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Clark, Sidney Carney, Thomas January 2, 1864 Head Quarters, Ass’t Provost Marshal General. For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota.  Leavenworth City, Jany 2nd 1864

Hon Excellency, Thomas Carney, Governor of Kansas Topeka

Sir,

I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a letter from Col. Jas B. Fry, Provost Marshal General of the United States to Brig. Gen’l R.A. Pierce, Ass’t Qr. Master Gen’l of Massachusetts, in relation to recruiting in that State.  The principals contained in this letter will governor this Bureau so far as they may be applicable to the State of Kansas.  Again assuring you of my desires to cooperate fully with the State Authorities in the recruiting services, and extending to you, all the facilities, for filling the quota of the States, provided by existing laws and orders of the War Department.  I remain, Governor, Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant, Sidney Clarke Capt and Act’g Ass’t Pro. Mar. General.

 

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No 1. Leavenworth Jan’y 11th 1864 Clarke Sidney A.A.P.M.G.

Encloses letter from P.M. General in relative to the recruiting service.

 

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U.S. Mustering Office Fort Leavenworth Kansas January 6th 1864

Hon Thos Carney Governor of Kansas Sir

I have the honor to transmit herewith Muster in rolls of all companies and detachments of companies mustered into the service of the United States by me during the month of November and December 1863.

I am Sir Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt J.R. Kemble 1st Lieut 3d U.S. Cav U.S. Mustering Offier

 

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193 Fort Leavenworth Jany 6th 1864 J.R. Kemble Mustering Officer Transmittal of Muster Rolls

 

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Executive staff Gov. Carney Governors Corres E.M. Stanton January 9, 1864

No. 1. Missouri and Western Telegraph Company. Terms and Conditions on Which Messages are Received by this Company for Transmission.  The public are notified, that, in order to guard against mistakes in the transmission of messages, every message of importance ought to be repeated, by being sent back from the station at which it is to be received to the station from which it is originally sent.  Half the usual price for transmission will be charged for repeating the message; and while this Company will, as heretofore, use every precaution to insure, correctness, it will not be responsible for mistakes or delay in the transmission or delivery of repeated messages beyond an amount exceeding five hundred times the amount paid for sending the message; nor will it be responsible for mistakes or delay in the transmission of unrepeated messages from whatever cause they may arise, nor for delay arising from interruptions in the working of its Telegraphs, nor for any mistake or omission of any other Company over who lines a message is to be sent to reach the place of destination.  All messages will hereafter be receive by this Company for transmission, subject to the above conditions.  Geo. T. Williams, Sup’t, Saint Louis, Mo. Chas. Davenport, Pres’t, Cincinnati, O.

To Gov. Thos Carney by Telegraph, from Washington D.C. Jany 9 1864 Rec’d M.

Any authority given you to raise troops by Maj. Gen. Schofield will continue in force notwithstanding the change of Departments.  S.M. Stanton Secy of War PJ

 

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No. 3 jany 12, 1864 Washington Stanton S.M. Sec’y of War, Says that any authority [xxxxx] you to raise troops by Maj. Gen. Schofield will continue in force notwichstanding the change of Department.

 

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McCahen, Jas. (Capt.) Dudley, Guilford (exec staff) Governors Military Staff January 11, 1864

Head Quarters, Provost Marhal, Northern District of Kansas. Leavenworth City January 11, 1864

Sir

I have the honor to transmit herewith the following Musterrols of Recurit enlisted and mustered into the US. Vol Service

January 11, 1864 2 Recruits mustered into Co H 11th Regt Kans Cav

‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ B 8th ‘’ ‘’ Inf

Very respectfully Your obdt servant J McCahen

Capt and Prov. Mar.

 

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217 Leavenworth Jany 16 1864 J. McCahen capt. and Provost. Marshal

Transmittal of Muster-in rolls of Recruits Recd A.G.O. Jany 20

 

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Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas.  Leavenworth City January 13 1864

To Col Guilford Dudley Adjutant Genl.

Sir

I have the honor to transmit herewith the following musterrols of Recruits enlisted and mustered into the US Vol Service in compliance with Circular No9th of the Provost Marshal Genl office viz:

Decb 30, 1863 5 Recruits mustered in into Co H 11 Regt Kans Vols

‘’ 31 ‘’ 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co G, 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Janr 2d 1864 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co B 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 2d ‘’ 2 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co H and E 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 2d ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co G 10 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 4 ‘’ 6 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co K 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 11 ‘’ 8 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co G 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 11 ‘’ 10 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co G 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very respectfully Your Obdt servant J McCahen Capt and Prov. Marshal

 

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204 Leavenworth Jany 13 1864 J.McCahen Provost. Marshal

Transmittal of Muster Rolls of recruits for the 7-10-11 Regiments

Recd A.G.O. Jany 16

 

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U.S. General Hospital Fort Scott Kansas January 12th 1864

Sir

I enclose herewith the blanks filled no as requested in your communication of Dec 22nd 1863 to a General Hospital May 24th 1862.  The records previous to this date are not complete and it is not possible to give any correct information from an earlier date.  In the numerical list I give you both those who were admitted to beds in hospital and those who reported to the hospital and were treated in quarters. 

Respectfully you Obdt Servant A.C. Van Dyer Surgeon U.S. Vols In charge

Guilford Dudley Esq. Adjutant General Topeka, Ks

 

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218 U.S. Genl Hospital Fort Scott Jany 12 1864 A.C Van Dyer Surgeon Transmittal of Hospital reports from Genl Hospital Fort Scott and an Explanation

Red A.G.O. Jany 20

 

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Head Quarters, Ass’t Provost Marshal General, For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota.  Leavenworth City, January 13 1864

His Excellency Thomas Carney Governor of Kansas Topeka, Kansas

Sir: I am instructed by the Provost Marshal General to inform you, that a law has been passed, authorizing, for a few weeks longer, the payment of bounties as allowed prior to January fifth, and that enlistments will be made under regulations established prior to that date.

I am , Sir, Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, Sidney Clarke Capt, AAA Pro. Mast. Gen’l

 

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No 42.  January 16th 1864.  Leavenworth.  Clarke Sidney A.A.P.M.G. Informs the Governor that under the law of Congress bounties will be continues for a few weeks as allowed prior to January 5th 1864

 

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Misc. corres. Of A.G. Spalding, A.W. Senate Chamber Jan. 16, 1864

Topeka Jan’y 16, 1864

Adj’t Genl Dudley Dear Sir,

Will you please furnish me, at your convenience, with what information you may have upon the following subject:  How many volunteer soldiers have been furnished by Jefferson County to Kansas Regiments from the commencement of the war?

What number would be required from that county under all the calls of the President?

Very truly yours A.W. Spalding

 

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221 Senate Chamber Topeka Jany 16/64 A.W. Spalding Wishes to know the number of Volunteer Soldiers furnished by Jefferson County from the commencement of the War also the number that would be required form that county under the call of the President. 

Recd at A.G.O. Jany 18/64

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. McGrew, James Jan. 17, 1864

Topeka Kansas January 17th 1864

Gen G Dudley Agutant General Topeka Kansas

Dear sir havening received a letter from [xxxxxxx] West of Wyandotte County, desiring information in reference to our Volunteer Soldiers and the number required from said County He for particulars permit me to refer you to his letter which you will please find enclosed you would confer a favor [xxxxx] me if you will give the desired information yours very Respectfully James McGrew

 

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205 Topeka. Kan Jan 17th 1864 James McGrew [xxxxxx]

Desires information of the number of Troops furnished by Wyandotte County

Recd A.G.O. Jan 17th 1864

 

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Carpenter, A.D. Carney, Thomas (exec. staff) January 22, 1864

Head-Quarters District of the Border Medical Director’s Office

Kansas City Mo. Jan 22 1864

Sir

I have the honor to represent to you that the 9th 11th and 15th Regiments of Kansas vols. are doing duty in this District and are under my Medical charge

The 9th and 11th Regts have each two medical officers, the 15th Regt since the death of Surgeon Deming has but one

All full Regiments are enlisted to three Medical officers

The nature of the duty upon the Border has required the troops to be upon detached service, and as a consequence more medical officers are required than would be, were the regiments together

In order that the troops [xxxxx] receive proper medical attention, I have been compelled to employ many private physicians, and in some instances I have not

 

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Been able to furnish command with a Medical officer because I could not obtain one and in addition to this many of them when I have employed were not such, as I would have [xxxxxx] had there been any [xxxxxx]

In [xxxxx] of the above facts I respectfully request, that as soon as may be you will make the necessary appointments giving such [xxxxxxx] its full compliments of Medical officers

By so doing you will add both to the health and comfort of the Kansas troops, than when better, are not found in any army

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant SD Carpenter Surgeon U.S. Vols and Medical Director

To His Excellency Thos. Carney Governor of Kansas Topeka Ks

 

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No 88. January 23 1864 Kansas city Carpenter S.D. Surgeon and Med. Director Requests the appointment of Medical Officers in requirements where vacancies exist.

 

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St. Louis Jan 27. 64.

General

I have the honor to forward you today by express some rolls of Kansas Regiments.  The package embraces the 1st Kansas- 13th Kansas- all the 14th Kansas but three squadrons- 1st and 2nd Colored Regiments (both of which are duly credited to the number of troops one state has raised) and Hopkins battery.  We are daily expecting the roles of the 6th Kansas- 12th Kansas and 2nd Kansas concerning which I made all proper arrange…

 

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…ments previous to leaving Fort Smith.  Upon their arrival I shall report in person and close the work submitted to my change

I have the honor to be Yr Most Obt Sert Champion Vaughn Major and Commissioner of Kansas

 

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209 St. Louis Jany 24/64 Champion Vaughn Transmittal of muster in Rolls from 1st Reft. 13th, 14th, 1 Colored Regt. 2d Colored Regt.

Recd A.G.O. Feby 9th

 

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Jan. 27, 1864 Indianapolis Jan 27 1864

Sir

Will you please super scribe the enclosed letter so that it may reach its destination the whereabouts of the regiment are not known to me.  Please Oblige

Yours Truly

DS. McKernan Indianapolis Ind Adjt Genl Kansas Vols’

 

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Col. T.P. Herrick 260 Indianapolis Jany 27 1864 D.S. McKernan Enclose a letter addressed to Col Herrick 1st Regt Vols to be forwarded

Recd A.G.O. Feby 11/64

 

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Governor’s Militiary Staff Dudley, Guilford (Adjut. Gen.) Hahn, W.G. January 28, 1864

Kansas City Mo January 28th 1864

Guilford Dudley Adj’t General State of Kansas

Sir In answer to your communication dated January 23/64 I have the honor to state to you that the officers mentioned in the communication above referred to were mustered into service by me, Curtis Johnson as Captain of Co E. muster in to date November 24th 1863 and W.H. Bisber as 2d Lieut Co E muster in to date Nov 5th 1863.  You will be furnish with the muster in Rolls of the Officers above named in a few days.  Very Respectfully Your obt. Svt, W.J. Hahn Lieut A.G.M.

 

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244 Kansas City January, 28/64 Lt W.J. Hahn informs that officers of Co. “E”[xxxx] duly mustered and that he will forward muster Rolls [xxxx]

Recd A.G.O. Feby 4

 

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McCahen, Jas. (Capt.) Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) Governors Military Staff January 29, 2864

Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas Leavenworth City January 29 1864.

To Brig. Genl Guilford Dudley Adjutant general State of Kansas

I have the honor to transmit herewith the following Museterrols of Recruits enlisted and mustered into the U.S. Vol. Service

January 25 1864 1 Recrutment into Co K 11th Regt Kansas Cav Vols

‘’ 27 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co K 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 3 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ co E 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 28 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co H 14 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 5 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co K 14 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ co K 15 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 3 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co K 14 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very Respectfully Your obdt servant J McCahen Capt and Prov. Mar Northern Dist of Kansas

 

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Northern Dist of Kans Leavenworth city January 29, 1864 McCahen, James Capt and Prov. Mar.

247 Leavenworth Jany 29 1864 J. McCahen Capt and Prov Marshal

Transmittal of Muster Rolls for 15 recruits in the 11th 14th and 15th Regiments Kan. Vols

Recd A.G.O. Feby 4

 

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Clark, Sidney Carney, Thomas February 1, 1864 Head Quarters, Ass’t Provost Marshal General, For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota.  Leavenworth City, February 1st 1864

His Excellency Thomas Carney Governor of Kansas

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit, herewith, for your information, official copies of telegrams received this day from the War Department, ordering a Draft for five hundred thousand (500,000) men, to serve for three years or during the war, to be made on the 10th day of Marsh next, Every possible effort will be made by this Bureau to fill the quota of Kansas under this, as well as under the call of October 17th 1863.  I am happy to inform you that recruiting is going on rapidly; and with the hearty cooperation of the State Authorities, I am confident that the quota of the state can be filled by volunteers.  To this end, I shall be happy to cooperate with you, and to receive any suggestions,

 

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and adopt any measures, calculated to secure prompt action in filling the quota of the State.

I am, Governor, Very Respectfully Your Ob’t Serv’t Sidney Clarke Capt. and Act. Ass’t Pro. Mar. Gen’l.

 

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153 Leavenworth Feby 1 1864 Sidney Clark Transmittal of Telegrams ordering a draft of 500,000 men

Recd Feby 4 1864

 

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Lincoln, Abrham Clark, Sidney January 31, 1864 Washington D.C. Jany 31, 1864. To Capt Sidney Clarke. Leavenworth

Executive mansion Feby 1st eighteen sixty four (1864) ordered that a draft for five hundred thousand (500,000) men to serve for three (3) years or during the war, be made on the tenth (10) day of March next for the Military Service of the U.S. Crediting and deducting, therefrom, so many as may have been enlisted or drafted into the service prior to the first day of March, and not heretofore credited.  (Signed) Abraham Lincoln Official Copy Sidney Clarke Capt and Act Ass’t Pro. Mar Gen’l (over)

 

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To His Excellency, Thomas Carney, Governor of Kansas, Topeka Kansas

 

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152 Washington D.C. Jany 30 1864 Abraham Lincoln order for a draft of 500,000 men

Recd Feby 4 1864

 

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Fry, Jas. Clark, Sidney January 31, 1864 Washington D.C. Jan’y 31st 1864 To Capt Sidney Clark Leavenworth.

War Dept: Provost Marshals Gen’l Office, Feby first (1), eighteen sixty four (1864).  The Presidents order of this date, copy herewith, for a draft on tenth (10) of March for five hundred thousand (500,000) men, after deducting all who may be raised prior to March first, and not heretofore credited, is equivalent to a call for two hundred thousand (200,000) men in addition to the three hundred thousand (300,000) called for October seventeenth (17) Do everything possible to fill this, as well as former call, and secure action at once in anticipation of the exact quota, which will be announced from this office as soon as possible confer with the Governor immediately. (over)

 

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(Signed) Jas. B. Fry Pro. Mar Gen’l Offical Copy Sidney Clarke Capt and Act. Ass’t Pro. Mar. Gen’l

To His Excellency, Thomas Carney, Governor of Kansas, Topeka Kansas.

 

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154 Washington Jany 31 1864 Jam B. Fry Pro. Marshall Genl.

Giving notice of the Presidents order for a draft and mentions that all efforts should be made to fill this and former call

Recd Feby. 4 1864

 

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McCahen, Jas (Capt.) Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) February 2, 1864

Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas Leavenworth City February 2 1864

To Brig. Genl Guilford Dudley Adjutant General State of Kansas

I have the honor to transmit herewith the following musterrolls of Recruits enlisted and mustered in into the U.S. Vol. Service

Febry 1. 1864 20 Recruits mustd into Co L 11th Kans. Cav

‘’ 1 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co A 7th ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 2 ‘’ 2 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Co K 2d ‘’ Cold Inf

Very respectfully Your obdt servant J. McCahen Capt and Prov. Mar. Northern Dist of Kansas

 

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256 Northern Dist of Kans. Leavenworth Febry 4. 1864.

McCahen, James Capt. and Pro. Mar.

Transmittal of Muster Rolls of 20 Recruits for the 11th, 7th, 2d Regiments Kans Vols. Recd A.G.O. Feby 8

 

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Clark, Sidney Carney, Thomas February 8, 1864 Head Quarters, Ass’t Provost Marshal General, For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota.  Leavenworth City, Febr’y 8th 1864

His Excellency Thomas Carney, Governor of Kansas

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit herewith an official copy of a telegram from Col. James B. Fry, Provost Marshal General of the United States, on the subject of a Draft in this state.  As all recruiting in the state of Kansas under the auspices of this Bureau was suspended at your request, awaiting the decision of the Provost Marshal General, I would respectfully ask that you cause to be furnished to this office a statement of the number of Volunteers raised by you from the 27th day of November 1863, up to the first day of January 1864, and credited to each sub-district.  I enable you to promptly comply with this request, lists of sub-districts in the states of Kansas are herewith enclosed.  (over)

 

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I am, Governor, Very Respectfully Your Ob’t Servt, Sidney Clarke Capt and Act, Ass’t, Pro. Mar. Gen’l.

 

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260 Leavenworth Feby. 8 1864 Sidney, Clark Prov. Marshall Transmittal of Telegram from Col. JB Fry. Prov. Marshall Genl. also requests a statement of all Volunteers muster since Sebr. 27 1863. Enclose Tabular Reports to be filled out Recd Feby 10

 

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Fry, James B. Clark, Sidney February 6, 1864 (copy) War Department Provost Marshal General Office, Washington D.C. Febr’y 6. 1864 Capt Sidney Clarke, A.A.P.M.G,

I am making the quota of each congressional district without deducting its men raised by, and creditable to the Sub district.  I shall require Board of Enrollment to apportion the quota of each congressional district among the sub districts, on the basis of the total re-enrollment of both classes, and to deduct from these quotas, the number of men raised by each town, and thus establish quota for draft.  You must therefore at once prepare and furnish to each of your Board, a Statement of the number of volunteers to be credited to each sub-district up to the thirty first Jan’y.  This statement will be essentially a copy of reports made by you to the War Department on this subject.  I will not include the volunteers reported by you as credible to the state at large, or to district, at

 

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Large, as I have considered there in making the quotas of districts.  (signed) James. B. Fry.  Pro. Mar. Gen’l, Offical Copy Sidney Clarke Capt and Act. Ass’t. Pro. Mar. Gen’l.

