its successors and graph.