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WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

August 17, 1864.

His Excellency the GOVERNOR OF DELAWARE,

Wilmington, Del.:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise a regiment of volunteer infantry under the call of the 18th ultimo for 500,000 men. The term of service will be for either one, two, or three years, as recruits may elect. The said regiment must be mustered in before September 5, 1864, in order that it may be credited on the quota of the State under the aforesaid call. Should the regiment fail to organize within a reasonable time it will be consolidated into a battalion, so as to form and be mustered in before that date. The recruitment, organization, and musters into service will be in conformity with the requirements of the existing regulations of the War Department. Bounties will be paid in accordance with the provisions of Circular Numbers 27, current series, from this office.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(Copy to Colonel N. L. Jeffries, superintendent, &c., Baltimore, Md.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

August 17, 1864.

GOVERNOR OF DELAWARE,

Wilmington, Del.:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise two regiments of volunteer infantry for general service wherever required. The term of service will be 100 days, reckoning from the date of organization and muster into service of each regiment with minimum regimental organization. The troops will be organized and mustered according to the regulations of the War Department. They will be clothed, armed, equipped, subsisted, transported, and paid as other U. S. infantry volunteers. No bounty will be paid the aforesaid troops.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

August 17, 1864.

GOVERNOR OF DELAWARE,

Wilmington, Del.:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise a company of cavalry for two-years" service. The recruitment, organization, and muster into service will be in conformity with the requirements of the existing regulations of the War Department. The organization must be complete within thirty days from this date. Bounties will be paid in accordance with Circular Numbers 27, current series, from this office. When the company is completed and mustered into service it will be assigned to the Second Battalion of the First Delaware Cavalry.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(Copy to Colonel N. L. Jeffries, superintendent volunteer recruiting service, Baltimore, Md.)