To His Excellency Thomas Carney, Governor of Kansas, Topeka Kansas

 

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189 Washington D.C. Feby. 6 1864 James B Fry Pro. Marshall Genl Telegraph stating that he is making the quota of each Congressional District Fed Feby, 10

 

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McCahen, Jas. (Capt) Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) Feruary 9, 1864 Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas Leavenworth City Febry 9 1864

To Brig Genl Guilford Dudley Adjutant Genl State of Kansas

I have the honor to transmit herewith the following Muster and Descriptive rolls of Recruits enlisted and mustered in into the U.S. Vol. Service

Febry 5. 1864 1 Recruit muster into Co F. 15th Kans Cav. Vol.

‘’ 5 ‘’ 2 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ H. 7th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 6 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ E. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 7 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ D. 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 8 ‘’ 2 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ C 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 8 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ H. 7. ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ 9 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ A 7. ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very respectfully Your obdt servant J. McCahen Capt and Prov. Mar Northern District of Kansas

 

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268 Leavenworth Feby, 9 1864 James McCahen Capt and Provost Marshal Trasmittal of Muster Rolls for Recruits for the 7th, 11th, 15 Regt. Kan Vols. Recd. A.G.O. Feby. 13

 

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Missouri Republican Office St. Louis, Feb 12 1864 Gen Guilford Dudley

Dear Sir

Last September you came to our city and ordered for us Jobs Binding Work amounting to 200.00 which you promised to get allowed on the next term of the Legislature  We have heard nothing from you since I write to know what has been done in the matter please answer by return mail

Oblige George Knapp and Co for D.G. [xxxxx]

 

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271 St. Louis Mo Feby  12 1864 Geo Knapp and Co Inquiring after an a/c of $200 against the state for Books and Binding Recd AGO Feby 16, 1864

 

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War Department Washington City February 18th 1864

Sir,

Your communication of the 29th ultimo, addressed to the President of the United States, enclosing copy of resolution adopted by the Legislature of Kansas, praying that the two western tiers of counties in the State of Missouri, south of Kansas River, be attached to the Department of Major General Curtis, has been referred to the Secretary of War.  In reply I am directed to inform you, that after due consideration of the matter, the Secretary deems it inexpedient, at present, to make the change suggested.

Very respectfully Your obedient servant Ed. M. Canby Brig Gen’l and A.A.G.

His Excellency Thomas Carney Governor of Kansas Topeka, Kansas

 

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256 War Department Washington Feby 18, 1864 Genl Ed M. Canby Answer to communication of Jany 24th and informs that the Secretary of War deems it inexpedient to comply with request

Recd Feby 24 1864

 

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Governors Military Staff Dudley, Guilford (Adjut. Gen.) Headquarters Kansas Militia, Adjutant General’s Office.  Topeka, Feby 19 1864.

Sir

I have the honor to asks for information as regards the mustering and ranking of commissioned officers.

For instance “A.B.” is commissioned Capt. Jany. 1st 1864 is accepted and mustered-in-to the U.S. Service to date from Jany 10 1864 and the date of the muster-in roll is Feby 1st 1864

From which of the fore going dates does the officer take his ranks?  and which is the date of his muster as Capt?  Can you refer me to any Genl. Orders up on that subject? as we are transcribing the records of the Volunteer troops form this State

 

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We are anxious to do it correctly and with justice to the Soldiers.  Let me then solicit your early attention and reply

I am Very Respectfully Your Obt. Sert.  Guildford Dudley Adjutant General

J.R. Kemble 1st Lt. 2d U.S. Cavalry and Mustering Officer

P.S. Different Mustering officers make out Rolls differently-Some muster and attach certificate Three years from date of the roll-Some three years from the time mustered back to- and some three years from the time of original Muster into service as commissioned officers without reference in last promotion

Very respectfully G.D.

 

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294 Fort Leavenworth Feby 23 1864 JR Kemble Mustering Off. informs in relation to Muster, and refers to Mustering regulations par. 120

Recd Feby 29

U.S. Mustering Office Fort Leavenworth Kansas Feby 20 1864

Respectfully Returned with the information that Commissioned Officers of all volunteer organizing, no matter whether established under the authority of a state or of the United States, will be regarded as having been commissioned on the day when their muster into the sevice of the United States takes effect and will take rank in their respective grades will be entitled to pay and be obliged and repected in their several positions from that date Please be mustering regulations par, 120

JR Kemble 1st Lieut 3rd U.S. Cav Mustering and Disbursing Officer

 

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Russell, Edward Lt. Col. on gov’t staff Feb. 21, 1864

Leavenworth Feby 27th/64 Adj. Gen’l Dudley

Please to send me a list of the officers in command of the various regiments and detachments of battalions or companies in the different counties of the state.  In giving me the names of the colonels, give the number of the regiment they command and the place or places where the regiment is made up.  It seems the Leg. wont allow us much for our officers-will, as they like it.  Send me a copy of the militia bill and appropriation.

Yours in haste

Ed. Russell

 

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297 Leavenworth Feby 2nd 1864 Ed. Russell 2. ND Genl

Requring the list of Regimental Commanders and Captains in the State Militia also.  A copy of Militia laws.  Recd March 1 1864

 

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Fry, James B. Clark. Sidney Executive Department Gov Corres. February 23, 1864

War Department Provost Marshal Generals Office Washington D.C. Febr’y 23, 1864

Captain Sidney Clarke, A.A. Genl. Vols

A.A. Prov. Marsh. General.

Leavenworth, Kansas

Sir:

The quota of the state of Kansas to fill the call of the President for 500,000 men and to make up deficiencies is as follows:

Northern District 851

Southern ‘’ 747

This is exclusive of any deduction on account of credits now due for volunteers and drafted men, except those due to the state at large, which have been distributed among the Districts and deducted.  The members to be deducted on these accounts are as follows: (over)

 

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No. of vols up to Jan. 31st 1864   No. men drafted paid communication and            Total

not heretofore credited               furnished substitutes all to be credited     to be credited

                               

Northern District              89                                                                                                                                           89          

Southern “                          78                                                                                                                                           48

 

These  credits you will cause to be distributed by the Board of Enrollment of each District among the Sub-Districts entitled to them, and deducted from their propositional part of the quota of the District, which proportional part will be determined upon the total number enrolled in Classes I and II.  The remainder will be the quota of the town for the draft ordered March 10th subject to further credit for men raised by each Sub-District between February 1st and February 29th 1864.

Acknowledge receipt of the communication at once, and as soon as quotas shall have been established for Sub-Districts in accordance with this order report that fact with all the figures

 

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And particulars, make this known to the Governor, and require the Board of Enrollment of each District to enter at once upon the labor of determining the quotas of the Sub-Districts.  Let these quotas be first made up to January 31st 1864 and announced, and then each quota must be reduced after the 1st of March by the number raised between February 1st and February 29th.  In furnishing numbers under par. 4 of the printed instructions, you will only give the numbers of men enlisted and mustered as belonging to particular Sub Districts.  All men, reported to this office up to January 31st 1864. by A.A. Pro. Mar. Genl. as belonging to the State at large or to Congressional Districts at large have been credited at this office and deducted from the quotas of Congressional Districts as herein assigned.

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant (signed) James B. Fry Prov. Mar. General

 

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Official Copy Sidney Clarke Capt. and Act. Ass’t Pro. Mar. Gen’l

His Excellency, Thomas Carney. Governor of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Comstock and Stuart Feb. 24, 1864

Albany, Mo. Feb 24th 1864

Adjt Genl State of Kansas

Sir:

We are in search of information upon which to procure back pay and bounty, and pension for orphan children.  The deceased father was Capt Hooks Company of one of the Kansas Regts in 1862 which one we can’t ascertain.  Please do us the favor to state which was Capt Hooks Regt. and the [xxxxxx] of his company

Oblige Yours

Comstock and Stuart

 

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296 Hooks Albany Mo. Feby 24 Comstock and Stuart Asking information of Capt Hooks Co. Name and [xxxx] omitted

Recd March 11, 2013

 

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Shannon, A.J. Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) February 25, 1864 Head-Quarters, Provost Marshal, Southern District of Kansas, Lawrence, February 25th, 1864

To Hon Guilford Dudley Adjutant General Topeka Kansas

Sir

Herewith enclosed I have the honor to forward for the use of your office Muster and Descriptive Rolls of Recurits Mustered into the following Regiments

Company K-9th Reg Kans. Vol. Cavly

‘’ D.-9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ E.-9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ F.-9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ M-5th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ C.-15th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ E.-15th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant A.J. Shannon Captain and Provost Marshal Southern District of Kansas

 

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291 Lawrence Kansas February 25th 1864.  Shannon A.J. Captain and Provost Marshal Transmittal of Muster Rolls for Recruits

Recd Feby 28.

 

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Lawrence, W.W.H. Feb, 26, 1864

Office Secretary of State Topeka Feby 26. 1864

Adjutant General Dudley Sec. 27 of the New

…ilitia Law orders the publication of said Law an Campler form, and directs their office ..to distribute to the Com Officer of the Militia.  One copy thereof.  Will you please give me an estimate of the number required for that purpose and at an early day.

Very Respectfully

W.W.H. Lawrence Sec of State

 

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300 Officer Secretary of State Topeka Feby 26/64

W.W.H. Lawrence Requiring the number of Company commanders in the State Militia

Recd A.G.O March 11 1864

 

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Shannon, A.J. (Capt) Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) Governors Military Staff February 29, 1864

Head-Quarters, Provost Marshal, Southern District of Kansas,

Lawrence, February 29th, 1864

To Hon Guilford Dudley Adjutant General for Kansas Topeka Kansas

Sir

Herewith enclosed I have the honor to forward for use in your office Muster and Descriptive Rolls for the following Regiments Vig=

Company E.- Eleventh, Reigmental Kansas, Vol Cavly’

‘’ D.- ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ E.- ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ C.- ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ H.- Ninth ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ B.-‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ G.- Seventh ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant A.J. Shannon Captain and Provost Marshal Southern District of Kansas

 

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316 Lawrence Kansas February 29th 1864 Shannon A.J. Captain and Provost Marshal

Transmittal of Muster Rolls for Recruits for the 7th, 9th and 11th Regts.

Recd A.G.O. March 12 1864

Vols.

 

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Curtis, Maj. Gen. S.R. Carney, Thomas Feb. 27, 1864

Headquarters, Department of Kansas, Fort Leavenworth, February 27th 1864

Governor.

A scout that has been out in the East part of the State and near the Grand River found some signs of Bushwhackers, and also heard that Dick Yager and five others have gone out west to attack the Santa Fe road.  He was seen, it is said, at a Mr. Lewis’ on the Santa Fe road about twenty miles from Lawrence.

I wish your Adjutant General would put the Citizen Solders on their guard, and also on the lookout for mischief in that quarter.  I shall also direct the Officer at Lawrence to look after the rascals.  I am sorry to find an inclination seems to prevail at Washington to construe the word, “Fort Smith,” in any Department order, to mean only a stone enclosure at that place, thereby throwing nearly all the troops of that region beyond any command.

I also find an order from General Halleck removing the 9th Kansas to General Steele.

You will perceive, Governor, that this construction and order weakens my forces just when I think danger may be apprehended, and if you hear any influence at Washington.  I wish you would use it to strengthen us on the Eastern border?

I am, sir, very respectfully (over)

 

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Your. Obdt. Servt S.R. Curtis Major General.

To His Excellency Thomas Carney Governor of the State of Kansas

 

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260 Leavenworth Co. Fort Leavenworth Feby 27 1864 (autog, signature) Maj Genl S.R. Curtis Respectfully informs that he has Mcd informing that Dick Yager and five other, Bushwhackers are making their way towards the Santa Fe road.  Recd Feby, 29

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Governors Military Staff Boyle, John Mar. 1, 1864

Head-Quarters Kentucky Volunteers, Adjutant General’s Office, Frankfort, March 15 1864.

Brig General. Adjutant Gen’l of Kansas Topeka.

General, I am instructed by his Excellency Governor Bramletter, to communicate to you a statement of the number of Enrolled Militia of Kentucky, of the 1st and 2nd classes under the Federal Enrolment, and to ask that you be kind enough to communicate to me similar information concerning your State. 

First Class. 18.202. Second Class 34.540. Your early reply is respectfully requested.

Your Obdt Servt

John Boyle Adjt Gen Ky.

 

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308 Ky. Adjutant Genls Officer Frankfort Ky.  March 1 1864 John Boyle Adjutant Genl

Furnishes Statement of number of enrolled Militia 1st and 2d Class in Kentucky and ask a statement of the same from this state.  Adj’t Genl.  Mis. Corr. Recd A.G.O. March 9 1864

 

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Clark, Sidney Carney, Thomas March 1, 1864 Head Quarters, Assisstant Provost Marshal General, For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota.

Leavenworth City, March 1st 1864.

His Excellency

Thomas Carney

Governor of Kansas

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit, herewith, for your information, an official copy of a letter from the Provost Marshal General, assigning the quota to the state of Kansas, under the call of the President for 500,000 men, and giving instructions in reference to the draft ordered for March 10th 1864.  I have also the honor to inform you that I have this day received an order by telegraph, to be fully prepared to commence the draft on the 10th of March 1864, and to make it in every Sub-diversion which shall not have raised its quota before March 1st.  (over)

 

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Volunteers between March 1st and March 10th will be deducted after the draft commences.  Very Respectfully Your Ob’t servant Sidney Clarke Capt and Act. Ass’t Pro. Mar. Gen’l

 

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279 Leavenworth. March 1 1864 Sidney Clarke Enclosed a copy of Letter of instruction from Col Fry. Pro. Marshall Genl

Recd March 1st

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Clouse, Eliza Pearsons Mar. 2, 1864

Bronson March 2 1864 Sir General Guilford A Dudley

Sir

I write to you to know if there is on you enlistment roll that you have a young man by the name of Benjamin Franklin Pearsons iam his mother that write to you to know about him the last iheard from him he was aBout to enlist in one the kansas regiments ihave wrote to general lane he told me to write to you and wold write the [xxx] [xxxxxxx] about him if he was on the roll or has been if he is not on the roll if he is in the secion of the country around whare you are iwish you to write and let me know iam his mother that wri to you to know all about it

 

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Sir if he has Ben a soilder in the regiment iwish to let know send me the captain name abo the cornel name is he is their alise with the rest tel him to write to me for iam trolled about him tell him that his mother wold be glad to see him if he let hair tell him to write to me rigt away if he is not iwish you to answer this letter as soon as you can for iam in trolled about him

Youres Retfuly Miss Eliza Pearsons who name is Eliza Clouse Direct your letter to her Michigan Bronson Branch

 

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807 Bronson Mich March 2 Eliza Pearsons Inquires for her son B.F. Pearsons Recd A.G.O. Mch 9

 

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Mustering and Disbursing Office Fort Leavenworth Kansas March 2d 1864 To the Adjt Genl of the State of Kansas Topeka Sir

I have the honor to transmit herewith Monthly Report of the number of recruits mustered into the service of the United States in the state of Kansas, during the month of February 1864.

I am Sir

Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt J.R. Kemble 1st Lieut 3d U.S. Cav Mustering and Disbursing Officer

 

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304 Fort. Leavenworth March 2 1864 J.R. Kemble Transmattal of Monthly Report of recruits Musterd Recd A.G.O. Mch 7

 

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Russell, Ed Mar. 5, 1864 ll’sworth Mar 5th/64

Gil, as you are a gentleman and an officer of high rank in the militia of the state of Kansas, I am bound to believe you tell the truth, when you write me that you enclose in your letter the Boundbill, but as [xxx] not find said bill in the letter, I am render the [xxxxxxxx] of supposing said bill [xxxxxx] know abstracted it will you therefor send me another copy, also send me copy of appropriation bill and the bill for geological survey, and greatly oblige yours tr

Ed Russell

 

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311Leavenworth Mrch. 5 1864 Col Ed Russell Requiring certain [xxxxx] to be forwarded to him.

Recd A.G.O. Mrch 10

 

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Mar. 7, 1864 War Department Washington City March 7th 1864 Sir:

The Secretary of War directs me to acknowledge the receipt of several copies of the Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, requesting the Secretary of War “to place at the disposal of the Governor of Kansas, for the use of the militia of the State, two thousand stand of Cavalry arms and equipments,” and to call your attention to the enclosed copy of a report of the Chief of Ordnance, which has received the Secretary’s approval.  Very Respectfully, Sir, Your Obedient Servant. Ed M. Camby Brig. Gen’l, A.A.G.

Hon: S.C. Pomeroy. Senate Chamber. Washington D.C.

 

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302 War Dept. Washington D.C. Mrch 7 1864 Ed. M. Camby Brig Genl AAA Genl Enclosed a report of the ordinance officer Washington and acknowledge the Receipt of Copies of Resolutions from the Kan. Legislature etc.  Militia. Recd Mrch 15 1864 Respectfully returned to the Gov. of Kansas by S.L. Pomeroy A.S.S. Mrch 8th 1864

 

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Governors Miiltary Staff Swallow, J.R. (exec. staff) Governors Corres. Mar. 9, 1864

Exchange Bought and Sold Collections Made and Promptly Remitted Real Estate Bought and Sold And Particular Attention Given to the Payment of Taxes in any part of the State; Titles, exam, el. &e.

Exchange Office of J.R. Swallow, Emporia, Mrch 9th 1864 His Excellency Gov. Carney Topeka, Kas

Dr Sir I have the honor to achnowledge receipt of Commission as Lt. Col. and lieu to Commander-in-Chief of Militia, under date of March 2d  Also accompanying note from your Private Secy Ward Benlig…Esq of same date requesting my acce…of the appointment  After due consideration, I hereby notify you that said Commission is accepted.

Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt J…Swallow

 

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306 Emporia, Lyon Co March 9/64 J.R. Swallow Accepting commission as Lt Col and aid-de-camp. Gen. Staff.  Recd Mrch 15/64

 

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March 15, 1864 The Evening Bulletin Steam Job Printing House. Job Work Of All Kinds Neatly Done. Terms Per Year: Daily $6, Tri-Weekly $3, Weekly $1.

