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STAFF OF THE MILITIA. ACT of Aug. 29, 1812. Pamphlet edit. 13. 238. Sec. II. And be it enacted, &c. That the commissary general of purchases is hereby required to give bond with secur- .C ity, in the sum of thirty thousand dollars, for the faithful per- purchases to formance of his duty, which security shall be approved of by the governor and commander in chief.

*ACT of Dec. 13, 1815. Pamphlet cdit. 19. 239. Sec. I. Be it enacted, &c. That the adjutant general's department shall hereafter consist of one adjutant and inspector Adjulant general, with the rank of a brigadier general, and five division or partment. deputy adjutant generals, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, one in each division; that the quarter master general's depart- Quarterment, shall consist of one quarter master general, with the rank raisede of colonel, five division or deputy quarter master generals, with ment. the rank of major, and ten brigade or assistant deputy quarter master generals, with the rank of captain, one division quarter de master being taken from each division, and one brigade quarter spector genemaster from each brigade ; that there shall be to each division of the state, one division or assistant inspector general, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and to each brigade, one assistant deputy inspector general, with the rank of major ; there shall also be to the militia of the state, one judge advocate general, Judge adve. with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and to each brigade there ty judge ad

vocate geneshall be a brigade or deputy judge advocate general, with the raca rank of major. .240. SEC. II. And be it enacted, &c. That there shall be one Commissary commissary general of purchases, with the rank of lieutenant purchases. colonel, one commissary general of issues, with the rank of lieu- Commissary tenant colonel, one pay-master general, with the rank of lieuten- issues. ant colonel, one physician and surgeon general, with the rank of general. lieutenant colonel, one apothecary general, with the rank of ma- Physicia

Surgeon gen. jor, and one brigade chaplain, to each brigade.

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Chaplain. 241. Sec. Iv. And be it enacted, &c. That the adjutant general shall be and he is hereby appointed adjutant and inspector general, and that all the officers who now hold any of the aforesaid offices, be and they are hereby confirmed in them respective-, ly, and the governor and commander in chief shall be authorised fices created

* by this act. to appoint proper persons to the offices hereby created, and to fill all vacancies which shall hereafter occur in any of the above mentioned offices, except aids to the major generals and briga. . dier generals.

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242. Sec. V. And be it enacted, &c. That it shall be the duty of the governor and commander in chief, and he is hereby author-,

ised to prepare general regulations better defining and prescribCiovernor 10 ing the respective duties and powers of the several officers before prepare reg." ulations for mentioned, which shall be respected and obeyed until altered

and revoked by the same authority, and the said general regulations shall be laid before the legislature at their next meeting.

243. Sec. VI. And be it enacted, &c. That nothing herein Regimental contained shall be construed so to affect the officers of the regiade major." mental staff or the brigade majors now authorised by law, otherwise than being subject to the general regulations aforesaid.

GENERAL ORDERS.

Head Quarters, Centre Hall, May 20th, 1816. 244. Extract from an "act for the organization of the staff of the militia of South-Carolina, and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

“Sec. V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 6. That it shall be the duty of the governor and commander in chief, and he is hereby authorised to prepare general regulations, better defining and prescribing the respective duties and 66 powers of the several officers before mentioned, which shall be “ respected and obeyed, until altered and revoked by the same

"authority, and the said general regulations shall be laid before *Zee No. 242 “ the legislature at their next meeting."*

In obedience to the provisions of the act from which the above extract is taken, the commander in chief orders, that the following general regulations be observed by officers on the staff of the state, and enforced by all superior officers thereof.

Adjutant and Inspector General. a Adjutant and

The provisions which have been enacted by the legislature, prescribing

TT inspector the duties of the adjutant general, will be obeyed, so far as they are applica

ble, by the adjutant and inspector general. In addition to these, his appro. priate duties embrace instruction of the troops, comprehending their arrangement for battle, distribution of orders, returns of the militia, generally, correspondence in relation to military affairs, and when in the field, general details of service of every description. He is to be considered as attached to the suit of the commander in chief, not subject to the orders of any other, and will be obeyed by all the officers of the adjutant general, and of the in. spector general's department. Orders signed by him, “by order of the commander in chief,” will be obeyed by all the military, whether of the line, or on the staff.

