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would increase the danger of escape. Although the plan is desirable so far it would give veteran troops to the service, the serious nature of the objections force me to the conclusion that it cannot safely de adopted.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 153.

Washington, April 20, 1864.

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62. Brigadier General E. R. S. Canby, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed to the city of New York, and such other points as he may find it necessary to visit or inspect, with a view to hasten the forwarding of recruits and detachments to their regiments and posts at the front. He is fully authorized by the Secretary of War tho issue such orders in his name pertaining to the forwarding of recruits, relief of detachments, their transportation, &c., and all other matters pertaining to the military service in the sphere of his inspection, as he may deem to be advantageous to the public interest.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

April 20, 1864.

GOVERNORS OF LOYAL STATES:

The Secretary of War has ordered that new regiments of heavy artillery that may be organized and filled up to the legal standard of 1,738 men, within the period of twenty days from this date, will be received and credited. If regiments are not full on or before the 10th of May the recruits will be put into other artillery or infantry organizations. This order will not postpone the draft, but such troops as may be raised prior to the draft will be deducted from the quotas for draft.

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, April 21, 1864.

To the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

I. The Governors of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin offer to the President infantry troops for the approaching campaign, as follows:

Ohio............................................... 30,000

Indiana............................................ 20,000

Illinois........................................... 20,000

Iowa............................................... 10,000

Wisconsin.......................................... 5,000

II. The term of service to be 100 days, reckoning from the date muster into the service of the United States, unless sooner discharged.