War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0624 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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HARRISBURG, November 7, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT:

We can raise a regiment in Franklin County quickly if a camp is allowed at Chambersburg. The sheds, stores, and other property used in spring are there. General McCalla [McAllen] will command the regiment. Will you authorize it? Telegraph me and the quartermaster and commissary here.

A. G. CURTIN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 7, 1861.

Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

Give General McAllen authority to organize his regiment of infantry at Chambersburg; organize it as rapidly as possible.

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 7, 1861.

His Excellency ISRAEL WASHBURN, Jr.,

Governor of Maine, Augusta, Me.:

SIR: Your communication of 31st ultimo has been received. You will please forward the Thirteenth [Eleventh] Maine Regiment of Infantry to this city, with orders to report to Major-General McClellan. Arms will be furnished them here. Horses and wagons are not wanted, the Government having a surplus at this point.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

SAINT PAUL, MINN., November 8, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The two Minnesota batteries are organized; also the second and third companies of cavalry. There are no uniforms or equipments here for them. Will the Government furnish them here, or order the companies to a place where they can be supplied? Third Regiment of Infantry will leave for Louisville, Ky., about the 12th instant. Will have no arms or accouterments. If they have not already been sent here, those of Third Regiment should be sent to Louisville, and for the Fourth sent here at once. Answer immediately.

ALEX. RAMSEY,

Governor of Minnesota.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 8, 1861.

His Excellency Governor CURTIN:

SIR: The Government will accept the regiment (the regiment offered to you by James B. Rodgers, to be commanded by Colonel Stainrook) in accordance with regulations, if organized and commissioned by you.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.