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[Inclosure Numbers 2.] STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Wheeling, February 21, 1865.

The following is a statement of independent companies of scouts in the service of the State, number of men in each, and term of service:

Commanding officers. Number of Term of

men. service.

Captain B. L. 46 Months.

Stephenson

18

Captain J. Ball 33 18

Captain W. T. Wiant 35 12

Captain William Gandee 25 12

Captain Hiram Chapman 30 12

Captain John Boggs 75 18

Captain Isaac Brown 31 12

Captain John Johnson 50 12

Captain Samuel Young 32 12

Captain A. J. Waterson 13 18

Captain J. S. Burns 20 12

Captain John Bond 36 12

Captain J. C. 20 12

Wilkinson

Captain N. J. Lambert 50 12

Captain S. Snider 30 12

Captain J. R. Ramsay 30 12

Captain William 36 18

Logsdon

Captain J. M. Woods 25 12

Captain G. F. Taylor 30 12

Captain William Turner 50 12

Captain S. Mullens 43 12

Captain M. T. Haller 25 12

Captain William Mallow 25 12

Captain G. L. Kennedy 75 12

Total 865 .....

F. P. PEIRPOINT,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

February 26, 1865.

GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS,

Boston:

Referring to request by indorsement of Adjutant-General Schouler of 20th instant, you are hereby authorized to raise one new regiment of volunteer infantry and thirty detached companies; the companies to be assigned by you to old regiments now reduced in number of companies. Recruiting, organization, and musters to conform to existing regulation. New regiment may rendezvous at Readville.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

[FEBRUARY 26, 1865.-For correspondence between Stanton, Grant, and Fenton in relation to the proposition of the latter to furnish troops from the National guard of New a York for 100 days for garrison duty in captured Southern cities, see Series I, Vol XLVI, Part II, pp. 705,716.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, February 27, 1865.

Honorable SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a report from the Provost-Marshal-General, in answer to the resolution of the House