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DES MOINES, IOWA, May 11, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The thanks of a grateful people are due to General Grant and his heroic army for their gallant conduct and splendid achievements, and to the War Department for the able and cordial support he has received at all times in his plans and movements again the enemy.

W. M. STONE.

DES MOINES, May 11, 1864.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Our State being ahead on three-year calls, I would not advise draft for them, but I desire and must have draft in delinquent copperhead sud-districts for 100-days" men somewhat in proportion to their delinquencies under former calls.

W. M. STONE.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, May 11, 1864.

Governor LEWIS,

Madison, Wis:

Officer whose resignations have heretofore been approved and accepted by this Department may be commissioned in the 100-days" service, but no officer will be allowed now to resign and be recommissioned. We are in urgent need of your troops to strike a finishing blow.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

Secretary of War.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENRAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 195.

May 12, 1864.

The subjoined standard supply table of horse medicines, with regulations for the government of the Veterinary Department of the Army, prepared by a board of officers convened by Special Orders, Numbers 137, current series,f rom this office, have been adopted and are published for the information and guidance of all concerned.

I. Standard supply table:

Quantities for three months.

For field service. For hospital service.

Articles. 100 200 500 1,00 100 200 500 1,00

hor hors hors 0 hors hors hors 0

ses es. es. hors es. es. es. hors

. es. es.

Aloes ounces 1 2 3 4 2 4 6 8

Alcohol 1/4 1/2 1 1 1/2 1 2 3

gallons 3/4 1/2

Asafoetida 1/4 1/2 3/3 1 1/2 1 1 2

pounds 1/2

Alum do 1 2 4 8 2 4 8 16

Blister liquid 1/2 1 2 3 1 2 4 6

quarts

Bluestone 1/2 3/4 1 2 1 1 2 4

pounds 1/2

Borax do 1 1 3 4 2 3 6 8

1/2

Colonel do 1/8 1/4 1/2 3/4 2/8 1/2 1 1

1/2

Castile soap 10 15 20 30 20 30 40 60

do

Ground 8 10 15 20 16 20 30 40

flaxseed do