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THREE-YEARS--Continued.

Army of service Infantr Cavalry Artille Total

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1862

32nd Regiment 793 ...... ...... ......

33rd Regiment 350 ..... ..... ......

34th Regiment 810 ..... ..... ......

39th Regiment 809 ..... ..... 2,762

7th Regiment ...... 789 ..... ......

11th Regiment ..... 896 ..... ......

12 Regiment and Stone's ...... 822 104 {2,507

battery {104

Total ...... ..... ..... 33,753

TWELVE-MONTHS.

Cavalry Total

8th Regiment 1,237

9th Regiment 1,138

10th Regiment 1,066

11th Regiment 503

15th Regiment 5,129

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assitant Adjutant-General.

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

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., November 18, 1863.

Brigadier-General BOYLE,

Louisville, Ky.:

Your proposition to enlist from 2,000 to 3,000 colored teamsters into the service of the United States during the war, paying to loyal owners $300 for the release of their interest or property in slaves, and the persons enlisted to be free at the end of their enlistment, has been considered by this Department and is approved. You are authorized to take immediate measures to carry it into effect. The proposition, as understood by this Department, is on the following conditions:

First. Payment of $300 to loyal owners for the release of all right or claim to their slaves or their service, the owners to execute a deed of release or manumission to persons enlisted for this service at the rate authorized by the act of Congress of 17th of July, 1862-$10 per month.

Third. Slaves so enlisted to be forever free at the expiration of their term of enlistment.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., November 18, 1863.

Major J. W. T. GARDINER, U. S. Army,

Actg. Asst. Prov. March General for Maine, Augusta, Mer.:

MAJOR: It is not unlikely that recruits may in some offer to enlist in regiments already filled by drafted men or consolidation, or