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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 3, vol 4, Part 1 (Union Letters, Orders, Reports)
Page 181 UNION AUTHORITIES.

GENERAL ORDERS,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 100.
Washington, March 15, 1864.

ADDITIONAL DRAFT OF 200,000 MEN.

The following is an order by the President of the United States:

EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, March 14, 1864.

In order to supply the force required to be drafted for the Navy, and to provide an adequate reserve force for all contingencies, in addition to the 500,000 men called for February 1, 1864, a call is hereby made and a draft ordered for 200,000 men for the military service (Army, Navy, and Marine Corps) of the United States.*

The proportional quotas for the different wards, towns, townships, precincts, or election districts, or counties, will be made known through the Provost-Marshal-General's Bureau, and account will be taken of the credits and deficiencies on former quotas.

The 15th day of April, 1864, is designated as the time up to which the numbers required from each ward of a city, town, &c., may be raised by voluntary enlistment, and drafts will be made in each ward of a city, town, &c., which shall not have filled the quota assigned to it within the time designated for the number required to fill said quotas. The drafts will be commenced as soon after the 15th of April as practicable.

The Government bounties, as now paid, continue until April 1, 1864, at which time the additional bounties cease. On and after that date $100 bounty only will be paid, as provided by the act approved July 22, 1861.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Official:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 108.
Washington, March 15, 1864.

PAY OF OFFICERS RESIGNING OR DISMISSED.

1. An officer on leave who resigns will be paid to the date given in the acceptance of his resignation.

2. An officer on duty who resigns will be paid to the date at which he received notice of the acceptance of his resignation, provided he counties on duty till that time, otherwise to the date when he was relieved from duty.

3. An officer on leave when he is dropped or dismissed from the military service will be paid to the date, inclusive, of the order dropping or dismissing him, provided no other time be specified in the order as the date when his pay should cease, or when he ceased to be an officer, and, in such case, to the date so specified.

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*Under this call the quotas and credits were as follows, the first number indicating the quota, and the second the number of men furnished: Maine, 4,721; 7,042. New Hampshire, 2,558; 2,844. Vermont, 2,300; 1,601. Massachusetts, 10,639; 17,322. Rhode Island, 1,388; 1,906. Connecticut, 3,168; 5,294. New York, 32,794; 41,940. New Jersey, 6,704; 9,550. Pennsylvania, 25,993; 35,036. Delaware, 985; 652. Maryland, 4,317; 9,365. district of Columbia, 1,702; .142. West Virginia, 2,051; 3,857. Kentucky, 5,789; 6,448. Ohio 20,595; 31,193. Michigan, 7,821; 7,344. Indiana, 13,008; 14,862. Illinois, 18,524; 25,055. Missouri, 3,925; 10,137 (includes militia furnished for six months, 5,679; for nine months, 2,311; for one year, 1,954-credited as 2,174 three-years" men). Wisconsin, 7,941; 10,314. Iowa, 6,439; 11,579. Minnesota, 2, 180; 2,469. Kansas, 1,409; 2,563. Making a grand total of 259,515 men furnished.

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