progress. All that is done at present is, we are recruiting to keep our regiments full.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHS. S. OLDEN.
Albany, N. Y., March 20, 1862.
Brigadier General L. THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: The following regiments and parts of regiments mustered into service are still within this State:
The Ninety-seventh, One hundred and fourth, and One hundred and fifth Infantry and the Fifth Artillery, all of which are complete and ready for service; the fractional infantry organizations of Comfort, Elliott, and Ullman having collectively, say, 1,000 men, and the fractional cavalry regiment of Swain, who does not report to the adjutant-general of the State. The Ninety-seventh leaves New York for Washington to-day, the One hundred and fourth to- morrow, and the One hundred and fifth next week. The Fifth Artillery is on duty in the forts of New York Harbor.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. MORGAN.
Providence, R. I., March 20, 1862.
Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, Washington:
MY DEAR SIR: In reply to the telegram of the 19th from Adjutant- General Thomas to his Excellency Governor Sprague, I have the honor to report that, with the exception of Battery H, now being recruited for the First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, we have no regiments organized or being organized in this State. Recruiting to fill up the regiments in the field is constantly going on.
I am, dear sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
EDWARD C. MAURAN,
WHEELING, VA., March 20, 1862.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Mustered and ready for muster eleven regiments infantry, two regiments and one battalion cavalry, three batteries artillery. No returns from Eastern Virginia Brigade. Details by letter.
F. H. PEIRPOINT,
Governor of Virginia.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 27. Washington, March 21, 1862.
The following acts and resolution of Congress are published for the information and government of all concerned:
I. AN ACT to make an additional Article of War.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter the following