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that a large number have been thus enlisted for New Jersey, the agents paying from $350 to $375. Massachusetts, I am informed, has done the same, paying $400 cash down. All this is done under a recent general order by which men re-enlisting can be credited to any State they see fit. This is all wrong, and should be remedied at once if possible. I wish you would ascertain the facts and report to me at once.

Truly, yours, &c.,


It may be that so such order as the one herein referred to exists.


Washington City, April 5, 1864.


President of the Senate:

SIR: I transmit herewith the report of the Adjutant-General, made in compliance with the resolution of the Senate dated March 22, 1864, calling for the number of troops raised for nine months" service under the act of July 17, 1862, specifying what number have been raised as volunteers and what number as militia; also, whether the bounty of $25, provided in the third section of said act, had been paid to all the volunteers so raised has been withheld from any such volunteers; also, whether said bounty has been paid to any of the militia called out under said act.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Secretary of War.



Washington, D. C., April 5, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: In reply to a resolution of the Senate dated March 22, 1864, relative to the number, &c., of nine-months" troops called out under the act of July 17, 1862, and which was referred to this office, I have the honor to report as follows:

First. Number of troops raised or received into service under said act:

Nine-months" volunteers............................... 18,884

Nine-months" militia.................................. 65,305


Total................................................. 84, 189

Second. The bounty of $25 has been paid to all the volunteers (18,884) accepted under said act. This number was called out by the Governor of Pennsylvania without any call being made by the President for such volunteers.

No call under that section was made upon any State, but the men having been raised, as stated, in Pennsylvania, and the bounty provided by that section promised them by the Governor of that State, the President under these circumstances, determined to accept them into the service as nine-months" volunteers.