Division or Deputy Adjulant General. Deputy adju

His duties are to be inferred from those prescribed for the chief of his tant general. department. He is of the suit of the major general, commanding the divis.

ion to which he has been appointed, and will be subject to his orders, not
contravening those of the commander in chief.
Division or Deputy Inspector General. Brigade or Assistant Deputy Inspector

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In addition to those duties, which result, the former from being attached spector gen.

en. to the suit of the major general, and the latter to the brigadier general, and

obeying, respectively, the orders of each, not contravening those of the commander in chief, they are charged with mustering and inspecting of troops, their arms and equipments, superintending the police of the camp and of the march, selecting places of encampment and laying out the same, posting guards, and examining prisoners and deserters.

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issues.

Quarter Master General. His duties comprise quartering and transporting troops and their provis. Quarter mas ions ; safe keeping and transporting military materials; superintendance of ter general. arsenals, magazines, barracks and forage in depot; opening roads; building and repairing bridges for military purposes. He is attached to the suit of the commander in chief, subject only to his orders, and will be obeyed by all officers of his department accordingly. Division or Deputy Quarter Master General. Brigade or Assistant Deputy

Quarter Master General. The duties prescribed to the quarter master general, fix those of his depu. Deputy quarties. They will obey his orders touching the duties of the department.

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general. They are attached, the former to the suit of the major general, and the lat. ter to the brigadier general, and will receive the orders of each respectively.

Brigade Major The duties which have heretofore been performed by this officer, were Brigade masometimes such as do not properly belong to him, and have been required jor. of him principally, beoause the proper officers had not then been authorised by law. He is therefore exempted from such as are prescribed for other officers on the staff. His appropriate duties are to the brigade, what those of the adjutant are to the regiment, and are sufficiently established by usage. He is attached to the suit of the brigadier general commanding the brigade to which he has been appointed, and will obey his orders.

Commissary General of Purchases. Charged with purchasing all military materials, munitions of war, medic Commissary cine and surgical instruments. He is attached to the suit of the commander general of in chief, and is subject only to his orders.

purchases. Commissary General of Issues. Intrusted with purchasing, and procuring otherwise, subsistence, fuel, Commissary forage, and straw for bedding; all which are to be delivered over to the gene

general of quarter master general, under such regulations as may be prescribed. He is attached to the suit of the commander in chief, and will obey only his orders.

Paymaster General. Intrusted with the pay of the militia. Attached to the suit of the com- Pay-master

"general. mander in chief, and subject only to his orders.

Physician and Surgeon General. Charged with the government of hospitals, and regulating the duties of Physician & surgeons and surgeons mates. Attached to the suit of the commander in Surgeon gen. chief, and subject only to his orders.

Apothecary General. Charged with receiving from the commissary general of purchases, and Apothecary distributing medicine and surgical instruments. He will receive his orders general. through the physician and surgeon general, and obey him.

Officers attached to the suits of major generals and brigadier generals, are Suits of mai. required to attend the reviews and exercise of their respective regiments, & brigadier brigades, divisions and brigade encampments. They are subject to, and generals. required to conform to the rules and usages of military life; they may be arrested for offences against these, or inability to perform the duties required of them. They shall be tried by courts martial, composed of officers of the line, and on the staff, or of the latter wholly; in every case, there shall be on the court, not less than two officers of equal rank to the officer to be tried.

Judge Advocate General. Brigade Judge Advocate General. The former is attached to the suit of the commander in chief, and is sub- Judge advo. ject only to his orders; the latter will obey the orders of the chief of the cate geueral. department, the major general of his division, and the brigadier general of his brigade. They are to be employed on courts martial, for the trial of Brio, indoe · persons, other than defaulters from musters established by law, and where advocate special fines are imposed by law. They are not required to attend on other general. military occasions, except when specially ordered.

The rules and regulations for the government of the staff of the United States' army, dated “War Office, May 2d, 1814," and published with the

army register, for 1815, will determine the manner of executing these duties. Between the rules and regulations for the staff of the army of the United States, and that of the state, there should be no discrepancy. Those which have been published by the department of war, have resulted from the labours of the highest military authority in the nation, and having been corrected by practice, will govern within this state.

By order of the commander in chief,

JOHN B. EARLE, Adjutant and Inspector General. N. B. There shall be no precedence among the departments. Contests concerning rank, which arise from the sameness of dates in commissions, shall be settled by lot.

