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THE CONSCRIPTION LAW.
A BUI. TO 11 KNTITLHD "AN ACT TO FUKTIIHtt
MOVIDB FOB TBI PUIILIC UBKBMGI."
In view of the exigencies of the country,
end the absolute neee-sity of ki t pine in the
erviee our gallant army, and of pljicing iu
the field a laib addiiiotn 1 force to meet the
advancing columns or Hie enemy now invad
ing our soil ; therefore,
Suction 1. Tht Congress of the Confede
rals State of America do, timet, That the
President be, and hereby withorizod to call
out and place in the military service of the
itonfederute States, for three ytais. Htdess
the war shall have been wionnr ended, all
white men who are resident of the Confed
erate Stittes between the ntw of oiahieeu
and thirty-live yearn at the limn the rail or
alls may bo made, who are not legally ex
empted from military service. All of the
persons aforesaid who are lint now iu the
eervioe uf the Ooi'fiuouvy, and whose term
of service will expire before the end of the
war.and shall be continued in the service for
three years frou the date ot their original
enlistment, unless the war shall have been
eooner ended: Provided, however, That all
iuch companies, battalion- and reirimeuts,
whose terms of original enlistment were tor
twelve months, shall have the! rht wiihiu
forty day on a day to be fixd by the com
ninnder of the brigade to re-organize said
oomiauifiH,ballHlioiie and regiments iiy elect
Intj their oflieer-. which they had a right
hereto fore to elect, w ho shall be commission
ej by the President : Provided, furti or, 'J hat
furloughs ' "t exceed ng sixty days, with
transportation home and back, shall be
granted to all those retained in the services
by kthe provisions of this act bejond the
period ol their original enlistment, and who
have heretofore not received furloughs under
the provisions f an act entitled "An act
p-i.viding for the grantiug of bonuty and
f n ioughs to privates and non-commissioned
officers in the Provisional Army." approved
lllh December, eighteen hundred and sixty
one, said furloughs to be gran ed at such
times and iu such numbers i,s the Secretary
of War may deem most com: anb!e with the
public interest; and Provide , further, That
ki lion of a furlough the count at ion value in
money of the transportation herein above
pnuteJ, shall be paid to each private, ilu
noian.or non-commissioned officer who may
elect io receive it at such time as the fur
lough would otherwise be grrnt- d: Provided,
farther, That all persons turner ihe a-e of
eighteen years, or over ilie ge of thirty-five
years, who are now enrolled in the military
eervice of the Confederate Stiie, iu the
regiments, battalions and companies here
after to be organized, shall bo required to
remain in their respective con antes, bat
talions and regiments for uiutey days.unlesa
their places can be siii lid by oilier re
emits A t now in the service, who are be
tween the ages of eighteen end thiriy-five
years, and all laws and parts of laws provi-
dtjnfrirthii ra-enlistmti.t. oJ u-m-Mt-itre
organieatiou thereof inut companies,
ee.nod.ons, battalions or eg nietits, shall bu
Mid the same are hereby, repealed.
Us. J- lie it further tnwte.d, Z'hal suoh
ompanies, squadrons, battalions, or regi
ieut orgauiaed, or in process of organiia
kou by authhriiy from t.ie Si cro'.aiy of lr"sr,
aa may be within thirty mays from passage
f tins act so far oomph ted us to have Um
wholti uuinbeJ of men req.utsi;e lororganica
uan actually enrolled, nut embracnig iu said
ergauiSAtjou any person now in service,
ball be mustered into tne service of tht)
Confederate btatel as part of ttie hind forces
ef the muue, to be react vi d in th-.t arm of
trt service in which ibey are authorized to
organise, and shall eleoi their company, bin
tuliou and regimental office .
Boa. 3 Ve it further ena. ), ''hat for the
enrollment of all persons comprehended
within tho provisions ot ihis ao , who aie
not already io service in the armies of it.o
Confederate B ales, it shall be lawful fur the
President, with the consent i,f the Govern rs
f the biatos, to employ Kiato officers, and
on failu.e to obta n noh c ii-em, he shall
uploy Confederate oflioern. charged with the
waly of making such enrollment in accord
ance with rules and reyuint uti to be pre
oribed by law.
SC. 4. lie il further enacted, That or
em enrolled under the "rovlsloiiH of
the preceding section, shall bo assigned
lry tlie Secretary of War to the different
ompatiies now in s r ice until each
eemyany is lilled o its maximum num
ber, and the persons so enrolled shall
be assigned to companies from the States
lrm which they respectively come.
