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War Department Provost Marshal Generals Office Washington D.C. Jany 3, 1865

Capt Sidney Clarke A.A.G. of Vols. Supt. Vol. Rect’g Service Leavenworth, Kansas,

Captain:

I am directed by the Provost Marshal General to invite your attention to the fact that all authority given to Governors of State of appoint Recruiting Agents was revoked by General Orders No. 131 dated A.G.O. March 31st 1864  General Orders No. 75 series of 1863 which gave that authority are distinctly rescinded by General Orders 131 series of 1864.  The only persons authorized to enlist recruits are officers detailed on Rect’g Service by Special orders from the War Dept and 2d Lieutenants appointed by the Governors of States, and conditionally mustered into the service under the provisions of General Orders 131 of 1864.  Agents may present recruits for enlistment, but they cannot sign enlistment papers themselves.  Until the recruit is duly enlisted no expense for

 

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transportation, subsistence or lodging can be paid by the United States.  Please furnish the Governors of the State of Kansas, and Territories of Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota with an official copy of this letter.  I am Captain Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. (sig’d) c. McKeever Apt. Adjt. General

Official  copy respectfully furnished His Excellency The Governor of Kansas, Sidney Clarke Capt and Apt. Adjt General

 

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War Dept. Pro. Mar. Gen’s Office Washington D.C. Jan 3-1865.  C.McKeever A.A.G. In regard to Recruiting Agents.

 

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Jan. 4, 1865 General Head-Quarters; State of Illinois, Adjutant General’s Office,

Springfield, 11th Jany 1865

Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kansas General I have the honor respectfully to request that you will forward to this office copies of the law under which your office was created, also any rules and regulations that you may have established governing the same

I am General Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant Edud P Niles

Actg Adj’t General of Ills

 

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R160 13 Springfield Ill Jany 4th 1865 Edward P. Niles AA Genl Ill Requires copes of laws and rules of this office

Recd AGO January 10/65

 

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State of Iowa, Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, Jan 5th 1865

Dear General

In my opinion we want that convention immediately and before Congress adjourns.  We may want to pay our respects to the President.  We ought to have a General U.S. Militia law under the constitution.  I should be uniform in all the states.  There are many other questions which I think (we), Adjt Generals could consider with benefit to themselves and the public service.  I trust you will not fail

 

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State of Iowa, Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, _____ 186_

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to be at the meeting at Columbus on the 17th inst.  I consider it of the utmost importance, besides the pleasure of taking by the hand the men who have done as much labor as any offices in any department in furnishing men be the service to put down this damnable rebellion.

Truly Yours NB Baker AG Genl Holiday Adjt Genl of Kansas Topeka

 

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R160 12 Davenport, Iowa Jany, 5/65 NB Baker Adjut. Genl

[xxxxxxxx] his view in regard to the meeting of the Adjt Genls

Recd AGO Jany 10 1865

 

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Jan. 14, 1865

Topeka, Kansas Jan 14th 1865 To his excellency Genl J Crawford Governor of Kansas

We the undisigned members of the House and Senate of the Kansas State Legislature take pleasure in recommending to your notice NT Hervett of Jefferson Co Kansas as a fit and proper person to receive and hold a commission as an army officer the said Hervett has been in the army of the United States during the greater part of the present war and in our judgment is well qualified to fill a position of trust with credit to himself and honor to the state and genl government.  In the war on the border he was untiring in his effort to promote the interests of Kansas by doing all he

 

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he could in his official capacity as Saint Col of 4th Regiment KSM Therefore we most respectfully ask your excellency to general to him a commission as Major or confer on him my favor in your judgment you may deem proper to bestow

Respectfully Submitted JW Jones Senate R.R. Dutton House RH Riddle D.J. Sutherland James McLellan R.H. Hosne

 

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No 36 Recruit Jan 10, 1865 an action to arms N.F. Heweht K.S.M. of Jefferson county [xxxxx] application for communication Filed March 4th 1865 Furnished Bureau April 10th 1865

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Tenn Jany 11 1865

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit herewith Muster-in Rolls of Troops from your State, made since my last transmittal.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, Alfred S Hough Captain and Chief Commissary of Musters. To the Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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R162 25 Nashville Tenn Jany 16/65 Capt Alfred S. Hough Transmitting Mustr Rolls of Officers in Kan Regts. Recd Jany 24/65

 

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Jan. 27, 1865 State of Kansas, Executive Department, Topeka, January 27 1865

Dear General

I have just forwarded an application to the Secretary of War for authority to raise a regiment of cavalry to serve for one year and to aid in the protection of our western frontier and the communications with the mountains.  If you can assist me in procuring this authority by your influences with the War Department, you will confer a favor by lending your aid.  If my request is granted at an early period, I can raise the regiment in time for the spring campaign.  I am General Very respectfully Your obt. Servt SJ Crawford Gov of Kansas Maj Genl S.R. Curtis Comdg Dept of Kansas

 

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Petition for authority to raise a cavalry Regt [xxxxxxx] nu=approved March 20 1865

 

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of the service by Command Thomas M Vincent Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Hd Qrs Dept of War Fort Leavenworth 447. March 21st/65 Vol A/65 Respectfully returned to His Excellency Saml Crawford By order of John Williams AAG

 

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K. 14. AG D of K Vol. A 1865 Topeka, Kansas Jany 27/65 Kansas State of Crawford Gov S.J. to Maj Gen Curtis Comdg Dept of Kansas

States, he has just forwarded an application to the Dec of War for authority to raise regt of Cavalry for one year [xxxxxxx] to “aid in protecting our frontier (west) and the communication with the mountains.  Respectfully asks your influence with the War Dept.  If the request is granted he could raise the Regiment in twice for the [xxxxxx] campaigns.  Recd Hd Qrs D of K Jany 31/65

231 Vol A/65 AGO DofK Hd Qrs Dept Kansas Leavenworth Feby 1 1865 Respectfully forwarded for the construction f the House Sec of War.  I approve of all reasonable plan for raising forms to supply the muster out of a large portion of my troops SR Curtis Maj Genl

K 113 (rS) 1865 Ft Leavenworth Kan Feby 1/65 Kansas Dept of S.R. Curtis Maj Genl Comd’g

Forwards and recommends communication of Governor of the State, asking authority to raise a Reg’t of Cavy for one years service

231 War Department AGO Feby 9th 1865 Respectfully returned to Major General S.R. Curtis  The regulations of the Department are adverse to raising new organization of the Cavalry arm

Regd (A.G.O.) Feby 8/65

 

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Jan. 28, 1865 Lawrence, Kansas Jan 28th 1865 Col.

