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from jury duty shall continue after discharge for a period equal to that honorably completed in the Illinois National Guard or Illinois Naval Reserve. The uniforms, arms and equipment of every member of the Illinois National Guard or Illinois Naval Reserve shall be exempt from all suits, distresses, executions or sales for debts or payment of taxes. The members thereof shall in all cases except treason, felony or breach of peace, be privileged from arrest and imprisonment by civil authority while under orders in the active service of the State, from the date of the issuing of such orders to the time when such service shall cease.

§ 2. The staff of the commander-in-chief shall consist of an adjutant general, with the rank of major general, who shall be ex officio chief of staff, quartermaster general, commissary general and chief of ordnance; an inspector general; a general inspector of rifle practice; a surgeon general; a judge advocate general, an assistant adjutant general, who shall assist the adjutant general in the discharge of his duties generally, and who shall perform the duties of adjutant general in the absence of the adjutant general from the State, or in the event of disability of the adjutant general; each with the rank of colonel ; and each and all of whom shall have previously served as an officer in either the National Guard or Naval Reserve or the reguiar or volunteer forces of the United States; and ten aides de camp, four of whom he may appoint in any grade not above that of colonel, and all of whom shall have served in the National Guard or Naval Reserve or the regular or volunteer forces of the United States; the remaining six shall be appointed by the Governor from the commissioned officers of the Illinois National Guard and Illinois Naval Reserve in active service of grade below that of colonel, and their appointment shall operate as a commission as aides de camp, but shall not add to the actual grade of the officer so appointed. Officers so appointed as aides de camp shall not be relieved from duty with their respective organizations, but shall perform all duties pertaining thereto, except when actually on duty as aides de camp under the orders of the Governor, and shall hold such appointment as aides de camp at the pleasure of the Governor.

§ 3. DUTIES OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.] The adjutant general shall issue and transmit all orders of the commander-in-chief with reference to the militia, military and naval organizations of the State, and shall keep a record of all officers commissioned by the Governor and all general and special orders and regulations, and all such matters as pertain to the organization of the State militia, the Illinois National Guard and the Illinois Naval Reserve, and perform the duties of adjutant general, quartermaster general, commissary general and chief of ordnance. He shall have charge of the State armory, arsenal and arsenal grounds, and all military camps, rifle ranges and armories, and shall receive and issue all ordnance and ordnance stores, clothing, camp and garrison equipage, subsistence stores and all other public property pertaining to the military and naval forces of the State, on the order of the commander-in-chief. The adjutant general shall receive for his services the sum of $3.500 per annum. The assistant adjutant general shall receive for his services the sum of $2,000 per annum. The adjutant general may appoint, with the approval of the Governor, an ordnance sergeant for permanent duty at the arsenal at a salary not exceeding $800 per annum. The adjutant general shall have charge of and carefully preserve the colors, flags, guidons and military trophies of war belonging to the State, and shall not allow the same to be loaned out or removed from their proper place of deposit. He shall furnish, at the expense of the State, blanks and forms, and such military and naval instruction books as shall be approved by the commander-in-chief. He shall also, on or before the first day of October next preceding the regular session of the General Assembly make out a full and detailed report of all the transactions of his office, with the receipts and expenditures of the same for the preceding two years. In preparing his account of the money paid out and expended, he will group the expenditures made from each separate appropriation under the following sub-heads or titles:

NATIONAL GUARD.

1. Armory rent, fuel, light, janitor, etc.
2. Camp and garrison equipage, clothing and equipments.

3. Pay of officers and troops for camp duty and other duties ordered by the commander-in-chief.

4. Transportation of officers and troops.

5. Subsistence of troops at each camp of instruction, practice march, or other duty ordered by the commander-in-chief.

6. Horse hire and forage.

7. Rifle practice, including all expenses connected therewith, except pay of officers and enlisted men and civilian employés.

