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CINCINNATI, June 16, 1863.

General BROOKS,

Pittsburgh, Pa.:

General Willcox tells me you have asked him for the Seventy-first Indiana. I have just ordered it to be ready to come in this direction, to be sent down into Kentucky, where our line is very weak and very much threatened, but if the danger of a raid on Pittsburgh is more imminent, I will try to aid you with that regiment or some other. Please give me as much notice as possible.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, June 16, 1863-10 a. m.

Governor PARKER,

Trenton, N. J.:

Your telegram received. You will please forward to Pennsylvania all the troops you can, directing them to report to Major-General Couch, commanding the department, or Governor Curtin.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO, June 16, 1863-11. 20 a. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Will the men who volunteer under the President's proclamation be exempt from draft?

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 16, 1863.

Governor TOD,

Columbus, Ohio:

The men who volunteer under the President's recent proclamation will remain liable to enrollment and draft, but, if drafted, they will receive credit for the time they serve under the special call.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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ALBANY, N. Y., June 16, 1863.

(Received 1. 05 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The Governor wishes that directions be given to Colonel [David H.] Vinton to issue clothing and camp equipage to the quartermaster-general of the State, to supply the militia regiments now assembling for service in the field, in answer to your telegram of yesterday. Shall they be given? The regiments will move in twenty-four hours. Subsistence and transportation will also be needed.

JOHN T. SPRAGUE,

Adjutant-General.