Officers of the line, may hold commissions on the staff, but no staff officer shall hold two staff appointments at the same time.

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SUBDIVISION OF COMPANIES.

ACT of Dec. 18, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 41.

245. Sec. V. And be it enacted, &c. That the brigadier genBrig. gen. of eral or commandant of the 3d brigade, be and he is hereby Sd brgiade to authorised to appoint three fit and proper persons to subdivide

into three companies, the two companies, now commanded by captains Simms and Farr, of the south battalion, 13th regiment South-Carolina militia: Provided nevertheless, that the officers now in commission shall hold their respective commissions in one of the said subdivided companies, and cause the vacancies for the balance of the officers to be filled up as heretofore provided by law.

246. Sec. VI. And be it enacted, &c. That the brigadier

general of the 8th brigade, he and he is hereby authorised to apBrig. gen. of point three fit and proper persons to subdivide Robert Hamilton's to divide company of militia in the upper battalion and 32d regiment of company. the said 8th brigade, into two companies; Provided nevertheless,

the officers now in commission in the aforesaid Robert Hamilton's company, shall hold their respective commissions in one of the said companies.

ACT of Dec. 17, 1824. Pamphlet edit. 64. 247. Sec. IV. And be it enacted, &c. That all that part of the

Charleston Neck Rangers which lies on the east side of King neck rangers street, up to the cross roads and thence to the east side of the to be divided. main road to the quarter house, be and constitute one company,

and that part of the said company which lies on the west side of said line be and constitute another company, both of which companies shall continue attached to the 16th regiment.

248. Sec. v. And be it enacted, &c. That the commissioned officers of the Charleston neck company may select in which of the companies hereby created they will hold their commissions, and they shall respectively bold and be confirmed in the rank and commission which they now hold, and it shall be the duty of the colonel or commanding officer of the 16th regiment, as soon hereafter as may be practicable, to order an election for officers in the other company.

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SUTLERS. ACT of Dec. 19, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 16. 249. Sec. X. And be it enacted, &c. That the commanding of- How sutlers ficer of any division, brigade, regiment, battalion, squadron, trooped or company, who shall call out the men under his oommand to muster, shall be and he is hereby authorised and empowered to appoint a sutler to retail spirituous liquors at the muster ground of said division, brigade, regiment, battalion, squadron, troop or company, without any other license or permission ; Provided, that the said sutler, so appointed, do furnish a suitable field to exercise the said troops on, to be approved by the commanding officer who shall have ordered the said muster.

UNIFORM OF THE OFFICERS OF MILITIA.

ACT of Dec. 13, 1815. Pamphlet edit. 21. 250. SEC. VII. And be it enacted, &c. That the uniform of the officers of the militia of this state, shall hereafter be the same

Uniform to in every respect, as that now established in the army of the be

be the same United States for officers of similar grade and character, and as that of U.

S. army. that all officers hereafter to be elected, shall be required to conform to this arrangement immediately on their election, and all officers now in commission shall be allowed twelve months to procure the new uniform; Provided, nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to officers of volunteer companies.

UNIFORM OF THE UNITED STATES' ARMY.

251. Regulations of the War Department, relative to the uniform of the army, as approved by the president, 28th June, 1814.

Changes in the Uniform of the Army of the United States. The coat of the infantry and artillery shall be uniformly blue, no red collars or cuffs ; and no lace shall be worn by any grade, excepting in epaulettes and sword knots.

All officers will wear coats of the length of those worn by field officers; all the rank and file will wear coatees. The button holes of these will be trimmed with tape on the collar only. Leather caps will be substituted for felt, and worsted or cotton pompons for feathers.

General officers and others of the general staff, not otherwise directed, shall wear cocked hats without feathers, gilt bullet buttons, and button holes in the herring-bone form.

The epaulettes of major generals will have on the gold ground of each strap, two silver stars.

The epaulettes of brigadiers will have on each strap one star.

The uniform of the physician and surgeon, and apothecary generals, and hospital surgeons and mates, shall be black, the coats with standing collars, and on each side of the collar, a star of embroidery, within half an inch of the front edge.

The rules with respect to undress are dispensed with, excepting that cockades must always be worn.

of the General Staff. The Coat-Single breasted, with 10 buttons, and button holes worked with blue twist, in front, 5 inches long at the top and 3 at the bottom. The General standing collar to raise to the tip of the ear, which will determine its width."

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