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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-2. 30 p. m.

Governor ANDREW, Boston:

Have you not some militia regiments that you could forward at once

to Philadelphia and Harrisburg?

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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DAVENPORT, IOWA, June 15, 1863.

(Received 8. 35 a. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Governor and adjutant-general not returned from Vicksburg. Have telegraphed your dispatch to Memphis. This State has few militia organizations. Three or four six-months' regiments could be raised in twenty days. One battalion of cavalry here ready for field excepting horse equipments.

P. E. HALL.

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HARRISBURG, June 15, 1863.

(Received 3. 50 p. m.)

Honorable ABRAHAM LINCOLN:

I do not believe that you can get troops in time under your call for six months, but if you authorize General Couch to accept them for the emergency, a very large force will be on hand immediately.

SIMON CAMERON.

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NEW YORK, June 15, 1863.

(Received 4. 45 p. m.)

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President:

Have you considered the question of calling

upon the Governor of New York at once for such number of militia regiments as can be spared from this city, to garrison the Defenses of Washington? I suppose, 10, 000 such could march on very short notice.

E. D. MORGAN.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-7. 30 p. m.

Governor TOD,

Columbus, Ohio:

Care must be taken not to establish too many places of rendezvous for troops and arms. It is deemed safer to concentrate in large masses at few points for organization; otherwise troops, arms and supplies will be greatly exposed to detached forces moving rapidly against them. The movements of the enemy is in concentrated force with their whole army, which will operate in strong detachments.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-7. 30 p. m.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Harrisburg:

The President has referred your telegram to me for answer. No one can tell how long the present emergency for troops in Pennsyl-