Tri-monthly report of Kansas Volunteers for the 24th day of March, 1862.
Present and absent.
Station Regi Com Enli Aggre Colonels Conditions,
ment mis sted gate &c.
s sio ment
Fort Scott 1st 35 710 745 George W. Infantry.
Deitzler To this
Johnson 2nd -- -- -- R. B. Cavalry.
County Mitchell About 800
Linn County 3rd -- -- -- W. F. Infantry.
Cloud About 830
Do... 4th -- -- --
d with 3rd
Fort Scott 5th 26 764 790 Powell Cavalry.
Do... 6th -- -- -- W. R. Cavalry.
Judson About 800
Humboldt 7th 37 793 830 C. R. Cavalry.
Leavenworth 8th -- -- -- R. H. Infantry.
Graham About 800
Humboldt 9th -- -- -- E. Lynde Cavalry.
10th -- -- --
11th -- -- --
12th -- -- --
Total 12 -- -- --
One company artillery, about 125 men, Captain Norman Allen; poorly equipped.
Adjutant-General of the State of Kansas.
Washington, March 24, 1862.
His Excellency A. G. CURTIN,
Governor of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa.:
SIR: In reply to your letter of the 18th instant, desiring information whether the detaching of an officer to the Signal Corps is held to create a vacancy open to a new commission, I have the honor to say that it does not. At present the officers performing duty with the Signal Corps are selected from regiments in service and are borne upon the rolls of their respective companies as belonging to them, but as absent on detached service. A proposition is now before Congress for a distinct organization of the Signal Corps.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Washington City, D. C., March 26, 1862.
The PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE,
Pittsburg, Cincinnati, New Albany:
This Department desires the immediate aid of your association in the following particulars:
First. That you would appoint three of its active members most familiar with steam-boat and engine building, who would act in concert