Your favor of the 26th inst, are the enclosed just received.  I have no blank pay rolls on hand.  If not too late, I wish you would add Gov Chas Robinson to the list of very staff complimented in very report.  He was there all the time and very efficient.  I notice that several bills have been introduced already providing for the “organization, discipline” etc of the Militia.  I suppose they desire to get rid of Carney’s appointees.  If I am in the way of any ambitious gentleman, I will be most happy to forward my resignation.  Sic transmission

Truly Your Friend Dietzler

Col. C.K. Holliday Topeka, Kansas

 

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R 165 411 Doug Lawrence Jany 28/65 Genl GW Dietzler asks the name of Gov. Charles Robinson be added to his staff appointments etc Misc. 131 Recd Feby 3d 1865

 

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U.S. Provost Marshal (Copy) Jan. 30, 1865

War Department, Provost Marshal Generals Office, Washington D.C. Jany 30, 1865

Capt. Sidney Clarke. A.A. Pro. Mar. General, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Captain

Instead of forwarding recruits for General Hancocks Corps, individually and before enlistment to Washington you are directed to authorized your Provost Marshals to receive and enlist such Recruits and forward them to the General Rendezvous.  After they arrive there and enough en have been enlisted to form a company of legal strength you will organized them into Companies, muster them into the United States Service and send them to Washington.  They will not receive the Government Bounty until their arrival here, but local Bounties many be paid them before they leave the State.  The officers of the “1st Corps” detailed on Recruiting service, will report to you and conduct themselves in the procuration of recruits under your direction.  The time for organizing the “1st Corps” has been extended to a date not yet fixed.  Please inform the Governor of the contents of this letter (over)

 

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I am, Captain, Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, (Sig’d) James B. Fry Provost Marshal General

Official copy respectfully for the information His Excellency Samuel J. Crawford, Governor of Kansas.

Sidney Clarke Capt. Act. Ass’t. Pro. Mar. General

 

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R 166 44 Washington D.C. Jany. 30 1865 Genl Jas. B. Fry Pro Mar Genl

Official copy of letter to Capt. Sidney Clarke furnished for information of Gov. Crawford

14 Recd AGO Feby 4/65

 

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37i Letter of Governor giving reason why the call for Vol. anguish us Kansas 1865 2 WSS C.K. Holliday Adjt Genl Jan. 31 1865 See Book of Tal’s, Crawford p. 3, 123, 140

See Book Cor. Crawford p.p. 3, 6, 8, 9, and 10 See Annals p. 416 Adj Regt, 1865. p. 3, 11,

 

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181 Cou, copy of letter to Pro. Mar. Gen. Fry- written 91 Dietzler of Gen. Crawford in answer to [xxxxx]  Reelection [xx] [xx] Indian [xxxxxx]- Lieut. Feb, 1. 64. [xxxxx] Muster W-4 Kansas Jan 31, 1865.  Brig. Genl James B. Fry Pro. Mar. Gen Washington D.C. Sir,

By direction of His Excellency the Governor of the State of Kansas I respectfully forward for your consideration, the following, Resolution of the Kansas Legislation, this date, respectfully [xxxxxxx] consideration of the subject [xxxxxxxx] Edmund of facts accompanying  the Laws

Government Resolution [xxxx] a by the Legislation of the date of Kansas resolved and ere.  21,806 1,009 20,797 copy [[xxxxxxxx]- copy]

You will perceive from the forgiving Resolution that the Legislation of Kansas, now is session, is pretty concerned

 

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20.9 20,797 1,720 19,077 14,104 4 973 10,381 5,723 16,104 2234 2 4468 4,022 834 4,856 29 6 942 977 3399 4,376

 

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# IV is scarcely necessary to add direct o Execution 2 of [xx] [xxxx] [xxxxx], to the fullest extent, this anxiety on the part of the Legislation branch of the State government

in [xxxxxx] [xxxx] in state.  The actual to [xxxxxxxx] if the [xxxxxxx] Draft, of the 1876 proximal upon our people.#

This feeling is not the result of any indisposition, upon the part of [xxxxxx] the Executive or Legislative, [xxxxxxx] of the state express to withhold from the service our full proportion of new and the federal government: but simply that the facts and data in the Adjutant General’s office warranty our state authorities in believing that Kansas is far a head of [xxx] calls that have neither too been [xxxxx] upon here patriotism; and consequently is not intided to furnish any additional forces by process of drafting.

I beg in the first places to [xxxxxxx] the following statement a derive for the official data of this office; [xxxxx]:  (note- analyze this paragraph to [xx] and with the “statements”)

Kansas has furnished [xxxx] the beginning of the war the following Regiments with the number of men at date of organization: number of recruits and added: and Indians [xxxxxxxxx]:

 

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12 00 0 10 37 8 1-22-52

 

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Period of enlistment: and men of [xxxxx] of each Regiment. Statement Copy

Here insut Liet of Vol. Regts in full

[xxxxxxxxxx] exhibit- shows 2 Original [xxxxxxx] 15,962.  Recruits added the several Regiments, 4,608 and 2 Veteran re-enlisted 12, 09 sustaining an Aggregate of 21, 806.  Of the [xxxxxxx] date of 652 3 months men the 2d Regt and 455 100 Days men the 17th Regt: which reduced to 3 [xxxx] the government standard of measurement and it leaves a total of 20,797, 3 [xxxx] [xxx]

By a careful examination of in recnder, this day made, in find that the total number enlisted in Kansas, but who claim residence- other states awards to 1720 men.  This would reduce the above number of 3 [xxxx] men actually furnished by Kansas and from which [xxxxxxx] can conceive of no funding deduction to 18,797 men. [xxxxxx] of the quotas [xxxx] [xxxxx] Kansas [xxxxxxx] to the July 18, 1864 to 10,381 men are shown by the official in the [xxxxx] of [xxxxxxxxxxxxx] to this office, under date of May

 

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2 1863 Before you left I tried to ascertain the character of persons who had been enrolled in Kansas.  This I failed to obtain: simply ascertaining that the number enrolled largely exceeded 22,000 men.  I am satisfied that this was entirely too large: but could not show in what manner.  Since the Draft has been in operation here, the facts have been developed, that a large proportion of those enrolled equal fully to one-half the entire number should not be upon the enrollment list at all; These embrace persons who have been dead for years: persons who have served their two or three years and been honorable discharged: persons also are [xxxxx], and have been for a long time, in the service of the United States: persons were 45 years of age at the time of their enrollment, and who have become 45 years old twice their enrollment:

