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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Convert the Arsenal at Columbia, and the Citadel and Magazine, in and Near Charleston, Into Military Schools.

January 28, 1861

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XII, Page 744.
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I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That an Act entitled "An Act to convert the Arsenal at Columbia, and the Citadel and Magazine in and near Charleston, into military schools," ratified the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, be so amended that the military schools in Columbia and Charleston, now known as the "Arsenal Academy," and the "Citadel Academy," respectively, shall retain the same distinctive titles, but they shall together constitute and be entitled "The South Carolina Military Academy."

II. That the officers and students of the said South Carolina Military Academy, organized in their capacity of "a public guard," into one or more companies at the Citadel, shall constitute a military corps entitled "The Battalion of State Cadets." The said Battalion of State Cadets shall be a part of the military organization of the State, under the separate and immediate control of the Board of Visitors, and shall not be subject to the command of the militia officers, except when specially ordered for parade, review or service by the Commander-in-Chief. The officers of the said Battalion shall be commissioned by the Governor, with such rank and titles (the highest not exceeding that of Major,) as the Board of Visitors may determine: Provided, nevertheless, That the officers of the said Battalion may be removed by the Board of Visitors, and their commissions thereby vacated, in like manner as is now provided for in the second Section of this Act, for the removal of Professors of the Academy. The said Battalion of State Cadets will habitually manoeuvre as Infantry, but as belonging to a school of instruction, it may manoeuvre in any arm of the service, and shall take the right of all troops of the same arm in which it may, at any time, parade.

III. All graduates of the South Carolina Military Academy, in consideration of their four years' service at the said Academy, shall be eligible to any commissioned office not above the grade of Colonel, in the military organization of the State.

IV. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with, or repugnant to, this Act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

In the Senate House, the twenty-eighth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and in the eighty-fifth year of the sovereignty and independence of the State of South Carolina.

WILLIAM D. PORTER, President of the Senate.
JAMES SIMONS, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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