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WAR DEPT., ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 3.

Washington, January 12, 1864.

The following instructions concerning credits on the quotas of States and towns are furnished for the information and guidance of all concerned:

Recruits will be credited to the localities from which they received local bounties, provided the muster-in rolls show them enlisted and mustered in as of the said localities. The muster-in rolls us show the facts of the case, and will be the evidence for awarding the credits.

Veteran in service, re-enlisting, will be credited to the localities to which the re-enlistment and muster-in rolls show them as belonging. Therefore, until veterans have been remustered, it cannot be determined to what particular locality they will be credited.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 16.

Washington, January 12, 1864.

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57. Ordered, That Major-General Hancock be, and he is hereby, assigned to recruit and fill up the Second Army Corps, of which he is commander, to the number of 50,000 men, for such duty as may be specially assigned to said corps by the War Department.

58. Ordered, That Major-General Burnside be, and he is hereby, assigned to recruit and fill up the Ninth Army Corps, of which he is commander, to the number of 50,000 men, for such duty as may be specially assigned to said corps by the War Department.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, January 12, 1864.

SUPTS. OF VOLUNTEER RECRUITING SERVICE LOYAL STATES:

A law has been passed to-day continuing for a few weeks bounties as allowed prior to January 5. Continue enlistments under regulations established prior to that date and keep up enthusiasm for recruiting. Inform Governor immediately. More complete instructions will be sent hereafter.

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(Copies sent to all save California, Tennessee, and Arkansas and Territories.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, January 12, 1864.

It is hereby ordered, That all orders relating to the Missouri troops designated respectively as Missouri State Militia (M. S. M.) and as Enrolled Missouri Militia (E. M. M.),and which are or have been