War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0304 CORRESPONDENCE, etc.

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it. The Legion is to serve wherever it may be ordered by the President, and is to be on precisely the same footing, except as to its peculiar organization, as the rest of the Provisional Army. The cavalry will furnish their own horses and, as far as possible, their own arms and equipments. Each man must have saber and two Colt pistols. Should any horses be lost in the service they will be paid for.

The infantry I wish armed with Enfiled rifles, and the Governor has kindly promised to furnish them as far as he is able to do so, and he will also provide the battery. As soon as the companies report themselves ready for duty they will be ordered into camp for the purpose of drilling together. It is very desirable to have this corps ready at an early day, as I have every reason to hope that it will at once be ordered into active service. I annex a tabular statement, giving the complete organization of the Legion, and one showing the rate of pay. Any one desiring further information on this subject can apply to Lieut. Colonel B. J. Johnson, Charleston, or to myself, at Columbia.

WADE HAMPTON.

Project for the organization of a legionary force of South Carolina troops.

Organization. Field Artill Cavalry. Voltige Total.

and ery. urs.

staff.

Number of --- 1 4 6 11

companies

Colonel 1 --- --- --- 1

Lieutenant-colonel 1 --- --- --- 1

Major 1 --- --- --- 1

Adjutant 1 --- --- --- 1

Sergeant-major 1 --- --- --- 1

Principal musician --- --- --- --- ---

Quartermaster- --- --- --- --- ---

sergeant

Captains --- 1 4 6 11

First lieutenants --- 2 4 6 12

Second lieutenants --- 2 4 6 12

Sergeants --- 5 16 24 45

Corporals --- 4 16 24 44

Artificers --- 2 --- --- 2

Farriers and --- 2 4 --- 6

blacksmiths

Buglers --- 2 3 12 22

Privates --- 100 296 540 936

Commissioned 4 5 12 18 39

officers

Non-commissioned 1 115 340 600 1,056

officers,

artificers,

musicians, and

privates

Total 5 115 340 600 1,056

Aggregate 5 120 352 618 1,095

Statement of amount to pay officers, &c., per month.

Rank. Field Artillery Cavalry. Voltigeur

and company. s or

staff. infantry.

One colonel $195 --- --- ---

One lieutenant- 170 --- --- ---

colonel

One major 150 --- --- ---

One adjutant (first 100 --- --- ---

lieutenant)

One sergeant-major 21 --- --- ---

One quartermaster- 21 --- --- ---

sergeant

One principal 12 --- --- ---

musician

One captain --- $130 $140 $130

Two first lieutenants --- 90 100 90

Two second --- 80 90 80

lieutenants

One sergeant --- 20 --- 20

Four sergeants --- 17 20 17

Four corporals --- 13 13 13

Two artificers --- 13 --- ---

Two farriers --- 13 13 ---

Two buglers --- 12 --- ---

One blacksmith --- --- 13 ---

Private --- 11 12 11

Musicians --- --- 12 12