War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0800 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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Regiments and battery now organizing.

Arm of service Aggrega Station.

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7th Regiment Infantry 792 Rutland, Vt.

8th Regiment do. 936 Brattleborough,

Vt.

1st Battery Light 116

artillery

Total ............. 1,844

RECAPITULATION.

Present strength of regiments and detached companies in service

.................................................. 6,278

Present strength of regiments and battery now organizing........................................ 1,844

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Aggregate......................................... 8,122

No regiments or companies have been received in this State upon "independent acceptances."

The Seventh and Eighth Regiments, now organizing, will probably be completed and fully organized in three weeks.

I am, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

PETER T. WASHBURN,

Adjutant and Inspector-General.

BRATTLEBOROUGH, BT., January 16, 1862.

T. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

Two regiments partially organized-Seventh six companies, aggregate 550; Eighth, nine companies, aggregate 850, not mustered. No disbursing officer been sent to settle recruiting accounts of captain. If that is done can possibly be ready in two weeks, but not with full complement of companies in Seventh. Eighth Regiment is specially raised for General Butler and equipped by him. The Seventh has been heretofore assigned to him.

FREDK. HOLBROOK,

Governor.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Frankfort, Ky., January 17, 1862.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington City:

SIR: Inclosed please find a statement of the number of volunteers raised in this State, all of whom have either been or are being mustered into the service of the United States. These regiments have all been raised by colonels who were authorized so to do by the President and Secretary of War directly, or by Generals Anderson, Sherman, and Nelson, acting under authority from the President or the Secretary of War. Forty-five or forty-six authorities having been granted to raise regiments, the State authorities deemed it best to grant none. These regiments were raised there upon what are known as "independent acceptances." From the great number of authorities granted it became necessary to have fractions consolidated, which was effected with considerable difficulty. The companies were organized upon the minimum basis because of this very difficulty, which accounts for so few of the regiments exceeding much the minimum number. This exhibit includes every regiment and independent organization now being recruited in