 

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: persons who have integrated to our [xxxxxx] Territories a [xxxxxxxx] long since and have actually ceased to be citizens of our state: persons also have been cripples for years, and [xxxxxxx] useful for Military duty: and in addition to the foregoing the very large member of persons who are legally exempt under the several disabling causes enumerated in the instructions from the War Department.  I am fully concerned that the number this enrolled who are absolutely disqualified for service, equals, or exceeds, one-half of our [xxxxx] enrollment.  Now looks at the result and see the injury that has been inflicted upon our state and people in consequence of this excessive enrollment.  During the year 1864, above, the aggregate calls of the President announced to the

 

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large number of 1,500,000 men, Kansas had assigned to her her full proportions of those calls: and these assignments were doubtless made upon the basis of the excessive and unjust enrollment of our citizens are exhibited upon the border of the Provost Marshals of this state.  To illustrate: The quota of Kansas under the call of July 18, 1864 was 3,723  The calls of Feb, March and December, are presumed to be in the same relative proportion.  This would give the aggregate of quotas for Kansas upon the 1,500,000 men called for in 1864, at 11,169.  But upon the presumption that are enrollment is too large by one-half.  Therefore the assignments to this state were too large by one-half: and should only have been about

 

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5,000 to 5,500 men: thus [xxxxxx] to our state 5,000 or 6,000 men to apply upon future calls.  All this was made very plain in those relative statements I furnished you with [xxxxx] to the number of men Kansas has furnished, and should have furnished, if dealt with as three states, and all other portions of the [xxxxxx], have been.  This new light as to the manner of the enrollment in this state, only goes to corroborate the views heretofore presented: and explains, perhaps, if it does not purify, the process by which Kansas has been brought in debt to the Federal Government.  I remain, Governor, Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant C.K. Holliday Adjt Genl

 

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U.S. Mustering and Disbursing Office Leavenworth Kansas July 2nd 1865

To the Adjt Gen’l State of Kansas Sir I have the honor to enclose herewith muster in Roll of the Independent Battery U.S. Colored Artillery (light) organized Dec 23d 1864

Through Capt Sidney Clarke A.A.G and Provost Marshal Gen’l for Kansas

J.R. Kemble 1st Lieut 3d U.S. Cavalry Mustg and Disb’g Officer

 

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Inde Battery of 3 U.S. Col’d R168 Art. Fort Leavenworth Feby 2 1865 Lieut J.R. Kemble Mustg and Disbg Officer Transmitting Muster Roll of Independent Battery U.S. Cald Artillery

Recd A.G.O. Feby 10/65

Office A.A.P.M.G. Kansas Leavenworth Feby 14, 1865 Respectfully forwarded Sidney Clarke Capt and A.A.P.M. Genl

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville T. Feby 2d 65

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith Muster-in Rolls of Troops from your State, made since my last transmittal.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, Alfred S. Hough Captain and Chief Commissary of Musters.  To the Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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R165 51 Nashville Tenn Feb’y 27 865 Alfred S. Hough Transmitting Muster Rolls of Officer

Recd Feby 9 1865

 

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U.S. Asst Provost Marshal Feb. 2, 1865 Office Acting Ass’t Provost Marshal General, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota) Leavenworth, Kansas, February 21 1865.

His Excellency Samuel J. Crawford, Governor of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas.

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith statement showing the deficiency of the several sub districts of the State of Kansas under the Presidents call of December 19th 1864 for 300,000 men.  These statements exhibit the condition of each sub district on the 1st of January 1865, and are to be reduced by enlistments since that date.  In making this estimate credit has been given for all men to which the several sub districts are entitled up to December 21, 1864, including excess under former calls.

Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, Sidney Clarke Capt. and Ass’t Adj’t Gen’l. Act. Ass’t Pro. Mar Gen’l.

 

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R166 42 Leavenworth Feby, 2 1865 Capt. Sidney Clarke Asst Pro Mar. Genl Transmitting statement giving the difiency of each Sub District of Kansas under call of Dec. 19, 1864 Recd A.G.O Feby 4 1865

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Feb. 7, 1865 Boder, Henry

Troy Kansas Febry 7, 1865 Adjutant Genl State of Kansas Dear Sir,

I am requested by one of the following named persons to state that they have served in the U.S. service for three years that they enlisted from Centre Township in Doniphan County Kansas that our state has received no credit for their enlistment our Township only lacking that number of men saving us from a draft, Viz.

Vachel Calry Co E. 4th Iowa Infantry

John Lewis ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

James Lewis ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

Abram Lewis Co E. 10th Mo Infantry

Please attend to this Truly Yours Henry Boder Jr.

 

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R 168 Vachel Clary and John James and Abram Lewis Troy Kan Feby 7th 1865

Henry Boder Jr. Informs of enlistments from Doniphan Co Kan. of in Iowa and Mo Regiments and asks to harm the Co. conditions with the same

Recd AGO Feby, 10/65

 

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Houston, S.D. Feb. 8, 1865 Land Office Junction City, Kansas Feb 8th 1865.

His Excellency Gov. Crawford My dear Sir,

I write you a hasty note this evening in reference to a matter, which I presume I have new right to say a word.  Still placed as I am, I cannot refrain from expecting the wish of many of our friends in this portion of the state, in reference to the appointment of Brigadier Gen of Military.  Which I cannot but feel that your Military Experience is of such a character, that you certainly need no one to aid you to select, still many of us feel that if there is not some special reason to the county, the for this region the choice should be the S.M. Strickler of this place.  His position in the community, his fund of good common sense his experience is public and private life united to his extension political influence all with to point him out as the most suitable man we have

 

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west to fill so respectable position.  But to us politically there is a special reason for his appointment.  He was the incumbent in the position before and because he would not unite with the Gov Carney to [xxxxxxxxxx] the rights of the people his star was stript from the shoulder.   20 men, this reason above, toger with the fact before [xxxxxxxxx] which make him quite the peer of any man in Western Kansas [xxxxxx] us to expect the earnest [xxxxxx] that your excellency will agree with [xxxx] earnest friends West and appoint Mr Strickler to this responsible position if them is the became of now expected

Very Respectfully Truly Yours and e S.D. Houston

His Excellency S.J. Crawford

 

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No 52 S.D. Houston Asks that Strickler be appointed Brig Gen Feb 9 1865 Ho. [xxxxxx] taken March 4 1865 Filed March 20 1865

 

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Douglas Co. Feb. 10, 1865 To His Excellency SJ Crawford Governor of the State of Kansas We the undersigned would most respectfully recommend Colonel Sandy Lowe of Douglas County for the appointment of it Brigadier General in Place of General Fishback February 10 1865 Wm Morrow

E.S Scudder Wainer Craig JK Kennedy Wm Draper F.B. Ruppe John [xxxxxxx] Henderson Rice William Kan A.W. Callen D.R. Payne WM Goss. DC Fries

 

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Lowe No 141 Recommendation for appointment Col S. Lowe for Brig Genl KSM in place of Brig Gen Fishback March 6 1865

Filed March 30th 1865

 

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2nd Communication Feb. 10, 1865 Headquarters State of Kansas, Adjutant General’s Office.  Topeka February 10 1865 Brig General James B. Fry Provost Marshal General Washington D.C.

