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were not previously reported in consequence of muster-in rolls not being filed. In the case of the Seventy-first Regiment credited herein (879 men) we have not received the muster-in rolls, and the first rolls here filed for pay show only about 350 men; yet I believe the number 879 claimed for it by the Governor is correct, and have, therefore, credited accordingly.

I am, sir, &c.,

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Exhibit of additional troops furnished by the State of Ohio and reported to the Provost-Marshal-General by letters of date September 1 and 10, 1863:

Mustered in prior to June 10, 1863, and not embraced

in statement of that date............................... 4,361

Mustered between June 10 and August 31, 1863:

For three years......................................... 4,401

For six months-three years.............................. 450

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Total, three-year standard.............................. 9,212

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, September 10, 1863.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 305.

Washington, September 11, 1863.

Paragraph VIII, of General Orders, No. 191, from this office, relative to recruiting veteran volunteers is hereby amended to read as follows:

After the expiration of ninety days from this date (June 25) volunteers serving in three-years" organizations who may re- enlist for three years or the war in the companies or regiments to which they now belong, and who may have at the date of re- enlistment less than one year to serve, shall be entitled to the aforesaid bounty and premium of $402, to be paid in the manner herein provided for other troops re-entering the service.

The new term will commence from date of re-enlistment.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. COM. FOR ORGANIZATION OF COLORED TROOPS, Nashville, Tenn., September 11, 1863.

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I arrived at headquarters Department of the Cumberland on Tuesday at 3 p.m. and immediately presented your letter to Major- General Rosecrans. He received me very kindly, and I remained with him until 1 o"clock a.m., in conversation during the intervals of business. He was very free in his expression of opinion, but explicit in his directions, sociable, and I think perfectly reliable; is heartily in favor of the employment of colored troops and will do all he can to forward the work.

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