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A RECORD OF THE
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS,
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES,
OF THE REGIMENTS WHICH WERE
ORGANIZED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK
AND CALLED INTO THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES
TO ASSIST IN
SUPPRESSING THE REBELLION
CAUSED BY THE SECESSION OF SOME OF THE SOUTHERN STATES FROM THE UNION,
A. D. 1861, AS TAKEN FROM THE MUSTER-IN ROLLS ON FILE IN THE
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, S. N. Y.
Volumes 1 - 8, Albany: Comstock & Cassidy, Printers, 1864

 

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas the laws of the United States have been for some time past, and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceeding, or by the powers vested in the marshals by law:
Now, therefore, I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and the Laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union, to the aggregate number of seventy-five thousand, in order to suppress said combinations, and to cause the Laws to be, duly executed.
The details for this object will be immediately communicated to the State authorities through the War Department.
I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular  government ; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured.
I deem it proper to say that the first service assigned to the forces hereby called forth will probably be to repossess the forts, places and property which have been seized from the Union ; and in every event, the utmost care will be observed, consistently with the objects aforesaid, to avoid any devastation, any destruction of, or interference with property, or any disturbance of peaceful citizens in any part of the country.
And I hereby command the persons composing the combinations aforesaid to disperse, and retire peaceably to their respective abodes, within twenty days from this date. Deeming that the present condition of public affairs presents an extraordinary occasion, I do hereby, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution, convene both Houses of Congress. Senators and Representatives are therefore summoned to assemble at their respective chambers, at twelve o'clock, noon, on Thursday, the fourth day of July next, then and there to consider and determine such measures as, in their wisdom, the public safety and interest may seem to demand.
In witness wherof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and the Independence of the United States the eighty-fifth.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
By the President :
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

War Department,
Washington, April 15, 1861.

Sir—Under the act of Congress " for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, repel invasions," &c, approved February 28, 1795, I have the honor to request your Excellency to cause to be immediately detached from the militia of your State the quota designated in the table below, to serve as infantry or riflemen for the period of three months, unless sooner discharged.
Your Excellency will please communicate to me the time at or about which your quota will be expected at its rendezvous, as it will be met as soon as practicable by an officer or officers to muster it into the service and pay of the United States. At the same time the oath of fidelity to the United States will be administered to every officer and man.
The mustering officer •will be instructed to receive no man under the rank of commissioned officer who is in years apparently over forty-five or under eighteen, or who is not in physical strength and vigor.
The rendezvous for your State will be at New York, Albany and Elmira.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Simon Cameron, Secretary of War
To his Excellency, Edwin D. Morgan,
Governor of New York.

Table of Quotas

AN ACT
To authorise the embodying and equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and to provide for the public defense.
Passed April 16, 1861.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
Section 1. The governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of state, comptroller, attorney-general, state engineer and Surveyor, and state treasurer, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and empowered to accept the service, and to cause to be enrolled and mustered into the service of the state, for two years unless sooner discharged by the order of the said officers above named, volunteers in their discretion as to the number, not to exceed thirty thousand men, to be officered, organized and equipped in such manner as the said officers, or a majority of them, may order and direct, and to be formed and organized without regard to existing military districts ; the said force hereby authorized being in addition to the present military organization of the state, and a part of the militia thereof.
§ 2. The officers of such organization of volunteers shall be elected and appointed in the manner prescribed by section two of article eleven of the Constitution of the state, and commissioned by the governor, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to prescribe such rules and regulations as he may deem proper to carry out the provisions of such article of the Constitution relative to election and appointment ; provided, however, that when any vacancy shall occur among such volunteers while they are absent from the state, the governor is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint and to commission the requisite officers to fill such vacancies.
§ 3. The officers and men of the said force shall receive the same pay and rations, while in service under the provisions of this act, as officers and men of the same rank and arm of service in the army of the United States, and shall be liable at all times to be turned over to the service of the United States, on the order of the governor, as a part of the militia of this state, upon the requisition of the president of the United States.
§ 4. The officers and men of the said force, except when in actual sendee, shall be paid only for the time actually spent in their organization, drilling and instruction.
§ 5. The captains of the respective companies organized by virtue of this act, except when in the actual service of the general government, shall make monthly returns of the service performed by all the members thereof, to the colonel of the regiment. The said colonel shall make like returns of the service of the regiment, based upon the said company returns, and the service of the regimental officers, to the adjutant-general ; and the comptroller, on the certificate of the paymaster general, shall draw his warrant upon the treasurer in favor of the respective regimental paymasters therefor ; and the paymasters of the respective regiments, before entering upon the duties of their office, shall enter into a bond to the people of the state, in such sum as the governor shall direct, and with such sureties as he shall approve, to be evidenced by his indorsing his approval on such bond, conditioned for the faithful application, according to law, of all moneys he shall receive by virtue of his office ; and which bond shall be filed in the office of the comptroller, and in case of breach, prosecuted under his direction by the attorney-general.
§ 6. All expenditures for arms, supplies or equipment necessary for the said force shall be made under the direction of the governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of state, comptroller, attorney-general, state engineer and surveyor, and state treasurer, or a majority of them, and the moneys therefor shall, on the certificate of the governor, be drawn front the treasury on the of the comptroller, in favor of such person or persons as shall from time to time be designated by the governor.
§ 7. The force hereby created, when called into actual service, shall be subject to all the rules and articles applicable to the troops in the service of the United States, but no volunteers under this act shall be discharged from service anywhere except in the county where they were organized, unless by his or their request.
§ 8. The sum of three millions of dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expenditures authorized by this act, or any other expenses of mustering the militia of this state, or any part thereof, into the service of the United States.
§ 9. There shall be imposed for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, a state tax for such sum as the comptroller shall deem necessary to meet the expenses hereby authorized, not to exceed two mills on each dollar of the valuation of real and personal property in this state, to be assessed, raised, levied, collected, and paid in the same manner as the other state taxes are levied, assessed, collected and paid into the treasury.
§ 10. This act shall take effect immediately.

Article 11, Section 2 of the Constitution.
Militia officers shall lie chosen or appointed as follows : Captains, subalterns and non-commissioned officers shall be chosen by the written votes of the members of their respective companies. Field officers of regiments and separate battalions by the written votes of the commissioned officers of the respective regiments and separate battalions ; brigadier-generals and brigade inspectors by the field officers of their respective brigades ; major-generals, brigadier-generals and commanding officers of regiments or separate battalions, shall appoint staff officers to their respective divisions, brigades, regiments or separate battalions.

PROCLAMATION BY EDWIN D. MORGAN,
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

The President of the United States, by proclamation, and through the Secretary of War by formal Requisition, has called upon this State for a quota of seventeen regiments of seven hundred and eighty men each, to be immediately detached from the militia of this State to serve as infantry or riflemen for a period of three months, unless sooner discharged. Now, in conformity with the aforesaid demand, and by virtue of the act of the Legislature of this State, passed on the 16th day of April instant, entitled, " An act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a volunteer militia, and to provide for the public defense," and the power vested in me by the Constitution and laws, I do call for the aforesaid quota, consisting of six hundred and forty-nine officers and twelve thousand six hundred and thirty-one men, forming an aggregate of thirteen thousand two hundred and eighty. The organization of this force to be in conformity with article eleven, section two, of the Constitution of this State, and with the rules and regulations embraced in general orders, number thirteen, promulgated this day. The rendezvous for this State will be at New York, Albany, and Elmira, head-quarters at Albany.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the privy seal of the State, at the city of Albany, this eighteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.
EDWIN D. MORGAN.
By the Governor:
Lockwood L. Doty, Private Secretary,

GENERAL HEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK,
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Albany, April 18, 1861.
General Orders, No. 13.