Bic. 6. He it further enacted, Tlmt
all enmen and ordinary seamen in the
Confederate Slates, enrolled under the
t roTisions of this act, miiy on applii'u
lion of the Secretary of the Navy, be
transferred from the land forces to the
bc. 0. iie it further enacted, That In
all cases where a State may not have iu
the army a number of regiments, bat
talidtn, squadrons or companies sulli
eient to absorb tint number ol person
abject to military hervice under this
act, belonging to such Stale, then the
reeiilue or excess thereof shall be kept
a a reserve, under such regulations as
ay be established by the Secretary of
War, and thai at ttaled peiiods ol not
(rearer thau three months, details, de
termined by lot, shall be made from
laid reserve, so that each company ,
i.n .. - -i 1. 1.. i... i
unit, as nearly as pi.teucuoie, oe hepi
fall. Provided, That the person held
m reaerve may remain at home until
died into ;rricu by the President.
fterWeil, al, Taat daring their itaj
1IL ll.MI'Lilll'.'Jl '.M-i'LJ "'.. i. -' L .. -J.
at lioine they shall not receive pay.
Provided further. That the person" com
prehended in this act shall not be sub
ject to the rules and articles of war un
til mustered Into the actual service of
the Confederate States; except that said
persons when enrolled and liable to
duty, iu ease they shall wilfully refuse
to obey said call each of them shall be
held to be a deserter, and punished as
biich under said articles. Provided fur
ther. That whenever, in the opi liou of
the President, the exigencies of the pub
fco service may require it, he shall be
authorized to call into active service tlie
entire reserve, or so much as may be
necessary, not previously assigned to
ditlerent companies iu service under
provision of section four of this act;
said reserve shall be organized under
such rules us the Secretary of War may
adopt. Provided, Tlie company, bat
ta ion and regimental officers shall be
elected by the troops composing the
same. Provided, the troops raised iu
any one State shall not be combined in
regimental, battalion, -quadronor com
pany organization with troops raised iu
any other States.
Skc 7. Bu it further enacted, That all
soldiers now serving i i the army or
mustered In the military service of Uie
Confederate States, or enrolled in said
service, under the authorizations here
tofore issued by the Secretary of War,
and who are continued iu the serv ice by
virtue of this act, who have not received
the bounty of fifty dollars, allowed by
existing laws, shall be entitled to re
ceive said bounty. '
Skc. 8. Be it further enacted, That
each niau who may hereafter be mus
tered into the service, and who shall
t rin himself with a musket, shot gun or
rifle, accepted as an- efficient weapon,
shall be paid the value thereof, to be
ascertained by the mustering officer,
under such regulation as may be pre
scribed by the Secretary of War, if he is
willing o sell the same, and if he is not,
then he shall be entitled to receive one
dollar a month for the use of said re
delved and approved musket, title, shot
gun or carbine.
Sue. . Be it further enacted, Ti it
all vacancies shall be filled by the Pi t
-Jdent from the company, battalion,
squadron or regiment in which sue'' va
cancies shall occur, by promotion, ,c
cordiug to seniority, except iu cases of
disability or other Incompetency : Pro
vided, however, That tlie President
proper, fill such vacancy or vacancies
by the promotion of any officer or of
fleers, or private or privates, from such
company, battalioa, squadron or regi
ment who shall have been distinguished
lu the service by the exhibition of valor
and skill, and that whenever a vacancy
shall occur in the lowest grade of the
commissioned officer of the company,
said vacancy shall be filled by election.
Provided, That all appointments made
by the President shall be by and w ith
the ad viae and consent of the Senate .
H tit. Be it further enacted, That the
provisions of the first section of this act
relating to the election of officers, shall
apply to those regiments, battalions or
squadrons which are composed of twelve
months' and war companies combined
in the same organization, without re
gard to the inanuerln which the ollici rs
thereef were originally appointed.
Sac. 11. Bf it fuiMicr enacted, That
each company of iufan.ry shall consi.it
of one hundred and twenty-five rank
and file; each company ol Held artillery
company of one hundred and til ty rank
and Hie; and each company of cavalry
of eighty rank and die.
Hm. I'd. Be it further enacted, That
all persons subject to enrollment, who
are now in the service, under the pro
vissions of this act, shall be permitted
previous to such enrollment to volun
teer in companies now iu the service.
UMMiMMMmi'i ii new line mus. m . "i ...
Por Mule or llxelm mj-.
AXKtiKO WOMAN, good cook, trouer and
wai-lier, fur n.il or exchaiiKC for p boy.
