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1862 Report

Appendix A
TELEGRAMS.

 Adjutant General U. S. A. to Governor of Vermont.

Washington, May 19, 1862.

The Secretary of War desires to know how soon you can raise and organize one or more Infantry Regiment, and have them ready to be forwarded here, to be armed and equipped. Please answer immediately, and state the number you can raise.

(signed) L. THOMAS, Adj't Gen. U. S. A.


 Governor of Vermont to Adjutant General U. S. A.

Brattleboro', May, 20, 1862.

If necessary, Vermont will raise one or more Regiments of Infantry, as may be required, within reasonable time, say one Regiment in forty days, and perhaps less, and two Regiments in sixty days, or possibly less,-- to be clothed, armed and equipped by the U. S. before leaving the State, and to be sent to Washington, or elsewhere, when directed, provided the entire and exclusive control of recruiting and organizing is left with the State authorities, to be exercised and carried out by them. The clothing, arming and equipping need not delay the moving of the Regiment, and our people will feel better satisfied if it is done before the troops leave the State. Our community is mainly agricultural, and most of our young men have made arrangements for the season. Troops could have been raised a few weeks ago more rapidly than now; and if they are to be raised, it is necessary that the requisition be made upon us without delay.

(signed) FREDERICK HOLBROOK, Gov. of Vt.


 Adjutant General U. S. A. to Governor of Vermont.

Washington, May 21, 1862.

Raise one Regiment of Infantry immediately, to be ready in thirty days, to be armed, clothed and equipped before it leaves the State. Raise as many thereafter as you can-- after the first Regiment is completed, raise a few independent batteries of Artillery.

By order of the Secretary of War,

(signed) L. THOMAS, Adj't Gen. U. S. A.


 Secretary of War to Governor of Vermont

Washington, May 25, 1862.

Intelligence from various quarters leaves no doubt that the enemy in great force are advancing on Washington. You will please organize and forward immediately all the volunteer and militia force in your State.

(signed) EDWIN M. STANTON, Sec'y of War.


 Governor of Vermont to Secretary of War.

Brattleboro, May 26, 1862.

Telegram of 25th inst. received. Unfortunately we have no militia in Vermont. But we will recruit volunteer regiments and batteries with upmost vigor and energy and send to you. After one infantry regiment is raised, or nearly so, shall the next be a regiment of infantry of four or more batteries of artillery?

(signed) FREDERICK HOLBROOK, Gov. of Vt.


 Adjutant General U. S. A. to Governor of Vermont.

Washington, May 26, 1862.

Infantry is require more than artillery. No more than two batteries of artillery will be wanted from Vermont.

(signed) L. THOMAS, Adj't Gen. U. S. A.


 Secretary of War to Governor of Vermont

Washington, May 27, 1862.

The indications are that we shall be able to procure promptly, enough three years' men to serve the purpose of the Government, and that being the case you will please accept no more for less time without special order.

(signed) EDWIN M. STANTON, Sec'y of War.


 Governor of Vermont to Secretary of War.

Brattleboro', May 28, 1862.

Your telegram received, stating that inasmuch as Government can procure promptly, enough three years men to serve its purpose, you desire me to accept no more troops for less time, without special order. Vermont having no organized militia, I was unable to send forward armed and organized troops instantly, as you requested, but immediately commenced recruiting two Infantry Regiments for three years' service, unless sooner discharged, and have reason to think the 9th Regiment can be raised, organized and ready for marching orders in some thirty days, and the 10th Regiment can be alike ready in fifty days. These two Regiments will be of first class material, equal to our best, and very reliable troops for service anywhere. Vermont will be up to her whole duty, now and always, cheerfully contributing hull full quota of an army large enough to make military operations vigorous, effective and certain everywhere.

(signed) FREDERICK HOLBROOK, Gov. of Vt.


 Secretary of War to Governor of Vermont

Washington, May 28, 1862.

Your telegram received. I thank you for your attention. Please organize and send on the Regiments as speedily as possible.

(signed) EDWIN M. STANTON, Sec'y of War.


 Adjutant General U. S. A. to Governor of Vermont.

Washington, June 18, 1862.

We are in pressing need of troops. How many can you forward immediately?

By order of the Secretary of War,

(signed) L. THOMAS, Adj't Gen. U. S. A.


 Governor of Vermont to Adjutant General U. S. A.

Brattleboro', June 19, 1862.

We are vigorously recruiting the 9th Vermont regiment, which will be ready for marching orders in two or three weeks. We have no troops except as we recruit them for U. S. service.

(signed) FREDERICK HOLBROOK, Gov. of Vt.


 Governor of Vermont to Secretary of War.

Brattleboro, June 25, 1862.

The 9th Vermont regiment is nearly full and will be ready for marching orders in some ten days. Probably the 10th could be recruiting in some forty or fifty days from this date, though it would be considerably above Vermont's quota of any call yet made by the Government. If Government needs the 10th regiment, and you make direct requisition for it, we will raise it. Please answer immediately.

(signed) FREDERICK HOLBROOK, Gov. of Vt.


 Secretary of War to Governor of Vermont.

Washington, June 26, 1862.

Organize your 10th regiment. It is needed by the Government and will be received, if organized within the period stated in your telegram of yesterday to the Department.

(signed) EDWIN M. STANTON, Sec'y of War.