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THREE-YEARS-Continued.

Arm of Infantry Cavalry Artillery Sharpsho Total

service. oters.

1862.

892 --- --- --- ---

27th Regiment

28th Regiment 942 --- --- --- ---

29th Regiment 961 --- --- --- ---

30th Regiment 908 --- --- --- ---

31st Regiment 952 --- --- --- ---

32nd Regiment 996 --- --- --- ---

33rd Regiment 862 --- --- --- 12,560

Total --- --- --- --- 37,138

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, June 30, 1863.

EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, September 3, 1863.

Hon. JAMES C. CONKLING,

Springfield, Ill.:

I am mortified this morning to find the letter to you botched up in the Eastern papers, telegraphed from Chicago. How did this happen?

A. LINCOLN.

CIRCULAR.] WAR. DEPT., ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 3, 1863.*

GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA:

SIR: To the end that all men from your State mustered into the service of the United States may be properly credited, I have the honor to request that Your Excellency will hereafter cause this office to be furnished with a quarterly return, or list, showing the number of volunteers by regiments, batteries, independent companies, and recruits for regiments in the field mustered into the U. S.service during the quarter. I respectfully ask that the return shall embrace the numerical or other designation of each organization, its strength in officers and men, and lenght of term for which mustered. The first return should embrace only the men your records bear as charged to the United States to include September 30 (end of present quarter), and who were not included in the list furnished by your direction, in answer to a letter from this office of date June 2, 1863.

I have the honor, &c.,

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Governors of Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island, Vermont, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, Missouri, New Hampshire, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, West Virginia, Maine, Indiana.)

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*Some of these circulars were dated September 5.

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