War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0782 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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NINE-MONTHS.

Due:Quota under call 300,000 militia................. 4,650

Furnished............................................ None.

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Deficiency........................................... 4,650

The above statement is made from the muster-rolls on file in this office up to date.

THREE-YEARS.

Arm of service. Infantry. Cavalry. Total.

1861. 895 --- ---

1st Regiment

2nd Regiment 1,031 --- ---

3rd Regiment 922 --- ---

4th Regiment 858 --- ---

5th Regiment 867 --- ---

6th Regiment 1,472 --- ---

7th Regiment 452 --- ---

8th Regiment 620 --- ---

9th Regiment 607 --- ---

10th Regiment 921 --- ---

11th Regiment 474 --- 9,119

1st Regiment --- 616 ---

2nd Regiment --- 916 ---

3rd Regiment --- 660 2,092

1862. 1,130 --- ---

12th Regiment

13th Regiment 486 --- ---

14th Regiment 919 --- ---

15th Regiment 503 --- ---

16th Regiment 850 --- 3,888

15,099

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

STATE OF WISCONSIN, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Madison, September 7, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

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

SIR: I have received from the office of the Adjutant-General U. S. Army a statement showing the credit given by that department to this State for the volunteers and drafted men heretofore furnished, by which I am enabled to learn the basis of calculation under which the excess of Wisconsin is placed at 2,561 men, as stated in yours of late date. Inclosed is a copy of a letter sent this day to that department, stating briefly the claim of this State to a greater excess that is conceded. I do not notice in any of the letters made public from your Bureau, or in the orders given for the draft in other States, that any greater proportion of the first clase of enrolled men is ordered to be drafted in States which have not furnished their quotas than in those fifth seems to be the proportion drawn in all cases. If I am correct in this, the unfairness of the system which seems to have been adopted is presented in a still clearer light. It occurs to me that the inequality which presents itself might have been avoided, may still be avoided in the States where the draft has not taken place, by disregarding