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1364j. Same-Number to be issued to battery or troop, or issuance of condemned Army Horses in lieu of purchase.-Horses so purchased may be issued not to exceed thirty-two to any one battery or troop, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, and the Secretary of War is further authorized to issue, in lieu of purchase, for the use of such organizations, condemned Army horses which are no longer fit for service, but which may be suitable for the purposes of instruction, such horses to be sold as now provided by law when said purposes shall have been served. Id.
(See paragraphs 1364a-1364c, ante.)
1364k. Same-Forage, bedding, shoeing, and care of, etc.-Funds allotted by the Secretary of War for the support of the National Guard shall be available for the purchase and issue of forage, bedding, shoeing, and veterinary services, and supplies for the Government horses issued to any battery or troop, and for the compensation of competent help for the care of the material, animals, and equipment thereof, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe. Sec. 90, id.
13641. Same-Not to exceed five enlisted men for each battery or troop to be detailed for care of.-The men to be compensated, not to exceed five for each battery or troop, shall be duly enlisted therein and shall be detailed by the battery or troop commander, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, and shall be paid by the United States disbursing officer in each State, Territory, and the District of Columbia. Id.
1364m. Horses for Field Artillery, Cavalry, and other mounted units of National Guard.-To provide for the purchase, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, of horses conforming to the Regular Army standards for the use of Field Artillery, Cavalry, signal companies, engineer companies, ambulance companies, and other mounted units of the National Guard, said horses to remain the property of the United States and to be used solely for military purposes. Horses so purchased may be issued not to exceed thirtytwo to any one battery, troop, or company, or four to a battalion or regimental headquarters, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 645).
1364n. Compensation for care of material, animals, and equipment. To provide for the compensation of competent help for the care of matériel, animals, and equipment thereof, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe: Provided, That the men to be compensated, not to exceed five for each battery, troop, or company, shall be duly enlisted therein and shall be detailed by the battery, troop, or company commander under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, and shall be paid by the
United States disbursing officer in each State, Territory, and the District of Columbia.
13640. Transfer of horses and pack mules to National Guard onganizations.—The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to transfer to those organizations of the National Guard entitled thereto such number of horses and pack mules purchased by the Quartermaster Corps of the Army under the provisions of the Act of July first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, not required for the proper equipment of organizations of the Regular Army, that can be issued to National Guard organizations under the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of War, all expenses incident to such transfer to be met from appropriations made for and on behalf of the National Guard; pack mules so transferred may be issued not to exceed six to any one radio company, machine-gun troop or company, or four to any one ambulance company, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe. Act of May 12, 1917 (49 Stat. 65).
1365a. Supplying new types of small arms or field guns.-Under such regulations as the President may prescribe, whenever a new type of equipment, small arm, or field gun shall have been issued to the National Guard of the several States, Territories, and the District of Columbia, such equipment, small arms, and field guns, including all accessories, shall be furnished without charging the cost or value thereof or any expense connected therewith against the appropriations provided for the support of the National Guard. Sec. 84, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 204).
1366a. Stores, supplies, and matériel of war purchased by States and Territories may, in time of war, be requisitioned by United States. Stores, supplies, and matériel of war so purchased by a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia may, in time of actual or threatened war, be requisitioned by the United States for use in the military service thereof, and when so requisitioned by the United States and delivered credit for the ultimate return of such property in kind shall be allowed to such State, Territory, or the District of Columbia. Sec. 86, id.
(For the preceding provision of this section see paragraph 1354b.)
1367a. Militia Coast Artillery, equipment of armories.-Equip ment of armories.-Equipment of Coast Artillery, armories, Organized Militia.-Dummy guns and mortars, mounts for dummy guns and mortars, dummy ammunition, loading appliances, range and position finding equipment, aiming and laying devices, subcaliber tubes and mountings therefor, labor and material necessary to install dummy guns and mortars, and to provide appliances and devices for
1 Urgent deficiencies appropriations for the Military and Naval Establishments (39 Stat. 337).
instructional purposes in armory buildings provided by States for Coast Artillery companies of the Organized Militia, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended, Act of Apr. 27, 1914 (38 Stat. 360).
