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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, May 4, 1864.

Governor STONE,

Davenport:

Orders for arms and clothing for your troops are issued. Thanks for your promptness. Lieutenant-Colonel Graham will be mustered in as you request; it has been ordered.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, May 4, 1864.

His Excellency W. M. STONE,

Governor of Iowa, Davenport, Iowa:

Your telegram is received. Arms and clothing are already ordered to Davenport. Supplies for one regiment will be sent to Keokuk.

By the of the Secretary of War:

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, May 4, 1864.

Governor BRAMLETTE,

Frankfort, Ky.:

The time named is the same asked for and allowed the Governors of the Wester States; but if further time be required in Kentucky it would be extended to such reasonable limits as the circumstances might justify, provided it was not too long for the pending campaign. Please inform me what period you need for raisisng the troops in your State.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

FRANKFORT, KY., May 4, 1864.

(Received 3.30 a. m. 5th.0

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Will attempt to raise the troops in twenty days, but will likely require a month.

T. E. BRAMLETTE,

Governor of Kentucky.

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

Washington, D. C., May 4, 1864.

Major W. H. SIDELL, U. S. Army,

louisville, Ky.:

The 10,000 six-months" troops accepted from Kentucky are to be organized, clothed, armed, equipped, subsisted, transported, and paid as other U. S. infantry volunteers. They are to be mustered into U. S. service by regiments, when the regiments are filled to minimum