War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0358 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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CINCINNATI, June 14, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

There are several Kentucky regiments of one year's men whose time expires soon. Can I have authority to muster them into service from the expiration of their term as part of the 20,000 troops?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, June 14, 1863.

SECRETARY OF WAR:

Cannot the commissary of musters be authorized to muster the recruiting officers for the force raising in Kentucky? It will save great delay and inconvenience.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., June 14, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Cincinnati:

You are authorized to muster in the Kentucky regiments whose time is expiring as part of the 20,000 troops. Arrangements in respect to mustering officer will be made to-morrow.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CINCINNATI, June 14, 1863.

SECRETARY OF WAR:

Can I have authority to raise four or five batteries of artillery with the force failing in Kentucky?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., June 14, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Cincinnati:

You may raise four or five batteries if you desire.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

STATE OF MAINE, HDQRS. ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Augusta, June 14, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: If perfect accuracy is attempted in apportioning upon the basis of population (or indeed any other) to each city, town, and plantation the number of men to be drafted, crediting those already furnished, for the several terms for which they were or are to serve, as I infer will be attempted, from requests to provost-marshals from your office for information upon these points, I apprehend that the draft in this State without coercion will prove a failure. Permit me to city you to one case, of a score existing, which will be urged to set