A Narrative of the Campaign of the First Rhode Island Regiment, in the Spring and Summer of 1861 ...

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S. S. Rider, 1862 - Rhode Island - 260 pages
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Page 248 - An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States " which act is in the words following vizt.
Page 29 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Page 248 - Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union, to the aggregate number of seventyfive thousand, in order to suppress said combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed.
Page 248 - ... and to each battalion, one major; to each company, one captain, one lieutenant, one ensign, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer, and one fifer or bugler. That there...
Page 28 - I, A. B., do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be), that I will bear true allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whatsoever; and observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States...
Page 249 - The commissioned officers shall receive the same pay and emoluments as officers of the same grade in the army of the United States, and the officers shall be allowed forage for their horses, and be entitled to the same rations as those of the same grade in the army of the United States, respectively. SEC. 4. And be it...
Page 248 - The commander-in-chief is hereby authorized to raise by detailing from the chartered companies of this State, or by voluntary enlistment, or by draft, so many regiments, battalions, or companies of troops for service within or without this State, and to arm and equip the same, as in his opinion the public service may require, or as have been, or shall be called for by requisition from the President of the United States...
Page 117 - Miles' division, and the five regiments of Runyon's brigade, from which we have neither sound or wounded prisoners. Making all allowances for mistakes, we are warranted in saying that the Federal army consisted of at least fifty-five regiments of volunteers, eight companies of regular infantry, four of marines, nine of regular cavalry, and twelve batteries, one hundred and nineteen guns. These regiments at one time, as will appear from a published list appended, marked
Page 249 - VOL. 4. — 69 thereof who is hereby directed to pay the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Page 238 - ... re-modification or adjustment of the tariff as may increase the revenue derived from imports equal to the wants of the National Government, so that at no time hereafter, under any pretext whatever, shall any money arising from the sales of the public lands be used by the General Government. 3. Resolved, That the Governor be requested to cause a copy of these resolutions to be forwarded to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress ; and to the Governors of the several States, with a...

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