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ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, November 27, 1861.

Captain RICHARD I. DODGE,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

CAPTAIN: In reply to your letter of 15th instant, I am directed to say that the muster-in of eight men who are of about three- fourths Indian blood is approved by the Secretary of War.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 27, 1861.

Governor YATES:

This Department will approve the organization of a cavalry regiment with minimum number of companies (which is eight) - say, two battalions of four companies each - with the understanding that Governor Yates will reduce the organization of Colonel Bell's regiment to the same standard and will use in forming Colonel Bell's eight companies the four companies now organized in Chicago under Major Hartmann.

By order of the Secretary of War:

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

Equipments to be furnished by the General Government.

[NOVEMBER 27, 1861. - For Andrew to Thomas, relating to troops raised by General Butler, & c., see p. 840.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 27, 1861.

Honorable EDWIN D. MORGAN,

Governor of New York:

SIR: Make no further organization of new regiments. When those that have been authorized are filled we will be fully supplied.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, November 27, 1861.

GOVERNOR OF WISCONSIN,

Madison:

All previous orders given about batteries of artillery from Wisconsin are countermanded. Please send to Baltimore the two organized batteries without guns. Orders will soon be sent for those with guns. The batteries must be independent, without regimental organization.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.