Sir:  In addition to the date and arguments presents in any communication of the 31s inst. showing why Kansas should not be subjected to the operation of a Draft under the call of Dec. 19, 1864 for 300,000 troops: and why that call was unjust and [xxxxxxxx] and should be withdrawn.  I desire respectfully to subtract the following consideration pontification of the [xxxxxxxx] conclusions there ascertained,

 

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2 The accompanying statement marked “A” “A” shows the number of men called for by the President of the United States during the entire progress of the rebellion: giving the date of each call: the number of each call: the length of service: and the aggregate of all services reduced to the three years standard.  This statement gives an aggregate of 2,163,998 three years men, demanded by the government.  In this aggregate I have omitted the call of October 17, 1863, for 300,000 men: inasmuch as that call was afterward in cooperated in the call of February 1, 1864 for 500,000 men.  I also omit the call for 100,000 90 Days Militia-distributed approves: [xxxxx]: To Pennsylvania 50,000 West Territory 10,000: Maryland 10,000: and New York 30,000, for two reasons: find you do not reckon for time above the service [xxxxxx] in less than six months: and

 

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3 second: if you did so [xxxxxx], Kansas would have a large exhibit in that account I am [xxxxx] than offritting any cheaper against us: an [xxxx] Militia have been almost [xxxxxx] an [xxxxxx] during the purpose of this rebellion protecting the Eastern and Southern borders of our state, or [xxxxxxx] the frontier settlement against the [xxxxxxxxxxxxx] of the Plain Indians.  I need but particular a single instance.  In October last the Militia of our state [xxx] and for a period of 30 days. Co-operation with the federal forces under Genl Curtis Reservations in [xxxxxxxxxx] a large army of the public enemy under the command of Gen. Price: and to the timely co-operation and valuable [xxxxxxxxx], [xxxxx] was [xxxxxxx] and the victory of the Union Army rendered decision and complete.  While we claim no credit for these

 

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4 services of our Militia, yet they should, of course, operate to prevent the assignment of quotas under similar calls, in other states, being made against Kansas.  They should also operate to secure for Kansas a favorable hearing and the considerate judgment of your officer.  I desire you to make an inquiry in order to ascertain what the [xxxx] of the quotas of Kansas should be upon any basis of apportionment which may be chosen.  I will select the three most probable methods: the first and last of which are recognized [xxxxx] by laws of [xxxxxxx] and by the practice of your office.  These are

First: Congressional Districts

Second: The Popular Vote

Third: Population

First: By section 4 of the Conscription Act called it is provided: “that for greater

 

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5 convenience in enrolling calling out and [xxxxxxxxx].  The national forces, and for the [xxxxx] of decencies and spies of the enemy, the United State shall be divided [xxxx] districts of which the District of Columbia shall constitute one, each territory of the United States shall constitute one or more, as the President shall direct and each congressional district of the [xxxxxx] States, as fixed by a call of the state next precedency the enrollment, shall constitute one”  The number of Districts in the loyal states of the Union, and upon which these rational service are made to apply, is 194 as mere fully appears [xxxx] the [xxxxxxxx] tabular statement marked “B” “B”, in this I omit to enumerate any [xxxxx] Tennessee, Arkansas or Louisiana, and all [xxxx] rebellious states.  Dividing the aggregated calls 2,163,998 three years men by this aggregate of Congressional Districts, 194 and it gives the [xxxx] allotment to Kansas of troops to be furnished

 

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6 [xxxx] the beginning of the war [xx] to Dec. 19, 1864, at 11,154 three years men.  The settlement made with Kansas by Capt. [xxxxxxxx] under date of May 3, 1864, those are aggregate of 14,403, three years men credited to our state.  By the official statement of Capt. Clarke Act Asst Pro Mar Gen for Kansas, you on file in this office, and dated Jan 28, 1865 he have credits as follows: [xxxxx];

From March 31, 1864 to July 18 1864 834 July 18, 1864 to Dec. 31, 1864 29 for 1 year=10:3 for 2 years =2=314 for 3 years= 314+2+10= 326 Credit May 3, 1864 14,403 15,563 Aggregate Credits Men 15,565 three years men show the aggregate of Kansas credits are exhibited by your office up in Dec. 19, 1864

Deducted the aforesaid 11,154 the proportionate allotment of the Congressional District under all calls from this aggregate of 15,563 credits, and it leaves a balance of 4,409 three year men to the applied

 

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7 upon our quota of Dec. 19, 1864.  The total number of new furnished by The State of Kansas, an [xxxxx] by the records of the Adjutant General office of this state, (See foregoing statement marked “”) in 21,806.  Deducting 1,009 for the difference of three months men reduced, and it leaves a balance of 20,797 3 year men (Note, If the whole number of 3 month men were thrown out it would only lessen the foregoing figure 96).  If from this aggregate of credits, or claimed by this office, we deduct the Government allotment of 11,154, and it leaves Kansas in an excess of 9,643 three year men to apply upon the quota of any state under the call of Dec. 19, 1864, are shown by the records of this office.  Second:  The vote polled at the [xxxxxx] Presidential Election in all at are demonstrated the “loyal states” and subject to furnish men upon the [xxxxxxxxxx] of the President was 4,034,789.  Add to this only 65,211 for

 

