Organization, government and discipline of Volunteer Troops of the State. Roster of Georgia Troops in Confederate Army.
Organization, Government and Discipline of the Volunteer Troops of the State.
An Act to amend an Act to provide for the better organization, government and discipline of the volunteer troops of this State, and to repeal all that part of the Code of Georgia consisting of Articles 2 and 3 of Chapter 2, Title 12, Part 1, and comprising all those Sections numbered from 1075 to 1103, both included, in the Revised Code of 1873, relating to the Volunteer Troops of the State, and for other purposes connected therewith, approved October 16, 1879, and now embraced in the Code of 1882, comprising all those Sections in said Code numbered from 1103(a) to 1103(rr) both inclusive.”
“Sec. 17. Be it further enacted as an amendment to said Act, That it shall not be lawful for any body of men whatever, other than the said volunteer forces of this State, and the troops of the United States and bodies of police, to associate themselves together as a military company or organization, or to drill or parade with arms in any city or town in this State, without the license of the Governor thereof, which license may at any time be revoked; Provided, that the students in educational institutions where military science is part of the course of instructions may, with the consent of the governor, drill and parade with arms in public under the superintendence of their instructors; and provided further, that nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prevent benevolent secret or social organizations from wearing swords and parading with side arms: whoever offends against the provisions of this secretion, or belongs to or parades with any such unauthorized body of men with arms, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten dollars, or by imprisonment in the common jail for a term not exceeding six months, or both, in the discretion of the court.”
1885, GA, Acts and Resolutions of the State of Georgia, Title 7, § 17
Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia: 1884-85 (Atlanta, GA: James P. Harrison, & Co., 1885), 85. Title 7, Military, No. 355, § 17 Permission to Drill for Troops Other than Volunteer Forces, etc. Approved October 13, 1885.