War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0618 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 5, 1861.

Brigadier General JAMES COOPER,

Washington, D. C.:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise and organize in the State of Maryland a regiment of infantry as the Fourth Regiment from that State, to serve for three years or during the war. This authority 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. Your men will be mustered into the service of the United States in accordance with General Orders, Nos. 58, 61, and 70, herewith inclosed.*

Very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 5, 1861.

Honorable JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor of Massachusetts:

SIR: Your of the 2nd instant, addressed to the Secretary of War, has been duly received. As desired, I telegraphed you to-day, giving authority to raise three regiments of infantry in addition to those heretofore authorized in your State. Massachusetts has done nobly, and this Department feels assured that she will continue to hold her present proud position among the loyal States of the Union until victory, peace, and prosperity shall crown our efforts.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

Washington, November 5, 1861.

The Governor of the State of Missouri, acting under the direction of the convention of that State, proposes to the Government of the United States that he will raise a military force, to serve within the State as State militia during the war there, to co- operate with the troops in the service of the United States, in repelling the invasion of the State and suppressing rebellion therein; the said State militia to be embodied and to be held in the camp and in the field, drilled, disciplined, and governed according to the Army Regulations and subject to the Articles of War; the said State militia not to be ordered out of the State except for the immediate defense of the State of Missouri, but to co-operate with the troops in the service of the United States in military operations within the State or necessary to its defense, and when officers of the State militia act with officers in the service of the United States of the same grade, the officers of the U. S. service shall command the combined force; the State militia to be armed, equipped, clothed, subsisted, transported, and paid by the United States during such time as they shall be actually engaged as an embodied military force in service, in accordance with regulations of the U. S. Army or general orders as issued from time to time.

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*See pp. 412, 424, 478.

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