I. The President of the United States having made a requisition upon the State of New York for an aggregate force of 13,280 men, under the act of Congress approved February 28, 1795, "for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, repel invasions," &c, the Commander-in-Chief, in accordance with an act passed by the  Legislature of this State, April 16th, 18-61, entitled "An act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a volunteer militia, and to provide for the public defense," hereby directs the organization and enrollment of the quota so called for, in the following manner :
II. The forces will be divided into :
Two Divisions,
Four Brigades,
Seventeen Regiments, and
One hundred and seventy Companies ; and will comprise two Major-Generals, with two Aids-de-Camp (rank of Major) ; two Division Inspectors (rank of Lieutenant-Colonel) ; four Brigadier-Generals, with four Aids (rank of captain) ; four Brigade Inspectors (rank of Major) ; seventeen Colonels ; seventeen Lieutenant-Colonels ; seventeen Majors ; seventeen Adjutants (rank of Lieutenant) ; seventeen Regimental Quartermasters (rank of Lieutenant) ; seventeen Surgeons ; seventeen Surgeon's Mates ; seventeen Sergeant-Majors ; seventeen Drum-Majors ; seventeen Fife-Majors ; and each Company will comprise one Captain, one Lieutenant, one Ensign, four Sergeants, four Corporals, two musicians and sixty-four privates.
III. The force volunteering under the provisions of the said act, will be enrolled for the term of two years, unless sooner discharged.
IV. Privates and non-commissioned officers below the age of 18 years, or above the age of 45 years, will not be enrolled as volunteers, nor will any person of any age who is not "in physical strength and vigor."
V. Company rolls, in the form prescribed by the Adjutant-General (who upon application will furnish the same), must be signed by those volunteering, who shall indicate upon these rolls the names of the persons they shall desire to be commissioned as Captains, Lieutenants and Ensigns of their respective companies. The persons thus indicated for the several company offices will, in like manner, specify upon the same rolls the names of the persons as field officers under whom they desire to serve. Whenever any such roll shall have been signed by at least thirty-two persons, and not more than seventy-seven, inclusive of the indicated commissioned officers of the company, it shall be transmitted to the Adjutant-General, who, upon its approval by the Commander-in-Chief, will direct some proper officer to inspect the company making the return, and to preside at an election, to be determined by written ballot, for the choice of persons to fill the offices of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensign, four Sergeants and four Corporals. Upon the return of such inspection and election, the Adjutant-General will transmit to the officers so elected their commissions and warrants, with a notification that the company has been accepted into the service of the State, pursuant to the above mentioned act, and will also direct the commandant of the company to report himself and his command to such Brigadier-General as he may designate in charge of a depot of volunteers.
VI. Upon the assembling, at any designated depot, of six or more companies, thus organized, who shall have indicated the same persons as their choice for the field officers of the regiment to which they desire to be attached, the Brigadier-General in charge, will direct the assembling of their commissioned officers for an election, at which he shall preside, to determine, by written ballot, the choice of persons to fill such field offices. Should it so happen that companies assembled at any depot, without having indicated a preference for their field officers, on the reporting of at least six of such companies, the Brigadier-General in charge will, in like manner, direct the assembling of their commissioned officers for an election to fill the field offices of such regiment, and make return of these elections to the Adjutant-General, for the commissions of the officers elected who will at once be assigned to their respective regiments.
VII. Should any additional companies or men be necessary "to complete the organization of  a regiment, it shall be recruited to its full complement and be mustered by the Inspector-General, and turned over by him to the authorities of the United States.
VIII. The pay and rations of the general officers, staff officers of the divisions and brigades, and of the field and staff officers and non-commissioned officers of regiments, shall commence from the date of their commissions or warrants. That of the company officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, will commence from the date of the notification of the acceptance of the company by the Commander-in-Chief. The pay and rations will be the same as those of the officers and men of the same grade in the army of the United States, which will be discontinued on the part of the State when the force shall be mustered into the service of the General Government and be resumed again by the State, on the return of the force to the State authorities. During the time the force is in the service of the United States the pay and rations will be furnished by the General Government.
IX. The requisite clothing, arms and accoutrements will be furnished at the expense of the State or the United States, to the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.
J. MEREDITH READ, Jr.,
Adjutant- General.

PROCLAMATION BY EDWIN D. MORGAN,
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

Under the authority of an act, entitled "An act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a volunteer militia, and to provide for the public defence," passed by the Legislature of this State on the 1 6th day of April instant, and in compliance with the formal determination of the officers named in the said act, I do hereby call for twenty-one regiments of volunteer militia, of 780 men each, in addition to the number already called for by my proclamation, under date of the 18th of April instant, and I do hereby require that the volunteer militia force shall hereafter be organized and accepted in conformity with section two of the Constitution of this State, and with the rules and regulations in general orders No. 17, issued this day.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the privy seal of the State, at the city of Albany, this twenty-fifth clay of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and sixty-one.
EDWIN D. MORGAN.
By the Governor :
Lockwood L. Doty, Private Secretary.

GENERAL HEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK,
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Albany, April 25, 1861.
General Orders, No. 17

I. The Commander-in-Chief, in accordance with an act passed by the Legislature of this State, April 16th, 1861, entitled "An act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a volunteer militia, and to provide for the public defense,'7 and by a Resolution of the Board of State Officers specified in the first Section of said act, hereby directs the organization and enrollment of that part of the force authorized by this act, but not called for by General Orders, No. 13.
II. The forces will be divided into :
Two Divisions,
Five Brigades,
Twenty-one Regiments,
Two hundred and ten Companies,
and will comprise two Major-Generals, each with two Aids-de-Camp (Majors), two Division Inspectors (Lieutenant-Colonels), five Brigadier-Generals, each with one Aide-de-Camp  (Captains) five Brigade Inspectors (Majors), twenty-one Colonels, twenty-one Lieutenant-Colonels, twenty-one Majors, twenty-one Adjutants, (Lieutenants), twenty-one Regimental Quartermasters (Lieutenants) twenty-one Surgeons, twenty-one Surgeon's Mates, twenty-one Sergeant-Majors, twenty-one Drum-Majors, twenty-one Fife-Majors ; and each Company will be composed of one Captain, one Lieutenant one Ensign, four Sergeants, four Corporals, two musicians and sixty-four privates.
III. This force will be enrolled for the term of two years, unless sooner discharged.
IV. Privates and non-commissioned officers below the age of 18 years or above the age of 45 years, will not be enrolled as volunteers, nor will any person of any age who is not "in  physical strength and vigor." Minors will not be received into companies without the written consent of the parent, guardian, or master, which must be attested by at least one witness, to be forwarded with the muster roll.
V. Company rolls, in the form prescribed by the Adjutant-General (who upon application will furnish the same), must be signed by those volunteering, who shall indicate upon these rolls the names of the persons they shall desire to be commissioned as Captains, Lieutenants and Ensigns of their respective companies. The persons thus indicated for the several company offices will, in like manner, specify upon the same rolls the names of the persons as field officers under whom they desire to serve. Whenever any such roll shall have been signed by seventy-seven persons, inclusive of the indicated commissioned officers of the company, it shall be transmitted to the Adjutant-General, who, upon its acceptance by the officers named in the first section of the act, will direct some proper officer to inspect the company making the return, and to preside at an election, to be determined by written ballot, for the choice of persons to fill the offices of Captain, Lieutenant, Ensign, four Sergeants and four Corporals. Upon the return of such inspection and election, the Adjutant-General will transmit to the officers so elected their commissions and warrants, with a notification that the company has been accepted into the service of the State, pursuant to the above mentioned act, and will also direct the commandant of the company to report himself and his command to such Brigadier-General as he may designate in charge of a depot of volunteers.
VI. Upon the assembling, at any designated depot, of ten companies, thus organized, who shall have indicated the same persons as their choice for the field officers of the regiment to which they desire to be attached, the Brigadier-General in charge, will direct the assembling of their commissioned officers for an election, at which he shall preside, to determine, by written ballot, the choice of persons to fill such field offices. Should it so happen that companies assembled at any depot, without having indicated a preference for their field officers, on the reporting of ten of such companies, the Brigadier-General in charge will, in like manner, direct the assembling of their commissioned officers for an election to fill the field offices of such regiment, and make return of these elections to the Adjutant-General, for the commissions of the officers elected, who will at once be assigned to their respective regiments.
VII. Hereafter officers will not be commissioned until their companies are raised to the legal strength. Should the services of troops, accepted under General Orders No. 13, lie required before the companies have been so filled, they will be consolidated into companies, and a new election for officers be held.
VIII. The pay and rations of the general officers, staff officers of the divisions and brigades, and of the field and staff officers and non-commissioned officers of regiments, shall commence from the date of their commissions or warrants. That of the company officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, will commence from the date of the notification of the acceptance of the company by the Commander-in-Chief. The pa)' and rations will be the same as those of the officers and men of the same grade in the army of the United States, which will be discontinued on the part of the State when the force shall be mustered into the service of the General Government and be resumed again by the State, on the return of the force to the State authorities. During the time the force is in the service of the United States the pay and rations will be furnished by the General Government.
IX. The requisite clothing, arms and accoutrements will be furnished at the expense of the State or the United States, to the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.
J. MEREDITH READ, Jr.,
Adjutant- General.

