War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0565 UNION AUTHORITIES.

Search Civil War Official Records

HARRISBURG, PA., October 5, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Shall we march the three regiments to Pittsburg or prepare them where they are? A day will be gained by the former course if the regiments are wanted in the West.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 5, 1861.

Governor A. G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

Move the regiments by railroad to Pittsburg if in your judgment it will facilitate you in getting them ready. Shall we send guns and accouterments to Pittsburg? Please answer.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 5, 1861.

Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

Get them ready immediately. Where do you what the equipments sent to?

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HARRISBURG, October 5, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Would it be satisfactory if the entire force of the cavalry from Pennsylvania does not exceed twelve regiments? I must know your wishes in that respect.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 5, 1861.

Governor W. SPRAGUE,

Providence, R. I.:

Send the Fourth to Washington and get the others ready as rapidly as possible.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 5, 1861.

Governor WILLIAM SPRAGUE,

Providence, R. I.:

Send to this city additional companies and batteries of artillery now ready, with orders to report to General McClellan.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.