War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0668 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 21, 1861.

Governor CURTIN, Harrisburg:

I understood from your messages that all your regiments that went South were well armed. Did any of them go without arms, and if so, what was the cause?

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

HARRISBURG, November 21, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

All the regiments sent from Camp Curtin are fully armed with arms collected in the State and repaired. Coulter starts to-day fully armed in the same way. The independent regiments all expect to be armed by the Government and did not apply to me. My stock is exhausted. Power, McCarter, and Howell go without arms. If you will order the U. S. arms here repaired I can have 1,000 per week repaired as ours are at same prices. I wish no action taken in the consolidation of Rippey's regiment and Second Reserve Regiment until I get to Washington, or send some one, to-morrow. Please answer me immediately. I regret that my dispatch was misunderstood.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 21, 1861.

Governor CURTIN, Harrisburg:

The Chief of Ordnance has arranged with Leman, of Lancaster, to alter arms - 1,000 per week. Please send him all in your arsenal that should be altered.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Topeka, November 22, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of 18th instant. I have requested the commanders of the regiments of Kansas Volunteers to report to me that I may comply with your request as early as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. ROBINSON,

Governor of Kansas.

HARRISBURG, November 22, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

Leman has been repairing guns for the State, and I will send him the guns in our arsenal as you direct, and arm our volunteers with them.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.