War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0246 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

Search Civil War Official Records

there are any who do not wish to engage for three years, they may be discharged immediately, or remain and serve out their three months, at their own option; 'and in case of discharge you are authorized to fill their vacancies.

By order:

Very respectfully, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, June 3, 1861.

HENRY M. TELLER, Esq.,

Mountain City, Colo. Ter.:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 24th ultimo, asking if the Government would accept of any troops from Colorado Territory, I beg leave to say that this Department has no desire at present to raise troops at so great a distance from the scene of action, the pressure from the States nearer home for admission into the Army being so great as to compel us to decline troops every day.

Very truly, yours,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, June 3, 1861.

Governor BUCKINGHAM,

Norwich, Conn.:

Send on to this place your three-years' regiments as soon as organized. Report when.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

(Similar dispatches to Governors of Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, June 3, 1861.

Governor ANDREW,

Boston, Mass.:

Send to this place via Easton and Harrisburg all your three- years' regiments as soon as organized. Please report the number.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, June 3, 1861.

Governor EDWIN D. MORGAN,

Albany, N. Y.:

MY DEAR SIR: Yours of the 28th ultimo has been received by this Department, announcing that you had appointed John A. Dix and James S. Wadsworth as major-generals in command of the volunteers from the State of New York. By the General Orders, Numbers 15, which I