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WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 1, 1861.

His Excellency JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.:

SIR: Please send Colonel Stevenson's regiment when ready for service to Camp Hempstead, Long Island, with instructions to report to General Burnside for orders.

Yours, respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 86.

Washington, October 1, 1861.

I. The six New England State will temporarily constitute a separate military department to be called the Department of New England, headquarters, Boston. Major General B. F. Butler, U. S. Volunteer service, while engaged in recruiting his division, will command.

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By order:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 2, 1861.

Colonel LARNED,

Paymaster-General:

DEAR SIR: You will arrange to pay the men now enlisted and those to be mustered in the Eastern States by General B. F. Butler the amount of pay that would be due them for the first month's pay from the date they are mustered into the service of the United States. This payment in advance is strongly recommended by the general in command, and the requisition will be met by the Secretary of the Treasury. Please detail a competent paymaster for the command, and give him full instructions to enable him to comply promptly with this order.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

(Telegram.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 2, 1861.

Governor ANDREW, Boston:

Send the three regiments for General Sherman to Hempstead Camp, on Long Island, by Monday morning at the latest; earlier, if possible.*

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

(Telegram.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 3, 1861.

Governor ANDREW, Boston:

Send the Wilson regiment to Washington direct. Give Sherman the next one as soon as possible.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

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*For version of this dispatch, as sent, see p. 555.

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