Office of the Daily Evening Bulletin, Leavenworth, March 15th 1864

Adj’t Gen. Dudley Topeka, Ks

Dear Sir:

Yours of the 12th at [xxxxx] [xxxxxxx] noted.  We regret that you have been disappointed in regard to your Jobs, but will now [xxxxxx] the work thorugh, and endeavor to send them by the first of the early week.  Hereafter your order will be promptly honored; you know the old said “Self preservation is the first Law of nature” and we though the Legislation this winter [xxx] reversing this on us.

Very Truly Yours Bulletin Printin Co. by Prescott

 

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322 Leavenworth Mrch 15 1864 Bulletin Printing Co In relation to printing blanks Recd A.G.O. Mch 17

 

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Head Quarters, Department of Kansas, Fort Leavenworth, March 12th 1864

Governor I have the honor to state (in reply to your favor of the 8th Dist. enclosing petition form the citizens of Shawnee Kansas for the stationing of a company of soldiers at that town) that the matter is referred to Brig Genl McKean comdg District of Southern Kansas with instructions to make person observation in the premises at an early period Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt. John Wiliams Asst Adjt Genl To His Exelty Thomas Carney Governor of the State of Kansas Topeka

 

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312 Fort. Leavenworth March 12/64 John Williams Adjutant Informs that the Rotation from the citizens of Shawnee County has been [xxxxx] to Genl MckIan and he has been in station to make observations

Recd Mrch 15

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Gray, John B. Mar. 17, 1864 Headquarters State of Missouri Adjutant General’s Office, St. Louis, March 17th 1864. Colonel, I have the honor to inform you that I have this day forwarded to you per mail a supply of this circular issued by the committee on arms and supplies for the “Miss Valley Sanitary Fair” the nature of which will readily be seen  You will please cause copies of the [xxxx] to be transmitted to the commdg officers of the various regiments from your state as early as possible

I remain General Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt John Gray Adjutant General Chairman Com Col Guilford Dudley Adjutant Genl Kansas

 

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333 St. Louis, MO March 1864 John B. Gray Adjut Gen’l Mo. Transmittal of circulars for Sanitary fair

Recd A.G.O. Mrch. 22 1864

 

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Mar. 21, 1864 Albany MO March 21st 1864 Col Guilford Dudley Col,

We beg to achknowlege the receipt of your favor of 1st inst for We thank you, Our cleark must have made a mistake as the deseased party was not a father his name was Wm. G. Lumis he alleged to have belonged to the 9th Kan. Vols. Please give us the letter of his company if his name can be found.  Waiting your favor We are Respt and o Comstock and Stuart Albany Mo

 

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366 Lumis. Albany. Mo. March. 21 1864 Comstock and Stuart Requiring in formation of the Muster in of [xxxx] Wm M. Lumis supporter to kan belong to the 9th Reg Kan Vols

Recd A.G.O. April 4/64

 

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Mustering and Disbursing Officer Fort Leavenworth Kansas March 22d 1864 To the Adjt Genl. of the State of Kansas Sir

I have the honor to report in compliance with your letter of March 14th 1864, that I am entirely out of the small muster rolls for officers and monthly reports of musters.  My last requisition for blanks has not yet been filled, but as soon as it is, will forward you those requested.  You might obtain blanks of all kinds by making a requisition on the Department Commander or the officer in charge.  Lieut col. W.H. Stark.

I am Sir Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. J.R. Kemble

 

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1st Lieut 3d U.S. Cav. Mustering and Disbursing Officer

 

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343 Fort Leavenworth March. 27 Lt. J.R. Kemble 1864 Informs that he is out of blanks Muster Rolls and reports [xxxxx] that the commission of the Department will forward blanks upon requisition

Recd. A.G.O. Mrch 25 1864

 

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Headquarters, Deparment of Kansas, Fort Leavenworth, March 24th 1864.

To the …. Adjt Genl State of Kansas

Sir:

I have the honor to enclose herewith _______ copies each of the General Order No. _______ of the War Department, and (1) One copie each of General Orders No. 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13 Department of Kansas, and to request you will take such steps as will insure their delivery.

To the Officers for whom they are intended,

I am Sir, Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, W.H. Stark Act. A.A.G.

 

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246 Fort Leavenworth March. 24 1864 Col. W.H. Stark AAA Genl Transmittal of Genl orders No. 1 to 13 inclusion Department of Kansas Recd A.G.O. Mrch 29, 1864

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Menning B.S. Lloyd, Edward Request for promotion in Kansas Regt. Mar. 28, 1864

Headquarters, Department of Kansas Chief of Cavalry Officer Fort Leavenworth, Mar 28 1864

This is to certify that [xxxxx] known Edward Lloyd of the 3d Wis Cav for the [xxxx] [xxxxx] [xxxx]- that for the [xxxx] [xxxxxxxx] he has been a member of the same regiment with myself, and has served faithfully in any position as which he has been pleased.  I take pleasurein recommending Mr. Lloyd as a proper person [xxxxxxx] a commission, as a line officer, within his cavalry or Infantry.  Mr. Lloyd is a gentleman by birth, education and manners and will reflect credit on any position

 

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this he [xxxxxxxx] the file.

B.S. Henning Maj in Chief of Cavalry Depart of Kansas

 

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Edward Lloyd. Head Qrs. Dept of Kansas Chief of Cavalry office Fort Leavth March 28th 1865.  Henning Major B.S. Chief of Cavalry Dept of Kansas Rec. Edward Lloyd. 3rd Wis. Cav. For promotion in some Kan. Reg.

Major B. Henning asks promotion for Edward Lloyd 3rd Wis Cav in some Ks regiment Recd April 28 65

 

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Snoody, James Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) Mar. 28, 1864

Mound City Kansas March 28th 1864

Col. Dudley AG

Sir

Your communication enclosing letter from Col Eaves addressed to Brig Genl. Snoddy was handed me are yesterday with the request to attend to it.  This communication from Col Eaves involves the question which I, though Div. Hd. Qrs. referred to your officer some time ago- The matter is to be settled if at all between your office and Genl Scotts,

Very Respectfully, James D. Snoddy Lt. Col.

 

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355 Mound city Kan March 28/64 Lient Col. Jas. D. Snoddy states that letter from Col. Eaves to this officer and referred to Genl Snoddy was handed to him informs that he same question involved in Eaves letter [xxxx] forwarded to this office through Div. Head Quarters some time ago.

6th Reg. S.D. Recd A.G.O. March 31 1864

Adjutant General Officer Topeka March 31/64 Respectfully referred to Brig. Genl Scott Le Roy Kansas Guilford Dudley Adjutant Genl.

 

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(Militia) Mar. 29, 1864 Leavenworth March 29th 64 Colonel: In reply to your communication of the 21st inst I have the honor to state, that I have no information of the organization of a 3d Regiment (Cavalry) in this county, nor any personal knowledge that such is the fact.  When the Major General, under the law, designates the Brigade Districts, I propose to avail myself of the records of Major Genl McDorrells office and in the order assuming and announcing my command to call for official information of all organizations existing within it

Very Respectfully Yr Obt Sert. S A Drake Brig Gen

Col Guilford Dudley Adjutant General

 

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356 Leavenworth Kan March, 29/64 Genl. S.A. Drake State that he has no information of a 3d Regt. having been organized in Leavenworth county also informs that as soon as the Maj Genl designates his Brigade he will report all organization certain therein

3rd Kans. Recd. A.G.O. Mrch 31. 1864

 

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Lind, e. J. misc Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) Mar. 30, 1864

Wabaunsee Kansas Marth 30th 1864

Friend Dudley

Will you please inform me as to the number of men due from their county under the call for 5000 men The papers put over quota 12 and give us credit for only two when the facts in the case are that We have furnished more than twelve under said call how is the draft [xx] [xx] made by counties or townships.  Wabaunsee Township has furnished since the War commenced thirty 4 men more than 2/3 of our voting population while some townships have done but little Is there any way whereby We can be credited with the actual number of men furnished I make these inquires at the request of several of our citizens An early answer will much oblige

Yours Respectfully E.J. Lind

 

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307 Wab. Wabaunsee Kan March 30/64 Ed. Lind Asks to be informed of the number of men [xxxx] from Wabaunsee co. and informs that they have already furnished men than the quota assign Wabaunsee Co

Recd April 8, 1864

 

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Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) Scott, John Mar. 21, 1864 Headquarters Kansas Militia, Adjutant General’s Office.  Topeka, March 31 1864

General

I have the honor to enclose herewith letters form Geor Eave and Jas D. Snoddy for your consideration.

Lt. Seems that owing to some confliction of order on misunderstand between Col. Snoddy.   Division Head Quarters and this office that the organization of the Militia in Bourbon County has been more or less neglected.

From the records and letters on file in this office I am unable to act or at least I do not want to act without a full understand and in concert with your Head Quarters and Genl Snoddy.  I am directed by the Governor to refer the enclosed papers to you and ask your knowledge and explanation of

 

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the case referred to.  We find on examination a letter form you dated Nov. 2d in which you request a commission to be issued to ______ Eaves of Rockford Bourbon County as Major 1st Battalion organized Nov. 7 1863. But we have no record showing that such commission was ever issued probably the reason it was not issued was because we did not have any report form him or any one else of the companies assigned or belonging to his command

Very respectfully Your Obdt Servt Guilford Dudley Adj’t Gen’

To Genl John B. Scott Leroy Kan.

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Clouse, Eliza Mar. 31, 1864

Bronson Branch [xxxx] March 31 1864

Sir Guilford a Dudley reared your letter but with great disappointment to hear that you could not find the name of my son in your office BJ Pearsons you wanted ishould state to you about the time that of his enlistment is to years age is the last acoun that ihad if him he said that he had enlisted in one of the kansas regiments idid want learn what was the number of the regiment that he enlisted in ishould think that you could find him in some of the place tough iknow not what to think about it unless that he is a prisonr in the relel prison or dead you wanted ishould give the name of the captain or corenal commanding icould not iahve told you all that Iknow of him Your respectfully Eliza Clouse

Bronson Branch Co Michigan

 

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371 Pearsons Bronson Mich March 31 1864 Eliza Clouse Asking information about son why she tink volunteer in one of the Kan Regts. Franklin Pearsons

Pleas Writ

Recd A.G.O. April 8/64

 

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The Evening Bulletin Steam Job Printing House Job Work Of All Kinds Neatly Done Terms Per Year: Daily $6, Tri-Weekly $3, Weekly $1

Office of the Daily Evening Bulletin, Leavenworth April 1st 1864.

Hon G. Dudley Topeka Ks, Dear Sir

Enclosed please find bill for the Description Rolls in Books and Sheets ordered by you.  We send them by express this P.M. and hope they will be satisfactory.  We have no form of the official required by the state, to bills against itself, but trust that the one we have attached will be sufficient 

Yours respectfully Bulletin Printing Co

 

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385 Leavenworth April 1 1864 Bulletin Printing Co Transmittal of Bill for Printing Description Books and informs that the books have been sent by express

Recd April 13/63

 

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Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas Leavenworth City April 10 1864

Sir: You will please return all muster and Description Rolls sent from this office on which the men were not credited him in order that the proper credits may be given after which they will be returned to men.  Very Respectfully Your Obt servt J. McMahen Capt and Provost Marshal

Col. Guilford Dudley Adjt Genl Topeka Kan.

 

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381 Leavenworth April 10 1864 J. McCahen Capt and Prov Marshal

Requiring Muster and Description Rolls of [xxxx] assign Recruits to be Returned to Leavenworth

Recd A.G.O. April 12/64

 

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The Evening Bulletin Steam Job Printing House Job Work Of All Kinds Neatly Done Terms Per Year: Daily $6, Tri-Weekly $3, Weekly $1

Office of the Daily Evening Bulletin Leavenworth, April 11 1864 Genl G Dudley Topeka Ks. Dear Sir

Enclosed please find bill for enrollment Blanks and Envelopes.  The Envelopes we forward to you by express this P.M. and hope they will give you satisfaction.  The Letter Heads we will forward as soon as we can work them off.  We are much crowded with business just now but will send them in two or three days.  Awaiting further favors we remain

Yours Truly Bulletin Printing Co

 

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388 Leavenworth April 11 1864 Bulletin Printing co. Transmittal of Enrollment Blanks and Envelopes

Recd A.G.O. April 15/64

 

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Shannon, A.J. Dudley, Guilford Governors Military Staff April 14, 1864

Head-Quarters, Provost Marshal, Southern District of Kansas, Lawrence, April 14th, 1864

To Hon Guilford Dudley Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir

I have the honor to forward for the files of yours office the following Muster and Description Rolls of Kansas Regiments Mustered by me from March 1st 1864.  Viz

Company M. 5th Regt Kans. Cav. Vols. Company K. 9th Regt. Kans. Cav. Vols.

‘’ B. 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ B. 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ M. 15th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ F. 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ M. 5th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ L. 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ I. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ B. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ C. 15th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ L. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ B. 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ E. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ C. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ H. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

turn over

 

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Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant A.J. Shannon captain and Provost Marshal Southern District of Kansas

 

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392 Lawrence Kansas April 14, 1864 Shannon A.J. Captain and Provost Marshal

Transmittal of Muster and Descriptions Rolls of Recruits

Recd A.G.O. April 18/64

 

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Banks, A.R. Dudley, Guilford Governors Military Staff Apr. 14, 1864

Leavenworth April 14th 1864 Guilford Dudley Adjt General Kansas Topeka.

Genl By the direction of the Govr you will please furnish this office with a report of the militia giving the following facts

1st Number and boundary of Divisions

2d Head Qrs of each Div. with name and address of Brig

3. No. of Refts and names of Col’s

4th Total number of men in each Divis. Together with a general statement as to arms ammunition etc.  Sent to this office as soon as possible

Yours Truly AR. Banks

 

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394 Leavenworth April 14 1864 A.R. Banks for the Governor Requiring Report of Militia to be Forwarded to Leavenworth

Recd A.G.O. April 18/64

 

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April 15, 1862 No. 1 Missouri And Western Telegraph

The Lines of the Missouri and Western Telegraph Company are now, and will be kept in constant working order and in connection with other Lines to all parts of the country our patrons are requested to report to me, at the earliest moment, by letter to St. Louis, Mo., any cause of dissatisfaction, and it shall be promptly remedies.  We pay Operators liberally, and intend to make them do their duty.  In this our patrons are early interested, and they should air us accordingly.  We will not be responsible for dispatches beyond our own line; but in case of delays or mistakes on our line, will promptly refund the amount paid us, and on more; except when, to insure the correctness of a dispatch, we receive fifty per cent in addition to the regular tariff for repeating the dispatch back; and in that case we will be responsible for actual damage only, to an amount no exceeding one hundred times the amount paid us for the dispatch.  Charles M. Stebbins, President Send The Following Message, Subject To The Above Conditions: Washington April 15th 1862

To Gov of Kansas

Circular- The returns [xxxx] many of the states being formed imperfect and some changes having been made since the last returns, w… you please send to this Dept a full and accurate statement of all the troops from your state which are now in the service of the General Government.  Together with a separate list of al not mustered into

 

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the service and all need as Home guards etc.  Keep each arm of the service distinct and exhibit the total of each with the grand total.  The object of this is to arrive at the entire number of men armed and employed in the military service in army capacity in order to provide adequate appropriation for payment and supplies etc. is highly desirable that your statement should be sent with no delay.  Please acknowledge receipt immediately  Edwin M Stanton

Secy of War April 15, 62 Answered copy of answer on file

 

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Shannon, A.J. Dudley, Guilford (exec. staff) Governors Military Staff April 19, 1864

Head-Quarters, Provost Marshal, Southern District of Kansas, Lawrence, April 19th, 1864

To Hon Guilford Dudley Adjutant General in Kansas Topeka Kansas

Sir

Enclosed I have the honor to forward for the files of your office.  The foolowing Muster and Description Rolls of Recurits for Kansas Regiments by me up to date viz:

Company E. 15th Regimental Kans Cav Vols.- Company E. 11th Regimental Kans Cav Vols.

‘’ C. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’- ‘’ H. 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

‘’ E. 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’- ‘’ M. 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant A.J. Shannon Captain and Provost Marshal Southern District of Kansas

 

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Regt 404 Lawrence Kansas April 19th 1864 Shannon A.J. Captain and Provost Marshal

Transmittal of Muster and description Rolls of Recruits for the 9th, 11th, and 15th Regts.

Red A G O April 23d

 

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General Head-Quarters State of Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office, Madison, Wis., April 26 1864

Colonel. I have the honor to enclose herewith in muster in rolls of officers from your state, which [xxx] forwarded by mistake to this office

I am very respectfully Your obedient servant Aug Gaylord Adjutant General

Col. Guilford Dudley Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka, Kansas

 

[Page 132]

 

R80 431 Madison Wis April 26 1864 Augt. Gaylord Adjutant Genl

Transmittal of 21 muster Rolls of Kan officers sent to his office by mistake Recd AGO May 3 1864

 

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Misc. corres of A.G. Clouse, Eliza Apr. 26, 1864

1864, Bronson Branch April 26

Mr. Guilford A Duddley adjutant Gen ihave recived your letter but with gread disapointment to hear that you have not found my sons name on any of your papers ithink it is strange that you donte find his name for iknow that he is inlisted in one of the regments of Kansans you wanted me to give his age it is 21 the 15 of [xxxxx] next he has black hair and blue eyes also a lump over the right eye between the eye and temple about the size of a gun ball unless he has had it removed out from the eye you wanted to know if he wold inlist under any other name not as iknow of unless he gave his as frank Shop the folks name that he used to live with before that he come to kansas to

 

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Perhaps that you don’t under stand me about my son Franklin Pearsons though he mint give in his name Frank Shop the Folks name that he used to live with Before that he come thair to live in kasnas though ithink it strange to hear that you can not find his name he enlisted 2 years ago this month his age is 21 this June the fifteenth of the month Black hair blue eyes and a lump over the right eye between the eye and temple unles that he has had it removed from the eye and temple so if he has the scar will be their ithink that he is killed in one of the battles for we have not heard from him since he enlisted or a prisnor in the rebels prison ifit was not so iwold seen him it makes many heart sad and many a mother grieve to think thir sons to bleed and fall in such an unjus cause it makes many widow and orphins to [xxxxxx] and mother to weep for their sons who fall in the battle field so my name at preason is clouse his father name was Benjaman Persons he died in the armey in Georgetown but my son was in kansas so he enlisted their so [xxxx] at preasant your repsectfuly Eliza Clouse

 

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R.88 1135 Bronson Mich April 26 1864 Eliza Clouse Asking information of her son Franklin Pearson and giving a description of him Recd A.G.O. May. 4/64

 

[Page 136]

 

Murdock, M.M. Apr. 30, 1864

Burlingame April 20th 1864 Ajt Gen. Dudley Der Sir

I published a number of General and special orders for K.S.M. of which I sent in my bills some [xxxxx] but never heard from them.  Will you please inform me how to draw the [xxx] if any is to be paid

Respectfully Yours M.M. Murdock Publisher

 

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R19 428 Burlingame April 30 1864 M.M. Murdock Informs that he published some General and Special Orders last fall and asks how he can draw the pay if any [xx] due

Osage Co.