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas existing exigencies demand immediate and adequate measures for the protection of the National Constitution and the preservation of the National Union by the suppression of the insurrectionary combinations now existing in several States for opposing the laws of the Union and obstructing the execution thereof, to which end a military force in addition to that called forth by my proclamation of the fifteenth day of April in the present year, appears to be indispensably necessary :
Now, therefore, I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy thereof, and of the Militia of the several States when called into actual service, do hereby call into the service of the United States forty-two thousand and thirty-four volunteers, to serve for the period of three years unless sooner discharged, and to be mustered into service as infantry and cavalry. The proportions of each arm and the details of enrollment and organization will be made known through the Department of War.
And I also direct that the regular army of the United States be increased by the addition
of eight regiments of infantry, one regiment of cavalry, and one regiment of artillery, making altogether, a maximum aggregate increase of twenty-two thousand seven hundred and fourteen officers and enlisted men, the details of which increase will also be made known through the Department of War.
And I further direct the enlistment for not less than one or more than three years, of eighteen thousand seamen, in addition to the present force, for the naval service of the United States. The details of the enlistment and organization will be made known through the Department of the Navy.
The call for volunteers, hereby made, and the direction for the increase of the regular army, and for the enlistment of seamen hereby given, together with the plan of organization adopted for the volunteers and for the regular forces hereby authorized will be submitted to Congress as soon as assembled.
In the meantime I earnestly invoke the co-operation of all good citizens in the measures hereby adopted, for the effectual suppression of unlawful violence, for the impartial enforcement of constitutional laws, and for the speediest possible restoration of peace and order, and, with these, of happiness and prosperity throughout the country.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-fifth.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
By the President :
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION BY EDWIN D. MORGAN,
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

The President of the United States having requested me to furnish additional troops for the prompt suppression of resistance to the Constitution and the Laws, I do hereby call for a volunteer force of twenty-five thousand men, to serve for three years, or during the war. Such force will be raised pursuant to a General Order, which will be issued immediately, and which will prescribe the mode of organization. To the end that every portion of the State may have an opportunity to contribute thereto, the rendezvous will be at New York, Albany and Elmira. The head-quarters at Albany.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the privy seal of the State, at the city of Albany, this twenty-fifth day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.
EDWIN D. MORGAN.
By the Governor :
Lockwood L. Doty, Private Secretary.

GENERAL HEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 78.
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Albany, July 30, 1861.

The President of the United States having made a requisition on the State of New York for 25,000 additional volunteers to serve for three years or during the war, the following regulations for their organization are hereby published :
1. There will be twenty-five regiments, numbered from forty-three to sixty-seven, both inclusive, one of which ¦will be organized as artillery, with six batteries of four guns each. Detailed instructions for the artillery will be published hereafter.
2. Each infantry regiment will consist of ten companies, and each company will be organized as follows :
One Captain, one First Lieutenant, one Second Lieutenant, one First Sergeant, four Sergeants, eight Corporals, two Musicians, one Wagoner, and not less than sixty-four or more than eighty-two Privates ; maximum aggregate, one hundred and one.
3. Each regiment will be organized as follows :

Minimum Maximum
830 Company officers and enlisted men 1010 Company officers and enlisted men
1 Colonel 1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant Colonel 1 Lieutenant-Colonel
1 Major 1 Major
1 Adjutant (a Lieutenant) 1 Adjutant (a Lieutenant)
1 Regimental Quartermaster (a Lieutenant) 1 Regimental Quartermaster (a Lieutenant)
1 Surgeon 1 Surgeon
1 Assistant Surgeon 1 Assistant Surgeon
1 Chaplain 1 Chaplain
1 Sergeant-Major 1 Sergeant-Major
1 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant 1 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant
1 Regimental Commissary-Sergeant 1 Regimental Commissary-Sergeant
1 Hospital Steward 1 Hospital Steward
2 Principal Musicians 2 Principal Musicians
24 Musicians for Band 24 Musicians for Band
868 Aggregate 1048 Aggregate

4. There will be three Depots at which the volunteers will assemble :
One in New York city, to be commanded by Brigadier-General Yates ; One at Albany, to be commanded by Brigadier-General Rathbone ; and One at Elmira, to be commanded by Brigadier-General Van Valkenburgh.
5. When thirty-two or more persons shall present their application to the Commandant of a Depot for a company organization, he will appoint an Inspector to make an inspection, and after the above number of able bodied men, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five (minors having exhibited the written consent of their parents or guardians), have been inspected by him, the Inspector will certify the result thereof to such Commandant, by whose order transportation to his Depot will be provided. On their arrival there, they will be examined by the Medical Examiner of the Depot, and quarters and subsistence will be furnished.
6. The above rule will apply to the transportation, &c, of the recruits, who may be enlisted from time to time, to complete the organization of a company.
7. When thirty-two or more men shall have been thus accepted by the Medical Examiner, the Commandant of the Depot will immediately direct them to nominate, by ballot, a Captain and Lieutenant of the company ; the remaining officers to be nominated on the completion of the company organization.
8. After an examination as hereinafter provided (paragraph 16) of the persons so nominated as officers, the Commandant of the Depot will transmit the inspection roll, with certificates of inspection, nomination and examination, to the Adjutant- General of the State. If the company thus organized shall be accepted by the Commander-in-Chief, the pay of the officers and men will commence from the date of such acceptance.
9. The company non-commissioned officers, until the company shall be embodied in a regiment, will be appointed by the Captain ; afterwards by the Regimental Commander, on the recommendation of the Captain.
10. The field officers for these regiments will be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, after they shall have passed a satisfactory examination, before a board of officers to be herein after named, and will be assigned to the various Depots, to superintend the organization of their regiments under the the orders of Commandants of Depots.
11. If delay should occur in the filling up of any company or regiment to the minimum standard to entitle it to be mustered into the United States service, the Commander-in-Chief will disband or consolidate the incomplete organizations, or transfer companies or accept new organizations, as circumstances may require. When companies are consolidated the officers will be assigned according to rank, and when rank is of the same date it will be fixed by lot. Officer rendered supernumerary by disbanding or consolidating incomplete companies or regiments, will be discharged from the service, and their pay, &c, will cease from the date of such discharge.
12. After the acceptance of a regiment, the Colonel will appoint from the company subalterns an Adjutant and a Regimental Quartermaster, who may be reassigned to companies at his pleasure.
13. The Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon will be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, after they shall have passed an examination by a commission prescribed by the Medical Department.
14. The Non-commissioned Staff will be selected by the Colonel from the non-commissioned officers and privates of the regiment; and vacancies so created will be filled by appointment as is prescribed above.
15. The Regimental Chaplain will be appointed by the Regimental Commander, on the
vote of the field officers and company commanders on duty with the regiment at the time the appointment is made. The Chaplain must be a regularly ordained minister of some Christian denomination, and will receive the pay and allowances of a Captain of cavalry.
16. The Commander-in-Chief will appoint for each Depot, a Board of Examiners, to examine into the qualifications of persons nominated for company officers.
17. Field officers will be examined in the School of the Company and Battalion ; company officers in the School of the Soldier and Company ; artillery officers, in addition to the above, will be examined in Artillery Tactics and other branches of that arm of the service. The examiners will also inquire into the moral character and habits of the persons examined, and report for the information of the Commander-in-Chief. When a person designated as an officer shall be found not qualified, another nomination will be made instead. When no nomination shall be made to the Commander-in-Chief, he will fill the vacancy.
18. When regiments are duly organized according to the above regulations, they will be presented for muster into the service of the United States. Care will be taken to send one muster roll to the Adjutant-General of the State.
19. The following extracts from General Orders No. 15, from the War Department, will be deemed a part of this order ;
"The officers, non-commissioned officers and privates organized as above set forth, will, in all respects, be placed on the footing, as to pay and allowances, of similar corps of the regular army: Provided, that their allowances for clothing shall be $2.50 per month for infantry.
"Every volunteer non-commissioned officer, private, musician and artificer, who enters the service of the United States under this plan, shall be paid at the rate of fifty cents, and if a cavalry volunteer, twenty-five cents additional, in lieu of forage, for every twenty miles of travel from his home to the place of muster, the distance to be measured by the shortest usually traveled route; and when honorably discharged, an allowance, at the same rate, from the place of his discharge to his home, and in addition thereto the sum of one hundred dollars.
" Any volunteer who may be received into the service of the United States under this plan, and who may be wounded or otherwise disabled in the service, shall be entitled to the benefits which have been or may be conferred on persons disabled in the regular service, and the legal heirs of such as die or may be killed in service, in addition to all arrears of pay and allowances, shall receive the sum of one hundred dollars.
" The Bands of the regiments of infantry will be paid as follows : one-fourth of each will receive the pay and allowances of sergeants of engineer soldiers ;one-fourth those of corporals of engineer soldiers, and the remaining half those of privates of engineer soldiers of the 1st class.
" The wagoners and saddlers will receive the pay and allowances of corporals of cavalry.
"The Regimental Commissary-Sergeant will receive the pay and allowances of a Regimental Sergeant-Major . The Company Quartermaster-Sergeant, the pay and allowances of a Sergeant of cavalry.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.
DUNCAN CAMPBELL. Assistant Adjutan1- General

GENERAL HEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK,
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 87.  
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Albany, August 17, 1861.