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8 The Senatorial vote equally rabble to furnish their own proportions of men for the bicameral service—and it put an aggregate of 4,100,000 votes.  The vote of Kansans at the south election was 17,494.  Therefore, if the aggregate vote of [xxx] the loyal states, 4,100,000/ reduced 2,163,998, three year men for the bicameral service, the 17,494 votes from Kansas ought to have produced 9,233 three year men for that service.  But instead of that, by the records of your office before referred to, it in shown that Kansas has furnished 15,563 three years men: or 6,030 three years men mare than are proportion under the popular vote: or 6,330 three year men to apply upon our quoted under the call of Dec. 19, 1864.  And by the records of this office it is shown that Kanas has furnished 20,797 three years men: a 11,564 three year men more than our proportion under the popular vote: or 11,564 three years men to apply upon our quota under the call of Dec. 19, 1864

 

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See to item and count the [xxxxxxxx] 9

Third: By the Census of 1860 the population of what is now known as the loyal states/excluding the [xxxxxxx] which ought to be counted -|- rejecting Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas amounted to 22,621,467.  By the same censer the population of Kansas was ascertained to the 107,110.  Therefore, if the aggregate population of the loyal states 22,621,467 praised for the federal service 2,163,998 three years men: the 107,110 population of Kansas would have produced 10,246 three years men; [xxxxxxx] of which, as shown by the records of your office, Kansas has furnished 15,565, three year men: or 5,317 three year men more than her proportion by population: 5,317 three year men to apply upon the quota of our state under the call of Dec. 19, 1864, and as shown, by the records of the Adjutant Generals office for of the state, Kansas has furnished 20,797 three year men: being 10,551 three year men more than her pro

 

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10 portion by population: or 10,551 three year men to apply upon the quota of our state under the call of Dec. 19, 1864.  As an illustration of the corrections of the foregoing conclusion.  I desire to call your attention to its application in the several states.  Take two instances-are East the other [xxxx]-as presented in the [xxxxx] messages of Gov. Andrews of Mass, and of Gov. Martin of Indiana to the Legislatives of their respective states.  In Massachusetts the number of Coug. Dis. In 10.  The number of troops furnished 123,888 that would give 12,388 in the number furnished by each Coug is in that state: and course [xxxxxx] the number which should be furnished by the Coug. Dis. of Kansas.  Instead of which the Coug. Dis of Ks. has furnished 15,565 three year men, as shown by the records of our office or 20,797 the three year men as shown by the records of its office.  Again:  the population vote of [xxxxx] at the recent election was 175,487.  The vote of Kansas was 17,494.  Therefore, if the vote of Mass, 175,487 produced 123,888 men: the vote of

 

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11 Kansas 17,494, ought to have produced 12,355 men, deducted which is shown by your office, we have furnished 15,568 men: or, as shown by their office, it has furnished 20,797 en

Again: the population of Mass, was in 1860, 1,231,066.  Of Kansas 107,110.  Therefore of 1,281,066 of population in Mass/reduced 123,888 men for the service, then the 107,110 of population in Kansas ought to produce 10,778 me for the service.  Instead of which, as shown by your office, we have furnished 15,563 men: or, as shown by their office, as have furnished 20,797 men.

Again: The popular votes of Indiana, at the recent election, was 280,655.  The vote of Kansas 17,494.  If, therefore, the vote of 280,655, in Ind. Produced 165,314 men for the service: the vote of 17,494, in Kansas ought to have produced 10,300 men for the service.  Instead of which by your records we have furnished 15,563: and by our records we have furnished 20,797

 

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12 Again: The population of Indiana in 1860, was 1,350,941.  The populatin of Kansas 107,110.  If, therefore, 1,350,941 of population in Indiana produced 165, 314 men: then the 107,110 of population, in Kansas, ought to have produced 13,106.  Instead of which, by the records of your office, we have furnished 15,563: and, by the records of their office, we have furnished 20,797.  It will be men from the foregoing illustrations that the number of men which should have been furnished by Kansas, whether the estimates be made upon the Congressional District, upon the population vote, as upon the population, , [xxxxx] from 9,233 to 11,154.  To indicate the general [xxxxxxx] of this statement the instances of Massachusetts and Indiana, [xxxxxxx] cited, are sufficient.  In these states, upon the basis of Congressional Districts, popular vote a population the number of men that Kansas [xxxxxxx] have furnished upon all the eaves of the President would amount to from 10,300 to 13,106: and

 

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13 marked aggerated by those states, respectively, 50 percent less than the number of troops furnished by Kansas, by some records: and only [xxxxxxxx] half the number furnished by Kansas as determined by our records in proportion to the popular vote and population of the states considered.  Please bear in mind that the instances I have cited claim special consideration for the presumptions with which they have reproduced to our calls: and that I have [xxxx], as I would be justified in doing by reason of our situation upon the border, refer to the fact that of Minnesota, with double the population vot of Kasnas, her [xxxx] furnished less than half or many troops: a that Iona with a population and vote.  Eight times as much and six congressmen, have furnished and yet is [xxxxxxxxx] from demand under the call of Dec. 19, 1864.  Soon, then, does it happen that Kansas is brought in debt 1222 men, under the call

 

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17 US Regt [xxxxxxx] = 20,000 14

of Dec. 19, 1864, when, by the records of your office, we have a credit of 15,565 three years men: and by the records of of this office as [xxxxxx] a credit of 20,797 three years men.  I am well aware that the forgiving deductions as [xxxxx] data such as your office is produced by in keeping it a [xxxxxx] with the several states: but they curtained present the state of Kansas in to wide a contract, when [xxxxxxx] with other states, in to awaken the north service in giving [xxxxxxxx] the accuracy of your assignment to this state under the call of Dec. 1, 1864.  I have then given you statements of the number of men Kansas should have furnished upon the basis of Congressional Districts.  Popular vote, and Population, of the loyal states: and the correctness of the same when applied in individual states as Massachusetts and Indiana.  Permit me your to there, by encounter proposition the aggregate number

 

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15 of troops the Federal Government would have received has each state done as well as Kansas has done in furnishing troops for the service.  By the statistics of your office, before referred to Kasnas has ended of 15,563 three year men.  If each loyal Congressional District had done equally were, the federal service would have rec’d, under all calls, the large number of 3,019,222 three year men: a count 50 percent were than it has maintained.  By the statistics of this office, and which we claim as our legitimate credit, Kansas has furnished 20,797 three year men.  [xxxx] each Cong. Dis. done as well the aggregate would amount to 4,034,618 three years men: or [xxxxx] double three number that have been embraced in all calls which Dec. 19, 1864.  Again: By the statistics of your office Kansas has furnished 15,563 three year men for the federal service.  Upon its basis of the recent popular vote, if the loyal states had done as

 

