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1865 Report
Appendix A

ORDERS.

STATE OF VERMONT.

Adjutant and Inspector General's Office,
Woodstock, February 14, 1865.

General Order No. 7.

The President of the United States, by his proclamation dated December 19, 1864, has called for Three Hundred Thousand men, to serve in the service of the United States,--which is intended as a call for that number of men, to be actually furnished over and above all credits, to which the several States, or any of them, are entitled. Under this call, the sum of all the credits of all the States, for men heretofore furnished in excess of previous calls, is added to the whole number of men for which the call is made; and the gross amount thus obtained is apportioned upon the several States in proportion to the enrolment of each,--thus requiring each State, under this call, to assume its just proportion of the entire excess of men heretofore furnished by all the States, above calls heretofore made, and at the same time furnishing to the Government the number of men, for which the call is made. from the proportion of the sum of the call and credits, as assessed upon each State, the credit, to which such State is entitled, is deducted; and the residue is the number of men required from such State, as its proportion of Three Hundred Thousand men to be raised under the present call. In making these computations the Three Hundred Thousand men called for are computed by the War Department as men for three years' service. the sum of the credits of all the States, added to the call, is equal to about 480,000 years of service; and the necessity for this addition is explained to have arisen from that fact, that there were no available deficiencies to be charged, and hence the credits would have absorbed the entire call an no men would have been obtained under it.

As the result of re-examination of quota and credits, the number of men required from the State of Vermont, on the thirty-first day of December, 1864, has been reduced to Eleven Hundred and ninety-six (1196). And it is hereby ordered, in accordance therewith, that the number of men be immediately raised in this State, to serve in the service of the United States--subject to a reduction for all men enlisted and mustered into the service of the United States since the thirty-first day of December, 1864.

The number of men required from each town in this State, for the purpose of raising the said number of Eleven Hundred and Ninety-six men, are hereby assessed as follows. The figures stated against the name of each town show the number of men required from such town December 31, 1864, and will be reduced by such number of men, if any, as have been mustered into the service of the United States, to the credit of such town, since December 31, 1864.

FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Addison County
Addison0
Bridport3
Bristol12
Cornwall0
Ferrisburgh10
Goshen3
Granville6
Hancock2
Leicester4
Lincoln7
Middlebury4
Monkton6
New Haven6
Orwell4
Panton3
Ripton0
Salisbury0
Shoreham0
Starksboro'15
Vergennes8
Waltham2
Weybridge2
Whiting4
Bennington County
Arlington8
Bennington7
Dorset7
Glastenbury2
Landgrove1
Manchester11
Peru6
Pownal3
Readsboro'5
Rupert0
Sandgate2
Searsburg2
Shaftsbury9
Stamford6
Sunderland6
Winhall6
Woodford2
Rutland County
Benson7
Brandon15
Castleton12
Chittenden1
Clarendon4
Danby3
Fairhaven10
Hubbardton3
Ira2
Mendon7
Middletown0
Mount Holly12
Mount Tabor0
Pawlet6
Pittsfield5
Pittsford5
Poultney17
Rutland54
Sherburne4
Shrewsbury9
Sudbury5
Tinmouth6
Wallingford5
Wells1
West Haven8
Washington County
Barre14
Berlin7
Cabot5
Calais10
Duxbury4
E. Montpelier5
Fayston7
Marshfield5
Middlesex10
Montpelier0
Moretown8
Northfield12
Plainfield6
Roxbury0
Waitsfield2
Warren8
Waterbury8
Woodbury0
Worcester3
SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Windham County
Athens2
Brattleboro0
Brookline1
Dover6
Dummerston3
Grafton6
Guilford0
Halifax6
Jamaica17
Londonderry10
Marlboro4
Newfane0
Putney0
Rockingham0
Somerset1
Stratton1
Townshend1
Vernon6
Wardsboro8
Westminster0
Whitingham0
Wilmington0
Windham1
Windsor County
Andover0
Baltimore1
Barnard9
Bethel7
Bridgewater5
Cavendish7
Chester14
Hartford5
Hartland0
Ludlow11
Norwich2
Plymouth6
Pomfret7
Reading3
Rochester0
Royalton20
Sharon6
Springfield7
Stockbridge0
Weathersfield8
Weston10
West Windsor0
Windsor0
Woodstock12
Orange County
Bradford0
Braintree0
Brookfield0
Chelsea11
Corinth0
Fairlee4
Newbury0
Orange6
Randolph5
Strafford2
Thetford2
Topsham0
Tunbridge11
Vershire6
Washington1
West Fairlee2
Williamstown1
Caledonia County
Barnet9
Burke10
Danville11
Groton6
Hardwick12
Kirby4
Lyndon4
Newark5
Peacham9
Ryegate0
Sheffield7
St. Johnsbury7
Sutton6
Walden13
Waterford13
Wheelock9
THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Chittenden County
Bolton1
Burlington8
Charlotte6
Colchester21
Essex5
Hinesburgh6
Huntington and Buel's Gore5
Jericho8
Milton14
Richmond0
Shelburne4
St. George0
Underhill9
Westford5
Williston4
Essex County
Bloomfield4
Brighton0
Brunswick0
Canaan2
Concord7
East Haven0
Granby0
Guildhall1
Lemington1
Lunenburgh6
Maidstone2
Victory0
Franklin County
Bakersfield11
Berkshire3
Enosburgh13
Fairfax6
Fairfield11
Fletcher4
Franklin4
Georgia9
Highgate0
Montgomery4
Richford13
Sheldon6
St. Albans0
Swanton6
Orleans County
Albany6
Barton8
Brownington0
Charleston0
Coventry0
Craftsbury6
Derby0
Glover3
Greensboro'6
Holland1
Irasburgh0
Jay0
Lowell0
Morgan2
Newport9
Salem0
Troy0
Westfield4
Westmore1
Grand Isle County
Alburgh11
Grand Isle5
Isle La Mott1
North Hero3
South Hero4
Lamoille County
Belvidere0
Cambridge13
Eden0
Elmore0
Hydepark0
Johnson0
Morristown7
Stowe9
Waterville0
Wolcott0

So much of previous orders from these Headquarters, as appointed the Selectmen of the several towns to be Recruiting Officers, is hereby continued in force; and the Selectmen of each town are hereby authorized to enlist recruits for their respective localities.

Superintendents of Recruiting, for the several Counties, are hereby appointed as follows:

For Addison County, NOBLE F. DUNSHEE. Station, Middlebury.
For Bennington County, CHARLES FIELD. Station, Manchester.
For Caledonia County, GATES B. BULLARD. Station, St. Johnsbury.
For Chittenden County, GEORGE G. BENEDICT. Station, Burlington.
For Essex County, ASA HIBBARD. Station, West Concord.
For Franklin County, JULIAN H. DEWEY. Station, St. Albans
For Grand Isle County, JED P. LADD. Station, East Alburgh.
For Lamoille County, CHARLES DUTTON. Station, Hyde Park.
For Orange County, ROSWELL FARNHAM. Station, Bradford.
For Orleans County, PLINY H. WHITE. Station, Coventry.
For Rutland County, REDFIELD PROCTOR. Station, Rutland.
For Washington County, ADDISON PECK. Station, Montpelier.
For Windham County, SAMUEL E. PINGREE. Station, Bellows Falls.
For Windsor County, SAMUEL E. PINGREE. Station, Windsor.

CHARLES L. MEAD is hereby appointed General Superintendent of Recruiting, and have his station at the Head Quarters of the several Provost Marshals upon the days in each week hereinafter designated.

The Selectmen of the several towns, in performing their duties as recruiting officers, will conform to the general instructions issued to them July 30, 1864, except as the same may be modified by this order. They will take enlistments in triplicate, upon the blanks furnished them for that purpose,--being careful, in all cases, to fill the blanks in the "Declaration" upon the back of the contract and to cause it to be signed by the recruit. They will deliver to the Superintendent of Recruiting for the county in which they reside all recruits enlisted by them, and will at the same time deliver to the Superintendent the three copies of the enlistment contract of each recruit. They will be allowed for subsistence actually furnished by them to recruits from the day of enlistment, and for transportation to the station of the Superintendent, by conveyance other than by rail road, of all recruits enlisted by them, who shall be mustered into the service of the United States; but nothing will be paid for the subsistence or transportation of any recruit, who shall fail from any cause, to be so mustered.

