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In Montgomery, Alabama, the Confederate Congress passes a bill to create the Confederate Army

"The Stars and Bars," first national flag of the Confederate States, 1861
03/09/1861
The Confederate Congress passed a detailed bill to create the Confederate Army.  It was planned to consist of six regiments of infantry - each of ten companies, one of cavalry, together with a corps of artillery and a corps of engineers.  Four brigadier-generals were to be appointed and the total number of troops authorized comprised 364 officers and 10,373 enlisted men.  Colonels of Infantry were to be paid $195 a month while infantry privates drew $12.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 41. 

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