War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 1113 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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The Governor of Michigan was authorized on the 25th of July, 1863, to raise one regiment of infantry. For this regiment three full companies have been recruited.

In addition to the foregoing, authority to raise colored troops has been issued as follows, viz;

The Governor of Delaware one regiment of infantry, June 24, 1863; the Governor of Iowa, one regiment of infantry, July 27, 1863; the Governor of Wisconsin, one regiment of infantry, July 31, 1863; the Governor of Illinois, one regiment of infantry, September 25, 1863; Brigadier General Thomas Ewing, jr., one regiment of infantry in Eastern Kansas, August 8, 1863; Major General J. G. Foster, one regiment of infantry, September 30, 1863.

No material progress in raising the above regiments has yet been reported.

While the operations above recited have been in progress in the Northwestern, Western, Middle, and Eastern States, one additional regiment has been raised in each of the Carolinas, and sixteen regiments have been added to the four previously raised in Louisiana, while Brigadier General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General U. S. Army, has been vigorously at work in the Valley of the Mississippi from Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico. Of the operations of General Thomas it is not necessary or proper that I should speak his reports, being forwarded directly to the Secretary of War, under whose immediate instructions he is acting.

Classifying the troops by States, the following statement presents a brief outline of the work accomplished to this date:

Massachusetts, two regiments of infantry................... 2,000

Rhode Island, one regiment artillery (incomplete).......... 900

Pennsylvania, three regiments infantry (one incomplete).... 2,500

Maryland, two regiments infantry (one incomplete).......... 1,800

North Carolina, two regiments infantry (muster-in rolls of

second regiment not received, but known to be full)........ 2,000

South Carolina, four regiments infantry (one very small)... 1,700

Alabama, three regiments (two of infantry and one of artillery

all incomplete)............................................. 1,295

Mississippi, five regiments (four of infantry and one of

artillery, all incomplete).................................. 2,886

Louisiana, twenty-one (eighteen of infantry, one of artillery

and two of engineers.)......................................12,631

Arkansas, three regiments infantry (incomplete)............. 1,790

Tennessee, five regiments (three of infantry and two of

artillery).................................................. 3,955

Kansas, two regiments infantry.............................. 1,600

Ohio, one regiment infantry (nine companies)................ 800

Iowa, one regiment infantry (incomplete).................... 600

Michigan, one regiment infantry (three companies.).......... 250

District of Columbia, two regiments infantry................ 2,000

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Total.......................................................38,70 7

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RECAPITULATION.

Two regiments engineers..................................... 1,382

Six regiments artillery..................................... 3,716

Fifty regiments infantry....................................33,609

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Total.......................................................38,70 7

Please see tabular statement appended to this report giving the designation of each regiment, the names of commanding officers, and the strength of each regiment, as shown by the latest returns on file in the Adjutant-General's Office.