8. Pay of permanent salaried officers, clerks, enlisted men and civil employés. 9.

Miscellaneous expenses.
Total expenditures.

10.

NAVAL RESERVE.

I.
1. Armory rent, light, fuel, janitor, etc.

2. Camp and garrison equipage, clothing, equipments, tools and instruments.

3. Pay of officers and men for camp or cruise duty, and other duties ordered by the commander-in-chief.

4. Transportation of officers and men.

5. Subsistence of officers and men at each camp of instruction or practice cruise, or other duty ordered by the commander-in-chief.

6. Dockage and repairs.

7. Guns and small arms practice, and expenses immediately pertaining thereto.

8. Pay of permanent salaried officers clerks, enlisted men and civil employés.

10.

9. Steam engineering department.

Miscellaneous expenses. II. Total expenditures.

The adjutant general shall also report the total unexpended balance of appropriation on hand, and shall also report upon such other matters at such times as shall be required by the Governor.

The adjutant general and assistant adjutant general shall each reside at the State capital and hold their respective offices during the pleasure of the Governor.

§ 4. The adjutant general shall direct and have charge of the purchase of all military stores and supplies; purchase of supplies and stores not exceeding $100 in value shall be purchased in such manner as the adjutant general may direct. If such purchase require an expenditure exceeding $100 and not exceeding $500, the adjutant general shall secure written proposals to furnish such supplies or stores from at least three parties, and shall purchase such supplies or stores from the lowest responsible bidder. If such purchase shall require the expenditure of a sum exceeding $500, he shall publicly advertise for at least ten days in one or more (not exceeding four) newspapers of general circulation, published or circulated in districts where such supplies or stores are manufactured, jobbed or wholesaled, for sealed proposals for furnishing such supplies or stores, reserving the right to reject any or all proposals; such proposals shall be accompanied by samples of the stores or supplies proposed to be furnished, when the nature of such stores and supplies make[s] it practicable so to do; such proposals shall be publicly opened by the adjutant general at the place, day and hour designated in such advertisement. The adjutant general shall, if the Governor approve, contract with the lowest responsible bidder (proposing to furnish the quality of stores or supplies called for) to furnish such stores or supplies. A copy of all advertisements, proposals and contracts shall be filed in the office of the adjutant general. The adjutant general is authorized and directed to require a party who shall contract to furnish such stores or supplies or both, to give bond to the People of this State in such sum and with such surety as he shall direct, conditioned for the faithful performance of such contract; in case of default such bond shall be prosecuted by the Attorney General, and all monies recovered shall be turned into the State military fund. All stores, supplies or property purchased under contract shall be rigidly inspected by an officer detailed for that purpose by the Commanderin-Chief, and compared with the samples furnished or with standard supplies and stores of like character, before the same shall be accepted or paid for. If such stores and supplies so furnished under contract or proposal are defective and not equal in quantity, quality or value to those contracted to be furnished, the same shall be rejected. The foregoing provisions shall apply in the matter of all purchases, except that in time of public danger, or when an emergency exists, and the Governor so decides, and so orders in writing, the adjutant general may purchase, or authorize the purchase of stores and supplies in the open market, sufficient for the needs of the emergency then existing, without requiring proposals, and without advertising for the same. All monies arising from the sale of damaged or surplus military stores and property, or from stores or property sold to the United States, shall be turned into the State treasury and shall constitute a fund to be known as the "State Military Fund, and to be kept separate from other funds and paid out by the Treasurer for general military purposes on proper vouchers certified by the adjutant general and approved by the Governor.

§ 5. A division shall consist of a major general and the following staff, or so many of them as may be required:

An assistant adjutant general, colonel, ex officio chief of staff of division.

An assistant inspector general, lieutenant colonel.
An ordnance officer, lieutenant colonel, inspector of rifle practice.
A chief surgeon, lieutenant colonel.
A judge advocate, lieutenant colonel.
A chief quartermaster, lieutenant colonel.
A chief commissary, lieutenant colonel.

