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