War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0780 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., September 7, 1863.

His Excellency DAVID TOD,

Governor of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio:

SIR: Orders have this day been sent to the boards of enrollment in the nineteen districts of the State of Ohio directing that a draft be made on those districts for 809, 694, 764, 662, 609, 701, 672, 550, 774, 682, 713, 648, 619, 618, 575, 653, and 662 men, respectively, of the first class.

The records from which calculations were made, as well as the calculations themselves, in determining the quota are on file in this office. They are impartial and claimed to be entirely correct but if an error should be discovered or pointed out in them it will be duly corrected.

I beg that you will do all in your power to enable the officers acting under me to complete the draft promptly, fairly, and successfully. The acting assistant provost-marshal-general for your State, Colonel Parrott, through whom the orders for draft are sent, will give you any further particulars you may desire.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, September 7, 1863.

GOVERNOR STATE OF RHODE ISLAND:

SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith an exhibit showing the number of troops furnished by your State to include May 19, 1863, the date of the exhibit.

I am, sir, &c.,

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

THREE-YEARS.

Due:

Under calls of 1861................................. 4,955

Excess of three-years".............................. 1,127

Under call of 1862 for 300,000 volunteers........... 2,712

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8,794

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Furnished:

Under calls of 1861-

2nd, 4th, and 5th Infantry, 1st Cavalry, 1st and 3rd

Regiments Artillery................................. 5,010

Under call of July 2, 1862-

7th Infantry (939), 2nd Cavalry (714)................. 1,653

Recruits prior to August, 1862....................... 1,042

Recruits subsequent to August, 1862.................. 1,089

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8,794

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NINE-MONTHS.

Due under call 300,00 militia....................... 2,712

Furnished under call 300,000 militia,11th and 1th

Infantry............................................ 2,059

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Deficiency.......................................... 653

Statement as shown by the muster-rolls on file up to date.