Three aides de camp, captains. The preceding staff officers shall be officially designated as adjutant general, inspector general, judge advocate, chief ordnance officer, chief quartermaster, chief commissary and aide de camp, respectively, of the division.

One sergeant major, one each quartermaster, commissary, ordnance, color and trumpeter sergeants.

And the following troops:
Three brigades of infantry.
One regiment of cavalry.
One battalion of light artillery.
One company of engineers.
One signal corps.

§ 6. A brigade of infantry shall consist of a brigadier general and the following staff, or so many of them as may be required:

An assistant adjutant general, lieutenant colonel.
An assistant inspector general, lieutenant colonel.
An ordnance officer, lieutenant colonel, ispector of rifle practice.
A surgeon, lieutenant colonel.
A judge advocate, lieutenant colonel.
A quartermaster, major.
A commissary, major.

Two aides de camp, first lieutenants. The preceding staff officers shall be officially designated as adjutant general, inspector general, judge advocate, chief ordnance officer, chief quartermaster, chief commissary and aide de camp, respectively, of the brigade to which they are attached.

One sergeant major, and one each quartermaster, commissary, ordnance, color and trumpeter sergeants.

And not less than two (2) nor more than four (4) regiments.

Non-commissioned officers of the division and the brigades shall be appointed and warranted by the general commanding the division and the brigades respectively. They shall receive an honorable discharge from the service at the pleasure of the commanding general or at the expiration of term of service unless sooner discharged by process of law.

$ 7. A regiment of infantry shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, and regimental staff consisting of one adjutant, with rank of captain; one quartermaster, with rank of captain; one commissary, with rank of captain; one ordnance officer, inspector of rifle practice, with rank of captain; one chaplain, with rank of captain; one sergeant major; one quartermaster sergeant; one commissary sergeant; one ordnance sergeant; one chief trumpeter; two color sergeants; one band; and not less than two nor more than three battalions; and not less than eight nor more than twelve companies.

§ 8. A battalion of infantry shall consist of one major and a battalion staff consisting of one adjutant, with rank of first lieutenant; one quartermaster and commissary of subsistence, with rank of second lieutenant; one sergeant major; one quartermaster sergeant; one trumpeter sergeant; and not less than two nor more than four companies. The commissioned staff of an unassigned battalion shall be the same as that of a regiment, except that the rank of its members shall be that of first lieutenant; the non-commissioned staff shall be the same as that of a regiment with but one color sergeant.

§ 9. A company of infantry shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, one quartermaster sergeant, four sergeants, two musicians, one artificer, six corporals, two cooks, and forty-one privates as a minimum and seventy privates as a maximum.

§ 10. A regiment of cavalry shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, and a regimental staff consisting of one adjutant, with rank of captain ; one quartermaster with rank of captain ; one commissary with rank of captain"; one ordnance officer, inspector of rifle practice, with rank of captain ; one chaplain, with rank of captain; one veterinary surgeon, with rank of captain; one sergeant major; one quartermaster sergeant; one ordnance sergeant; one commissary sergeant; two color sergeants; one saddler sergeant; one farrier sergeant; one chief trumpeter; one band; and not less than two nor more than three squadrons and not more than nine troops.

$ 12. A troop of cavalry shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second-lieutenant, one first sergeant, one quartermaster sergeant, four sergeants, six corporals, two trumpeters, two cooks, one farrier, one blacksmith, one saddler, and thirty-nine privates as a minimum, and two additional corporals and forty-three privates as a maximum.

§ 13. A battalion of artillery shall consist of one major and a commissioned staff the same as that of an unassigned battalion, with the addition of a veterinary surgeon with the rank of first lieutenant and a non-commissioned staff the same as that of an unassigned battalion, and not less than two nor more than four batteries.

§ 14. A battery of artillery shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, two second lieutenants, one first sergeant, one quarter

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