The President of the United States having made requisition on the State of New York for two regiments of cavalry, and two regiments of artillery, the following regulations for their organization are published :

I. CAVALRY.
Each regiment will consist of two battalions (which may be afterwards increased to three battalions if considered necessary) ; each battalion will consist of two squadrons, and each squadron will consist of two companies, which will be organized as follows:
1 Captain.
1 First Lieutenant.
1 Second Lieutenant.
1 First Sergeant.
1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.
4 Sergeants.
8 Corporals.
2 Musicians.
2 Farriers and Blacksmiths.
1 Saddler.
1 Wagoner.
56 Privates.
79 Minimum aggregate.

Each battalion will be organized as follows :
316 Company officers and enlisted men.
1 Major.
1 Battalion Adjutant.
1 Battalion Quartermaster and Commissary (a Lieutenant).
1 Sergeant-Major.
1 Quartermaster-Sergeant.
1 Commissary-Sergeant.
1 Hospital Steward.
1 Saddler-Sergeant.
1 Veterinary-Sergeant.
325 Minimum aggregate.

Each regiment (if composed of two battalions) will be organized as follows :
650 Battalion officers and enlisted men.
1 Colonel.
1 Lieutenant-Colonel.
1 Regimental Adjutant (a Lieutenant).
1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary (a Lieutenant).
1 Surgeon.
1 Assistant-Surgeon.
1 Chaplain.
2 Chief Buglers.
16 Musicians for Band.
675 Minimum aggregate.

II. ARTILLERY.
Each regiment of artillery will consist of eight batteries, and each battery will be organized as follows :
1 Captain.
1 First Lieutenant.
1 Second Lieutenant.
1 First Sergeant.
1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.
4 Sergeants.
8 Corporals.
2 Musicians.
2 Artificers.
1 Wagoner.
58 Privates.
80 Minimum aggregate.

Each regiment will be organized as follows :
640 Company officers and enlisted men.
1 Colonel,
1 Lieutenant-Colonel.
3 Majors.
1 Adjutant.
1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary (a Lieutenant).
1 Surgeon.
1 Assistant-Surgeon.
1 Chaplain.
1 Sergeant-Major.
1 Quartermaster-Sergeant.
2 Principal Musicians.
1 Hospital Steward.
24 Musicians for Band.
679 Minimum aggregate.

III. All the provisions of General Order No. 78, from and including paragraph 4 to the end thereof, shall be considered as applicable to the foregoing organizations, with the following recommendations, which shall also apply to the organization of the twenty-four regiments of infantry called for in said order :
Paragraph 16 is modified so as to permit the examination of persons as to their qualifications for company officers previous to their designation as such, and the certificate of the Board, of such examination and approval, shall be sufficient, if they shall be subsequently so designated.
The following will he considered an addition to paragraph 5 :
Such persons as have received the certificate of the Board of Examiners as being qualified for company officers, and shall be engaged in raising a company, shall be allowed thirty cents per day for the board of the men enlisted previous to their inspection and being sent to Depot; provided, however, that a list of the men, with the date of their enlistment, be presented, verified by affidavit ; and provided, also, that the time allowed for boarding any portion of such men shall not exceed ten days, and that no allowance shall be made for any men who are not subsequently mustered into the service of the United States.
Paragraph 19 is amended, so that the allowance for clothing for all volunteers shall be $3.50 per month.
By order of the Commander-in Chief.
DUNCAN CAMPBELL,

GENERAL HEAD-QUARTERS-STATE OF NEW YORK,
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 113.
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Albany, November 26, 1861.

I. The organization of volunteers for the the several arms of the service will hereafter proceed according to the following rules and regulations ; the aggregate number which will be accepted to be determined by the exigencies of the service.
II. Each regiment of infantry will consist of ten companies, each company to be organized as follows :

Minimum Maximum
1 Captain 1 Captain
1 First Lieutenant 1 First Lieutenant
1 Second Lieutenant 1 Second Lieutenant
1 First Sergeant 1 First Sergeant
4 Sergeants 4 Sergeants
8 Corporals 8 Corporals
2 Musicians 2 Musicians
1 Wagoner 1 Wagoner
64 Privates 82 Privates
83 Aggregate 101 Aggregate
For the regiment there will be
Minimum Maximum
830 Company officers and enlisted men 1010 Company officers and enlisted men
1 Colonel 1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant Colonel 1 Lieutenant-Colonel
1 Major 1 Major
1 Adjutant 1 Adjutant
1 Regimental Quartermaster 1 Regimental Quartermaster
1 Surgeon 1 Surgeon
1 Assistant Surgeon 1 Assistant Surgeon
1 Chaplain 1 Chaplain
1 Sergeant-Major 1 Sergeant-Major
1 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant 1 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant
1 Regimental Commissary-Sergeant 1 Regimental Commissary- Sergeant
1 Hospital Steward 1 Hospital Steward
2 Principal Musicians 2 Principal Musicians
844 Aggregate 1024 Aggregate

CAVALRY.
III. Each regiment of cavalry will consist of three battalions, each battalion of two squadrons, each squadron of two companies. Each company will be organized as follows:

Minimum Maximum
1 Captain 1 Captain
1 First Lieutenant 1 First Lieutenant
1 Second Lieutenant 1 Second Lieutenant
1 First Sergeant 1 First Sergeant
1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant 1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant
4 Sergeants 4 Sergeants
8 Corporals 8 Corporals
2 Musicians 2 Musicians
2 Farriers 2 Farriers
1 Saddler 1 Saddler
1 Wagoner 1 Wagoner
56 Privates 72 Privates
79 Aggregate 95 Aggregate
Each Battalion will be organized as follows:
Minimum Maximum
316 Company officers and enlisted men 380 Company officers and enlisted men
1 Major 1 Major
1 Battalion Adjutant 1 Battalion Adjutant
1 Battalion Quartermaster and Commissry 1 Battalion Quartermaster and Comrnisary
1 Sergeant-Major 1 Sergeant-Major
1 Quartermaster-Sergeant 1 Quartermaster-Sergeant
1 Commissary-Sergeant 1 Commissary-Sergeant
1 Hospital Steward 1 Hospital Steward
1 Saddler-Sergeant 1 Saddler-Sergeant
1 V eterinary-Sergeant 1 Veterinary-Sergeant
325 Aggregate 389 Aggregate
Each regiment of cavalry, of three battalions, will be orgainzed as follows:
Minimum Maximum
975 Battalion officers and enlisted men 1167 Battalion officers and enlisted men
1 Colonel 1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant-Colonel 1 Lieuteuant-Colonel
1 Regimental Adjutant 1 Regimental Adjutant
1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary 1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary
1 Surgeon 1 Surgeon
1 Assistant-Surgeon 1 Assistant-Surgeon
1 Chaplin 1 Chaplin
2 Chief Buglars 2 Chief Buglars
984 Aggregate 1176 Aggregate

ARTILLERY.
IV. Each regiment will be composed of eight or twelve batteries, and each battery will be organized as follows :

Minimum Maximum
1 Captain 1 Captain
1 First Lieutenant 2 First Lieutenants
1 Second Lieutenants 2 Second Lieutenants
1 First Sergeant 1 First Sergeant
1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant 1 Company Quartermaster-Sergeant
4 Sergeants 6 Sergeants
8 Corporals 12 Corporals
2 Musiciaus 2 Musiciaus
2 Artificers 6 Artificers
1 Wagoner 1 Wagoner
58 Privates 122 Privates
80 Aggregate 156 Aggregate
The Regiment will be organized, supposing it to consist of twelve batteries, as follows:
Minimum Maximum
960 Company officers and enlisted men 1872 Company officers and enlisted men
1 Colonel 1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant-Colonel 1 Lieutenant-Colonel
3 Majors 3 Majors
1 Adjutant 1 Adjutant
1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary 1 Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary
1 Surgeon 1 Surgeon
1 Assistnnt-Surgeon 1 Assistant Surgeon
1 Chaplain 1 Chaplin
1 Sergeant-Major 1 Sergeant-Major
1 Quartermaster-Sergeant 1 Quartermaster-Sergeait
1 Commissary-Sergeant 1 Commissary-Sei Le int
2 Principal Musicians 2 Principal Musicians
1 Hospital Steward 1 Hospital Steward
976 Aggregate 1888 Aggregate
A major will be allowed to every four batteries.