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well as Kansas.  They would have furnished 3,653,155 three years men to the service during the [xxxxx] of the rebellion: and by the same showing, upon the statistics of their office.  They would have furnished 4,874,111 three year men to the service during that time.  Again: By the statistics of your office, Kansas has furnished 15,563 three year men for the service.  Upon the basis of population, if all the loyal states_omitting the Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and mere disloyal state_ had done as well as Kansas.  They would have furnished an aggregate of 3,286,880 three years men to the service: And by the same reckoning upon the statistics of this office, they would have furnished an aggregate of 4,392,294 three years men for the service.  Again: To apply this process of reckoning to the states already referred to in the communication_ Massachusetts and Indian_ and be obtain the following results:

Upon the popular vote, had Massachusetts furnished in proportion to Kansas, the 15,563 conceded by your office, and the 20,797 claimed

 

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17 by their office, in Kansas, would represent 156,116 and 214,336 [xxxxxxxx] in Massachusetts: and upon the population, the 15,563 and 20,797 in Kansas would represent 178,878 and 238,096 [xxxxxxxxx] in Massachusetts.  And so with Indiana, upon the popular vote, had Indiana furnished in proportion to Kansas, the 15,563 conceded by your office, and the 20,797 claimed by this office, in Kansas, would represent 243,953 and 333,072 expectantly, in Indiana: and upon the population, the 15,563 and 29,797 in Kansas, would represent 196,290 and 262,305 expecting in Indiana. 

While, or I before remarked, these views and deductions as not [xxxxxxx] the magnitude and importance of possible data, yet they do have the effect to awaken imagery in order to ascertain [xxx] their large deficiency of Kansas has been made to appear: and induce the conclusion that this assignment of 122 under [xxx] of [xxx], 10,1864 should not only not have been made

 

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against our state: but that Kansas Has sufficient excess  are all eaves including that of Dec. 19, 1864 to fil our quota under state another call of from 300,000 to 500,000 men.  I beg to insert here, albeit should have been included in my communication of the 31st inst: That a principle reference to the number of Regiments raised in Kansas must satisfy your office that the credits you have allowed, 15,563 must fall far short of the actual numbers enlisted in Kansas: and must go far to establish the connections of our claim of 21,806 of all services: as of 20,797 of three year men.

No. of Regiments 3 year service 16

“ “ “ _ 3 months “ 1

“ “ “ _100 Days “ 1

“ “ Batteries 3 years “ 4

Most of the forgoing Regiments are Cavalry, and composed of 12 companies each.  To consider each of three Regiments

 

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19 as embracing an [xxxxx] of only 1250 men_ original enlistments and recruits_ will reduce them to as low a [xxxxxxxxx] standard us as to the be found in the Regiments in any of the States.  Sixteen Regiments of 3 year men therefore at 1280 to the Regiment: with produced as aggregate of 20,000 three year men.  The Regiment of 3 months men, and the Regiment of 100 days men, together with the 4 Batteries will certainly swell the aggregate to the amount we claim_ 20,797 three year men.  Kansas has not been wanted in the past, nor will there be in the future, in evidences of earnest devotion to the Republic and in contributing has [xxxx] men and [xxxxxx] soldiers in the suppression of the rebellion, and with it the cause that produced the rebellion.  She has not in the past, men will she in the present, permit any state to go beyond here in furnishing troops for the federal service.  But in consideration

 

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20 of all her surrounding, as a border and frontier state, she asks your liberal, recognition of her claims for past services, and the [xxxxxx] co-operation of the Department of has with our state authorities in obtaining troops for the future.

 

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2d [xxxxxx] F 10,1865 The Draft 1865

 

 

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Feb. 11, 1865 Manhattan Kan Feb 17th 1865 Hon EC, Manning Topeka, Kan

Sir, will you please to see, Gov SJ Crawford and obtain for me.  The appointment of aid au his staff I had a similar commission form Gov Carney.  Obtained for me by Hon SM Strickler of Junction City Kan

The reason why I ask such a situation is my business prevents me from attendency to Militia business and this gives me a reason for nonattendance on other grounds than my practice.  Truly Yours, EL, Pattee

 

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Pattee 259 Patte E.S. Manhattan Kan Desires the position as Aid to Gov. SJ Crawford Staff Rejected Recd April 8 1865

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Baker, N.B. Feb. 11, 1865 State of Iowa. Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, February 11th 1865 General The Adjutant General of this State is Inspector General with the rank of Brigadier General His salary is $2,000

The Adjutant General is acting Quartermaster and Commissary General and has no compensation therefore: There are no assistant Quartermaster or Commissary General.  The Assistant Adjutant General with rank of Colonel of Cavalry has $1,000 salary and acts as Paymaster General

I employ seventeen clerks in Adjutant General and Inspector General Quartermaster General Commissary General and Assistant Adjutant General acting a Paymaster General office

With great respect I have the honor to be

 

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State of Iowa. Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport 186

Truly Yours NB Baker A.G. of Iowa Adjt Gen’l of Kansas, Leavenworth, Kansas

 

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Feb 11 63 1865 R 179 Davenport Iowa N.B. Baker Adjutant of Iowa Informs of the salaries and clerical given of his office Recd AGO Feby 22/65

 

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Shawnee Co. Feb. 13, 1865

To the Honorable James M. Harvey, Governor of the State of Kansas. The undersigned citizens and [xxxxxxxx] to military duty under the militia laws of the State of Kansas, and residing in the City of Topeka in said state, respectfully [xxxxxxx] your Excellency grant and authority the [xxxxxxxxx] of a new company of state militia in said city under and in accordance with the act of legislation of the state of Kansas, entitled “an act for the enrollment organization, discipline and pay of the militia; approved February 13th 1865.

