War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0512 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

Search Civil War Official Records

DAVENPORT, September 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Can you change the requisition so that in place regiment of infantry this State can furnish a regiment of cavalry?

N. B. BAKER,

Adjutant-General.

AUGUSTA, September 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Eighth Maine marches Tuesday for Long Island. I have no arms, and can get none for it. Will you provide, and where?

I. WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 14, 1861.

Governor WASHBURN,

Augusta, Me.:

Can you start a regiment or two for Washington to-day? Answer immediately, and start the men.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

AUGUSTA, September 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Cannot. Can send one thursday; another in ten days without arms.

I. WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor of Maine.

WAR DEPORTMENT,

September 14, 1861.

A. G. WILLIS,

Potter's Landing, Carolina County, Md.:

SIR: You are hereby directed to transfer to Colonel James Wallace the supplies of arms, ammunition, camp and garrison equipage, and subsistence stores sent to your address at Potter's Landing, Caroline County, Md.

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 14, 1861.

Colonel JAMES WALLACE,

Maryland:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to say to the men whom you propose to enlist in your regiment that they shall be used as a home guard, stationed on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.