V. Commissioned officers of companies will be appointed and commissioned by the Governor, on the nomination of the privates of companies, after they shall have passed an examination, as hereinafter provided.
VI. The non-commissioned officers of a company, until the formation of a regiment, will be appointed by the Captain —afterwards by the Colonel of the regiment, on the recommendation of the Captain, except in the case of the appointments of a Corporal and Sergeant, as provided for in paragraph 22 of this Order.
VII. Field officers will be appointed and commissioned, by the Governor, from candidates, who shall have passed a satisfactory examination, unless otherwise specially ordered.
VIII. The Regimental Staff, commissioned and non-commissioned, except the Surgeon, Assistant Surgeon and Chaplain, will be appointed by the Regimental Commander. Adjutants and Quartermasters are extra Lieutenants in infantry regiments, and if they be selected from the company Lieutenants, the vacancies may be filled by the Governor. In cavalry regiments Battalion Adjutants are extra Lieutenants, but Regimental Adjutants are not, nor are any Quarter masters, whether Regimental or Battalion.
IX. The Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon, will be appointed by the Governor, on the recommendation of the Surgeon-General, after they shall have passed an examination before a Medical Board.
X. There shall be allowed to each regiment one Chaplain, who shall be appointed by the Regimental Commander, on the vote of the Field Officers and Company Commanders on duty with the Regiment at the time the appointment shall be made. The Chaplain so appointed must be a regular ordained minister of a Christian denomination, and shall receive the pay and allowances of a Captain of cavalry, and shall be required to report to the Colonel commanding the regiment to which he is attached, at the end of each quarter, the moral and religious condition of the regiment, and such suggestions as may conduce to the social happiness and moral improvement of the troops.
XI. Field, staff and company officers will be commissioned whenever they shall have passed the prescribed examination, and the field, staff and company muster rolls, duly certified by the mustering officer, shall have been filed in the office of the Adjutant-General of the State.
XII. The pay of officers and privates will date from the time of their muster into the service of the United States, and will be according to the laws of Congress, and the rules and regulations of the service made in accordance therewith.
XIII. The Depots already established at Albany, Elmira and New York, will be continued until otherwise ordered, with such Commandants and Assistants as may be authorized. The Governor will authorize such Regimental Depots, as he may deem for the interests of the service.
XIV. Due provision will be made for the examination of officers, for the several arms of the service. Field officers will be examined in the School of the Company and Battalion; company officers in the School of the Company and Soldier; artillery officers will, in addition be examined in Artillery Tactics.
XV. A mustering officer will be appointed for each principal Depot, whose duty it will be to muster in volunteers for company organizations, and enroll their names on lists, designating the persons having authority to raise such companies.
XVI. Each mustering officer will enter the names of the persons mustered for each company organization, upon three separate muster-in rolls at the time of muster, and will write his own name, together with the date of muster, opposite the name of each person so mustered, in the column headed "remarks." He will also, on the completion of the first muster, attach his name to the certificate at the end of the rolls.
XVII. When the company is completed, the mustering officer will transmit one copy of the roll to the Adjutant-General of this State, another to the commanding officer of the company, and retain the third until the regiment is organized, when the complete rolls will be forwarded to the Adjutant-General of the army at Washington. He will also report daily to the Commandant of his Depot, the number of men mustered in for each company organization.
XVIII. Persons proposing to organize a company or regiment, will present themselves, as soon as practicable, before an examining board, and to such as produce a certificate that they have passed their examination, the Governor will, at his discretion, grant authority to raise and organize a company or regiment within the limits of this State.
XIX. Officers of the several departments connected with the organization of volunteers, will not hereinafter recognize the right of any person claiming to be engaged in organizing a company or regiment, to make requisition for transportation, quarters, subsistence or clothing, or incur expenses for any purpose whatever, without proper evidence of appointment of such person as herein provided for. Such evidence may be furnished by the production of the original authorization from the Governor, or a copy thereof properly certified by any justice of the peace, notary public or commissioner of deeds.
XX. Whenever any person authorized to organize a company shall have enrolled the names of ten or more volunteers, he will transmit the roll to the Commandant of the Depot nearest to his locality, or, if preferred, to the Commandant of any regimental camp, with a request that transportation be provided for such volunteers, to the Depot or regimental camp ; and a certificate, on his honor, that they are, to the best of his knowledge, able bodied men, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years ; that he has the written consent of the parents or guardians of such as are minors, for their enlistment, and that so far as he can ascertain they are free from any defect that would incapacitate them for military service. Fraud or premeditated deception in the certificate, will disqualify the person making it from holding any position in the volunteer forces of the State.
XXI. On receiving the application and certificate as provided in the foregoing paragraph the commandant will furnish transportation for such volunteers to his Depot or regimental camp, where they will be examined by the Surgeon, mustered into the service, and provided with quarters, subsistence and clothing.
XXII. For the purpose of promoting discipline, the person holding authority to organize a company may appoint a Corporal whenever not less than ten volunteers for his company shall have been mustered into the service ; and when not less than twenty volunteers shall have been so mustered, he may appoint a Sergeant. The officers so appointed may be immediately mustered into the service as such.
XXIII. When forty or more volunteers, for a company organization, shall have assembled at a Depot or regimental camp, and shall have been accepted by the Medical Examiner, and mustered into the service of the United States, the Commandant will immediately direct them to nominate, by ballot, a First Lieutenant of the company. When the minimum of eighty-three shall have been reached, the Captain and Second Lieutenant will in like manner be nominated, and the company muster roll, with the certificate of the nomination, and examination of officers transmitted to the Adjutant-General of the State. When a person designated as an officer shall be found disqualified, the vacancy will be filled by the Governor, or he may order another election.
XXIV. When any person authorized to raise a regiment, shall present, for regimental organization, the requisite number of companies completed, according to the foregoing regulations, and of not less than the minimum strength, as herein provided, the regiment will be formally inspected and organized, the Field Officers appointed and a regimental muster made.
XXV. If deemed necessary, Field and Staff Officers will be appointed and mustered in, previous to the completion of the regiment, as follows: The Adjutant, Quartermaster and Medical Officers at any time during the progress of the organization; with four companies, a Lieutenant-Colonel ; with six companies, a Major ; with the full number of companies, the Colonel and the remaining Staff Officers. No Field or Staff Officer will, however, be mustered in before he is formally appointed by the proper authority, and no company officer until after his election in accordance with the provisions of paragraph XXIII.
XXVI. If delay shall occur, in the filling up of a company, or regiment, to the minimum standard, the Governor may consolidate the incomplete organizations, assigning officers according to rank, or, where rank is of the same date, it will be determined by lot. Officers rendered supernumerary by consolidation, and who cannot be assigned to any vacancy, will be immediately mustered out of the service. In such case, they will be entitled to pay from the date of muster in, to the date when declared supernumery.
XXVII. All officers and men enrolled under the provisions of an act of the Legislature of the State of New York, entitled "An Act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and to provide for the Public Defense," passed April 16th, 1861, being members of regiments, of New York State Volunteers, numbers one to thirty-eight inclusive, who have been or may hereafter be, mustered out of the service of the United States, and who have not resigned, are hereby discharged from the service of the State of New York, under said act ; such discharge to bear date in each case, as of the day, when by the ordinary modes of conveyance they might reach the county where they were organized.
XXVIII. Commandants of regiments, or other organizations, will forthwith report to the Judge Advocate General, at number sixteen Exchange place, New York city, all cases of habeas corpus and other proceedings in the courts of law, which may occur in their commands in order that the same may be conducted by that officer in behalf of the Government.
XXIX. Persons enlisting for organizations forming or already formed in this State, are expressly ordered not to pass beyond the limits of this State for the purpose of procuring men, or in any manner obtaining enlistments. Those engaged in enrolling for military organizations in other States, are hereby prohibited from enlisting, either personally or by agents, within this State.
XXX. All contracts for subsistence will be made by the Subsistence Department, and be approved by the Governor; and no expense at any Branch Depot, for rent or construction of bar racks or quarters, or for any purpose whatever, unless expressly authorized by the Governor, will be recognized by the disbursing officers. From and after the 20th December, 1861, rations in kind will be issued at the several Depots, Camps or Stations for volunteers in this State.
XXXI. Field and company officers of regiments, now or hereafter in service without the State, will recommend, through the Regimental Commander, candidates for vacancies, and such weight will be given to their recommendations as may be deemed proper. In general, promotions in the direct line will be made ; but, in accordance with instructions from the War Department, commissions will be withheld from all officers known to be of other than good moral character and strictly temperate habits.
XXXII. Commandants of regiments will see that their regiments are supplied with regimental and company books, and that the company and regimental accounts are kept therein in accordance with the rules and regulations of the service.
XXXIII. All communications relating to the volunteer troops of this State, whether in actual service or in the process of organization, should be addressed to the Adjutant-General of this State.
XXXIV. All orders and parts of orders in conflict with this, are hereby rescinded.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.
THOMAS HILLHOUSE,
Adjutant General.

An Act to authorize the employment of Volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property.

