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visions above mentioned; and the pay which shall accrue thereafter, shall be paid semi-annually, in the manner above directed; and, in case of the death of any person embraced by the provisions of this act, or of the act to which it is supplementary, during the period intervening between the semi-annual payments directed to be made by said acts, the proportionate amount of pay which shall accrue between the last preceding semi-annual payment and the death of such person, shall be paid to his widow, or if he leave no widow, to his children.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commissioned officers, mariners or marines, who served for a like term in the naval. service, during the revolutionary war, shall be entitled to the benefits of this act, in the same manner as is provided for the officers and soldiers of the army of the revolution.

3. WARS SUBSEQUENT TO THE REVOLUTION.

The following is a list of the recognised wars in which the United States has been engaged, with the number of men engaged in each:

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War with Great Britain, 1812..
Seminole War, 1817, 1818.
Black Hawk War, 1832
Florida War, 1836–1842.
Creek Disturbances, 1836, 1837.
Southwest Disturbance, 1836...
Cherokee Country, 1836, 1837.
New York Frontier Disturbance, 1838–9
Mexican War, 1846—1848.

31,210

413

440,412

5,498 4,540 28,332 11,689 2,642 3,690 1,013 70,129

471,622

491 1,621

794 161 236

115 3,131

5,911 5,031 29,953 12,483 2,803 3 926 1,128 73,260

38,172

567,945

606,117

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APPROVED, JANUARY 11, 1812.

SEC. 14. And be it further enacted, That if any officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, shall be disabled by wounds, or otherwise, while in the line of his duty in public service, he shall be placed on the list of invalids of the United States, at such rate of pension, and under such regulations, as are or may be directed by law: Provided, always, That the compensation to be allowed for such wounds or disabilities, to a commissioned officer, shall not exceed, for the highest rate of disability, half the monthly pay of such officer, at the time of his being disabled or wounded; and that no officer shall receive more than the half pay of a lieutenant colonel; and that the rate of compensation to noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates, shall not exceed five dollars per month: And provided, also, That all inferior disabilities shall entitle the person so disabled to receive an allowance proportionate to the highest disability.

APPROVED, AUGUST 2, 1813.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That if any commissioned officer of the militia, or of any volunteer corps, shall, while in the service of the United States, die by reason of any wound received in actual service of the United States, and leave a widow, or if no widow, a child or children, under sixteen years of age, such widow, or, if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased

was entitled at the time of his death, for and during the term of five years; but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow, before the expiration of the said term of five years, the half pay, for the remainder of the time, shall go to the child or children of such deceased officer: Provided, always, That such half pay shall cease on the death of such child or children. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any

officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, of the militia, or of any volunteer corps, shall be disabled by known wounds received in the actual service of the United States, while in the line of his duty, he shall, upon substantiating his claim, in the manner described by an act, entitled "An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war," passed the tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, be placed on the list of invalids of the United States, at such rate of pension, and under such regulations, as are provided by the said act, or as may hereafter be

provided by law: Provided, always, That the compensation to be allowed for such wounds or disabilities, to

commissioned officer, shall not exceed, for the highest rate of disability, half the monthly pay of such officer, at the time of his being wounded or disabled, and that no officer shall receive more than the half pay of a lieutenant colonel; and that the rate of compensation to non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, shall not exceed five dollars per month: And provided, also, That all inferior disabilities shall entitle the persons so disabled to receive an allowance proportionate to the highest disability.

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SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall be construed to have effect from and after the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve..

APPROVED, APRIL 24, 1816.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons of the rank hereinafter named, who are now on the military pension roll of the United States, shall, from and after the passage of this act, be entitled to, and receive, for disabilities of the highest degree, the following sums, in lieu of those to which they are now entitled, to wit: a first lieutenant, seventeen dollars; a second lieutenant, fifteen dollars; a third lieutenant, fourteen dollars; an ensign, thirteen dollars; and a non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, eight dollars per month: and for disabilities of a degree less than the highest, a sum proportionably less.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all persons of the aforesaid ranks, who may hereafter be placed on the military pension roll of the United States, shall, according to their ranks and degrees of disabilities, be placed on at the aforesaid rates of pensions, in lieu of those heretofore established: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to lessen the pension of any person who, by special provision, is entitled to a higher pension than is herein provided.

Sec. 3. And, be it further enacted, That all laws and regulations, relating to the admission of the officers and soldiers of the regular army to be placed on the pension roll of the United States, shall, and they are hereby declared to, relate equally to the officers and soldiers of the militia, whilst in the service of the United States.

APPROVED, JUNE 15, 1832.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates, raised pursuant to this act, shall be entitled to the like compensation, in case of disability by wounds or otherwise, incurred in the service, as has heretofore been allowed to officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates in the military establishment of the United States; and shall be subject to the rules and articles of war, and such regulations as have been or shall be established according to law for the government of the army of the United States, as far as the same inay be applicable to the said ranges within the intent and meaning of this act, for the protection and defence of the northwestern frontier of the United States.

APPROVED, MARCH 2, 1833.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in lieu of the battalion of mounted rangers authorized by the act of the fifteenth of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, there be established a regiment of dragoons, to be composed and organized as follows, &c.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said regiment of dragoons shall be liable to serve on horse or foot, as the President may direct; shall be subject to the rules and articles of war, be recruited in the same manner, and with the same limitations; that

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