1 G.C. Clemens

2 Robert A [xxxxxx]

3 SW Carney

4 M.O. [xxxxxxx]

5 J.A. Dowdle

6 Dick Adams

7 John A. Moss

8 J.H. Dowdell

9 JG [xxxxxx]

10 H.M. Watson

11 MF Stoddard

12 Alfred S Parrley

13 CD Brandon

14 Henry B. Fisher

15 W.W. [xxxxxx]

16 J.C. Corey

17 George Shankrider

18 David Dodson

19 [xxxx] Campbell

20 AS Reser

21 Wm Chlcott

23 Joseph F Davies

24 IJ Curtis

25 G Weinburger

 

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Shawnee Co Pethou for organization of Militia Company in Topeka Feb 13, 1865 Signed by G.C. Clemens D.M. Adams J.V. [xxxxxxx] and others

 

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Blair, C.W., F. and S. Mar. 13, 1865 Fort Scott Ks March 13, 1865 Hon S.J. Crawford Governor of Kansas Topeka Ks

Dear Sir

The have us “Eng.” Genl of the state Militia in this Brigade, and it is perhaps, more important have than almost any where else.  I have had occasion, and as [xxxxxx] to call out the Militia, for the defense of the border and the absence of the a Genl officer to whom I could apply [xxxx] has been a serious hindrance to such operations.  I think such a General officer showed [xxxxx] at this part, and established his Brigade Hd. Qrs. have and I know of us one who could bill the position with more credit to themselves the servie than Capt. Charles Diniou, late of the 2nd Kans Cav.  It is not necessary for me to pass any [xxxxxxxxxxxx] upon Capt Diniou to you, who have been his com-

 

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panies in arms so long and have soon him tired under almost every possible vanity of circumstances.  He is always the same but it is perhaps necessary to say and I can do so, must cordially and truthfully that his appointment well give eminent satisfaction to your friends, the public generally, in this locality; and non will be better please than, Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt Chars Blair

 

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2nd K. Cav. No 216 Blair, Col C.W. Fort Scott Kans Recommends the Promotion of Charles Diniou Lieut Captain in 2nd Kansas Cav. As Brig Gen in Kansas State Militia March 30 1865 Recd March 20th 1865 Rejected

 

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Feb. 14, 1865 Jefferson Hospital Jeffersonville Ind Feb 14th Sir

We the undersigned petition to your Excellency for a General transfer to out own State w being all wounded men not able for duty for several months Some being at this Hospital and some at the Joe Holt Hospital Jeffersonville Ind.

Leonard A. Heil Srgt. Joe Holt Has. Co “E” 8th Kansas Act Vols

Chars H Martens Co B 10th

B.F. McBride ‘’ Kans

W.A. McSmalley ‘’ ‘’

John W. Ibr. Co. A 10th KV

Wm C Black Co C 8th KV

Frances Knapp Co “B” 10th KV

James S Maddox

 

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Nathaniel Spriggs Co.A. 10th K

The above names are all have been able to procure here but think there some in the Genl Haept at Louisville Ky that were wounded at the same time and also some at New Albany Ind. Very Respectfully Your Obet Servt. ST Master Co. B. 10th Kans Infty

 

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104 S.T. Master Applies for removal of sick and wounded Kansas soldiers to the state of Kansas Feby 14 1865

 

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Leavenworth February 14/65 Cenl. C.K. Holiday Topeka Ks. Dear Sir

Yours of the 6th inst is recd and we shall endeavor to you a satisfactory job.  He had no “cut” suitable for the job nor is there one is the city, We therefore have sent to Chicago for the Cut and [xxxxxx] Paper, and as soon as they arrive we will commence repon it and hurry it through as for it as possible.  Thanking you for the order and awaiting further favors We remain Your respectfully Bulletin Co Pr Devies

 

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R169 58 Leavenworth Feby 14 1865 Bulletin Co Acknowledge Recpt of order for Blank Rolls commissions and informs that they will complete it as soon as possible Recd Feby 20/65

 

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Iowa. Adj. Gen. Feb. 14, 1865 State of Iowa. Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, Feb 14th 1865 General The reports of 1863 and 1864 gives the full history of our quarter except the statement made during 1864.  An aid out of the draft and our quotas and therefore nothing under call of Dec 19th 1864.  If you have to received reports I will send them.  I have the honor to be With great respect Truly Yours NB Baker A.G. of Iowa to the Adjt Gen of Kansas Leavenworth Kan

 

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R171 68 Davenport, Iowa Feby 14/65 NB Baker Adjt Genl of Iowa

Informs that his reports of 1863 and 1864 give a history of the quotas for Iowa, and that no quota is assign to Iowa under call of Dec 19/64 Recd Feby 24/65

 

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U.S. Asst Provost Marshal Feb. 15, 1865 Office Acting Ass’t Provost Marshal General, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota) Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb’y 15 1865

Colonel C.K. Holliday Adjt Genl State of Kansas Topeka Kansas

Sir:

Incompliance with your communication of the 13th inst I have the honor to transmit herewith a statement showing the number of persons enrolled in the State of Kansas January 1st 1865.

I am Sir Very Respectfully Your obedient Servant Sidney Clarke Capt and Ass’t Adj’t Gen’l Act. Asst. Pro. Mar. Genl

 

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R169 57 Leavenworth Kan. Feby 15/65 Capt Sidney Clark Asst. Pro. Mar. Genl.

Transmitting a statement of the number of persons enrolled in the state

Recd Feby 20/65

 

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War Department, Provost Marshal General’s Office, Washington, D.C., Feby 17th 1865

The Adjutant General State of Kansas Leavenworth City Kans.

Sir I am directed by the Provost Marshal General to enclose herewith for your information, six copies of a circular issued from this office to Commanding Officers of Companies of the Veteran Reserve Corps.

I am, Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant Jas McMillian Captain U.S.A. A.A.A. Genl

 

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R173 77 Washington D.C. Feby 17, 1865 Capt Jas McMillian

Transmitting circular letter issued to commanding of companies in the Veteran Reserve Corps Recd AGO Mar 24/65

 

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U.S. Asst Provost Marshal Office Acting Ass’t Provost Marshal General, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota) Leavenworth, Kansas, Feby 18 1865

His Excellency Sam’l J. Crawford Governor of Kansas Topeka Kansas

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that by direction of the Provost Marshal General U.S. the draft will commence in this State on Monday the 20th inst.

I am, Sir Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant Wm McR Dye

Capt 8th Infty and A.A. Pro. Mar. Gen’l

 

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No 79 Wm McR. Dye A.A. Pro. Marshal Gen Feb 18, 1865 Announces the Draft will take place in Kasnas on Monday Feby 20th 1865- By directions recruited from the Provost Marshal Genl. U.S. at Washington D.C. Furnished Businesses April 10th 1865 Furnished and Filed Mrch 31st 1865

 

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Feb. 20, 1865 Hd Qrs. 83d U.S. Col’d Infty Little Rock Feby 20, 1865

Gov. Sir I arrived here on the morning of the 18th inst on Furlough.  Shall remain with Col Guilpatrick until the expiration of my leave of absence (Mar 10th)

The Col expects my Commission as Lt and adjutant [xxxxxxxx] this month.  The appointment passed through Dept 36d Ars are the last of January and in all probability the Document will arrive very soon.