Recd A.G.O May 2d 1864

 

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Russell, Edward Apr. 30, 1864 Leavenworth Apr 30th/64 Col. Dudley Will you please to send me a statement of the division into Brigades of the regt’s of the Militia.  [xxx] your Gen. Ord. No 8 you do not include May. Cromwell of Atchison, nor the Douglas Co battalion, nor Lieut. Col. [xxxx] of Allen Co., nor Wyandotte Co battalion, nor Brown nor Nemaha County battalion, [xxx] [xxx] in P.L. Hubbard Atchison and what reg’t [xxx] he command.

Please reply [xxxx] and oblige, Your etc, Col. Russell

 

[Page 139]

 

R.81 439 Leavenworth April 30, 1864 Col. Ed Russell Requiring a statement of the Brigade and the no of Regts belonging to each Brigade

Ansd Recd A.G.O. May 5 1864

 

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Atchison Kansas 5. May 1864 Sir: Enclosed please find bill rendered for publishing Gen. order not as per instructions when audited please forward the amount due.

Respy Horton and Ingalls

Adj. Genl. Topeka Kansas

 

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A. 84 451 Atchison May. 5 1864 Horton and Ingalls Transmittal of Bill for Printing Genl Orders no 8

Recd A.G.O. May 9th

 

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Misc. Corres. of A.G. Adams, E.F. May 5, 1864

Pension Office Chicago Ill. May 5th 1864 Adjutant Genl. of Kansas Sir

It is very important that there should be one office in this city where information can be obtained as to the whereabout of any Regt.  I am trying to collect the materials that will enable me to furnish such information to those who wish to address their friends in the Army

I have therefore to ask of you the favor to send me a list of all your Regts. with their present whereabouts and oblige

Your Humble Servant E.F. Adams by G.Mckinney

 

[Page 143]

 

A85 456 Chicago May 5 1864 E.F. Adams Requesting a list of Kansas Reft and the station of the same

Ansd Recd AGO May 11/64

 

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McCahen, Jas. (Capt.) Holliday, C.K. (exec. staff) Governors Military Staff May 6, 1864

Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas, Leavenworth City May 6th 1864

Col CK Holliday Adjutant General State of Kansas

I have the honor to transmit herewith the following Muster and Description Rolls of Recruits, Enlisted and Msutered in into the United States Volunteer service

April 23rd 1864 One Recruit for Co K 15 Regt Kas Cav Vols

‘’ 28th ‘’ Two Recruits ‘’ ‘’ “I” 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant J McCahen Capt and Provost Marshal Northern District of Kansas

 

[Page 145]

 

A84 452 Leavenworth May 6 1864 Capt Jas McCahen Transmittal of Muster in Rolls of Recruits Recd A.G.O May 10/64

 

[Page 146]

Misc, corres, Banks, Q.R. May 6, 1864

Leavenworth May 6th 1864. Gen C.K. Holliday Topeka. Kan.

General Having [xxxx] several dispatches and telegrams from Maj Gen Curtis in reference to the proximity of guerrillas I deemed it proper (after consultation) to have the enclosed order published; taking the liberty of signing your name thereto as [xxx] deemed it a case of emergency

I understand the no will not agree with your series.  If not, and you will send me the correct no.  I will have it corrected so as to avoid future misunderstanding Your ty Banks

 

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R. 86 463 Leavenworth May 6 1864 A.R. Banks for the Governor

Transmittal of Genl orders no9 and asks to be informed if the no is correct

Ansd Recd A.G.O May 12/64

 

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Boyd John J. May 6, 1864 Office Board of Military Commissioners, Topeka, Kansas, May 6th 1864 Mound City

Genl Please send me, directed to Humboldt Allen Co. 15 or 20 blank Muster Rolls We are out

I regret calling upon you but the fact is there is not a blank to found at any point, we have visited, consequently, I have exhausted the stock you kindly furnished.

Very respectfully your obt Servt

John J. Boyd Secy G. Dudley Adjt Genl Topeka

 

[Page 149]

 

R 89 414 Allen Co Mound City Kan. John. J. Boyd Examinary Board

Requires 20 Blank Muster Rolls sent to Humboldt Allen Co. 5th Reg. S.D. Ansd Rec A.G.O May 14/64

 

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Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District Of Kansas. Leavenworth City May 6th 1864

Col CK Holliday Adjutant General State of Kansas

I have the honor to state that I have sent by todays mail Twenty one blanks of Muster and Description Rolls Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servt J McCahen Capt and Provost Marshal Northern District of Kansas

 

[Page 151]

 

 R[x]4 454 Leavenworth May 6th 1864 Capt Jas McCahen Transmittal of 21 Muster and Description Rolls “Blanks” Recd A.G.O May 10 1864

 

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Houston. D.W Carney Thomas (exec. staff) Governor May 9, 1864

Garnett May 9th 1864 Gov Carney

Sir- The citizens of this military dist. are becoming somewhat alarmed at the movements of Quantrill and other armed [xxxxx] on our border and are urging the necessity of complete organization and the [xxxxxx], vigilance.  I have been asked to apply for the position of Brig. Genl. vacated by the death of Genl Snodding  I think it important that this place should be filled Allow me 500 to urge it on your early attention

The office pays nothing and so is not likely to be sought after  If it should meet your expectation, to do me the honor to grant me the appointment, it will be my studdy to make the brigade efficient for the protection of our most exposed border  The south east in all emergencier I remain Governor

Your Friend D.W. Houston

 

[Page 153]

 

Garnett. May. 9th 1864 Houston D.W. 442 Requests the appointment as Brig Gen of the KSM

Recd June 1st 1864

 

[Page 154]

 

McCahen. Jas. (Capt.) Holliday, C.K. (exec. staff) Governors Military Staff May 11, 1864 Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas, Leavenworth City May 11. 1864

To Col C.K. Holliday Adjutant General I have the honor to transmit here with the following Muster and Descriptive Rolls in him of those of the same tenor and date sent to your office without the proper crdits given, and not returned for correction viz:

5 Recruits for 11th Regiment December 30, 1863

7 ‘’ ‘’ 11 ‘’ ‘’ 31 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 7 ‘’ Febry 11, 1864

1 ‘’ ‘’ 7 ‘’ ‘’ 17 ‘’

Very respectfully Your obdt servant J McCahen Capt and Provost Marshal Northern Dist of Kansas

 

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R89 473 Leavenworth May 11, 1864 Capt Jas McCahen P.M.

Transmittal of Muster and Decriptive Rolls in lieu of those sent [xxx] of service date without proper credits Ansd Recd A.G.O May 14/64

 

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McCahen, Jas. (Capt.) May 11, 1864

Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas.  Leavenworth City May 11 1864

To Col. C.K. Holliday Adjutant General

Sir

I have the honor to return herewith the following Muster and Descriptive Rolls with the respective credits added viz

2 Recruits for 2d Regt Kans Cav. Febry 2d 1864.

1 ‘’ ‘’ 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Janry 2nd ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Febry 1 ‘’

2 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 5 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 7 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 8 ‘’

3 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 8 ‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 9 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 13 ‘’

2 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 16 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 16 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 17 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 19 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 20 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 20 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 20 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 20 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 22 ‘’

 

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1 Recruit for 7 ‘’ Reft Kans Cav Febry 22. 1864

1 ‘’ ‘’ 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 23 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 23 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 7 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 24 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 8 ‘’ ‘’ Inf January 16 ‘’

11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Febry 22 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 9 ‘’ ‘’ Cav ‘’ 15 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 10 ‘’ ‘’ Inf Janry 2 ‘’

2 ‘’ ‘’ 11 ‘’ ‘’ Cav ‘’ 2 ‘’

6 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 4 ‘’

8 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 11 ‘’

10 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 11 ‘’

2 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 16 ‘’

3 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 20 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 25 ‘’

3 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 27 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 27 ‘’

20 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Febry 1 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 6 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 22 ‘’

3 ‘’ ‘’ 12 ‘’ ‘’ Inf. ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 14 ‘’ ‘’ Cav Janry 28 ‘’

5 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 28 ‘’

3 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 29 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 15 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 28 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Febry 5 ‘’

5 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 22 ‘’

 

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1 Recruit for 15th Regt Kans Cav Febry 23 1864

Very respectfully Your obdt servant J McCahen Capt and Provost Marshal Northern Dist of Kansas

 

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R.91 497 Leavenworth May 11/64 Capt Jas. McCahen

Transmittal of cornuted Muster and Descriptive Rolls that was sub from this officer to be corrected Recd A.G.O. May 20/64

 

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Headquarters, State of Missouri, Adjutant General’s Office,

St. Louis, May 10th 1864.

Colonel, Will you have this kindness to forward to me by Express such flags of the Kansas regiments as may be in the possession of your state authorities for exhibition at the prospection Great Sanctuary Fair which is to open in this city on the 17th inst.

I will see that they are properly cared for and returned to you as soon as the Fair is over.  Please answer this note as soon as possible stating what you can or will send.  We hope to see you as a member of the committee on “xxx and xxxx” in attendance in person at the Fair.

Very Truly Yours John B. Gray Adjutant General, Chairman Com and At G.

Col CK Holliday Adjt Genl Kansas

 

[Page 161]

 

R88 Battle Flags St. Louis Mo May 10 1864 Col John B. Gray Adjutant Genl of Mo

Requests that the Flags that have been dispatched as [xxxxxxx] with the state may be sent to St. Louis Mo. for exhibition at Sanctuary Fair Flags. Recd A.G.O May 14 1864

 

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Mustering and Disbursing Office Leavenworth City Kansas May 13th 1864

To the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas Topeka Kansas

Sir

I have the honor to transmit herewith muster in and muster out rolls of all musters made by me during the months of February, March and April 1864.

I am Sir very respectfully Your obedient servant J.R. Kemble 1st Lieut, 3d Cav U.S. Mustering and Disbursing Officer

 

[Page 163]

 

R 89 477 Leavenworth May 13 1864 Lt. J.R. Kemble Transmittal of Muster in and Muster out Rolls from Feb 1st to May 1st 1864’

Ansd Recd AGO May 16/64

 

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Misc. Corres of A.G. Cone, John P. May 16, 1864

Office of the Nemaha Courier, Seneca, Kansas, May 16th 1864

Col. C.K. Holliday, Adjt. Gen.

Dear Sir;

I have a partial and probable somewhat imperfect list of all the soldiers who have entered the service from this (Nemaha) County since the war began.  It is gathered mostly from general inquiry and as I have said quite likely contains errors.  Can you give me the figures or [xxxxxxx] from the adjutants office?  The whole number who have enlisted from this county since the war commenced.  I you can do so, either in the aggregate or by the different Regiments it will [xx] quite a favor to me 

Yours Respectfully John P Cone Ed. Cornin

 

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R94 512 Seneca Kan May 16, 1864

John P. Cone Ed. Cornin

Informs that he has a partial list of volunteers from Nemaha Co since the commence of the war and [xxxxxxx] a list of some form [xxx] officer

Recd AGO May 27/64

 

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Murdock, M.M. May 16, 1864 Burlingame, May 16 1864 To Col. C.K. Holiday Ajt-Gen State of Kan. Topeka Kan Dr Sir

You will see by the enclosed bill that in is straight, correct and approved by the proper officer.  I avail further orders or the [xxxxx] which can be sent by mail.

I have the honor to be Very Respectfully Your humble Srt M.M. Murdock Pub. Grag Chronicle

 

[Page 167]

 

R90 491 Burlingame May 16 1864 M.M. Murdock Transmittal of a/c [xxxxxx] Genl order [xxx]

Osage Co. Recd AGO May 19 1864

 

[Page 168]

 

Indianapolis Ind May 18-64 Adjt Genl State of Kansas

Dr Sir we send you this mail a copy of our new war Map and History.  With a view to make future editions more full and correct we enclose herewith a copy of appendix.  Will you do us the favor to correct such time as refer to your date and to suggests such other matter of general interest in relation to the part taken by it in the present War.

We also desire for the same purpose to communicate with the several regiments and batteries win in the field.  Will you do us the further favor to cause a list to be made

 

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of the addresses of the various organizations from your state.  Any expanse be hurfully paid by us.  Please such us a copy of your last report.  Most respectfully Yours Charles O Perrin And Co

 

[Page 170]

 

R103 560 Indianapolis Ind May 18, 1864 1864 Char O Perrin and Co

Informs that he has forwarded a copy of the new war map and history with the appendix to be corrected.  War Maps. Ansd Recd AGO June 11/64

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Gaylord, August May 18, 1864 General Head-Quarters State of Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Madison, Wis., May 18 1864 Gen. G. Dudley Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka, Ks.

General:  I have the honor to enclose herewith a list of Volunteers, who were residents of Wisconsin at the time of their enrollment in the Volunteer Service of your state.  The names have been forwarded to this office from various localities in the state, accompanied by affiants as to their residence and enlistment.  You are, respectfully, requested to cause your records to be examined, and the return the list with such remarks and official certification as shall appear upon such examination.  I am, General, very respectfully Your obedient servant  Aug Gaylord Adjutant General

 

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R95 513 Wisc. Madison Wis May 18 1864 Augt. Gaylord Adjutant Genl.  Transmittal of a list of Volunteers who [xxx] residents of Wis. At time of enrollment.  Requests the list Returned write remarks and certificates as shall appear upon its [xxxxx] of this officer

Ansd Recd A.G.O May 25 1864

 

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The Times. Daily Per Year $6.00 Tri-Weekly, do. 3.00 Weekly do. 1.00 Office of the Leavenworth Times. James L. McDowell Publisher Leavenworth, Kansas, May 24 1864

Mr CK Holliday Adj Gen. State of Kansas

Dear Sir, Inclosed please find act for Ad Gen’l Order [xxxx] Remit by name and Obige Yours etc

David S Gilmore For Co.

 

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R96 518 Leavenworth May 24 1864 D.S. Gilmore for Times R. Co.

Enclosing file for printing Recd AGO May 27, 1864

 

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The Times. Daily Per Year $6.00 Tri-Weekly, do. 3.00 Weekly do. 1.00 Office of the Leavenworth Times. James L. McDowell Publisher.

Leavenworth, Kansas, May 25 1864 Mr C.K. Holliday Adjt Gen’l State of Ks

Dear Sir,

Inclosed Please find act: against State for Publishing Orders, Please examine therein, and if correct return for signation; and give any information required to make them complete.  Also, give me your opinion in regard to collecting, for Orders issued by the Different, Brigadiers, and Col’s in the State Can these acts be collected at your office, and what form of proceeding will be required so to do.  Your early [xxxxxxxxx] to the above will Oblige Very Respectfully Yours and ty David S. Gilmore For Times Co

 

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R96 519 Leavenworth May 25 1864 David S. Gillmore for Times Co

Encloses a/c against the state for publishing orders and asking information in regard to collecting formation orders of Col etc Recd A.G.O May 28 1864

 

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May 26, 1864 Head Quarters, District of South Kansas. Paola, Kansas May 26th 1864. Col. I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 21st inst. enclosing Special Orders No. 54 from your office of same date.

Very Repectfully Your Obt Svt Tho. J. McKean

Brig Genl U.S. Vols. Comdg Dist. Col C.K. Holliday Adjutant General Kansas Topeka, Kansas

 

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R96 520 Paola Kan. May. 26/64 Thos J. McKean Brig Genl Southern Dist

Acknowledging Receipt of Special order no. 54 from this office S.D Recd A.G.O May, 31 1864

 

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Headquarters Department of Washington, Discharge Office, Washington, D.C., May 26th 1864.

Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir I have the honor to request that you will furnish for the use of this office a List of the Regiments from your State that have been Mustered into the service of the United States The date of their Muster  The length of time Mustered for And the place of Muster  Also a List of the Regiments Mustered out or Reenlisted and the date thereof.  I have the honor to be Sir. Respectfully Your obdt Servt Henry W Smith Asst Adjt General Discharge Officer

 

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N98 530 Washington D.C. May 26 1864 Henry W Smith Asst. Adj. Genl Requires the date and place and period of Muster in of all the Regiments from Kansas.  Also the Date of Muster out of any and Requires date of Muster of Veterans

Ansd Recd A.G.O June 8 1864

 

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Ft. Scott Ks May 30th 1864 Hon. Ward Burlingame Precincts Secy and e Topeka Kan Dear Sir I have the honor to request duplicate copies of the commissions issued to the officers of Co. “ZU” 14th Kans. Cav.  They have been last or misliad and the officers are anxious to have copies of them.  If you will enclose them to me I shall be obliged to [xxxx].  The Lieuts names I forget, but suppose your records will show of course.  [xxxx] early attention will confer an additional favor on Yours Very Truly Chas W. Blair Col. 14th Kan. Cav.

