War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0226 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

Search Civil War Official Records

By a dispatch dated May 6 I was authorized to accept them for three years. I now tender them, and want instructions sent to the mustering officers.

The four regiments in the last call will be ready in a few days. Answer by telegraph. Don't delay.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., May 22, 1861.

Honorable DAVIS KILGORE:

By an agreement gotten up with two or three colonels, Colfax has gone on to tender the six regiments of three months' men for three years. This could only be done properly by the Governor. The attempt is to supersede me with the men and officers. He will be there to-morrow morning. Push the matter I gave you in charge by the former dispatch.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

WASHINGTON, May 22, 1861.

Governor EDWIN D. MORGAN,

Albany, N. Y.:

I wish to see you face to face to clear these difficulties about forwarding troops from New York.

A. LINCOLN.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Albany, N. Y., May 22, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that of the thirty-eight regiments accepted by the Federal Government from this State thirty-one regiments have been ordered to be mustered into the service of the United States, and that the remaining seven will b ready in three or four days.

Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

J. MEREDITH READ, Jr.,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 22, 1861.

Colonel WILLIAM B. FRANKLIN, U. S. Army:

SIR: You are directed to proceed without delay to New York City and make known the views and wishes of this Department to the Governor of New York and the members of the Union Defense Committee in relation to the troops to be furnished from the State of New York, and you are hereby authorized to express to those gentlemen the views of the Department, which have been fully made known to you, and exhibit this letter to them as your authority for so doing.

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.