According to the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (my emphasis):
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Have US troops ever been quartered in a private house against the will of the owner during wartime in such a manner as was prescribed by law?
The following do not count:
- Troops quartered against the will of the owner during peacetime (Constitutional violation)
- Troops quartered against the will of the owner during wartime in a manner not prescribed by law (Constitutional violation) (e.g. if the manner prescribed that only a Colonel or above could invoke the statute and then, only after a public hearing in the affected community, but in practice Lieutenants were the ones signing the quartering orders and no hearings were actually held)
- Troops quartered with the consent of the owner, whether in peacetime or wartime.
- Troops quartered in private US homes by a foreign occupying power.
If no, has a "manner" for doing so ever been prescribed by law (e.g. via a Federal statute), even if no troops were ever actually quartered pursuant to such law?