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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, July 27, 1861.

Governor KIRKWOOD,

Davenport, Iowa:

I do not expect you to raise more than the four regiments of infantry and one of cavalry. Have written full particulars by mail explaining fully.*

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 27, 1861.

Colonel WILLIAM SCHOULER,

Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.:

SIR: The light field battery offered through you is accepted for three years or during the war, provided it will be ready for marching orders in ten days. This acceptance is with the distinct understanding that this Department will revoke the commissions of all officers who may be found incompetent for the proper discharge of their duties. Adjutant-General Thomas, at Washington, must be promptly advised of the date at which the men will be ready for mustering, and he will detail an officer for that purpose.

By order of the Secretary of War.

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk War Department.

WAR DEPARTMENT.

July 27, 1861.

Major General JOHN A. DIX,

Commanding Department of Maryland, Fort McHenry, Md.:

SIR: Your letter of the 24th instant, proposing to arm a home guard of 850 picked men in Baltimore, has been received and referred to the General-in-Chief, who approves the proposal warmly. You are authorized to organize and equip a regiment of home guards as you suggest. The necessary instructions will be given to the Ordnance Department.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, July 27, 1861.

Governor E. D. MORGAN,

New York:

General Ripley, of Ordnance Bureau, says that this Department has coming on as many Parrott rifled cannon as are wanted, and says it is not necessary to send the guns you offer.

SIMON CAMERON

Secretary of War.

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*See July 29, p. 364

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