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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 176.

Washington, April 22, 1864.

The following act of Congress is published for the information of all concerned:

PUBLIC - Numbers 51. An ACT to amend an act for enrolling and calling out the national forces so as to increase the rank, pay, and emoluments of the Provost-Marshal-General.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the rank, pay, and emoluments of the Provost-Marshal-General, authorized by section five of said act, shall be those of a brigadier-general.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved April 21, 1864.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, April 22, 1864.

Major-General DIX,

Commanding Northern Department:

The President directs me to say that you are authorized by him to call upon his Excellency Governor Seymour for one or more regiments of State militia to replace the U. S. troops sent forward. Governor Seymour informs the Department that he will furnish them.*

EDWIN N. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

STATE OF NEW YORK, INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Albany, April 22, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

In reply to your telegram of the 21st instant, which is just received, I am instructed by His Excellency Governor Seymour to state that the regiments of State militia required by you will be promptly furnished for the purposes indicated.

JOSIAH T. MILLER,

Inspector-General State of New York.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 177.

Washington, April 23, 1864.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC HORSES, WAGONS, &C.

I. Every officer of the Army. other than of the Quartermaster's Department, and the chief medical officer of departments, armies, and army corps, who has in his possession, or under his control, any horse, ambulance, spring wagon, or vehicle of any kind, belonging to the Government of the United States, whether used in the performance

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* See Miller to Stanton, next, post.

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