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In the U.S. Senate, Henry Wilson of Massachusetts proposes the size of the peacetime Army

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01/10/1866
Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts introduced a bill in the Senate that would mandate the size of the peacetime army of the United States. The force would have seven regiments of artillery, ten regiments of cavalry, and sixty regiments of infantry. Two extra regiments of artillery would be added to the five now existing, one specifically of whites and one of African-Americans, officered by whites.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Thirty-Ninth Congress ... The Army in Time of Peace,"  New York Times, January 11, 1866, p. 1. 

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