Apuly at this oltU'e. mil. 7. it.
SM-1 . I
fF We learn thstsomn ot the Li iooIm
ites hereabouts have put off tho coming of
the Federal army into Rast 7'tiinessee until
frost. They si.y from the signs of the times
it would not be healthy at present for them
to o ime. Tennessee will always be too
warm for (their perfect good health. But
they can come if they have a mind to if we
can't entertnin them in a hospitable manner
we will try and do it iu a hostile wa . They
shall baat'endod to. Cleveland Banner.
LIST OF LETTEES
REMAINING IM THE POSTOF
KIUE AT CHATTANOOGA,
TKNN., Aug. 1st, 1S02 :
ABEL, A J, KendrickJM
Akridge I)r LANIEKC W II
Allison Mrs J D Lawler L V
BANKS W M LatlyMrsEI'blli
Barnes, M L Lankford Jno B
Baly Thos W Led better Wm
Baldon Mrs Mar't Lee J II
Bass S II Linsev Rieliard
Battzell Wm II Lips omb Jno T
Bennett Jos A
Bear fen I) J
Bibb Mrs A S
Long L F
Long I)r Frank
Mirk W K
M urrav Jnlm V
I J .1 r . . . J
pjosuck: tti rs uapt Mcuerny J T
Bowman Mrs Ann MalnyMrsMary
Bostick C II Martin Joseph
Bryan, MW Morris R 11
Burris J M 5 McKenly Dr 0
ByrdJosR Maree Ransom
CARMACK, Geo McUee W 0 P 2
Cash W F Massey J W 2
Cayle Jacob McNairyWmJ
Christian Jas S M alone M's M L
Chambers John T Martin T
Clements L E Morris Dr W W
Clipper Jos C McDaniel Dr JT
Cobb Thos W Marshall J W
Corben W C ' NEIiSON Elisha
Cornell Mrs Sarah PARKER Miss
Cohen I) L Parker C W
DAVIDSON DMPerrv J J
Day Miss J D Petty Thos B
Dorough John D
Duling J A
ELLIS Jas J
Elliner J D
Elzey V C
El lard A J
English 0 J
Powell Miss J
Parker Jos C
REED D 0
Ruff Mrs S E
Rawls J W
Evans Miss Julia Rice J L
Floyd W W 2 SMlTII,MrsSar
Fullington D II Smith Chas J F
GARRETTSON Smith Mrs J
Gensell Mrs Mar'h Scott & Wilson
Gibson Soloman 2 Shelton W
Glover John J
Graham R S
Green M W
Hiriia Inn.na 'I
Stakes Andw J
Selman D F
Short P 3
Strange MrsS E
Sabs Dr J M
Sturdivant J E
Squires J N
IliggadonTlios N Thompton Mrs
II R A HQ U A It'l Kit,
t ImtUB.Mia, Ang. i, W:,
miUVItU.KKI fc'inf North or South will not
-l he pei mlituil to viit the line ot UiU army
oicepl u buniiie. No peivon will lie permit
ted to com ewltliln Ih elitius on vbll(r plraMiiro,
lo aittier dltiient or soldier. ('Itimm wIhIiiiik
to trade wliliin tliR llimi herntolore iiieiilioncil
will call at I li w 1'roTwat MaidIihI' anil obtniu the
noeemnry permit. UKO. 1IANKV.
Aug 1 w Brig. Uen'l (.'oinm'd'g
JN OTIC 10.
1'Hlt office f ts foul Commandant of lifitU
,,,ok Is etsl)lliwed lu the room ovor the State
jjnuk butn turtlier not Ire the ofllee hours will
be from o'clock, am to S o'loek pm, I'ulillc
btliit will ht stleiduil to at ell hours, either
kI (lie ottic 1 At my private quartern,
CvmsuUtag Vvtt tkatlBof
Hancock W A
Hall Mrs M A
Hill R T
Hickman Geo W
House Jas M
Tyler C W
Taylor T 2
Tamkins J 11
White G W
Werner J C
Williams J L
Winton C A
Huggins John II
Hullman Jus W
Hughs MissMai'thalludson TliosM
Hugley G W Westmoreland
White J T
JONES J L
Jones J T
Johnson J II
" 0 N
t r u
"Mrs Adaline Waldross J LH
Jacksbn S Biiillips Ned
,KENNARDGeoM YOUNG E M
H. T, PHILLIPS, P, M,
POST OFFICE REGULATION:.