When it is necessary to send recruits to the station of the Superintendent by rail road, Selectmen will be allowed to issue passes for them, upon the blanks furnished for that purpose. But each pass, so issued, must be signed by the person issuing it, as "Selectman and Recruiting Officer," and the town, of which he is Selectman, must be stated. The passes must be issued in duplicate, and the Selectmen are only authorized to issue them for "recruits," names in the pass, and for one person in charge of such recruits. If issued for any other purpose, or to any other place than the station of the Superintendent, the transportation will not be paid by the Government, or State, but the pass if received by the Conductor, will be returned to the Rail Road Company, to be by them collected from the person who issued it. If a person is in charge of the recruits, a separate pass must be issued for him.

The Superintendents of Recruiting are charged with the duty of promoting, by all practicable means, the immediate filling of the quotas of the several towns within their respective districts. They will receive from the Selectmen of the towns all recruits, enlisted by them, and forward them to the General Superintendent of Recruiting at the Station of the Provost Marshal of their District; and will conform in all respects to the instructions herewith issued.

The General Superintendent of Recruiting will be present at the Head Quarters of the Provost Marshals of the several Congressional Districts in this State, on the days hereinafter designated. He will receive all recruits, who may be forwarded to him by the several Superintendents of Recruiting, and will present such recruits, for examination and muster, to the several Provost Marshals. And he will attend to whatever matter of detail may be necessary in respect to rolls and returns, and making necessary arrangement in respect to the bounties and State pay of the recruits.

The days, upon which recruits will be delivered to the General SUperintendent of Recruiting by the several Superintendents of recruiting, at the Stations of the several Provost Marshals, are hereby designated as follows:

1st Congressional District -- Rutland, Mondays and Tuesdays.
3d Congressional District -- Burlington, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
2d Congressional District -- Windsor, Fridays and Saturdays.

The day designated for draft, under this call, is at hand; and the draft, if not otherwise avoided, will be had as soon as necessary arrangement for it can be made. It can only be avoided by the most prompt and diligent action of the Selectmen of the several towns in furnishing the number of men required from them. The comparatively small number of men still remaining due can and should be raised by or before the fifth day or March. And it is earnestly enjoined upon all local officers, and upon all loyal citizens, that they allow of no delay in this matter, and that they furnish the required number of men within the shortest possible time.


 By Order of His Excellency,

  J. GREGORY SMITH,

 Governor and Commander-in-Chief,

PETER T. WASHBURN,

 Adjutant and Inspector General.


STATE OF VERMONT.

Adjutant and Inspector General's Office,
Woodstock, February 14, 1865.

The Superintendent of Recruiting for the several Counties in this State, appointed under General Order No. 7, of the Governor of Vermont, dated February 14, 1865, will be governed by the following instructions:

1.They will receive all recruits, who are delivered to them by the Selectmen of the several towns within their respective districts and will provide for their subsistence, while under their care,--for which forty cents per day for each recruit will be allowed, including lodging.

2. When the Selectmen of any town shall deliver recruits to the Superintendent, they will be required to deliver to him, at the same time, three copies of the enlistment contract of each man, filled out and certified in the manner required by the Instructions to the Selectmen, a copy of which is herewith furnished to each Superintendent.

3. On stated days in each week, each Superintendent will forward all recruits, who have been delivered to him, to the HEad Quarters of the Provost Marshal of the Congressional District, in which his County is situated, and will there deliver such recruits to the General Superintendent of Recruiting appointed to receive them.

The days designated for forwarding recruits to the Head Quarters of the Provost Marshal in each District are as follows:

1st Congressional District -- Rutland, Mondays and Tuesdays.
3d Congressional District -- Burlington, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
2d Congressional District -- Windsor, Fridays and Saturdays.

