War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0587 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 22, 1861.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis:

You can have the consent of this Department if General Fremont will give his. Telegraph him and then use the guns.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 22, 1861.

Colonel NEAL DOW,

Commanding, &c., Portland, Me.:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise and organize a battery of artillery for the service of the United States, to serve for three years or during the war, subject to the approval of Governor Washburn of your State. This authority is given with the distinct understanding that the Government reserves the right to revoke the commissions of all officers who may be found incompetent. It is also understood that this battery is not to be permanently attached to the Thirteenth Regiment, but is to be detachable as may be ordered by the commanding general.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 22, 1861.

Honorable AUSTIN BLAIR,

Governor of Michigan:

SIR: Mr. John McDermott, now commanding the Mulligan Regiment of the State of Michigan, desires authority to raise a battery of artillery to be attached to his regiment. You may consider yourself authorized to form a battery of six guns for the purpose aforesaid, if in your discretion you should see proper so to do, with the distinct understanding, however, that said battery may at any time be detached from said regiment if the wants of the service require it.

Respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

SAIN PAUL, October 22, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Will the War Department accept a second battery of artillery if organized? Be ready for orders by November 12.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Adjutant-General of Minnesota.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 22, 1861.

Governor MORGAN,

New York or Albany:

There is a company of heavy artillerists in New York under Captain Hartmann, ready for marching orders. Send them here immediately.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.