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WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., March 4, 1864.

Major J. W. T. GARDINER,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, Augusta, Me.:

Orders requiring draft on 10th instant are suspended. A subsequent day for commencing to draft will be announced in time to make all necessary preparations. Notify the Governor.



(Operator will send similar dispatches to the following: Brigadier General E. W. Hinks, Concord, N. H.; Brigadier General T. G. Pitcher, Brattleborough, Vt.; Major Francis N. Clarke, Boston, Mass., Captain William Silvey, Providence, R. I.; Major D. D. Perkins, Hartford, Conn.; Brigadier General William Hays, New York City; Major Frederick Townsend, Albany, N. Y., Major A. S. Diven, Elmira, N. Y.; Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Buchanan, Trenton, N. J.; Major C. C. Gilbert, Philadelphia, Pa.: Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Bomford, Harrisburg, Pa.; Colonel N. L. Jeffries, Baltimore, Md.; Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Darr, Jr., Wheeling W. Va., Major W. H. Sidell, Louisville, Ky., Colonel E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, Mo.; Colonel J. H. Potter, Columbus, Ohio; Colonel Conrad Baker, Indianapolis, Ind.; Lieutenant Colonel James Oakes, Springfield, Ill.; Lieutenant Colonel Bennett H. Hill, Detroit, Mich.; Major Thomas Duncan, Davenport, Iowa; Colonel James D. Greene, Madison, Wis.; Lieutenant Colonel John T. Averill, Saint Paul, Minn., Captain Sidney Clarke, Leavenworth, Kans.)



Washington, March 5, 1864.

The following joint resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America is published for the information of the Army and all concerned:


JOINT RESOLUTION to continue the payment of bounties.

Be it resolved by the Senate House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the bounties authorized to be paid under existing laws, and by regulations and orders of the War Department, to veterans re- enlisting or persons enlisting or persons enlisting in the regular or volunteer service of the United States for three years or during the war, shall continue to be paid from the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to the first day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, anything in any law or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding; the said bounties to be paid out of any moneys already appropriated for such purposes.

Approved March 3, 1864.

By order of the Secretary of War:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., March 5, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to request that the organization known as the Invalid Corps may be hereafter called the Veteran Reserve Corps.