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WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 3, 1861-9.30 a.m.

Governor KIRKWOOD,

Davenport, Iowa:

Organize Porter's cavalry, and consider it accepted by the Government.

SIMON CAMERON.

AUGUSTA, ME., October 3, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The Tenth Regiment marches Saturday. Besides the cavalry and sharpshooters and General Butler's regiment, the Twelfth, I am raising the Eleventh and Thirteenth. Can easily raise two or three more by December 1 of good arms can be furnished. Shall I get up a special regiment with or without a light battery? Can a month's pay be advanced?

I. WASHBURN, Jr.,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 3, 1861.

Governor WASHBURN,

Augusta, Me.:

You will please organize immediately four regiments of infantry, in addition to those already called for, and you may increase the total number of regiments to eighteen for the several arms of the service, all to serve three years, or during the war; organization to be in accordance with general orders of this Department.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

BOSTON, October 3, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Governor absent. Regiments behind hand. Can send you 3,000 rugged, undrilled men, armed and equipped. Answer immediately.

HORACE B. SARGENT,

Senior Aide-de-Camp.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 3, 1861.

Governor ANDREW,

Boston:

Send the Wilson regiment to Washington direct. Give Sherman the next one as soon as possible.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 3, 1861.

Governor OLDEN,

Trenton, N. J.:

Please allow the recruits in New Jersey belonging to Colonel Serrell's regiment of engineers and mechanics to go to Hempstead, Long