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WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 10, 1864-11 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

The new loan advertised for has proved quite a success. Over seventy millions, more than twice the sum asked for, have been offered at a premium of 4 per cent. and upward.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 10, 1864.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Atlanta:

The new loan advertised by the Secretary of the Treasure has proved a great success. Over seventy millions, more than twice the sum asked for, have been offered at a premium of 4 per cent. and upward. Your army will be paid as soon as funds can be transmitted. We have no military news.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 10, 1864.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus, Ohio:

Pursuant to the President's directions I transmit to you the following Executive order made by him in acknowledgment of the services of the 100-days" men, who, at the opening of the spring campaign, volunteered their aid in the operations of General Grant. the certificates of service mentioned in the order will be prepared without delay and transmitted to the officers and soldiers entitled to them.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

Special Executive order returning thanks to the Ohio Volunteers for 100 days.

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

Washington, September 10, 1864.

The term of 100 days for which the National Guard of Ohio volunteered having expired, the President directs an official acknowledgment to be made of their patriotic and valuable services during the recent campaigns. The term of service of their enlistment was short, but distinguished by memorable events. In the Valley of the Shenandoah, on the Peninsula, in the operations on the James River around Petersburg and Richmond, in the battle of Monocacy, and in the intrenchments of Washington, and in other important service, the National Guard of Ohio performed with alacrity the duty of patriotic volunteers, for which they are entitled to, and are hereby tendered through the Governor of their State, the national thanks. The Secretary of War is directed to transmit a copy of this order to the Governor of Ohio, and to cause a certificate of their Honorable service to