Whereas certain of the forts, arsenals, custom houses, navy yards, and other property of the United States have been seized, and other violations of law have been committed, and are threatened by organized bodies of men in several of the States, and a conspiracy has been entered into to overthrow the government of the United States: therefore:
Be it enacted, by the Senate and House" of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept the services of volunteers, either as cavalry, infantry or artillery, in such numbers, not exceeding five hundred thousand, as he may deem necessary for the purpose of repelling invasion, suppressing insurrection, enforcing the laws, and preserving and protecting the public property : Provided, that the services of the volunteers shall be for such time as the President may direct, not exceeding three years nor less than six months, and they shall be disbanded at the end of the war. And all provisions of law applicable to three years volunteers shall apply to two years volunteers, and to all volunteers who have been or may be accepted into the service of the United States for a period not less than six months in the same manner as if such volunteers were specially named. Before receiving into service any number of volunteers exceeding those now called for and accepted, the President shall, from time to time, issue his proclamation, stating the number desired, either as cavalry, infantry, or artillery, and the States from which they are to be furnished, having reference, on any such requisition, to the number then in service from the several States, and to the exigencies of the service at the time, and equalizing, as far as practicable, the number furnished by the several States according to federal population.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said volunteers shall be subject to the rules and regulations governing the army of the United States, and that they shall be formed by the President into regiments of infantry, with the exception of such numbers for cavalry and artillery as he may direct, not to exceed the proportion of one company of each of those arms to every regiment of infantry, and to be organized as in the regular service. Each regiment of infantry shall have one Colonel, one Lieutenant-Colonel, one Major, one Adjutant (a Lieutenant), one Quartermaster (a Lieutenant), one Surgeon, and one Assistant Surgeon, one Sergeant-Major, one Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant, one Regimental Commissary-Sergeant, one Hospital Steward, two Principal Musicians, and twenty-four Musicians for a band ; and shall be composed of ten companies, each company to consist of one Captain, one First Lieutenant, one Second Lieutenant, one First Sergeant, four Sergeants, eight Corporals, two Musicians, one Wagoner, and from sixty-four to eighty-two Privates.

Sec. 3. And be it farther enacted, That these forces, when accepted as herein authorized, stall be organized into divisions of three or more brigades each ; and each division shall have a Major-General, three Aides-de-Camp, and one Assistant Adjutant, with the rank of Major. Each brigade shall be composed of four or more regiments, and shall have a Brigadier-General, two Aides- de- Camp. one Assistant Adjutant-General with the rank of Captain, one Surgeon, one Assistant Quartermaster, and one Commissary of subsistence.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President shall be authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for the command of the forces provided for in this act, a number of Major-Generals, not exceeding six, and a number of Brigadier-Generals, not exceeding eighteen, and the other division and brigade officers required for the organization of these forces, except the Aids-de-Camp, who shall be selected by their respective Generals from the officers of the army or volunteer corps: Provided, that the President may select the Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals provided for in this act from the line or staff of the regular army, and the officers so selected shall be permitted to retain their rank therein. The Governors of the States furnishing volunteers under this act shall commission the field, staff and company officers requisite for the said volunteers ; but in cases where the State authorities refuse or omit to furnish volunteers at the call or on the proclamation of the President, and volunteers from such States offer their services under such call or proclamation, the President shall have power to accept such services, and to commission the proper field, staff and company officers.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates, organized as above set forth, shall, in all respects, be placed on the footing, as to pay and allowances, of similar corps of the regular army : Provided, that the allowances of non-commissioned officers and privates for clothing when not furnished in kind, shall be three dollars and fifty cents per month, and that each company officer, non-commissioned officer, private, musician and artificer of cavalry, shall furnish his own horse and horse equipments, and shall receive forty cents per day for their use and risk, except that in case the horse shall become disabled, or shall die the allowance shall cease until the disability be removed or another horse be supplied. Every volunteer non-commissioned officer, private, musician and artificer who enters the service of the United States under this act, shall be paid at the rate of fifty cents in lieu of subsistence, and if a cavalry volunteer, twenty-five cents additional in lieu of forage, for every twenty miles of travel from his place of enlistment to the place of muster, the distance to be measured by the shortest usually travelled route; and when honorably discharged, an allowance at the same rate from the place of discharge to the place of enrollment, and, in addition thereto, if he shall have served for a period of two years, or during the war, if sooner ended, the sum of one hundred dollars: Provided, that such of the companies of cavalry herein provided for as may require it, may be furnished with horses and horse equipments in the same manner as in the United States army.

Sec. 6.And be it further enacted, That any volunteer who may be received into the service
of this United States under this act, and who may be wounded or otherwise disabled in the service shall be entitled to the benefits which have been or may be conferred on persons disabled in the regular service; and the widow, if there be one, and if not, the legal heirs of such as die, or may be killed in service, in addition to all arrears of pay and allowances, shall receive the sum of one hundred dollars.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Bands of the regiments of infantry and of the regiments of cavalry shall be paid as follows : one fourth of each shall receive the pay and allowances of Sergeants of engineer soldiers, one-fourth those of Corporals of engineer soldiers, and the remaining half those of privates of engineer soldiers of the first class, and the leaders of the Bands shall receive the same pay and emoluments as Second Lieutenants of infantry.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the wagoners and saddlers shall receive the pay and allowances of Corporals of cavalry. The regimental Commissary-Sergeant shall receive the pay and allowances of regimental Sergeant-Major, and the regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant shall receive the pay and allowance of a Sergeant of cavalry.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to each regiment, one Chaplain, who shall be appointed by the regimental commander, on the vote of the field officers and company commanders on duty with the regiment at the time the appointment shall be made. The Chaplain so appointed, must be a regular ordained minister of a Christian denomination, and shall receive the pay and allowances of a Captain of cavalry, and shall be required to report to the Colonel commanding the regiment to which he is attached, at the end of each quarter, the moral and religious condition of the regiment, and such suggestions as may conduce to the social happiness and moral improvement of the troops.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the General commanding a separate department of a detached army is hereby authorized to appoint a Military Board or Commission of not less than three nor more than five officers, whose duty it shall be to examine the capacity, qualifications, propriety of conduct and efficiency of any commissioned officer of volunteers within his department or army, who may be reported to the Board or Commission, and upon such report, if adverse to such officer, and if approved by the President of the United States, the commission of such officer shall be vacated : Provided always, that no officer shall be eligible to sit on such Board or Commission whose rank or promotion would in any way be affected by its proceedings, and two members, at least, if practicable, shall be of equal rank of the officer being examined. And when vacancies occur in any of the companies of volunteers, an election shall be called by the Colonel of the regiment to fill such vacancies, and the men of each company shall vote in their respective companies for all officers as high as Captain, and vacancies above Captain shall be filled by the votes of the commissioned officers of the regiment, and all officers so elected shall be commissioned by the respective Governors of the States, or by the President of the United States.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That all letters written by soldiers in the service of the United States may be transmitted through the mails without prepayment of postage under such regulations as the Post Office Department may prescribe, the postage thereon to be paid by the recipients.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to introduce among the volunteer forces in the service of the United States the system of allotment tickets now used in the Navy, or some equivalent system, by which the family of the volunteer may draw such portions of his pay as he ma)' request.
Approved July 22d, 1861.

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LETTER FROM THE GOYERNORS OF THE LOYAL STATES TO THE PRESIDENT.

To the President:
The undersigned, Governors of States of the Union, impressed with the belief that the citizens of the States which they respectively represent, are of one accord in the hearty desire that the recent successes of the Federal arms may be followed up by measures which must ensure the speedy restoration, of the Union, and believing that, in view of the important military movements now in progress, and the reduced condition of our effective forces in the field, resulting from the usual and unavoidable casualties of the service, that the time has arrived for prompt and vigorous measures to be adopted by the people, in support of the great interests committed to your charge, we respectfully request, if it meets with your entire approval, that you call upon the several States for such numbers of men as may be required to fill up all military organizations now in the field, and add to the arms heretofore organized such additional numbers of men as may, in your judgment, be necessary to garrison and hold all of the numerous cities and military positions that have been captured by our armies, and to speedily crush the rebellion that still exists in several of the Southern States, thus practically restoring to the civilized world our great and good government.
All believe that the decisive moment in near at hand, and to that end the people of the Unites States are desirous to aid promptly in furnishing all reinforcements that you may deem needful to sustain our Government.
(Signed)
ISRAEL WASHBURNE, Jk, Governor of Maine.
FREDERICK HOLBROOK, Governor of Vermont.
WILLIAM SPRAGUE, Governor of Rhode Island.
WM. A. BUCKINGHAM, Governor of Connecticut.
E. D. MORGAN, Governor of New York.
CHAS. S. OLDEN, Governor of New Jersey.
A. G. CURTIN, Governor of Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM BURTON, Governor of Delaware.
A. W. BRADFORD, Governor of Maryland.
F. H. PIERREPONT, Governor of Virginia.
AUSTIN BLAIR, Governor of Michigan.
J. B. TEMPLE, President Military Board of Kentucky.
ANDREW JOHNSON, Governor of Tennessee.
H. R. GAMBLE, Governor of Missouri.
O. P. MORTON, Governor of Indiana.
DAVID TODD, Governor of Ohio.
ALEX. RAMSEY, Governor of Minnesota.
RICHARD YATES, Governor of Illinois.
SAMUEL J. KIRKWOOD, Governor of Iowa.
EDWARD SOLOMON, Governor of Wisconsin.

