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ENGINEERS.

Number enlisted in the companies authorized by section 4 of act approved August 3, 1861................................ 107

TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS.

Number enlisted in company authorized by act of August 6, 1861................................................... 7

RECAPITULATION.

Engineers.............................................. 107

Topographical engineers................................ 7

Cavalry................................................ 950

Artillery.............................................. 700

Infantry............................................... 5,330

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Total.................................................. 7,094

Respectfully submitted.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

December 27, 1861.

Honorable GEORGE W. ANDERSON,

Louisville, Ky.:

DEAR SIR: Your letter of the 26th is received. I regret to state, in reply, that I have no authority to accept any more troops, inasmuch as the full number (500,000) authorized by Congress has been raised. I understand from the Quartermaster's Department that no more horses and mules are to be purchased at present. You should, however, make direct application to the Quartermaster- General, under whose direction all such purchases are made.

Respectfully, yours,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

December 28, 1861.

Honorable GALUSHA A. GROW,

Speaker of the Houser of Representatives:

SIR: In answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 19th instant, requesting the Secretary of War to furnish all "general orders issued by him or by officers of his Department in reference to the transportation of troops and munitions of war by railroad; also all orders designating the amount to be paid by the Government for the transportation of troops and munitions of war by railroad," I have the honor to transmit a communication of the Quartermaster-General, in which he encloses a copy of the only order issued on the subject.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

[Inclosure.]

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington City, December 24, 1861.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to report, in reply to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 19th instant, referred by you to this