 

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446 Fort Scott May 30 1864 Blair Col. C.W. Requests that duplicates of commissions for officers of Co. “No” 14th Regt be forwarded to him.  Rec’d June 3d 1864

 

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Camp of 5th Kansas Cavalry Pan Bluff Ark. 30th May 1864 Adjt Genl State of Kansas Sir:

I have the honor of addressing you again in regard to furnishing me with copies of Rolls of my company on file in your office.  During the battle at this place (as you are aware) on 25th Oct Last, my quarters, together with all the books, papers, Rolls etc, were burned by the enemy, not having me a scratch of a pen showing that such a company as mine had ever existed; I have tried every way to arrange my company business without troubling you again for copies of my rolls, but I find it impossible to do so.  I have written you ones before for copies of my rolls for 31st Dec: 1861: 30th Apr/63: 30th June/62 31st Dec:/63: 28th Feb:/63 and 30th June/63 but have received no answer:  I have recently ascertained too that I will be completed to have copies of some to muster in Rolls which you will find described on 3rd page of this sheet.  I regard to the other rolls (my company Muster Rolls) I think that all I shall specially need over

 

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will be copies of all my rolls upon which are entered my charges as stopages of any kind against the men, on account of Quarter Muster, Ordinance etc etc:  And my original Muster in Roll.  Which you will find to be a Muster in Roll of Recruits for the 5th Kansas Regt Vol: Sixty four (64) in number, my own name appearing first on the roll: Mustered in by Lieut Robinett at Fort Leavenworth Kans on 14th November 1861

Will you be so kind as to furnish me with copies of all the above mentioned rolls at the earliest possible convenience.  I will freely pay the wages of an extra clerk for copying their whenever advised of the necessary amount, in the order to, or with view to early reception and assurance of getting their, as I find it impossible for me to settle up my company business with Gov: without them.  Beside writing you over before as stated I wrote the Adjt Genl Washington who refered me to you: An opposite page please find description of Muster in rolls of recruits to which I refer on 1st page:  Very Respectfully Yours Obt servt Saul C Thompson Capt Comdg H Co 5th Kansas Cav

 

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Name

Enlisted

Mustered into Service

No 1

When

Where

When

Where

By Whom

Reynolds John RJ

26th Mar:/63

Helena Ark

26th Mar/63

Helena, Ark

Lieut Hilderburn

No 2

 

 

 

 

 

Powers William

14th May/63

Helena Ark

14th May/63

Helena Ark

Lieut Hilderburn

Houser Mahlon

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

 

No 3

 

 

 

 

 

Adams, Elmore Y.

17th Mar/62

Camp Hunter Kans:

9th June/63

Helena Ark

Lieut Hilderburn

Denton Joseph W

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Niles Hubbard E

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Riley Lawrence L.

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Scott James

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Snook, David N.

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Willis William. H.

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Holshouser William, S.

15th Nov/61

Ft Leavenworth

Do

Do

Do

Benton George 4th

4th July/63

Helena Ark

July/63

Helena Ark

Lt Hilderburn

 

I think that all the above musters were made to date with the original organization of the regt (viz) 16th Aug:/61. Those in No 3 I am sure were, but not positive about the other.  The above description wil I present enable to readily find the Rolls:  Jones etc Saul C. T.

 

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R 101 518 Pine Bluff May, 30 1864 Capt. S. C. Thompson Requiring copies of all its Records of cap. “H” 5th Regt. Kan. Vols. States that all his Record [xxx] Comd into Battle of Pine Bluff Oct 25th Ansd Recd A.G.O. June 27 1864

 

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Misc. from Adj Gen of Wisconsin May 1864

List of Volunteers residents of Wisconsin who enlisted, in various Volunteer Organizations of the State of Kansas.

No.

Names

Co.

Regt

By whom enlisted

Date

Town

County

1

Jennings, Hezekiah

A

7”Cav

Lieut Affley

Sept 1. 61

Richardson N.J.

July 27 /62 [xxx] to [xxxxxx]

2

Cummings, Cornelius

 

2d ‘’

 

July 63

 

 

3

Soomis, William W.

G

‘’

Robnette

Nov. 30 61

Manor Wis

 

4

Eldridge, John

G

7 ‘’

Liet Bowman

Oct 30 ‘’

Reenlisted Jany 1 1864

[xxxx] Co Wis

5

Song, Justin W.

‘’

‘’

US Record

Mar 64

 

 

6

Sylvester, Henry

‘’

‘’

Bennett Bowman

Oct 30 61

Germantown Tenn discharged for disability at.

April 2, 1863

7

Sylvester, John W.

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Reenlisted Jany 1

[xxxx] Co Wisc

8

Sylvester, Richard

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3 Regt Wisconsin mo. suppose [xxxxx] while on duty [xxxx]

 

 

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List of names of Volunteers from the Adjutant Genl of Wis Recd A.G.O. May 26 1864

 

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Vincent, A.A. (Maj) June 1, 1864 Office Commissary of Musters, Department of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark. June 1st 1864 Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir: Herewith, I have the honor to transmit Rolls of Musters made for Kansas organizations by Assistant Commissaries of this Department and reported since Mar 27th 1864

1- Patrick Cosgrave Capt 2d Kansas Cav. Vols Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt A.O. Vincent Major and Com Musters Dept of A.K.

 

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R103 567 office Com Musters Department of Arkansas Little Rock. Ark. June 1st 1864 Vincent A.O. Major and Com Musters Transmitting Rolls of Patrick Cosgrove Captain 2d Kansas Cav Vols Recd A.G.O. June 17 1864

 

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Shannon, A.J. Holliday, C.K. exec. staff Governors Military Staff June 1, 1864 Head-Quarters, Provost Marshal, Southern District of Kansas Lawrence, June 1st, 1864 Colonel C.K. Holiday Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kansas Colonel

I have the honor to transmit the following Muster and Descriptive Rolls To Witt:

2 Recruits for E. Company 11th Regt. Kans. Vol. Cav

2 do ‘’ e. do 12th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Inf

1 do ‘’ K do 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Cav;

Which are enclosed herewith Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant A.J. Shannon Captain and Provost Marshal Southern District of Kansas

 

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R 97 No 524 Lawrence Kansas June 1st 1864 Shannon A.J. Captain and Provost Marshal

Transmittal of Muster and Descriptive Rolls of Recruits in the 11th and 12 Regts.

Recd A.G.O June 3d 1864

 

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McCahen, Jas. Holliday, C.K. Governors Military Staff June 4, 1864

Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas,

Leavenworth City June 4 1864

To Col C.K. Holliday Adjutant Genl I have the honor to transmit herewith the following Muster and Descriptive Rolls of Recruits mustered into the U.S. Vol. Service viz:

2 Recruits for 15 Regt Kans Cav. May 23 1864

2 ‘’ ‘’ 5 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 25 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 2d ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 26 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’15th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 27 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 15 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 28 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 3d ‘’ Wisconsin ‘’ ‘’ 30 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 15 ‘’ Kans ‘’ ‘’ 3 ‘’

1 ‘’ ‘’ 11 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 4 ‘’

Very Respectfully Your obdt servant J.McCahen Capt and Prov. Mar. Northern Dis of Kans

 

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R99 534 Northern Dist of Kans Levenworth City June 4, 1864

McCahen, James Capt and Provo. Mar.

Transmittal of Muster and Decriptive Rolls of Recruits in the 2d, 5th, 15th, and 3 Wis Regts.  Ans Recd A.G.O. June 8 1864

 

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Mustering and Disbursing Office Leavenworth Kansas June 11th 1864 To the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas Topeka Sir I have the honor to transmit herewith muster in rolls of all musters made by me during the month of May 1864. [xxxx] [xxx] dated June 11 1864

I am Sir very respectfully Your obedient servant J.R. Kemble 1st Lieut 3d U.S. Cav Mustering and Disbursing Officer

 

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R101 549 Leavenworth June 11 1864 Lt. J.R. Kemble Transmittal of Muster Rolls for Month of May 1864 1 roll for 4 June.

Ansd Recd A.G.O. June 15 1864

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Gibbs, S.M. June 15, 1864. General Head-Quarters State of Wisconsin.  Adjutant General’s Office, Madison, Wis., June 15th 1864 Adj’t Genl C.K. Holliday Topeka Kansas Genl

[xxxx] favor with enclosure, of 9th inst this day duly need which I take pleasure in acknowledging

Very Respy Yr obdt servt SM Gibbs Col and A.A.G

 

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R105 570 Wisc Madison Wis June 15 1864 Col S.M. Gibbs Acknowledging Recp of communication of 9 inst

Recd AGO June 22/64

 

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June 15, 1864 Gardner Ks June 15/64 To his excellency Thos. Carney. Gov. Leavenworth, Ks.

Sir: Will you be so kind as to send me a copy of the [xxxxx] Militia Law of the State of Kansas or if for [xxx] send me the price enclosed [xxxxx] party to return if [xxxxxx] Oblige Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt J.H. Kirby Gardner Johnson County Kansas

 

[Page 200]

 

R105 Johnson Co Gardner Kan June 15 1864 J.H. Kirby Requiring Copy of Militia law Johnson Co Ansd Recd A.G.O. June 20/64

 

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The Evening Bulletin Steam Job Printing House. Job Work of All Kinds Neatly Done. Terms per Year Daily $6, Tri-Weekly $3, Weekly $1. Office of the Daily Evening Bulletin, Leavenworth, June 16 1864. Adjt Genl K.S.M. Topeka Kansas Dear Sir. We forward to you to might by express the Blanks “Inventories of Effects” as per enclosed copy.  The other job ordered, being larger, and being preceded by other jobs to be worked on that signed prep, we shall not be able to send you for his or three days.  We are working [xxxxx] it and will forward it as early as possible.  Your Truly Bulletin Printing Co

 

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R104 565 Leavenworth June 16, 1864 Bulletin Printing Co Inform that they have forwarded. Blanks [xxxxx] [xxxxxx] and muster Rolls [xxx] [xxxxxxx] a [xxxxx] days

Recd June 18 1864

 

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Leavenworth City June 21/64 General

I received your answer this morning and are very much surprised to know that I was a soldier to long, without a name, so be it that is the capt [xxxxx], I hope it can be searched out all right yet, you requested me to inform you of the position that capt Williams [xxxx] [xxxxxx] he is now Colonel of the Kansas first colored Regiment, and the Company to which I belonged until the time of its consolidation, now is in the Fifth Kansas under Captain Moon, and Col. Clayton, I would have stated this in the previous to the finally thought it not necessary, so I hope that you can succeed in this undertaking and I will be very much obliged, Yours Truly, Isaiah Cooper

 

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R106 576 Leavenworth Kan June 21/64 Isaiah Cooper.  Inform of the whereabouts of his old company of 3rd Reg and [xxxx] that his captain is now col. 1 Kan Col Rgt Ansd recd A.G.O. Jun 23/64

 

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Leavenworth City, June 13/64

General. I want you to examine the Rolls of Company A. third Regiment Kansas under Capt. Williams and Col. Montgomery and see if my name is still on that company, rolls yes or ot and if not see where it was [xxxxxx] and whither there is any credit given me as Discharged or not that company was made up here and mustered in at the Fort on the 12th of July 1862 and I must get it straightened up soon, Now I will state to you now it was as near as I can, I was in the service 8 months, During that writer by Being exposed I caught cold and settled in my throat and lungs and now is a cronic Bronchitis.  I was for four weeks in camp that I could not do Duty finally I asked for

 

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permission to go to the surgeon to get medicine or get a certificate for a Discharge, the Capt (Williams) would not agree for me to do so, he said that was not necessary, that he could fix it all right, so he went to work and made out my Descriptive Rolls for eight months pay, also a Discharge, which he drawed up to say, that I was Discharged on account of physical Disability, which I had no certificate to show, from the surgeon, in connection with it, so I had permission to come home, and I took my Discharge to the Adjutant General, under General Hunter, and he immediately ask me for my certification and I had none to present, and he handed the Discharge back to me and told me that that Discharge was no account to me because says he you have no certification nor the colonel name was not signed to it, and it was all

 

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wrong generally and that I would have to consider myself in the service until I got a proper Discharge will the Capt came up the next day and I give him the Discharge to have it properly fixed he said he wants to have it all fixed right, and I have never seen it since, I have seen him three or four times since and still promised me that he would get it all right so it has [xxxx] from time to time till present, and now the capt is promoted and perhaps he is no more responsible, I have wrote to capt More, which was first Lieut, then, about it and I cannot get an answer, I want you if you please to examine in this case and write me a few lines and assist me in getting it fixed up all right Just as soon as possible, I am liable to be arrested as a Deserter, and it is very necessary to have it settled it may bring me to trouble Yours Truly Isaiah Cooper

 

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R102 554 Leavenworth June 13 1864 Isaiah Cooper.  [xxxxxx] to be informed if his name is on this roll of co and 3d Regt Kan Vols states that he obtained discharging paper from Capt Williams and of [xxxxxxx] [xxxx] [xxxx] buck to be connected and has [xxxx] serve into service ansd Recd A.G.O. June 16 1864

 

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Vincent, A.A. June 21, 1864 Office Commissary of Musters, Department of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark, June 21st 1864 Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir: Herewith, I have the honor to transmit rolls of Muster made for Kansas organizations, by Asst Commissaries of Musters for this Department and reported since June 10th 1864.

1-John A. Lee, Capt. Co “D” 2d Kansas Cav Vols

2- Joshua Clayton, 1st Lt and R.Q.M. 12 ‘’ Inft ‘’

Please acknowledge receipt of Rolls. Very Respectfully A.O. Vincent Major and Com Muster Dept of AK

 

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R110 600 O.C.M. Deptar of Ark. June 21st/64

Vincent A.O. Major and Con. Musters Transmitting Report of Muster made for Kansas organizations Recd A.G.O. July 9 1864

 

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McCahen, Jas. June 24, 1864 Head Quarters, Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas Leavenworth City June 24 1864 To Col. C.K. Holliday Adjutant Genl Sir I have the honor to transmit herewith Muster and Descriptive Rolls of the following Recruits mustered into U.S. sevice viz

2 Recruits for 7th Kansas dates June 9th 1864

1 ‘’ ‘’ 15th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ 14 ‘’

Very respectfully Your obdt servant J.JcCahen Capt and Prov Mar. Northern Dist of Kans

 

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R108 587 Leavenworth June 24 1864 Capt Jas McCahen Transmittal of Muster and Descriptive Roll of Recruits for 7 and 15 Regt Recd A.G.O. June 28/64

 

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Head-Quarters, Provost Marshal, Southern District of Kansas, Lawrence June 24th 1864 Colonel C.K. Holiday Adjutant General for Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir Enclosed I have the honor to forward Muster and Descriptive Roll of two recruits mustered by me for Cols 7th [xxxx] Vol Cav

I am Colonel Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant A.J. Shannon Captain and Provost Marshal Southern District of Kansas

 

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101 580 Lawrence June 24, 1864 Capt A.J. Shannon Provs Marshal transmittal of Muster and Descriptive Roll of 2 Regts for [xxxx] 7 Regt. Recd A.G.O. June 27/64

 

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War Department, Provost Marshal General’s Office, Washington, D.C. June 24th 1864. His Excellency Thomas Carney Governor of Kansas Topeka, Kansas Governor I have the honor to call your attention to the Exhibit of Debits and Credits of your State under all calls up to the 30th of April 1864, which was sent you from this Office on the 1st inst and to request that you will acknowledge its receipt and if you do not accept it as correct state wherein it is erroneous.  I am, Governor very respectfully your obedt servant James B. Fry Provost Marshal General

 

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R108 589 Washington June 24 1864 Jas B. Fry Prov. Marshal Genl Requiring an answer and acknowledgement of Receipt of Exhibit of Debits and Credits of the state.  Ansd Recd July 1 1864

 

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June 25, 1864 At a regular meeting of the Jefferson Rifles held in the village of Wasshopper Falls Jeff Co. Kan.  Phillip Allen was elected Chairman and [xxxx] [xx].  JF Bliss and Wm [xxxxxx] were appointed [xxxx]. Capt A.G. Patrick having removed from the state the office of Capt. was declared vacant W.C. Butts was elected by ballot to file said vacancy.  The office of 1st Lieut becoming vacant by the election of W.C. Butts to the Company.  W.G. Keech was elected by ballots to the office of 1st Lieut.  I certify the above is a true statement of the proceding of [xxxxxxxx] of the [xxxxxx] Rifles held in the village of Wasshopper Fals Jane 25th 1864 WC Huks Secretary Philip Allen Chairman

 

[Page 218]

 

4th Regt Co “I’’  Certf Election of Capt Butts and Lieut Keech June 25 1864 Recd A.G.O. July 1/64

 

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June 26, 1864 War Department, Provost Marshal General’s Office, Washington, DC., June 26, 1864 Circular No. 25 Persons not fit for military duty and not liable to draft, from age or other causes, hav expressed a desire to be personally represented in the Army.  In addition to the contributions they have made in the way of bounties, they propose to procure at their own expense, and present for enlistment, recruits to represent them in the service.  Such practical patriotism is worthy of special commendation and encouragement.  Provost Marshals, and all other officers acting under this Bureau, are ordered to furnish all the facilities in their power to enlist and muster promptly the acceptable representative recruits presented, in accordance with the design herein set forth.  The name of the person whom the recruit represents will be noted on the Enlistment and Descriptive Roll of the recruit, and will be carried forward from those papers to the other official records which form his military history.  Suitably prepared certificates of this personal representation in the service will be forwarded form this office, to be filled out and issued by Provost Marshals to the persons who put in representative recruits  (Signed) James B. Fry Provost Marshal General.

 

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War Department, Provost Marshal General’s Office, Washington June 24th 1864 Dear Sir: The scheme alluded to in the enclosed Circular is recommended to your favorable consideration.  I will probably be in your power to give it popularity and practical effect, and you are respectfully requested to do so.  I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, James B. Fry, Provost Marshal General.  To Gen’l C.K. Holliday Adj’t Gen’l Topeka Kansas

 

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R119 591

Washington June 27/64 Genl Jas. B. Fry Encloses circular no. 25 War department and request action upon it Recd A.G.O. July 3 1864

 

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1864 June 3d

Caelyb Allen, Co, Kansas Hon, Thomas, Carney, [xxx] [xxxxx] me to drop you a [xxx] lines are the subject of Recruiting the negroes in our rieinety are very anxious to inlist by request of some of the citizens I drop you those lines if you want any more negroes recruits I think that a company can be raised here, if you want there and will give [xxxxxx] and Mr Robison Recruiting [xxxxxxxx] we will try and see what can be done

hoping to here from you yours Truly W.R. Kirkpatrick Y,R. Robison

 

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Carlyle Allen Co. June 30th 1864 Kirkpatrick W.R. Desires authority to recruit  negroes in Allen County Rec’d July 3rd 1864

 

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Vincent, A. A. July 1, 1864 Office Commissary of Musters, Dep’t of Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark., July 1st 1864 Adjutant General State of Kasnas Sir

Herewith I have the Honor to transmit rolls of musters made in Kansas organizations by Assistant Commissions of musters for this Department and reported since July 20th 1864. 