THE PRESIDENT'S REPLY.

Executive Mansion, Washington, July 1.
- Gentlemen — Fully concurring in the wisdom of the views expressed to me in so patriotic a manner, by you, in the communication of the 28th day of June, I have decided to call into the service an additional force of 300,000 men.
I suggest and recommend that the troops should be chiefly of infantry. The quota of your State would be. . I trust that they may be enrolled without delay, so as to bring this unnecessary and injurious civil war to a satisfactory conclusion.
An order fixing the quota of the respective States will be issued by the War Department to-morrow.
(Signed) ABRAHAM LINCOLN

PROCLMATION BY EDWIN D. MORGAN
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

The President of the United States has duly called upon the country for an additional force of Three Hundred Thousand Volunteers to serve for three years, or for the war. The wisdom of this is obvious to all. Our army in the field has been reduced by the ordinary casualties of the service and must be recruited, and the positions captured by our arms must be held by military authority. The people appreciate these facts. They fully estimate the magnitude of the great struggle, and the sacred obligations imposed upon them, and the necessity of exerting a power that will speedily quell the rebellion, restore the rightful authority of the Government and give peace to the country.
This appeal is to the State of New York ; it is to each citizen. Let it come to every fireside. Let the glorious example of the Revolutionary period be our emulation. Let each feel that the Commonwealth now counts upon his individual strength and influence to meet the demands of the Government. The period has come when all must aid. New York has not thus far stood back. Ready and more than willing, she has met every summons to duty. Let not her history be falsified, nor her position be lowered. We cannot doubt that the insurrection is in its death throes, that a mighty blow will end its monstrous existence. A languishing war entails vast losses of life, of property, the ruin of business pursuits, and invites the interference of foreign powers. Present happiness and future greatness will be secured by responding to the present call. Let the answer go back to the President and to our brave soldiers in the field, that in New York the patriotic list of the country's defenders is being augmented. It will strengthen the hand of the one, and give hope and encouragement to the other.
An order fixing the quota of this State, with others, will be immediately issued from the War Department. The details of organization will be in accordance with orders from the Adjutant General of New York. The State will be districted, local committees will be appointed, and regimental camps established.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the privy seal of the State, at the city of Albany, this second day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.
EDWIN D. MORGAN.
By the Governor:
Lockwood L. Doty, Private Secretary.

PROCLAMATION BY EDWIN D. MORGAN,
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

Formal meetings of the people in different portions of the State, and individuals possessing the public confidence, have recommended me to convene the Legislature, to the end that a uniform bounty may be provided, to pay volunteers raised under the recent requisition of the President, in such manner that the burden shall not fall unequally upon localities. A call of the Legislature, and the deliberation incident to the action of that body, necessarily involve delay, at a period when immediate action is of vital consequence to the military service. The popular will seems emphatically to demand that an additional premium be at once offered to promote enlistments. The exigency clearly requires the promptest action.
Now, therefore, confidently believing that the people, through their representatives, will ratify and confirm this act, and after consultation with those officers charged especially by law with superintending the fiscal concerns of the State, I do hereby offer and declare, that in addition to the bounty offered by the General Government, a bounty of fifty dollars will at once be paid to each private soldier who shall hereafter volunteer into the service of the United States. Regulations to that end will be immediately prepared and issued. This provision applies as well to recruits for regiments in the field as to volunteers for the regiments now being raised.
Individual and organized effort are in no degree to be intermitted in consequence of this offer. On the contrary, it is hoped and expected that both will be stimulated thereby. The thinned ranks of our brave soldiers in the field appeal to us. Duty to ourselves, patriotism, everything we hold most dear, urge us to action. Shall we prove unequal to the crisis 1 Let the next thirty days answer the momentous question.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the privy seal of the State, at the city of Albany, this seventeenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.
EDWIN D. MORGAN.
By the Governor:
Lockwood L. Doty, Private Secretary.

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS—STATE OF NEW YORK
ADJUTANT-GENEEAL'S OFFICE
GENERAL ORDERS No. 52
ALBANY, July 7, 1862.

I. The President of the United States having accepted from th6 several States an additional force of 300,000 Volunteers, to serve for three years or for a period not to exceed the duration of the War, the quota of this State will he organized as herein provided, and for the luLfantry arm of the service.
II. The Senatorial Districts, as at present arranged, are hereby constituted Regimental Districts, and a Eegimental Camp will be formed in each, at the places hereinafter designated, where the recruits raised in such District will assemble. In Districts where there are no barracks or other convenient quarters, tents will be used. Persons holding authorizations to raise Companies under General Orders No. 31, will be considered as attached to the Regimental District in which they reside, and will take their recruits to the Camp established in such District.
III. The territory comprising the first seven Senatorial Districts is hereby excepted from the provisions of Paragraph II ; and persons organizing Brigades or Regiments within such territory may select such locality therein for their camps as shall to them appear most advantageous, subject to the approval of the Commander-in-Chief All persons holding authorizations to raise Companies, except Batteries or Battalions of Artillery, within said territory, will forthwith attach themselves to some regimental organization, and transfer their recruits to the Camp of such Regiment.
IV. A Commander will be appointed for each Regiment, by the Commander-in-Chief, to be commissioned on its completion. Such Commanders are hereby invested with all the powers, and will perform all the duties now appertaining to Commandants of Depots, and they are especially directed to make daily reports of their progress to the Adjutant-General of the State. They will also be held accountable for the due observance of the rules and regulations which may be established for the government of the several Camps.
V. In addition to the Regimental Commanders, an Adjutant, Quartermaster and Surgeon will be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief (the two first named officers on the nomination of the Regimental Commanders) and mustered into the service. The Adjutant in each case to act as mustering officer, and in the performance of this duty he will be governed strictly by the provisions of Paragraph XII.
VI. Each Company will be organized as follows :

Minimum  Maximum
1 Captain  1 Captain
1 First Lieutenant  1 First Lieutenant
1 Second Lieutenant  1 Second Lieutenant
1 First Sergeant 1 First Sergeant
4 Sergeants 4 Sergeants
8 Corporals  8 Corporals
2 Musicians  2 Musicians
1 Wagoner  1 Wagoner
64 Privates  82 Privates
83 Aggregate  101 Aggregate

VII. On tlie application of persons proposing to enroll Companies, approved by the Regimental Commander of the District, the Grovemor will, at his discretion, issue a certificate granting authority to enroll volunteers, and entitling the person to whom it is issued to receive a commission as Second Lieutenant, whenever he shall have enrolled not less than thirty men who shall have passed muster; to a commission as First Lieutenant for not less than forty men, and to a commission as Captain when he shall have recruited eighty-three men or over.
VIII. No authorization will be granted to officers who have been discharged from the volunteer service for incapacity or misconduct, or who have resigned under charges.
IX. Whenever any person, duly authorized, shall have enrolled the names of ten or more Volunteers, he will transmit the roll, with a copy of his authority certified as provided in Paragraph VII, to the Regimental Commander of his District, with a request that transportation be provided for such Volunteers to the Camp ; and a certificate, on his honor, that they are, to the best of his knowledge, able-bodied men, between the ages of 18 and 45 years ; that he has the written consent of the parents or guardians of such as are minors, for their enlistment, and that so far as he can ascertain, they are free from any defect that would incapacitate them for military service. Fraud or premeditated deception in the certificate, will disqualify the person making it from holding any position in the Volunteer forces of the State.
X. On receiving the application and certificate as provided in the foregoing paragraph, the Regimental Commander will furnish transportation for such Volunteers to his Regimental Camp, where they will be examined by the Surgeon, mustered into the service and provided with quarters, subsistence and clothing.
XL Officers of the several departments connected with the organization of Volunteers, will not recognize the right of any person (Claiming to be engaged in organizing a Company, to make requisition for transportation, quarters, subsistence or clothing, or incur expenses for any purpose whatever, without proper evidence of appointment of such person as herein provided for. Such evidence may be furnished by the production of the original authorization from the Governor, or a copy thereof properly certified by any justice of the peace, notary public, or commissioner of deeds.
XII. The Adjutants will act as mustering officers for the several Regiments, whose duty it will oe to muster in Volunteers as they are presented, and enter their names on lists, designating the person having authority to enroll them. On the completion of a Company, the names will be army at Washington, one to the Adjutant -General of this State,- and a third retained by the commanding officer of the Company.
XIII. On the completion of 10 Companies of the minimum standard in any Regimental District, they will be formed into a Regiment, to be organized as follows:

