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(caption title) Resolutions passed by the General Assembly of Georgia, authorizing the governor to organize two regiments of state troops to be employed in the military service of the state for the protection of her people against the invading forces of the enemy, and for internal police duty.
Georgia. General Assembly.
Call number 1563 Conf. (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Resolved by the General Assembly, That the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized to call into the service of the State, two Regiments of Militia, to consist of companies not exceeding one hundred men rank and file, including the two companies now in service on the Western and Atlantic Rail Road; such amount of said force to be employed for guarding and protecting the Rail Road bridges of this State as he may deem necessary; and the remainder of said force to be used for such purposes, and at such points in this State, as to His Excellency shall seem advisable.
Resolved further, That His Excellency the Governor, be, and he is hereby authorized, in raising said Regiments, to advertise and call for volunteers from all the militia except the part in actual service of the Confederacy, and from such able bodied citizens of this State not subject to military duty as will volunteer; stating where each Regiment will be located or expected to perform service; and the same shall be organized by the Adjutant General of this State, pursuant to the laws of force in said State, and such rules and regulations, consistent therewith, as be may prescribe therefor.
Resolved further, That the Regiments so organized, shall be governed by, and subject to, the rules and articles of war of the Confederate States, the military laws of the Confederate States, and the Confederate regulations for the army, so far as consistent with the Constitution of Georgia.
Resolved further, That the pay and allowances of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, shall be the same as in the Confederate Army; and drawn from the military fund providrd for the year, 1863, according to the usage now obtaining.
Speaker of the House of Rep's.
Cl'k of House of Rep's,
President of the Senate.
JAMES M. MOBLEY,
Sec'y of the Senate.
Approved Dec. 13th, 1862.
JOSEPH E. BROWN,