different railroad companies throughout the State, transportation to the camp of rendezvous will be furnished.
By command of Major-General Couch:
JOHN S. SCHULTZE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SUSQUEHANNA,
Harrisburg, Pa., July 18, 1864.
DEAR SIR: I should have said to you when here that on my return from Philadelphia Friday, the 15th instant, I made arrangements with Governor Curtin that his officers or agents should meet all recruits, 100-days" men, at the depots and conduct them to Camp Curtin, turning them over to the commandant. This officer had orders to furnish blankets, food, and tents-which were already pitched-to every man so reported to him.
I am, respectfully, &c.,
D. N. COUCH,
[JULY 19, 1864.- For Grant to Lincoln, advising a call for 300,000 men, see Series I, Vol. XXXVII, Part II, p. 384.]
[JULY 20, 1864.- For Lincoln to Grant, in relation to the call for 500,000 men, see Series I, Vol. XXXVII, Part II, p. 400.]
[JULY 20, 1864.- For correspondence between Stanton and Grant, with reference to recruiting in rebel States, see Series I, Vol. XL, Part III, p. 345.]
Washington, July 20, 1864-4.20 p. m.
The President directs me to forward to you a copy of the telegram sent by him to General Sherman in relation to recruiting agents.*
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
LEXINGTON, KY., July 20, 1864.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I arrived at this place yesterday, where I shall be occupied several days. Shall visit Camp Nelson with General Burbridge to- morrow. Two infantry regiments are fully organized, clothed, and armed. The
*See Series I, Vol. XXXVIII, Part V, p. 169.