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WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., April 8, 1864.

Major W. H. SIDELL,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, Louisville, Ky.:

Lieutenant-General Grant directs that active measures be taken to get into the field all recruits, new organizations, and all old troops that can be spared. Those in your State will rendezvous at Louisville, Ky. This does not apply to veterans, who should return to their commands, nor to recruits raised for particular corps, unless otherwise specially ordered. Execute this order as soon as possible.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

Operator will please send similar dispatch to following:

Colonel E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, Mo.; 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.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., April 8, 1864.

Major J. W. T. GARDINER,

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

Lieutenant-General Grant directs that active measures be taken to get into the field all recruits, new organizations, and all old troops than can be spared. Those in you State will rendezvous at Washington. This does not apply to veterans, who should return to their commands, nor to recruits raised for particular corps, unless otherwise specially ordered. Execute this order as soon as possible.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

Operator please send similar dispatch to the following:

Captain William Silvey, Concord, N. H.; Brigadier General T. G. Pitcher, Brattleborough, Vt.; Major F. N. Clarke, Boston, Mass.; Captain Westley Owens, 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. V. Bomford, Harrisburg, Pa.; Colonel N. L. Jeffries, Baltimore, Md.; Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Darr, jr.; Wheeling, W. Va.; Colonel J. H. Potter, Columbus, Ohio.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DEPARTMENT,

Columbus, Ohio, April 8, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL; At 11 p. m. 2nd of March I received your telegram directing me to repair forthwith to Paris, Edgar County, Ill., to assist the civil authorities in restoring order and enforcing the law. I left immediately on the 2.05 a. m. train. I took advantage of a delay of a couple of hours at Indianapolis to see Governor Morton and learned