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WAR DEPT., ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 28.

Washington, March 24, 1864.

Recruits presented for enlistment, or already enlisted, in the regular or volunteer service of the United States will not be rejected if at least five feet in height, provided they are otherwise physically qualified to perform the duties of a soldier.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 12.

Washington, March 24, 1864.

MEMORANDUM.

The muster in of re-enlisted veterans is made in the field by the regimental and company officers, and the U. S. commissary of musters, under the general direction of the Adjutant-General of the Army.

The muster-in rolls are made, signed, and certified by the regimental and company officers and U. S. commissary of musters.

These rolls belong to and are filed in the Adjutant-General's Department of the Army. All questions, propositions, or inquiries in regard to them should be presented to the Adjutant-General (Major Vincent's office) and not to the Provost-Marshal-General.

The credits for re-enlisted veterans are made up by the Adjutant-General from the muster-in rolls above referred to, and when so made up the numbers to be credited and the places to which they are to be credited are reported by the Adjutant- General of the Army to the Provost-Marshal-General, to be deducted from the quotas for draft.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Washington, March 24, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: A letter of the Honorable Secretary of State, dated February 25, inclosing copy of Baron von Gerolt, in regard to General Orders, Numbers 2, issued at Memphis on the 30th of January last, having been referred to General Grant, he reports from Nashville March 16:

General Buckland has been instructed to revoke his Order Numbers 2, of date January 30, 1864, so far as the same relates [to] aliens, and to report fully the reasons for his issuing the same.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, March 24, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

GENERAL: In reply to your application of the 20th instant, you are hereby authorized to recruit and organize a regiment at Point