Nauvoo Legion, Minutes, , Hancock Co., IL, 8 July 1843; in Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 8 July 1843, pp. 39–65; handwriting of ; Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.
drum and one fife major, and one color bearer.
Sec. 6. That to each company there shall be one Captain, three lieutenants, five sergeants, one pioneer, four corporals, one drummer and one fifer. The sergeants, pioneer and corporals, to be appointed by the captains respectively, and to hold their appointments by certificate.
Sec. 7. That each Cohort or Brigade, Regiment, Battalion, and company, of the same grade, when in the field, shall take rank agreeably to the number of the same, the lowest number— ranking.
Sec. 8. That each Cohort or Brigade shall consist of not less than two regiments, each regiment of two battalions or squadrons, as the case may be, each battalion or squadron of not less than two or more than four companies; each company shall consist of not less than thirty-two or more than sixty four rank and file; and no private shall be permitted to leave the company to which he belongs, without the permission of his captain, unless in case of promotion, and no captain shall give such permission unless his company shall consist of more than sixty-four rank and file and each member over that number may claim a discharge from his captain by producing evidence that he has attached himself to another company.
Sec. 9. That every officer commissioned by virtue of this act shall within thirty day after receiving his commission and previous to enrolling entering upon the duties of his office, take an oath to support the constitution of the and of this , also an oath of office; an endorsment or certificate of which shall be endorsed on the back of his commission by the person administering the same, and if any person receiving such commission, who was [p. 41]