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Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States

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Document Information
Date May 13, 1796
Author Name Congress of the United States (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name (primary)
Summary Created standing army of artillerists and engineers. Outlines number and type of officers in each unit. Pay, clothing, food, supplies,
Document Format Printed Document Signed
Document Notes First Session of the Fourth Congress.
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Related Persons/Groups Congress; Fourth Congress; Senate; House of Representatives; military establishment; corps of artillerists and engineers; light dragoons; President of the United States; infantry; captain; lieutenants; cornet; sergeants; corporals; farrier; saddler; trumpeter; privates; lieutenant-colonel commandant; major; adjutant; paymaster; quartermaster; surgeon; surgeon's mates; senior musicians; musicians; major general; aids de camp; brigadier general; brigade major; subalterns; invalids; Jonathan Dayton; Speaker of the House; Samuel Livermore; President of the Senate; George Washington; Timothy Pickering; Secretary of State; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Congress; Pennsylvania; western frontier; ;
Keywords act; military establishment; horse; arms; accoutrements; monthly pay; rations; provisions; subsistence; recruiting service; discharge; bounty; reenlist; uniform clothing; hat; coat; vest; woolen overalls; linen overalls; shoes; shirts; socks; blanket; stock; clasp; buckles; beef; pork; bread; flour; half a gill of rum, brandy or whiskey; vinegar; soap; candles; salt; forage; procure or entice; purchase; ship; vessel; deserted; fined; arrested; debt; rules and articles of war; court martial; loss of life; dismission; wounded; disabled; line of his duty; list of invalids; oath; affirmation; allegiance; ;
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