In what manner “prescribed by law” can a soldier be permitted to stay in a privately owned house without violating the Third Amendment?

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The Third Amendment states

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.

This oft-overlooked amendment states that soldiers cannot be housed in a privately-owned building without the owner's consent in peacetime. During times of war, this amendment may be overruled in a manner "prescribed by law."

What law is being referenced? During a war can American soldiers commandeer my house?

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