1- Peter J. Miserey Capt 12nd Kansas Inft Vols.

2- William Barrett 1st Lt. 12th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

3- Horace A.B. Cook 2nd Lt. 12nd ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

4- one Re-Enlisted man Prts A 5th ‘’ Cav ‘’

5- Four ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Cor “B” 5th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

6- Ten ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’I” 5th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Please acknowledge receipt of rolls Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt A.O. Vincent Major and Com Muster Dept of AK

 

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R114 620 O.C.M. Dept of Ark July 1st 1864 Vincent A.O. Major and Com Muster Transmiting rolls of Musters made in Dept of Ark for Ks organizations

Ansd Recd AGO July 21 1864

 

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Carney, Thomas exec. staff Holliday, C.K. July 1, 1864

Leavenworth July 1st 1864 Col C.K. Holiday Dr Sir

This will be handed you by Judge S.S.M. Fuller of Wisconsin The Judge has concluded to make Kansas his home and desired employment for the present at least to enable him to better judge as to his location.  The Judge comes to me very highly recommended and I will feel personally obliged if you can give him such employment

 

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as will be agreeable in the Adjutant General office, Should you not have supplied the officer with all the clerical force you require.  You will find the Judge [xxxxx] adapted to the [xxx] life and must the acquaintance may be most pleasant and profitable Very Respectfully Thos Carney

 

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Kan. Governor Carney exec. staff Holliday, C.K. July 1, 1864 Leavenworth July 1/64 Col. C.K. Holiday Dr Sir Send commission to Wm Shepherd Leavenworth as aid on my staff with [xxxx] of Lt Cols and oblige Yours Truly Thos Carney

 

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R109 595 Leavenworth July 1 1864 Gov Thos Carney

Requires commission for Wm Shepherd as Lt. Col. and aid-de-camp on his staff ansd Recd July 5 1864

 

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Vander Horck, J. July 3, 1864 Headquarters Genl Rendezvous Veteran Reserve Corps Fort Leavenworth July 30th 1864 C.K. Holliday Adjutant Genl State of Kansas Topeka Kansas

Sir: I have the honor to request that you furnish this office of practicable to do so [xxxxxx] records that you have, when, where, and by [xxxxxx], the following named enlisted men were Mustered into the United States Service.  These men have been transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps and Justice to them requires that this information be furnished from some source, on order that they may receive from Government the pay [xxxxxxx] is due them.

Viz Isaac N. Tyrnell Co “I” 2nd Regt Kas Vols Cavl

John A Muller ‘’ “C” ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

James Fletcher ‘’ “H” 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

John P.P. Hegner ‘’ ‘’K’’ 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Jacob Ochsenfien ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Peter C Conner ‘’ ‘’I’’ 11th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Halsey Wickham ‘’ ‘’B’’ 12th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Rosman Cruzan ‘’ E ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

 

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William Talbot Co “K” 13th Regt Kas Infty Vols

John McTownsend ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

John Recht ‘’ ‘’D’’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Thomas E Hockaday ‘’ ‘’B’’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant J. Vander Horck Capt Vet Res Corps Commanding Genl Rendzou

 

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R118 137 Fort Leavenworth July 30 1864 Capt J. Vander Horck

Requiring a certificate of Muster of 12 Enlisted men now in the Veteran Reser Corps Ansd Recd Augt. 3d 1864

 

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Leavenworth July 6th 1864 Dear Sir

[xxxxxx] the county of Gov Carney I am permitted to transmit the enclosed.  A few day of illness since the date of the Governors letter has denied me the pleasure of meeting you but being anxious to know whether you can aid me in the manner indicated in his introductory (and being still unable to visit you) I hope you will deem an apology for this note at this time.  The Governors letter very fully sets [xxxxxx] my wishes and I shall feel grateful if you can aid me I the manner

 

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he has to kindly suggested.  I hope to be able to meet you [xxx] long but in the mean time shall be pleased to receive a reply to this.  I have the honor to [xxxxxxx] very sincerely

Yr Obt Sert S.S.N Fuller Hon CK Holiday Topeka

 

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R110 544 Leavenworth July 6 1864 S.S.N. Fuller Encloses Testimonial from Gov Carney and wishes a situation on clerks in A.G.O. Ansd Recd July 8 1864

 

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Head Quarters, Assistant Provost Marshal General, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota)

Leavenworth City, July 11th 1864 Colonel C.K. Holliday Adj’t Gen’l State of Kansas Topeka, Kansas

Sir: I have the honor to request that you will furnish me a copy of the communication from the Provost Marshal Generals office showing the quotas of troops assigned to the State of Kansas, and the credits for volunteers furnished.  I am, Colonel Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant Sidney Clarke Capt. H.A.A. Pro. Mar. Gen’l

 

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R112 610 Leavenworth July 11 1864 Capt. Sidney Clarke A.A. Pro. Mar. Genl Requiring a copy of the a/c of Dept and credits of the state of Kansas furnish by the Prov. Mar. Genls Ansd Recd A.G.O. July 13

 

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July 12, 1864 Olathe, Kansas July 12th 1864 C.K. Holliday, Esqr. Dr. Sir: Will the State of Kansas pay for the publication of orders issued by Brigadier Generals and Colonels of the Militia?  I have published quite a number issued by order of Brig. Gen. Hoshback and could be glad to [xxxxx] of the State will pay for their publication. An early reply will oblige.  Your Obd’t Serv’t S.E. McKee Editor Olathe Mirror Olathe, Kansas

 

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R.114 619 Olathe July 12 1864 S.E. McKee Enquire of a State of Kan will pay for publishing orders from Brig Genl and cols [xxxx] gain of form the office

Ansd Johnson Co S.D. Recd A.G.O. July, 19

 

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The Evening Bulletin Steam Job Printing House, Job Work Of All Kinds Neatly Done Terms Per Year Daily $6, Tri-Weekly $3, Weekly $1 Office of the Daily Evening Bulletin Leavenworth, July 13 1864 Adjt C.K. Holliday Topeka Kansas

Dear Sir Enclosed find bill for job of Blank Inventories (which you state you have need,) and for Muster-in rolls.  Please attach your certificate to it and see that it is audited as soon as possible.  We are doing a great deal of advertising for the State for which we can realize nothing at present, and we are therefore more anxious for prompt pay on job-work.  Hoping the Rolls will give satisfaction and awaiting further orders, we remain Yours Truly Bulletin-Printing Co Prescott

 

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R113 616 Leavenworth July 13 1864 Bulletin Printing Co. Transmittal of a/c against the state for Printing Certificate of [xxxxx] and Muster Rolls and asks to have it presented to the auditor Recd AGO July 15/64

 

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Fry, James B. exec. staff July 19, 1864 War Department Copy Prov. Mar General’s Office Washington D.C. July 19 1864 His Excellency Thos Carney Governor of Kan. Topeka Kansas

Sir

The quota of the State of Kansas under the call of the President for 500,000 men of date July 18th 1864 is 3423

This quota will be divided among the different Sub-districts and the quota of each sub-district will be reduced by any except it may now have over all calls them to [xxx] made or increased by its deficiency on such calls, as the case may be.  For details in regard to the subject please confer with the acting asst. Prov. Mar. Genl of the State  Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant James B Fry (Signed) Provost Marshall Genl

 

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R115 625 Washington D.C. May 19 1864 Jas B Fry Pro Mar. Genl Assignment of quota of State of Kan under call of the President July 18th 1864 Recd A.G.O. July, 27 1864

 

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Vincent, A.A. July 21, 1864 Office Commissary Of Musters, Department of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark. July 21st 1864 Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir:

Herewith, I have the honor to transmit rolls of officers, mustered into Kansas organizations, by Assistant Commissaries of Musters, for Department of Arkansas, and reported to this office since July 11th 1864. 

1-Joseph Hutchinson, 1st Lieut, Co “L” 2d Kan, Cav,

2- Alfred B. Hopkins, 2d ‘’ ‘’ “C” 2d ‘’ ‘’

3- Philinder W. Streur, 2d ‘’ ‘’ “G” 2d ‘’ ‘’

Please acknowledge receipt of Rolls

Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. A.O. Vincent Major and Com Musters Dept of Arks

 

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644 OCM Dept of Arks R119 July 21/1864 Vincent A.O. Major and Com. Mustering Transmitting rolls of Misters made in Dept. of Arks for Kansas organizations Ansd Recd A.G.O Augt 6 1864

 

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Pollard, A.S. (Major, 8th KSM) July 24, 1864

Council Grove Kansas July 24 1864 To His Excellency Gov Thomas Carney of Kansas

Sir

Last spring a messenger from Gov Greese one hundred miles west of this place arrived with information form [xxxxxxxx] trains laden [xxxxxxxxx] with ordinance stories are attacked by Indians.   A second messenger arrived laden earnestly asking for assistance.  A number of men were killed- much stock had had been killed and driven off.  All their stock of Fort Larned had been captured by the Indians.  General Curtis comdg troops of Kansas [xxxx] an order to Capt. Dodge Comdg Camp of this place to send Co. “L” 11th Kans Cor and [xxxx] [xxx] of Battery to join him at a Camp some fifty-miles from Fort  Riley this evening and to see that this state Militia with the remaining volunteers by in Indians for any emergency.  The necessity for troops to protect citizens and governmental  

 

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property seems to be immediate and urgent.  The companies at this place are now proposing to meet this present case until troops arrive.  I would respectfully request that you issue an order which will make it legal for this office of the 15th Militia of Council Grove to upon to Major General Comdg for only at this time in case he requires assistance

Respectfully Your Obedient Servant A.S. Pollard Major Commanding Right Regiment Kansas Militia

 

[Page 248]

 

Order 8th Regt to report to Gen Curtis to hold themselves in readiness and respond to any call he may make Burl… [xxxxx] Date order 23rd

 

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Morris, T 1864 R115 Rice Co 624 Council Grove July 24/64 Maj A.S. Pollard Informs of Indians Raid into Kasnas and Requires an order to order 8th Regiment Cav Militia to take the field Indian massacre on Corv Creek, Rice Co 1864 26 Recd A.G.O July 23d

 

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Hd Qrs 15th Reft Vol Res Corps Camp Douglass Chicago Ill July 22nd 1864 Gen C.K. Holliday Adj’t Gen State of Kansas General I have the honor to transmit herewith a list of men in the 14th Reft Veteran Reserve Corps transferred from Kansas Regiments, who have no record whereby the date of their original Muster-in to the U.S. Service can be ascertained and which for the benefit of the soldiers it is necessary should be known

Will you therefore please fill the blank spaces in the enclosed form and certify officially that is a true copy of the records (muster rolls) on file in your office and transmit the same to me as early

 

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as practicable I am Sir Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt J.E. Cornelius Major 13th Regt Vol Res Corps Comdg Regt.

P.S. One of Co. Strong’s clerks sent you a communication on the 8th inst which have not been presented to the colonel for approval or signature and which you returned for signature the Blank enclosed with it was incorrectly made out

JE Cornelius Maj Comdg 15th V.R.C.

 

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R117 630 Chicago Ill July 22/64 J.E. Cornelius Maj. Commanding Camp Douglas Transmitting list of names for which they required the date of their muster

Ansd Red Augt. 2 1864

 

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Pay Department United States Army Pay District of Missouri Saint Louis, 25 July 1864 Sir

I have the honor to request that you will furnish me with a list of the Kansas Troops  Infy Cav of Batteries and where each rgt or Co was serving at the date of last reports.  I need such a list in order that stoppage etc which accumulate I this office may be forwarded to their proper destination.  Respty Yr Obt Sert

N.W. Brown Dept Pro Mar Genl USA Adjt Genl of Kansas

 

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R119 642 St. Louis Mo. July 25 1864 N.B. Brown Pro. Mar Genl Requiring a list of Kan Regiments and their station Recd A.GO Augt. 5/64

 

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July 28, 1864 Leavth July 28th 1864 Col C.K. Holliday Adj General Topeka Col

In a conversation with Col Snoddy of Mound city he informed me that he is very anxious to have you forward commissions for his line officers as shown by the last roster furnished you and to have all commissions conflicting with them worked and notice of such revocation forwarded to Snoddy.  He is also desired to have the limits of his Regiments organization strictly defined Will you please attend to this promptly as he feels as if he had been neglected AR Banks

 

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R118 Lime Co. Leavenworth July 28th 1864 A.R. Banks for the Governor Informs of a correction with Col Snoddy and desires that commission be forwarded to the line officers of his Regiment as Col. Snoddy requested Lime co. Ansd Recd A.G.O. Augt. 6/64

 

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Vincent, A.A. August 1, 1864 Office Commissary of Masters, Department of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark, August 1st 1864 Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir:

Herewith, I have the honor to transmit Rolls of Musters made for Kansas organizations by Assistant Commissaries of Musters for Department of Arkansas and reported to this office since July 21st 1864.

1- Lawrence Murphy 1st Lieut Adjt. 5th Kansas Cav.

2- James F. Vaughn, 1st Lt. VR.C. ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

3- Henry C. Davis 2d Lieut Co “A” 9th ‘’ ‘’

4- William P. Kirby 2d Lieut ‘’ B ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. A.O. Vincent, Major and Com. Muster Dept of Arkansas

 

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R124 667 O.C.M. Dept of Ark August 1st 1864 Vincent A.O. Major and Com Musters Transmitting Rolls Ansd Recd Augt. 22 1864

 

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L.C. Topping. E.P. Freeman. Office of Topping and Freeman, War Claim Agents , 35 Olive Street, Saint Louis, Mo., Aug. 15 1864. Col C.K. Holliday Adjt Genl of Mo, Topeka Kas Dear Sir.

Your favor of-6 inst- enclosing certificate in case of John C Yaruell Co “E” 5 Regt Kas Ms. [xxxxx] for which please accept our thanks.  The point we wish to arrive at is the date of his death.  We would therefore respectfully ask [xxxxx] influence last approximate date.  The date of last Rolls which he appeal on duty and the date of Rolls on which here report as having died in St. [xxxxxx] Hospital.  I fancy name or location for Hospital is given it would greatly facilitate our search.  Very Respectfully Your Obd Servt Topping and Freeman L-

 

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R122 658 St. Louis Mo. Augt 15/64 Topping and Freeman Requires certificate of Date of Death of Private John C Yaruell Co “E” 5 Reft KV Recd Augt 18/64

 

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Jefferson Co. Aug. 26, 1864 Oskaloosa Kans Augt 26th 1864 C.K. Holiday Adjutant General your favor of the 15 is at [xxxx] requesting me to forward a list of the enroll militia of Jefferson County which is utterly impossible for me to do as the county assessor has failed to file a list of the militia of this county in my office yours ty Jerry Critchfield Co clerks of Jeff Co

 

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R127 679 Oskaloosa Kan. Augt 26 1864 Jerry Critchfield Informs that the county assessor of Jefferson County failed to return a list of enrolled Militia and this cannot furnish a list of the [xxxxxx] Jefferson Co Recd A.G.O. Sept 1 1864

 

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Kansas, Governor (Thos. Carney) Executive Staff Holliday, C.K. Aug. 27, 1864

Leavenworth August 27th 1864 Col. C.K. Holliday Sir

Some days ago your office commissioned John Barnett Capt. John Hillard 1st Lieut and MV Cutter 2nd Lieut.  There [xxxx] ought not to have been issued, as the men were principally taken from Capt Crawford Mores Company of the 19th regt.

You will, therefore, revoke the commission of the gentleman, and inform them that the men that heretofore belonged to Capt Mores Company to report their for duty and distinctly inform Capt Barrett that the taking away of men from old companies to form new ones will not be allowed.  Please attend to this immediately Yours Respectfully Thos Carney

 

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R 126 Leavenworth Co. 677 Leavenworth Augt 27 1864 Thos Carney Governor of Kansas Informs of error in issuing commissions to Militia Co in Leavenworth County and order commissions to be revoked Ansd Recd AGO Augt 30 1864

 

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Vincent, A.A. September 1, 1864 Office Commissary of Musters, Department of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, September 1st, 1864

Actg. Assist. Pro. Mar. General State of Kansas

Sir: Herewith I have the honor to transmit Muser-in rolls of

1-One (1) Vet. Vol. Co F 9th Kansas Cav. Vols.

2-Two (2) ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ B 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

3-Six (6) ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ D 9th ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Credit 1 Vet. Vol. To Southern Dist. Chase Co

‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Greenwood Co.