1372a. District of Columbia, lease of armory, etc., for. The commanding general of the Militia of the District of Columbia is authorized to enter into a contract or contracts for the lease of an armory, stable, drill shed, and warehouse for Cavalry, Field Artillery, Signal Corps, and Hospital Corps troops in one building, or separately, for a period not to exceed five years, renewable at the option of the said commanding general for an additional period of not exceeding five years, at an annual rental not to exceed $10,000. Act of Mar. 3, 1917 (39 Stat. 1040).
1383a. Volunteer divisions of infantry, not to exceed four, may be raised, organized and equipped; officers for.-The President is further authorized to raise and maintain by voluntary enlistment, to organize, and equip, not to exceed four infantry divisions, the officers of which shall be selected in the manner provided by paragraph three of section one of this Act. Par. 7, sec. 1, Act of May 18, 1917 (40 Stat. 77).
(For paragraph 6, section 1, see paragraph 1636, post.)
1383b. Same-Organization shall be same as for Regular Army.The organization of said force shall be the same as that of the corresponding organization of the Regular Army. Id.
1383c. Same-Age limit for enlistment in.-There shall be no enlistments in said force of men under twenty-five years of age at time of enlisting. Id.
1383d. Same-Division smallest unit which will be accepted.-No such volunteer force shall be accepted in any unit smaller than a division. Id.
1383e. Extra pay on muster out in lieu of furlough, etc.-In lieu of granting leaves of absence and furloughs to officers and enlisted men belonging to companies and regiments of United States Volunteers prior to muster out of the service, all officers and enlisted men belonging to volunteer organizations hereafter mustered out of the service who have served honestly and faithfully beyond the limits of the United States shall be paid two months' extra pay on muster out and discharge from the service, and all officers and enlisted men 'See paragraph 1630, post, or 40 Stat. 76.
belonging to organizations hereafter mustered out of the service who have served honestly and faithfully within the limits of the United States shall be paid one month's extra pay on muster out and discharge from the service, from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Sec. 1, Act of Jan. 12, 1899 (30 Stat. 784).
1383f. Discharge to be of date of muster out of organization.-The discharge of all officers and enlisted men from the volunteer service. of the United States shall, as far as practicable, take effect on the date of the muster out of the organization to which they belong, and that regiments and other independent organizations shall be mustered out at camps within the limits of the United States or at the rendezvous of the State, regiment, or independent organization. Id.
1383g. Certificates of nonindebtedness on discharge of officers accountable for public property.-Officers who at any time were accountable or responsible for public property shall be required, before final payment is made to them on discharge from the service, to obtain certificates of nonindebtedness to the United States from only such of the bureaus of the War Department to which the property for which they were accountable or responsible pertains, and the certificate from the Chief of the Division of Bookkeeping and Warrants, Treasury Department, and such certificates, accompanied by the affidavits of officers, of nonaccountability or nonresponsibility to other bureaus of the War Department, certified to by the commanding officer of the regiment or independent organization, shall warrant their final payment. Sec. 2, id.
1383h. Same-Affidavit of officers not accountable sufficient.-Officers who have not been responsible at any time for public property shall be required to make affidavit of that fact, certified to by their commanding officers, which shall be accepted as sufficient evidence to warrant their final payment on their discharge from the service. Id.
13831. Same-Mustering officers authorized to administer oaths.Mustering officers are empowered to administer oaths in all matters pertaining to the muster out of volunteers. Id.
1383j. Extra pay on muster out, payable to legal representatives.— The Act of January twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, be, and it is hereby amended so as to authorize the payment to the legal heirs or representatives of the officers and enlisted men who died or were killed or who may die in the service, the extra pay provided for in that Act for officers and enlisted men who have been or are to be mustered out. Act of Mar. 3, 1899 (30 Stat. 1074).
1394a. Pay and allowances of.-In all matters relating to the pay and allowances of officers and soldiers of the Army of the United States, the same rules and regulations shall apply to the Regular Army and to volunteer forces mustered into the service of the United States for a limited period. Sec. 1292, R. S.