If practicable, the recruits should be forwarded on the first of the two days mentioned, on order that there may be ample time to dispose of them.

4. Whenever a squad of recruits is sent to the Rendezvous, there must be sent with them, by the person in charge of the squad, two copies of the enlistment contract of each man, to be delivered to the officer to whom the recruits are to be delivered, and also duplicate descriptive lists, giving a full description of each recruit, --one of which lists is to be delivered to the officer who receives the recruits, and the other list to be receipted by said officer, and returned to the Superintendent by the person in charge of the squad. Powers of Attorney for receiving town bounty, pertaining to each recruit, will also be sent at the same time, and delivered to the officer who receives the recruit.

5. At the expiration of three days, each Superintendent will make full report, by letter, to the Adjutant and Inspector General. There will be transmitted at the same time, to the Adjutant and Inspector General one copy of the enlistment contract of each recruit. the receipted descriptive list which has been returned, of recruits sent to the rendezvous since the last report, is to be sent to the Adjutant and Inspector General, with the report. Full information must be communicated, at the same time, as to the condition of the recruiting service in the district, and the manner in which the Selectmen of the several towns are attending to their duties as recruiting officers, and the prospect of ultimate success.

6. Each Superintendent is required to visit as often as may be practicable the several towns in his district, communicate with the Selectmen personally, and by letter, keep himself constantly informed as to the condition of the recruiting service, and as to the manner in which the Selectmen are attending to their duties as recruiting officers--whether actively and efficiently, or otherwise. They will, by exhortation and advice, keep the Selectmen earnestly at wok enlisting men, elicit for them the active co-operation of influential citizens, and loyal men generally, hold public meetings, if necessary, and impress upon the public at large the importance and necessity of successful effort. If the Selectmen of any town should refuse to perform the service assigned to them as recruiting officers, the fact should be at once reported to the Adjutant and Inspector General, and some suitable person recommended to act in their stead. If the Selectmen of any town are remiss in the performance of their duty, the Superintendent will endeavor, by exhortation and remonstrance, to remedy the evil. And if the Selectmen of any town are unsuccessful in obtaining recruits, they are to be aided, by the advice and personal effort of the Superintendent, so far as is practicable.

7. Each Superintendent will keep careful and accurate account of his expenses, and take duplicate receipts for every payment made. Blanks will be furnished, upon which to make out accounts of expenditure, for payment by the United States' Mustering and Disbursing Officer.

8. Expense by use of telegraph will not be incurred, unless in case of strict necessity. When such expense is necessarily incurred, a cop of the telegram must be preserved, to be delivered, with the account, to the United States' Mustering and Disbursing Officer.

10. Each Superintendent will be allowed for his services two dollars per day, and his necessary expenses will be paid. No assistant will be allowed the Superintendent, unless upon representations made to the Adjutant and Inspector General direct authority shall be obtained for the appointment. THe assistant, if one be appointed, will be allowed for his services one dollar and fifty cents per day, and his necessary expenses will be paid.

12. Each Superintendent will be allowed to issue passes for Recruits over the railroad, when necessary. For this purpose the blanks issued from their office will be used. Passes must be signed by the Superintendent, officially, and must in all cases be made and delivered to the Conductor upon the railroad in duplicate. One pass is sufficient for any number of recruits, who are forwarded at the same time. Passes made from the starting place to the place of destination will carry over all the railroads on that route. If the Superintendent goes himself to the Rendezvous, a separate pass must be made to go and return, stating therein the necessity for the journey. SUch passes will carry both ways. No persons, except recruits who appear duly on the Descriptive Rolls of the squad, may be included in passes issued, except as above; and the name of each recruit transported, must appear in the pass.

If the Superintendent has occasion to go himself, upon business pertaining to Recruiting Service within his district, he is authorized to issue passes for that purpose--stating therein fully the necessity of the journey.

14. For full information upon other matters pertaining to the Recruiting Service, the Superintendents are referred to the Instructions issued to Selectmen, under date of July 30, 1864,--which will receive their careful attention.

By Order of the Governor,
PETER T. WASHBURN,
Adjutant and Inspector General