‘’ 1 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Allen Co. Iola [xxx]

‘’ 3 ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ___  __  __  __

I am Sir, Very Respectfully Your Obdnt Servant A.O. Vincent, Major and Com. Musters Dept of Arkansas

 

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R133 706 O.C.M. Dept of Ark Little Rock. Sept 1/64 Vincent. A.O. Major and Com Mus Transmitting Rolls. (enclose) Ansd Recd A.G.O. Sept 24 1864 Recd A.A.P.M.G. Kans etc Sept 20/64 Office A.A.P.M. Gen’l Kansas, Neb. Col. and Dakota Leavenworth, Sept. 21, 1864 Respectfully forwarded to Col. C.K. Holliday, Adj’t Gen’l State of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas. Sidney Clarke Capt. and A.A.R.M.G

 

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September 3 1864 Franklin Sept 23rd 1864 George Deitzer Maj Gen K.S.M.  We the undersigned members of company K. 3rd Regt K.S.M. at the request of our Capt J.B. Gilliland would herein ask that you order an election for Capt for our company to take the place of Capt. J.B. Gilliard

JW Davis N.N. Chambers Hugh D. Gilliland A Biggs J.R. Allen W.A.P. Mason WJ Barber [xxxxx] Dusenbain John Ott Wethenber NC Thomas B. Potter DB Barrett LG Nelson CL Coffman S.H. Ferguson Jas Sasom C Egger M Glenn Japer Raynods G McFarland D Kastenbader J.D. Herrington Samuel Soetis William Mills W.W. Still John Blankinship Wm P Herrington John M Barrit John K. Loelke Micli Waters John Barium John Kanady John Fry

 

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CoK 3d Regt Request for new election I certifly the writtin is a majoiry of comp K 3d Re. K.S.M. J.D. Herrington Oy SgT

Order given but not as formal order Recd Oct 5 1864

 

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Gaylord, Augustus Dudley, Guilford exec. staff September 5, 1864

General Head Quarters, State of Wisconsin.  Adjutant General’s Office, Madison, September 5, 1864

Gen. G Dudley Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka

General:== The enclosed copy of a letter which has this day been addressed to the War Department, is respectfully transmitted for you information; with the suggestion that, if in accordance with your view on the subject, a communication be sent from your office to the War Department, to the end that unity of action may be secured in a matter of so much importance to the several states.  Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Aug Gaylord Adjutant General, Wisconsin

 

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R130 494 Wisc. Madison Wis. Sept 5th 1864 Genl Augustus Gaylord Adjutant Genl of Wis. Encloses communication to the War Department in regard to the Muster-out Rolls and asks the concurment of the Adjt Genl of Kansas. Ansd Recd A.G.O. Sept 15 1864

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Baker, N.B., Misc Sept. 8, 1864 State of Iowa Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport Sept 8th 1864 Adjutant General of Kansas at Ft Leavenworth Topeka Kansas Sir

It seems to be the policy of the Government that all credits, where men of our state have enlisted in another, shall be adjusted by the state, themselves.  Between this state and Missouri the adjustments have nearly been completed and I desire to do the same with other states.  I therefore send one of my

 

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R130 695 Davenport, Iowa Sept, 8 1864 N.B. Baker Adjut. Genl of Iowa Introduces Mr. John G Forrest clerk from his office to obtain the number of Vols from Iowa enlisted in Kan. Regts. Recd A.G.O. Sept 15th 1864

 

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State of Iowa, Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, 186 2/

principal clerks John G. Forrest Esq to obtain from you a list of Iowa men in Kansas Regiments.  Any facility you can furnish him will be gratefully and promptly reciprocated

Truly Yours, with great respect NB Baker Adjt Genl of Iowa

 

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State of Iowa, Davenport, Sept 8 1864 N.B. Baker A.G. of Iowa Requests list of Iowa men in Kansas regiments

 

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Sept. 14, 1864 State of Kansas Adjutant General’s Office Topeka. 18

Dennis Ward, Pomona, KS Franklin Co Chas Chadwick- M.Genl. KSM

$53.800 pay Militia- 1861-62 and 63 Lawrence-Ks Sept 14-64

 

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Militia 1861 1862 and 1863 Chas Chadwick

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Pennybacks, C.D. Sept. 19, 1864

Office Kinty State [xxxxx] Washington DC Sept 19/64

Sir: You will confer a great favor sending me the reports from your office sharing the Regts you have put into service since the beginning of the rebellion.

I am Sir respectfully Your obt Svt. CD Pennybacks Agr State Off

Adjt Genl Kansas Ft Leavenworth KS

 

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R137 725 Washington D.C. Sept 19th/64 CD Pennybacks Requires a report of the member of Regiments Kansas has formed since the beginning of the Rebellion Recd A.G.O. Oct 10

 

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Miami Co. Sept. 22, 1864

Paola Kansas Sept 22nd/64 C.K. Holliday Adjutant Gen Kansas State Miliita

Gen You will oblige me if you will send me a copy of the roll of Capt W.H. Hines’s company of “New Lancanster Rifles” Organized at New Lancaster Miami (then Lykins) County May 14th 1861.  H.H. Hines Capt Aaron Thomas 1st Lieut, Sam. A Jackson 2nd Lieut, W.A. Mobley 3d Lieut, etc.

The original roll was carried out of the state to parts unknown by the Capt or lost and in making a new roll so that the company could draw pay for services it was forced that several names wrere omitted and in order

 

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present the claims of those men at the next meeting of the committee (Nov 1st) I very most desire a copy of the original Roll which I presume is on file in your office.  Please address me at New Lancaster Miami County Kansas

Sam A Jackson 2nd Lieut Comd [xxxxxxxx]

 

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R134 Miami Co Paola Kan Sept 22 1864 Samuel A. Jackson Requires an old Militia Roll made and forwarded him in 1861 Miami co Ansd Recd A.G.O. Sept 24 1864

 

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Office of Times Printing Company. Leavenworth Sept 24 1864 Mr CK Holliday Dear Sir,

Sometime since I sent you my ac for Adj State Miliita.  As I understood the commission for auditing same have adjourned [xxxxx] be pleased to hear from the ac if it has been audited Please examine and by ordering office Yours Truly J. Kemp Bartlett

D.G.

 

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R134 713 Leavenworth Sept 27 1864 Kemp Bartlett Asks information in regard to printing a/c against the state for printing Militia order etc

Recd A.G.O. Sept 24 1864

 

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Birch, Frank R. Holliday C.K. exec. staff October 5, 1864 Head Quarters, District of South Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas, Oct 5th, 1864.

Sir, I perceive by a letter sent by your to these Head Quarters that you are in want of a Clerk,- I beg to offer myself to your notice- in five (5) weeks from now I will be at liberty having served a three years term of Enlistment and for the last (18) months have been chief Clerk in the Office of the Assistant Adjutant General at the Head Quarters of the Dist. of Nebraska, and this District.  If you feel disposed to threat with me I will be gald to hear from you.  The enclosed is a copy of a credential given to me by Brig. General McKean, later Commander of this District.  Very respectfully Your Obt Servt Frank R. Birch

C.K. Holliday Adjt Gen’l State of Kas Topeka, Kansas Recd. A.G.O. Oct 6, 1864

 

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R131 721 Lawrence Kan Oct 5 1864 Frank R Birch Encloses testimonial from Genl T.J. McKean and desires a position as clerk in the A.G.O.

Recd A.G.O. Oct 6 1864

Answered Oct 7 64 the within commission cation by stationary that the appropriation would [xxxx] transmit employment of men help at this time:  but [xxxxxxx] opportunity office, his application would receive due consideration

Recd A.G.O. Oct 6 1864

 

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(Copy) Head Quarters District of South Kas Paola, Kansas Aug’t 29/64

Private Frank R. Birch Company “C” 11th Ohio Cavalry has been on duty, as Clerk in assistant Adjutant Generals Office at the Head Quarters of my Command in Nebraska and in this District during the past (17) months and I take pleasure in stating that he has proved himself faithfully and competent in the discharge of his duties.  I feel assured that he will give entire satisfaction to those who may employ him.  (signed) Thos. McKean Brig. Gen’l U.S. Vols Recd A.G.O. Oct 6, 1864

 

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13th Oct. 12, 1864 Olathe Oct 12 64 Colonel Will you be kind enough to send me immediately about 20 blank Militia commissions with Seals.  Also 50 copies of the Militia Law.  Direct to me here, care Col JA Keeler Commander of the Post with direction to forward at once to Genl Diezler or me I think we will move to Shawnee town tomorrow Cant get much new here

Very truly yours John T. Morton Col CK Holliday A.G.

An Oct. 16 1864 Send 50 copies Militia law but no com. [xxx] [xxxxxx] [xxxx]

 

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No 138 733 Olathe, Ks Oct 12 64 Johnson Co. Maj John T. Morton A.A.G. 2nd Reg S.D. Mustering commissions and Militia Law

Recd Oct 15, 64 A.G.O.

 

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Oct. 16, 1864 Head Quarters KSM In Camp at Shawneetown Oct 16, 1864

Col’s Please have seals attached to all the commissions in the Militia commission Book and send it by the Bureau, to me

Also please send 54 copies of the Militia Law, and all of the Blank Muster Rolls Direct [xxxxxxx] No

“Head Quarters” Maj Genl Dietzler K.S.M. In the Field 25 Muster Rolls for Major Jas. E. Riggs at Lawrence

You need not want to sign there.  Nothing new here.  We may leave tomorrow

Very Truly John T. Morton PS This is done at request of Gov Carney to Col CK Holliday  and Ward Burlingame P.G.

 

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Oct. 18, 1864 Answered and Lieut commission book with seals attached 2d Vol Militia law were sent by mail  [xx] about 300 blank muster rolls

No. 134 736 Johnson Co “In the Field” Oct. 16. 64 Maj John t. Morton A.A.G.

Wanting

1st All the commissions

2’’ 50 Miliita Laws

3” All Blank Muster Rolls for the service at the front

Recd A.G.O. Oct. 17 1864

 

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Executive Staff McBratney, R misc Holliday, C.K. exec. staff Oct. 21, 1864

Head Quarters 15th Reg. K.S.M. Fort Riley Reserve, Oct. 21, 1864

Sir:

Col. Price has the honor to acknowledge yours of the 19th inst.

In reply, he has to say that he has his Regiment in Camp and is perfecting it in drill as per Order 69.

The report of Indian trouble West of Salina is doubtless exaggerated.  It is true the stage returned to Junction City and that the driver and a ranch keeper report that it turned back in consequence of seeing Indians on the road but there is some doubt of the connections of their stamen.  The escort arrived safely at Fort Zarah and deny that any Indians were seen upon the road and assert that the driver and passenger were either deceived by a herd of buffalo or that they were disposed to misrepresent the facts.  At the time that the stage turned back the escort were some distance in ad-

 

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vance and it may be that that fact had something to do with the return.  Capt. Conkey of the 3d Wis. Cav. Arrived at Fort Riley last evening from Fort Zarah.  He saw no Indians on the road and says that none have been about Fort Z. since the return of Maj. Gen. Bluarts expedition.  Col. Price will endeavor to keep you informed in regard to any Indian disturbances to the West and to rise the discretion vested him for the protection as far as practicable of the Western settlements.  By order Col. J.G. Price Very Respectfully Your Obdt Svt.  R McBratney Act. Adjt. 15th Reg. K.S.M. C.K. Holliday Adjutant General

 

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 No R141 747 Fort Riley Oct. 22 64 R. McBratney Adjt. 15th Regt. K.S.M. (3d Wisc Vol’s at Ft Zarah)

Acknowledge [xxxx] receipt of special order no. 69 and instructions to rec’d etc for [xxx] Indians “at [xxxxxxxx]”

Recd A.G.O. Oct. 24, 64

 

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Manhattan Citizens Holliday, CK exec. staff Oct. 19, 1864

CK Holiday Dear sir

I have just been informed the Stage driven from the West –that- The Stage was driven in and all the [xxxxx] killed by Indians [xxxxx] 35 West of Salina- we must have Militia- and [xxxxxx] and [xxxxxxx] must not be left here to the mercy of these savages –the is no doubt there is an understanding be [xxxxx] The Rebels

 

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[xxxxxx] War I Trust you will act promptly in this matter Yours in haste Geoff Higguletheau EC Palee John Paper A [xxxxxxx] Jas Humphrey Oct 19th 1864 Manhattan Kansas

An. Oct 19,64 1st Col Jas T. Price to grant function 2nd to [xxxxxx] and others 3- To Gov Carney requesting relief [xxxxxxxxx] [xxx] 14th Regt K.S.M. to be returned at once

 

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Riley Co 740 No. 140 Manhattan Oct. 19, 64 (5 men) Papber, Higguletheau, Humphrey, others

Informing of attack on stage by Indians killing escort and asking protection

Recd A.G.O. Oct. 19, 64 by hands of Col. Wilbur

 

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(Manhattan Citzens) Holliday, C.K. exec. staff Governors Military Staff Oct. 19, 1864

Manhattan Oct 19th/64

Hon C.K. Holiday Adjutant General K.S.M. Dear Sir

Received a report by this morning’s western express thought to be reliable, that the soldiers employed by the Kansas Stage Co. to escort the express from Fort Riley to Fort Learnard, were attacked by a party of Indians about thirty five miles west of Saline and everyone killed.  The citizens of Riley County are truly alarmed as nearly every able bodied man from this and the adjoining counties have marched East in compliance with the Governors orders to meet the rebel force now threatening our State we are consequently left entirely at the mercy of the red devils, were they disposed to make a raid upon the frontier settlements

We therefore earnestly petition you to order the militia of this and Pottawattamie County to return at once, if possibly within your power to make such an order as it have

 

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no doubt your judgment and sense of duty to the people residing in the Western borders of the State, will dictate such a course sustained by the facts herein presented

We would petition the Governor the proper authority in this affair but the necessary delay in transmitting messages to one so distant not [xxxx] would be dangerous to this unprotected community as there is nothing now to hinder the savages marching to the very capital of our State if they are disposed

Believing that you will feel justified in ordering  the militia to return we remain General you humble petitioners  Thomas H. Baker John Piphen On [xxxx] of Commander Ged W Higguletheau James Humphrey

W.U Crawford Su. Oct 20 66 by sending message [xxx] is selection [xxxxxx] Telegraph Dispatches

To Gov Carney Also Judge M Macy to Wyandotte with letter and copies of paper from Manhattan

 

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745 No R141 Indians Manhattan Oct. 19 1864 Higguletheau and others Informing of Indian troulbes at Salina and asking assistances by hands of James Cahou special messanger

Recd A.G.O. 9 [xxx] Oct 20, 1864

 

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Hennise, B.S. Oct. 24, 1864 Headquarters, District of Upper Arkansas, Fort Riley, Kansas, Oct. 24 1864

Sir I have the honor to request that any information of importance from the front may be forwarded to me by special messager from Topeka.  I shall hold my small force ready to march a moments notice, and if [xxxxxx] warrant shall not wait for orders, and by sending me information as requested you will confer a great favor

Very respectfully Your Obt. Servant B.S. Henning Major Com of Dist Upper Ark.  To Hon. Holliday Adjutant Genl Topeka

 

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1864 Major B. S. Henning. No R141 Ft. Riley (1864) Oct. 24 64 Maj. B.S. Henning commanding dist Upper Arkansas Price Raid Performing services of command to go to the post AU, 25, Lee letter [xxxxx] Recd A.G.O. Oct. 24, 64

 

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Chief Paymaster’s Office, Pay District of the Cumberland, Louisville, Ky., Oct 26 1864

Sir I have the honor to request you will forward the use of this office, a list of the Regiments and Batteris of Vols belonging to the State of Kansas, with their present Soldiers, also a list of the Regiments Mustered out during the present year

Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant Wm Allen Chief Paymaster Dist of the [Cumbd] The Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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R144 759 Louisville Ky Oct 26, 1864 Wm Allen Chief Paymaster Dist Cumberland Requires list of Kan Regts and Batteries and their present statement

Recd A.G.O. Nov 1 1864

 

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October 27, 1864 Head Quarters Co. C. 14th Bat Forbes Guard

October 27th 1864 at the meeting of the members of Company C for the Election of a Captain and 2d Lieutenant the following names were proposed and duly elected John G. Winebright for captain and Martin V.B. Pearsall as 2d Lieutenant James E Watkins 1st Lt. H J Gregory AS

Gov Carney Please commission the above named Martin V.B. Pearsall 2nd Lieutenant and John G. Winebright Captain of Company C 14 Bat Frontier Guards KSM and oblige Yours Respectfully John B. Scott Brig Gen [xxx] KSM Lee Roy [xxxx] Dec 1 1864

 

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Comd to date from Oct 27/64

 

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Executive Staff McBratney, R, misc Holliday, C.K. Governors Military Staff Oct. 27, 1864

Junction City, Kansas October 27, 1864 C.K. Holliday Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir:

At 10 o’clock yesterday, Col Price gave the men of his Regiment by the commandants of companies under his order.  He still considers himself as under your orders.  On Monday night he received on order from Brig. Gen. Wood, to dismiss his men from the service at 10 AM. Wednesday, but believing he would not be justified doing so under your order, he gave them leave of absence as above.  At 2 o’clock this P.M. Major Henning in commanding the District of Upper Arkansas received a dispatch from Lieut. have [xxxxxxx] at Salina, stating that yesterday a party of about 30 Kaws arrived at that post and reported that on the day before they were attacked on the Saline about thirty miles form Salina by some five to six hundred Cheyenne and Arapahos, and two of their number killed and about twenty ponies from off belonging to them.

 

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The Kaws brought in a Government house which they asserted they had captured from the C and A. which proved to be one of the horses stampeded from 7th Iowa at Smoky Hill crossing in July lost.  From the report Maj. Henning is apprehensive that the party of Redskins contemplate an attack upon the frontier settlements at give o’clock this evening he has started or Saline, with a force o about 50 men.  He expects to overtake Capt county who left Fort Riley for Fort Zarah this morning with a company of about 100 men (cavalry) and with there he will be able to concentrate about two hundred men, which he thinks will be force sufficient to drive them back if not in stranger force than represented by the by the Kaws.  If his force is not sufficient he will call upon Col. Price for such assistance as he can renders and the mounted men of his Regiment will be prepared under his orders to move on short notice.

In haste, Very Resepctfully Your Obdt Svt P McBratney Act. Adjt 15th Reg. K.S.M.

 

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733 No R142 Junction City Oct 27, 64 (3d Wis Cav [xxxxxx] to Ft Zarah) Hon. R. McBratney Adjt. 15th Regt. K.S.M. Answered 6 of 31 1864 Reports concerning the 157th Regiment K.S.M. and informs of [xxxxxx] Indian troubles on the Larned or Salina Route. Recd A.G.O. Oct 29th 1864

Kaws (30) Report attacked on Saline by 600 Cheyenne and Arapahos 2 Kaws killed and 20 ponies run of Junc City Militia stand for Salina, 50 men will join 3d Wis. Con going to Zarah

 

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Executive Staff Holliday, C.K. exec. staff Breck, Samuel Governors Military Staff October 25, 1864

Adjutant Generals Office Washington DC Octo 28 1864 General

I have the honor in reply to your communication of the 16 ulto. to inform you that in order to facilitate the settlement of claims against States the Commanding Officers of Requirements and Independent organizations will be directed to furnish the following additional rolls and information to the Adjutant General of the State under the circumstances as explained upon their application through this office.  1st When the State Authorities pay a regular monthly pay to soldiers or their families- one copy of the bi-monthly and Pay Roll.  2d When the State Authorities pay a bounty etc to discharged solders- one copy of the muster our roll.

