"That there shall be enrolled, under the provisions of this act, not more than eight thousand one hundred and fifty men, who shall be styled ‘the Volunteer Corps of the State of Alabama’," and shall be furnished as follows: [here follows a listing of each of the counties and the number of men they were required to furnish]
Sec. 16. Be it further enacted that the number of men to be furnished from the county of Mobile, may be made up in part by the acceptance of the services of the first volunteer regiment of Alabama, in said county, and commanded by its present officers, and their duly elected successors: Provided the companies composing said regiment shall, within six months after the passage of this act, comply with the provisions of the third section thereof::
Sec. 3. Enacted that the volunteer companies heretofore organized and incorporated by the various acts of the general assembly, may become a part of the volunteer corps hereby intended to be established by filing with the Governor a roll of such company, designating its officers, and asking to become a part of the volunteer corps of the state.Head Quarters
The following description of uniform for the volunteer corps of Alabama, having been prescribed by the military commission appointed under act of the general assembly, entitled "An act to provide for an efficient military organization of the state of Alabama," will be strictly conformed to with the exceptions hereinafter specified and will be rigidly enforced.
Volunteer companies who have heretofore organized and have procured their uniforms, desiring to avail themselves of the provision of said act are permitted to do so and wear their old uniforms until the first day of January, 1862: Provided, that if any such company from choice or necessity should desire to change their uniform then such company must adopt the uniform herein prescribed.Description of Uniform
1. The cloth used for all the different corps shall be the same.
2. For coats — dark blue cloth.
3. For pants — cadet gray cloth.
4. Trimmings of each corps shall be the same as that prescribed for the Confederate States service with the following exceptions: The buttons to be stamped with the letters A. V. C., denoting Alabama Volunteer Corps.
5 The caps worn by the West Point cadets is adopted for the entire corps, with the following addition that the letters A V C are to be placed on the cap below the eagle
Regulations of C S Army to be followed with the changes above