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[JULY 28, 1864.-For Holt to Stanton, relating to authority for General Burbridge to mount two colored regiments, &c., see Series I, Vol. XXXIX, Part II, p. 208.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, July 28, 1864.

Major-General BURBRIDGE,

Lexington, Ky.:

You are authorized to raise two regiments of colored cavalry, to be mounted if you can mount them from horses procured in Kentucky by seizure, giving certificates of payment, payable at the end of the war, to all loyal persons who shall continue to remain loyal during the war. The price not to exceed that paid for horses by the purchasing officers of the Government in Kentucky.

E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, July 28, 1864.

The GOVERNOR OF MAINE,

Augusta, Me.:

You are authorized to raise thirty companies of infantry to be assigned to regiments which have been reduced. If you wish to raise more, please state number. No artillery or cavalry can be authorized. Major Gardiner can show you Circular Numbers 36. Written instructions by mail.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, July 28, 1864.

GOVERNOR OF OHIO,

Columbus:

By circular promulgated this day, 100-days" men who may have at date of re-enlistment less than sixty days to serve will be permitted to re-enlist for one, two, or three years, as they may elect. The new term will commence from date of re-enlistment. Under the same, men re-enlisting will receive the $100, $200, or $300 bounty, according to period of re-enlistment. The circular which will be sent you contains full instructions.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Governors of Indiana, Indianapolis; Illinois, Springfield; Wisconsin, Madison; Iowa, Davenport.)

WHEELING, July 28, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Will you authorize me to raise one or two new regiments?

A. I. BOREMAN,

Governor.