War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0344 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 23, 1861.

Governor KIRKWOOD,

Iowa City, Iowa:

SIR: The battery of Captain Fletcher, Burlington, Iowa, is accepted with the understanding that it cannot be attached to any particular regiment.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 23, 1861.

Governor KIRKWOOD,

Iowa City, Iowa:

SIR: The battery of artillery with Colonel Dodge's regiment at Council Bluffs is accepted, with the understanding that it cannot be attached to any particular regiment.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

AUGUSTA, ME., July 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Do you advise raising more regiments in Maine?

ISRAEL WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 23, 1861.

Governor ISRAEL WASHBURN, JR.,

Augusta, Me.:

I advise raising more regiments in Maine, and with all possible dispatch. Telegraph at once.

By order of Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

AUGUSTA, ME., July 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Will raise two more regiments speedily as possible. How far do you advise me to uniform them? Three Maine surgeons prisoners. Shall I appoint in their places? Shall send horses and wagons. Answer.

ISRAEL WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor.

NEW YORK, July 23, 1861.

General S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The First Regiment of the Excelsior Brigade, 1,000 strong, is now in motion to Washington by the New Jersey Central route. The Second