War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0166 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 16, 1863.

Adjutant-General SPRAGUE,

Albany:

The Quartermaster-General has made provision for the clothing and equipment of the troops that may go to Pennsylvania, the issues to be made at Harrisburg. You will make requisitions for subsistence and transportation as heretofore for troops forwarded from your

State.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

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AUGUSTA, ME., June 16, 1863-1. 30 p. m.

(Received 3. 55 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Governor absent. The organization of our militia is incomplete, but will endeavor to forward three regiments, at least, very soon, if requisition is made. The two-years' regiments recently mustered out of service will in a short time be prepared to take the field, if permitted to reorganize and fill up as they desire. See my letters of the 13th and 14th instant.

JOHN. L. HODSDEN,

Adjutant-General, Maine.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 16, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS,

Pittsburgh:

The volunteers of the Departmental Corps will only be paid for the time-first, they are in actual service; second, employed in camp of instruction and withdrawn from their own business. Appropriation by Congress will be needed before payment.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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

(Received 3. 20 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Four returned volunteer regiments can be put in the field at once for three months' service. Can arms and accouterments be supplied in New York? Old arms not fit for the field.

JOHN. T. SPRAGUE,

Adjutant-General.

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BOSTON, MASS., June 16, 1863-4. 30 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

It is impossible for me to submit any estimate of the number of six-months' volunteers which can be furnished by Massachusetts, as