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information of this Department, a full report of the condition of the volunteer recruiting service in your State, setting forth the number of complete regiments for duty, the number nearly completed, and the number in process of organization. The names of the commanders and the arms of the service will be specified for each regiment. You are further desired to comply with any request from the Adjutant-General of the Army regarding the movement of troops from your State to any army in the field, and to regard the same as coming directly from the Secretary of War.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

(Copy sent by telegraph to Governors of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Oregon, California, Kentucky.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 18, 1861.

Honorable S. J. KIRKWOOD,

Governor of Iowa:

SIR: Judge Rankin proposes to organize a regiment of infantry to serve for three years or during the war, subject to general regulations. The matter is respectfully referred to you for consideration and approval. The Government will accept this as a regiment additional to those heretofore accepted, if approved by you.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

MONTPELIER, VT., November 18, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Will cavalry be accepted from Vermont besides regiment in camp?

P. T. WASHBURN,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 18, 1861.

ISRAEL WASHBURN,

Augusta, Me.:

No more cavalry will be received.

SIMON CAMERON.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 18, 1861.

Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

Send Colonel Power, Colonel White, and Colonel McCarter to Baltimore with instructions to proceed direct to Fort Monroe as the place of rendezvous before proceeding South - send one regiment each day. We will send Colonel Welsh from where to Fort Monroe. Can you send a good regiment well armed to Hopewell, and thence by Bedford to Cum

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