Minimum Maximum
830 Company officers and enlisted men 1010 Company officers and enlisted men
1 Colonel 1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant-Colonel 1 Lieutenant-Colonel
1 Major 1 Major
1 Adjutant 1 Adjutant
1 Regimental Quartermaster 1 Regimental Quartermaster
1 Surgeon * 1 Surgeon
1 Assistant Siu*geon 1 Assistant Surgeon
1 Chaplain 1 Chaplain
1 Sergeant-Major 1 Sergeant-Major
1 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant 1 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant
1 Regimental Commissary-Sergeant 1 Regimental Commissary-Sergeant
1 Hospital Steward 1 Hospital Steward
2 Principal Musicians 2 Principal Musicians
844 Aggregate 1024 Aggregate

XIV. Field and company officers will be mustered into service as follows : Colonel, entire regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel, four companies; Major, six companies; Captain, one company; First Lieutenant, one-half a company ; Second Lieutenant, 30 men. The regimental staff will be mustered in on the completion of the regiment, except the Adjutant, Quartermaster and Surgeon, who will be mustered in at the commencement of a regimental organization, as provided in Paragraph V. No officer will, however, be mustered into the service except on the order of the Commander-in-Chief, which will be granted on application, accompanied , by the certificate of the mustering officer that he has the requisite number of men or companies actually mustered.
XV. The chiefs of the several State Military Departments will, from time ' to time,' make requisition on the proper officers of the General Government, for the arms and accoutrements, camp equipage, uniforms, clothing and medical supplies necessary for the force to be organized in pursuance of these orders.
XVI. Requisitions will be made on the State Departments as follows: By Regimental Commanders, on the Quartermaster-General, for transportation passes to be issued to recruiting officers ; By Regimental Quartermasters, approved by the Regimental Commanders, on the Quartermaster-General, for uniforms, clothing and camp equipage; By the Regimental Commanders, on the Commissary-General of Ordnance, for arms and accoutrements ; and by the Regimental Surgeon the Adjutant-Generals Department for the approval of the Commander-in-Chief.
XVII. Subsistence will be furnished on contracts made by the United States mustering and disbursing officers, who are requested to issue proposals therefor in each of the several regimental districts.
XVIII. Expenses incurred for subsistence, quarters, &c., previous to the transfer of recruits to a regimental camp, will be paid by the United States mustering and disbursing officers in conformity with the provisions of General Orders, No. 70, War Department, 1861.
XIX. The pay of officers will commence from the date of their muster into the service ; that of privates from the date of their enrollment. In addition, the War Department has made the following provisions in the way of bounty and advance pay :
WAR DEPARTMENT
Washington, D. C, June 21, 1862.
Pursuant to a joint resolution of Congress to encourage enlistments in the regular army and volunteer forces, it is Ordered, That a premium of two dollars shall be paid for each accepted recruit that volunteers for three years or during the war; and every soldier who hereafter enlists either in the regular army or the volunteers for three years or during the war, may receive his first month's pay in advance upon the mustering of his company into the service of the United States, or after he shall have been mustered into and joined a regiment already in the service. This order will be transmitted to Governors of States and recruiting officers.
(Signed) EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C, July 2, 1862
Ordered, That out of the appropriation for collecting, organizing and drilling volunteers, there shall be paid in advance to each recruit for three years, or during the war, the sum of twenty –five dollars, being one-foui-th of the amount of bounty allowed by law; such payment to be made upon the mustering of the iregiment to which such recruits belong, into the service of the United States.
(Signed) EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War."

XX. The following places are hereby designated for the Regimental Camps in the several districts, viz,:
No. Dist. Location County No. Dist. Location County
8 Sing Sing, Westchester. 21 Oswego Oswego
9 Goshen Orange 22 Syracuse Onondaga
10  Kingston Ulster 23 Norwich Chenango
11 Tivoli Dutchess 24 Binghamton Broome
12 Troy Rensselaer 25 Auburn Cayuga
13 Albany Albany 26 Geneva Ontario
14 27 Elmira Chemung
15 Fonda Montgomery 28 Rochester Monroe
16 Plattsburgh Clinton 29 Niagara Falls Niagara
17 Ogdensburg St. Lawrence 30 Geneseo Livingston
18 Sackett's Harbor Jefferson 31 Buffalo Erie
19 Rome Oneida 32 Jamestown Chautauqua
20 Richfield Springs Otsego      

XXL The Lispector-General will report to the Commander-in-Chief such rules, and regulations for the government of the Regimental Camps as he shall think best calculated to promote discipline, and he will see that they are properly observed, by a personal inspection as often as may be required.
XXII. Recruiting officers will confine themselves to- their respective districts, and on failure to do so will forfeit their authorizations. Officers recruiting for new organizations at large, will, however, be allowed to transport their recruits already enrolled to the head-quarters of the Regiment or Company.
XXIII. General Orders No. 31, except such portions as are incorporated herein, and all other orders or parts of orders inconsistent with the provisions herein contained, are hereby rescinded.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.
THOS. HILLHOUSE,
Adjutant- General.

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS—STATE OF NEW YORK
ADJUTANT-GENEEAL'S OFFICE,
GENERAL ORDERS No. 62.
ALBANY, July 28th, 1862

I. Colonel John Bradley, hitherto employed on special service at "Washington, and Colonel Elliott F. Shepard, Aid-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief, are hereby attached to the Inspector-General’s Department, as Acting Assistant Inspectors-General, and will report for duty to the Inspector-General.
II. The Inspector-General will divide the State into districts, assigning one district to Colonel S. W. Burt,- Assistant Inspector-General, and one district to each of the Acting Assistants, who will, as soon as practicable, visit the Head-quarters of the several Regiments in their respective districts, as designated in General Order No. 52, and report through the Chief of their Department, for the information of the Commander-in-Chief, on all matters connected with the prompt organization, equipment and proper discipline of the troops, with such suggestions as may tend to promote these objects. They will also ascertain what arrangements have been made through the Regimental Quartermaster, or the local committee, for the renting of the grounds required for camp purposes, and for the erecting thereon of suitable buildings, for subsisting the troops, with authority to suggest and direct such alterations in the plans proposed, as they shall deem advisable for the interest of the service. No quarters will be built, and where they cannot be rented, tents will be used.
III. It is to be apprehended that many persons will offer to enlist for the purpose of obtaining the State and Government bounty, who are incapacitated for the military service, and who, if enlisted, would have to be discharged for this reason. To avoid the loss which would result from the acceptance of such persons, recruiting officers are enjoined to make strict inquiry as to the antecedents of each recruit previous to enlistment, and to accept none who have been heretofore discharged from the service on certificates of disability, although such disability may appear to have been removed ; and in the examination previous to muster, Regimental Surgeons will see to it, that it be rigid, taking as their guide Paragraph 1261, Revised Regulations, and the rules published by the Surgeon-General of the State. All recruits in respect to whom there is any evidence of a previous discharge on grounds of incapacity, must be rejected.
IV. The great number of soldiers absent from their Regiments without or beyond their leave, is a most serious evil, for the abatement of which the most stringent measures will be taken. Members of the local committees are earnestly requested to ascertain, without delay, the names of all absentees in or around their respective localities, and to send them to the Head-quarters of the Regiment in their district. Transportation passes, where necessary, will be provided by the more absentees have been thus collected at any Regimental Camp ; -the Adjutant of the Regiment will transmit a descriptive list to the nearest United States mustering and disbursing officer, who will provide transportation for such absentees to his Head-quarters, from whence they will be sent to their respective Regiments. All absentees who do not report to the commanding officer of the Regiment in their district within ten days from the date of this order, will be treated as deserters, and civil magistrates and citizens are requested to arrest and confine them in the county jail. Subsistence whilst in confinement, at the rate of forty cents per day, and the five dollars bounty to which any person is entitled for the arrest of a deserter, will be paid by the United States mustering and disbursing officer for the district, on the certificate of any commissioned officer in the United States service, or, when this cannot be obtained, on that of the Sheriff of the county, giving the name of the deserter, his Regiment, and the date on which he was placed in confinement.
V- Recruiting and mustering officers are directed to use the utmost caution in accepting recruits, where there is any doubt as to their being within the prescribed ages. No minor must be accepted without the written consent of his parent or guardian, and, if under the age of eighteen, not even with such consent, nor under any circumstances. In any doubtful case as to minority or over age, it becomes the duty of the officer to judge for himself to a certain extent, and not in any case to accept a recruit who, under anxiety to enlist, manifestly misstates his age.
VI. Adjutants of Regiments are required to comply strictly with Paragraph III of General Orders No. 59. Any neglect on their part to forward, without delay, to this office, lists containing the names of all recriiits mustered in from time to time under each authorization, as provided in said paragraph, will cause much embarrassment and be a serious detriment to persons who have recruited the requisite number of men to entitle them to positions as Company Officers. The general rule will be to issue no orders for the muster of such officers until the lists referred to are filed here.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief.
THOS. HILLHOUSE,
Adjutant- General

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