ARRIYAL OK MAILS,
hj.i't r i uoiil one at - . . . 71,' p
S.mtliem via Atlantn - - . . 3 40 I', M
M & C and VV lis Valley ... 7 A. M
Pikeville and Diinhin, ever) T"e'iny evenV.
OearGruve everv Thnril:iv me-
DEPARTURE OF MAILS.
Lasnern leaves at . . - IV A.M.
Southern " ---4AM.
N G and Wills Nahey- . . 7 A.' M
All Railroad umiU close at 7 P. M. for im
portant ollicus ; i0r amuller ofli.i a, the largo
amount of mail compels tne eloaiut? at
much earlier hour.
Olhce hoers from 7 A. M. to 8 P. M
On Puudny, front 8 to 6 A. M., 4 to t P. M.
1 nl , H. T. PHILLI PS p. m.
July 24th. Wf. '
, Vi President.
ALEX. II. STEPHENS,
Senretary ef St ile.
JUDAll P. BENJAMIN',
Seoretary of the Treannri.
C. G. MKrlMIN'UKl's,.
Of South Ciirolina.
Seoretary of War.
GEOKGK W. liANUOLi'jf
Of Virginia. "
Seoretary of the Nnvv.
STEPHEN li. MALI.OJJY
THOMAS R. VVATJ'3,
JOHN If. RKACi.V V,
CONFEDERATE CONQRE8S.-Rr.it 8o.lon.
The followiu) Ih a litst of tht, members of
the tirat CotiKrens of the Peim.meut Gov
ertiment of tho Ooiifederate Stales.
Wm L anoey,
V V Clay, J r,
Robert VV Johnson,
J H Mitchell,
Jamex M Baker,
N E Maxwell.
John B. V rke,
' Wm T Drtch.
Robert VV Barnwell,
a li Ilili.
Henry 0, Burnett
Wm K Sims,
T J Semnies.
A G Biown,
HOUSK OF RKl'KK ENTATIVKS
GitrttavuB A. Henry,
Landon C Uiiynes.
Ijodib T Wisifall,
V 8 O dhn.n.
R M r Hinder,
W m B.i tai I Prenton
1 T J Foster.
J P Ralm.
J L M Curry
F S L on.
W F Ohdtou
J F Pittfh.
A G Gai land,
Jus M P.itteri-n,
Jamos B Dawkins,
R P Hilton.
Julian ilartridije, 2
Oha J M uu rlyn, A
Hint'a Hidk. A
Aniftistiis H Kenan 5
David VV Lewis
VV W O.ark,
Robert P Trippp,
LuoiUk J Gurired,
10 Augustus R t ri(lii
1 Alfred B . yd,
2 Jo'in W Crooiiett,
!) H K U9ad,
4 George V Eviiitf,
5 J S (Jnrimiiti,
ti Jj T Biirnelt,
7 11 W Bruoe,
8 G B Hodge,
0 E M Bruoe.
JO J 'W Moore,
R J Hreokenridire.
J M Elliott,
(IlKirli'H .1 Vlllinrn.
Charle-i M Conrad,
3 Casner Boll.
Adam 11 Can don,
L VV Fr einan,
VV N Jl Smiih,
R R Bi..iies,
O R Keeniiu,
T D MeUowell,
A il A 'i niKtcn,
J It ieJ.uau
Wm l.'i der.
R 8 (i t.ner.
10 A T l):i idsoli,
I Jo)ltl iVlelJIueeti,
I W Poroiur Mi,..
L M Ay. r,
M L B "iiiatn,
anuM F irrow,
VV W Boyca,
Jose,.h B Heisknll,
Wr GS .an,
VV H Tii.bs,
E F (iitrdeahiro,
ilttiiry 8 Foote,
Yiioin is Menees,
J DC Alkins.
10 John V Wr.ht,
It D M (' .rin,
0 0 Llerbo t,
FB 8 xi..ii,.
M P Gndinrn,
B H E,ii'rson.
M K It li irnnlt
John B l.'huiubliss
Dtuean P Kemier! John Tyler,
l.llrUf.n .1 Ikimraa
John L Lewis,
John Perkins, Jr.,
H C Chambera,
O R SntKletou,
John J MoRae,
IV M Cook,
4 Rilit.r A l'ur.
5 Thomas 8 B n'ock
! John G .ode, Jr.,
7 Jas P Holoomue,
8 DC DiJaruuiie,
1 H'llliHiii Smith,
10 Aleiiinil r 11 Bote.
11 John B Hild'.v us,
ja Waiter K Staple
13 Walter Piestou,,
14 Aiber. G Jenkins
15 Aobert JohusoQ
1G UhK W Raesell,