3d In cases of death information thereof if desired for the settlement of claims against the State an for no other purpose (over)

 

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I am Generals Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant Samuel Breck Assistant Adjutant General

Brig Gen CK Holliday Adj Genl State of Kansas Topeka Kansas JDL (Wi-550-1864)

 

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R149 774 Washington D.C. Oct. 28, 1864 Samuel Breck Ast Adjut Genl Informs that under certain circumstances explained the Adjt Genl at Washington will order copies of Muster rolls to be forwarded to the Adjut Genls of States Recd A.G.O. Nov. 8 1864

 

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Executive Staff Hughes, A.S. executive staff Adj Genls Staff Glick, GA misc. Oct. 28, 1864

His Excellency Gov Carney Atchison Kansas Oct 28th 64 Dear Sir

My friend AS Hughes was appointed by Genl Deitzler Actg Asst Adjt Genl in his staff and gave up his position in the 12th Regt K.S.M. an adjutant of the same to serve the Genl in that capacity.  He would like if consistent to be appointed aid de camp on your stuff and commission dating from the 10th of October.  Also in his commission an order assigning him to duty from the 10th of Oct as actg ass’t adjt Genl.  Such was the understanding [xxxxxxx] him and Genl Deitzler Also the same position for Wm Rosenthal who acted as chief Quarter Master in Dritzler Staff.  By doing this you will confer a favor [xxx] very friends and Yours Truly G.W. Glick

His commissions might be forwarded to me at this City G.W.W. No 2.64. commission A.S. Hughes Lt. Col. and A.S.C are Gen staff no 2. 64. Commissioned Wm Rosenthal W Col and ADC OU No. staff assigned [xxx] to duty to Maj Genl. Hughes see special order no. 74

 

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R144 761 Atchison Kan Oct 28 1864 G.W. Glick Requiring commission for A.S. Hughes and Wm Rosenthal as aid-de-camp to Gov. Carney Recd Nov 2/64 Send these arms to GW Glick Atchison as requested on receipt Carney

 

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Leavenworth Nov 2/64 Genl C.K. Holliday Topeka Kansas Dear Sir

Your orders for sending jobs was read this A.M.  We shall push the job through as fast as possible and will forward it to you at the earliest possible moment If there is any preference in the jobs write [xxx] and we will forward that one first.  Yours respectfully Bulletin Co.

 

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R145 764 Leavenworth Nov. 2. 64 Bulletin Company Acknowledging receipt of bill for Job printing Recd A.G.O. No. 5, 1864

 

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Leavenworth Nov. 11/64 Genl. C.K. Holliday Topeka Kansas

Yours of the 4th inst was received and we have pushed through the jobs as fast as possible.  We have been very much crowded with Political printing or we should have forwarded them a few days earlier.  We have filled the order as [xxx] samples sent except, ou the ½ Box Double extra envelopes there we could not obtain in the city.  We approximately as near as possible and hope that they and all the jobs, will give satisfaction.  The Muster Rolls we printed on 14th instead of 16th paper and we think you will find

 

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them an improvement in folding and filing.  We forward the work to you at night, all excepting the Commission Book which we will send as early next week as it can be completed enclosed find bill for jobs sent.  Please have it allowed and [xxxx] rewritten as early as convenient.  Let us know if the work arrives reply and suits you.  Awaiting your further orders we [xxxxxxx]  Yours respectfully Bulletin Company Dr Dennis [xxx]

 

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Nov. 17, 1864 Lawrence Nov 17th 1864 Col C.K. Holliday Topeka Kan, Sir

Your letter of Nov 16th addressed to Maj Gen Deitzler has been recd at this office 

In reply the General direct, me to requests that you will forward to this place 500 Pay Rolls, for distribution to the different organizations in the State.  The militia will be mustered for pay on a muster made for that special purpose.  Very respectfully Your Obt Svt Abe R. Banks

 

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R149 785 Doug. Lawrence Kan Nov. 17/64 A.R. Banks Requests 500 Blank Pay Rolls, to be formed to Genl Deitzler Lawrence Kan Recd Nov 20/64

 

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McBratney, Robert Holliday, C.K. (exec. staff) Governors Military Staff Nov. 3, 1864

Junction City, Kansas Nov. 3d, 1864 C.K. Holliday Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 30th ult.  I am directed by Col. Price to say that he took the same view of the proclamation and orders of the Governor taken by yourself, and that he has considered his Regiment out of the service of the State service the date of his Excellency’s last proclamation, viz.  The 27th ult., and that he has directed the commandments of Cos. To make ou their muster rolls accordingly.  Col. Henning returned from his Indian hunt two day since.  He did not proceed beyond Salina.  He there has an interview with the Kaws who had the brush with the Cheyennes and Arapahos.  From them, he learned that the fight had taken place further from Salina than was first reported, and that the Cs and A’s retreated West up the Salina and were too far off to be overhauled by his forces, so he concluded not to make the effort.  Major H. is satisfied from what he could gather form the Kaws that the party of Cs and As did not contemplate a raid upon the settlements but that heir meeting with the

 

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Kaws was accidental.  From information in his possession Major Henning is inclined to think that the Cs and As are quartered with their families in the “big timbers” of the Saline river, a point about 100 miles West from Salina.  He engaged a party of the Kaws to go in fact, in the right to the woods and ascertain if these two hostile tribes are there in any forces and if they find that they are to report to the commandant at Smoky the proper steps will be taken to stir them up.  As the Adjutant of the Regiment has returned to his post, and the “big wars” in Kansas appear to be about over, this letter concluded [xxx] official relations and hereafter I am simply private “M” Cols 15th KSM.  Any service which I can under you in that capacity will be cheerfully rendered Very Respectfully Your Obdt Svt R McBratney Act Adjt 15th Reg KSM

 

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768 R146 Junction City Nov. 3, 1864 R. McBratney A.A. Ast 15th Regt. KSM (Cheyenne believed to be camped on “Big Timbers” Reports concerning Indian troubles Arapahos and Cheyennes  Eve in Big Timber of Saline

Recd AGO Nov 7. 1864

 

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Post Office Topeka, Kansas, Nov 19 1864. Col H.S. Morehouse Adt Gen To H.H. Farmworth P.M. Dr.

Oct’ [xx] 150 3ct stamp 4.50

Sept 2 ‘’ 150 ‘’ ‘’ 4.50

‘’ 23 ‘’ Short Postage .15

Oct 1 B (1037) rent for pr. Ending Dec 31’ 1.50

‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Postage –[xx] newspapers 1.15

Nov 26 ‘’ 300 3d Stamps 9.00 20.80

Rec’d Payl’ H.W. Farmworth P.M

 

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W.S. Morehouse Debtor to H.W. Farmworth for office supplies Nov. 19-1864

All in regard to claims and vonchecks 1864-1871

 

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November 28, 1864

General Orders, No. 287. War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, November 28, 1864.

Order for raising and organizing a new Volunteer Army Corps.

I… That an Army Corps, to consist of not less than twenty thousand infantry, and enlisted for not less than one year, to be designated the First Corps, shall be organized in the District of Columbia, commencing the organization on the first day of December, 1864, and continuing until the first day of January next.  The privates to consist only of able bodied men who have served honorable not less than two years, and therefore not subject to draft; the officers to be commissioned from such as have honorable served not less than two years.

II… Recruits will be furnished transportation to Washington; will be credited to the district in which they or their families are domiciled; and will be paid a special bounty of three hundred dollars, from the substitute fund, upon being mustered into service.  Each recruit who preserves his arms to the end of his term may retain them as his own, upon being honorable discharged from service. 

III… Details of organization will be prescribed by the Adjutant General.  The Heads of Bureaux will detail competent officers for the prompt examination and organization, arming, equipping, and supplying the Corps.

III… Major-General HANCOCK is assigned to the command of this Corps, Headquarters at Washington.

By order of the Secretary of War: E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General.

Official:  Finley Anderson Assistant Adjutant General

 

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December 1, 1864 Circular, No. 86. War Department Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, December 1, 1864

Enlistments and Appointments in the First Corps.

I… Persons desiring and qualified to enlist in the 1st Army Corps, General HANCOCK commanding, under General Orders, No. 287, current series, from this Office, are hereby authorized to present themselves to any United States District Provost Marshal, who, if the applicant appears to be qualified, will furnish a free transportation pass to Washington, D.C., where recruits will be duly enlisted and mustered into the service of the United States.  The applicant must satisfy the Provost Marshal that he is an able-bodied man, fit for military service, and that he has been honorable discharged after the expiration of two years’ service, by exhibiting his discharge, or in the necessary absence of that paper, by presenting such other evidence as the Provost Marshal may require.  No person will be forwarded until he has satisfied the Provost Marshal that he is acting in good faith, with a view to enlistment.  In case of doubt as to his physical fitness, he will not be forwarded until he shall have been certified to be fit by the Surgeon of the Board of Enrolment, which certificate shall be retained by the Provost Marshal, and a copy forwarded to the Adjutant General by the Provost Marshal.  Surgeons of the Board of enrolment shall examine any applicant sent to them by the Provost Marshal, and give a certificate as to his fitness for military service, and any Surgeon refusing or neglecting to make such examination will be dismissed.  Provost Marshals will be prepared to furnish qualified applicants promptly with information and with transportation.  Any person falsely representing himself as a recruit, and as designing to enlist in the First Army Corps, and failing to offer himself as such recruit, or by any means fraudulently procuring transportation, shall be deemed guilty of defrauding the Government, and will be punished by Court Martial or Military Commission.

 

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Enlistment, Musters, and Credits

II… All enlistments and musters will be made at the rendezvous near Washington, by the Corps Commissary of Musters and his assistants, specially assigned to that duty, and in accordance with the Recruiting and Mustering Regulations of the Army.  Recruits will be credited to the district in which they or their families are domiciled.  As evidence of place of domicile, the affidavit of the recruit will be required.  If it shall subsequently be ascertained that the place of domicile has not been correctly given, the credit will be taken from the place to which it was erroneously assigned, and transferred to the proper place of domicile of the recruit.  Credits will be reported as for an Army Corps in the field, and as directed in Circular No. 52, current series, from this Office.

Organization

III… The organization of the Corps will be by successive regiments: that is, one regiment must be fully recruited before another one is commenced.  Each regiment will be recruited in like manner, by successive companies.  The organization of regiments and companies must conform to that prescribed for the Infantry Arm, by Paragraph 82, Mustering Regulations.

Commissioned Officers.—Appointments and Musters

IV… Applications for appointments as officers will address and forward their applications, in writing, to the “Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C.”  At least two years’ service will be necessary, and the applicant must give his military history in full, embracing therein as follows:

1.  Date of original entry into service.

2.  Regiment or organization in which services have been rendered.

3.  Rank at date of entry into service

4.  If out of service, date and cause of discharge, rank at date thereof, and organization in which servie was last rendered.

5.  The applicant’s address must be clearly stated in all cases.

 

 

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Applicants must be able to pass examination before a Board of Examiners.  Officers appointed will receive the necessary instructions.  The appointment will be subject to revocation in case the requisite number of men is not enlisted to perfect the organization, and will be subject to the approval and confirmation of the Senate. 

V… On application by the Governor of any State, recruiting officers will be designated for such State. 

By orders of the Secretary of War:  E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General.  Official: Finley Anderson Assistant Adjutant General

 

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Circulars, War Dept. 1864.

 

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Leavenworth City Dec 2nd 1864 Adjt Genl C.K. Holiday Dear Sir

Encloses find Musters Rolls of Co A.B.C. and D Leavenworth Battalion of Old Guards they are all men who are not liable to Militia Duty will you be kind enough to forward them their commissioners as soon as convenient they with them before the 10th of this month as they muster on that day they have a fine organization and are well armed:  your kind favor of Nov 28th vows duly received thoroughly very plainly my wrong procedure yet the charges will be fully established by Court Martial

Most Respectfully MS Grant Brig Genl

 

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December 3, 1864 Headquarters First Army Corps, Washington, D.C., December 3, 1864

Circular No. 2

In reply to the numerous letters of inquiry from persons desiring to enter the 1st Corps, now being raised, the following is communicated as embodying all the information yet obtained.

I.  As to Enlisted Men.

1.  All enlistments and musters in are to be made in this city.

2.  Any Veteran, who has served two years, has been honorably discharged, and is physically qualified, may enlist in the Corps for one, two, or three years.

3.  Those enlisting will receive from the Government a county of $300 as soon as they are mustered in, and, in addition, the regular instalments from the Government, in proportion to the period of enlistment, as follows: $100 for one years’ service, one-third paid on enlistment; $200 for two years’ service, one-third on enlistment; $300 for three years’ service, one-third on enlistment.

4.  They will be credited to the quota of the district in which they are their families may be domiciled and will, therefore, be entitled to local bounties.

5.  Free transportation will be furnished them to Washington by any Provost Marshal.  It is only necessary that the applicant should satisfy the Provost Marshal that he comes under the provisions of paragraph 2, and that the application is made in good faith.

6.  On arriving in Washington and reporting at the Soldiers’ Rest, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot, Veterans will be cared for and enlisted and paid promptly.  They will be sent to the camp of organization, at Camp Cliffburne, and will be formed into companied and regiments as they arrive—personal preferences being regarded when the good of the service will permit.

7.  The best arms in the possession of the Government will be furnished these troops, and they will be allowed to retain their arms when honorably discharged.

II—As to Officers.

1.  Persons desiring Commissions must make written applications to Brigadier General L. Thomas, Adjutant General of the Army, setting forth their Post Office address, the date the original entry into service, and with what rank, the organization in which service was rendered, the date and cause of discharge, and the rank at the time of discharge.  Testimonials from commanders may accompany such applications.

2.  Should the papers be favorably considered, the applicants will be severally notified, by mail or telegraph, when to appear before the Examining Board established by the War Department, and will receive appointments to such grades as the War Department may determine.

3.  As soon as the letters of appointment are given, officers may be detailed to secure the enlistment of a certain number of Veterans—their commissions, with rank and pay from date of acceptance of appointment, being given when the men are secured.  It should be understood that the enlistments are to be consummated here, and an officer can do no more than to use his influence in persuading the men to come there and enlist.  Officers awaiting action on their papers can occupy the time in this way, and collect parties and send them on, securing a statement as to the number from the Provost Marshal.  The proper credit will in all cases by given such officers.  The actual and necessary expenses of such officers will be refunded to them.  By Order of Major General Hancock.  Finley Anderson Assistant Adjutant General

 

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Dec. 3, 1864 War Department Provost Marshal General’s Office, Washington, D.C., December 3rd 1864

G. Dudley Adjutant General. State of Kansas

Sir:

I have the honor to request that you will furnish me with a copy of the existing Militia laws of your State. 

I am, Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant James B. Fry Provost Marshal General,

Recd A.G.O. Dec. 12 64 and forwarded “Laws” on [xxxxxxx] C.K.H

 

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810 R 154 Washington D.C. Dec. 3 1864

Jas B. Fry Pro Mar. Genl. Request that a copy of the existing Militia law of thus state and forwarded to him

Recd A.G.O. Dec. 12/64

 

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Headquarters 1st Corps Washington D.C. Dec. 12th 1864

To the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas Sir:

I have the honor to enclose herein copies of Orders and Circulars giving the basis upon which the First Corps is to be organized.  It would be a matter of importance to the service and of intended to me besides ensuring success in the premises, if the Governor would apply to the Secretary of War to have the Officers appointed from his State sent to recruit therein.

I have the honor to remain Respectfully Your Obt. Servt.  W.S. Hancock Major Genl

 

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R156 817 Washington D.C. Dec 12 1864 Genl W.S. Hancock Encloses Genl. Orders and circular and asks an application to be made for recruiting officers for his corps

Recd AGO Dec 22/64

 

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Head Quarters 1st Corps Washington, D.C. Dec 13 1864

To His Excellency Hon Thomas Carney Governor of Kansas,

Sir: I have the honor to ask if you will have the kindness to inform me whether it will not be practicable to have the state bounty and the local bounties offered in your state paid here to recruits enlisted here for the First Corps and credited to such localities in the state.

I have the honor to remain Respectfully Your Obt Svt

WS Hancock Maj Genl

 

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R156 820 Washington D.C. Dec. 13/64 Genl. W.S. Hancock Asking to have local bounties paid to recruits in his Army Corps

Ansd Recd AGO Dec. 22/64

 

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Baker, N.B. Dec. 14, 1864 State of Iowa. Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, Dec 14 1864

General I propose that there be a meeting of all the Adjutant Generals of the loyal States at Chicago, Ills, or Columbus, Ohio, at such time as may be hereafter designate.

With great respect,

I have the honor to be, Truly Yours WB Baker Adjt Genl of Iowa

Adjt Genl of Kansas Topeka Kansas

Answered

 

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R155 815 Davenport Iowa Dec. 14/64 N.B. Baker Adjut Genl.
Proposing muting of all the adjt Genls of all due states Adjt’s Genl’s Meeting.

Recd A.G.O. Dec. 19/65

 

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Misc, corres. of A.G. Banks, A.R. Dec. 26, 1864

Lawrence Dec 26th 1864 Maj John J Morton

A.A. Gen Topeka

Major by direction of Maj. Gen W. Deitzler have the honor to forward the enclosed papers.  Respectfully AR Banks

 

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A.R. Banks for Major Gen. Dietzler Lawrence, Dec 26-1864 Forwarding papers to Major John T. Morton A.A.G.

 

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State of Iowa, Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, Dec 30th 1864

General: In accordance with the expressed view of a large majority of the Adjutant Generals of the loyal States, there will be a meeting of the Adjutant Generals of the States afore said at Columbus Ohio, January 17th 1865.

If there is any objection to the time, please notify me, so that it may be changed to suit all parties

I have the honor to be with great respect

Truly Yours NB Baker Adjt Genl of Iowa Adjt Genl of Kansas

 

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R108 3 Davenport, Iowa Dec. 30/64 N.B. Baker Adjt Genl Informs that the adjutant Generals of all the Loyal States will meet at Columbus, Ohio on the 17 January/ 65

Ansd Recd A.G.O. January 4/65

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