War of the Rebellion: Serial 125 Page 0264 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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SPRINGFIELD, ILL., May 5, 1864.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch urging haste in raising Illinois under last call is received, but to this hour no transportation, subsistence, or supplies could be procured for volunteers now ready to go into camp. Please instruct the proper officers to furnish without delay. Remember that I have no military organization, but the troops will be raised within the time limited if these facilities are promptly furnished.

RICHD. YATES,

Governor of Illinois.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, May 5, 1`864.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis:

Your telegram has been referred to General Canby, who has charge of the supplies for the new volunteers. The regiment should be pushed forward to Nashville as fast as they are filled up. Major- General Milroy has been ordered to Nashville to receive and organize them. Nothing heard from the front to-day. I will keep you advised of results.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5, 1864.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis, Ind.:

Of the first ten regiments of militia raised in Indiana five will be sent to Nashville, subject to orders of Major-General Thomas, and five to Louisiana, subject to orders of General Schofield.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

DAVENPPORT, May 5, 1864.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Iowa requires no draft. We have furnished all quotas and will send you volunteers in addition.

N. B. BAKER,

Adjutant-General.

DAVENPORT, May [5], 1864.

Colonel FRY:

The Governor directs [me] to say that he wants no draft in Iowa, we being 10,000 men in excess of all calls.

N. B. BAKER,

Adjutant-General of Iowa.