I am Yours Fraternally

W.D. Clark

 

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No 169 W.D. Clark at Little Rock awaiting Adjt [xxxxxxxxx] in the 83d W.S. Colored

March 6, 1865 Filed Mch 30th 1865.

 

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Feb. 22, 1865 General Headquarters, State of Kansas, Adjutant General’s Office, Topeka, Feb. 22, 1865.

Circular No. 1. By direction of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, a copy of the following Concurrent Resolutions are hereby transmitted to the several commands of Volunteer Soldiers representing this State in the armies of the Republic: [House Concurrent Resolutions No. 21.] Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas, the Senate concurring therein: That Kansas now as in the past stands true to the Government of our country, and to those principles of freedom which that Government was bound to protect, and that she will furnish her last able bodied citizen if need be to protect the integrity of the Union and for Nation’s honor and freedom.  Resolved, That the thanks of the Legislature and of the State are due our soldiers, in the field for the gallant manner in which they have on every occasion on the battle field and in every position which duty has called them, acquitted themselves to the honor and reputation of the State.  Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to forward a copy of these resolutions to each of our Representatives in Congress, and the Adjutant General be directed to forward a copy to our Generals and to each Regimental Commander, with the request that they be read at the head of the Regiment.  I hereby certify that the above Resolutions passed the House of Representatives on the 9th of February, 1865.  D.B. Emmert Chief of Clerk.  I hereby certify that the above resolutions passed the Senate on the 8th day of February, 1865.  A. Smith Devenney, Secretary of Senate.  Office of Secretary of State, Topeka, Kansas, Feb. 17, 1865.  I, R.A. Barker, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original on file in my office.  In testimony whereto I have hereunto set my band and affixed the official seal  of my office the day and year last above written.  R.A. Barker, Secretary of State.  II.  The special attention of Commanding Officers is called to the closing paragraph of the Third Resolution, requesting the foregoing Resolutions to be read at the head of their respective commands.  C.K. Holliday, Adjutant General State of Kansas.

 

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Feb. 22, 1865 General Head Quarters, State of Kansas, Adjutant Generals Office, Topeka, Feb. 22, 1865

Circular No. 1. By direction of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, a copy of the following Concurrent Resolutions in hereby transmitted to the several Commands of Volunteer Soldering representing this state in the armies of the Republic

[Here inset Resolution]

II II.  The special attention of Commanding Officers is called to the closing paragraph of the Third Resolution, requesting the foregoing Resolutions to be read at the head of their respective commands.

C.K. Holliday Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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Resolution issued by Kan. Leg. to Vols. Feb. 22 1865 Kan.

 

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U.S. Provost Marshal Feb. 22, 1865 War Department Provost Marshal General’s Bureau, Washington, D.C. February 22nd 1865.  General C.K. Holliday Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kansas

General:  I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 31st ult, relative to the quota, of the State of Kansas, under the call of December 19th 1864 for 300,000 men and in reply beg leave to enclose a copy of the Report of a Commission consisting of Hon James Speed, Attorney General of the United State  Brig General Richard Delafield Chief Engineer U.S.A. and Colonel CW Foster Assistant Adjutant General appointed by His Excellency the President to determine the legality and fairness of the quotas assigned to the several Districts throughout the United States, which Report has been approved by the President and directed to be published in Genral Order for the government of all concerned.  A copy of a letter from His Excellency

 

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the President to His Excellency Governor Smith of Vermont date the 8th inst is also respectfully enclosed.  I have the honor to be General  Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant James B. Fry Provost Marshal General

 

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R 175 86 Washington D.C. Feby 22d 1865 Genl Jas. B. Fry Transmitting Genl Orders and furnishing information concerning Draft Recd AGO Mch 7/65

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G, Washburn, Peter J. Feb. 27, 1865

State of Vermont. Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office Woodstock, Feb 27th 1865.

Adjutant General of Kansas Sir In accordance with the resolutions adopted by the Adjutant Generals of loyal States in Convention at Columbus Ohio, on the 17th ult. I forward to you by this mail copies of blank orders circular issued from and in use in this office.  I should be pleased to receive similar favors from you.  Very Respectfully Your obt Svt Peter J. Washburn

Adjt and Ins General

 

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R 175 89 Vt. Woodstock Vt. Feby 27 1865 Peter J. Washburn Adjut Genl of Vermont Transmitting blanks, orders, circulars, and rules of his office and asks that this office may [xxxxxxx] Recd A.G.O. Mrch 10/65

 

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Feb., 1865 To his excellency Gov SJ Crawford The under signed representatives of Brigade District of Kansas State Militia would most respectfully request that Capt Jas Melhoan be nominated as Brigadier Genl of said Dist CS Dille C.M. Shatton DS Campbell Wm Morrow Frank B. Swift

 

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No 142 Melhoan Recommendation for the commissioning of S. Jas. Melhoan for Brig Genl of Kansas Militia Feby 1865 Rejected Filed Mch 30 1865

 

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Feb: 1865 Gov S.J. Crawford Governor of Kansas We ask and recommend that M.Z. Strong be appointed Brigadier General of the 4th Brigade Kansas State Militia

Jaeth Stoller [xxxxxxxx] House Reps

D.C. Firm 76th District

S.D. Macdonald 41st ‘’

RH Abraham 66th ‘’

GB Christy 55 ‘’

Francis B. Swift 35th ‘’

Warner Craig 37th ‘’

ES Seudder 38 ‘’

N.B. Hughes 74th ‘’

A.W. Callen 71st ‘’

Hugh A Book 58th ‘’

MR Leonard 68 ‘’

J.D. Sammons 13th ‘’

C. Hohler 73 ‘’

H.D. Shepard 70th ‘’

 

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W. D. House 44th Dist

JC Salsbury 29 Dis

Robt Riddle 20 Dist

N.P. Rawlings 71 Dist

[xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 14th Dist

S.J. H. Snyder 9 Dis

Nelson Griswold 32 Dist

MR Dulton 19th ‘’ [may be Dyer Dutton]

Geo Storch 10th ‘’

Wm Kan 45

Henderson rice 45th Dist ‘’

H Cowendel 56 ‘’

Wm Martindale 75 ‘’

MB Boston 8

JS Pineer 69

Henry Smith 23rd

RC [xxxxx] 17th

D Rogers 77 Dist

J M Sellam 18 Dist

C.H. Sutherland 12th District

A.G Sooring 47 Dist

DL Campbell 51st

Rufers Darby Rep 16th dis

F R Pags ‘’ 65th

James Hanwol 59 dist

Hartgrove

JR Kennedy

 

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Hon S J Crawford Governor of Kansas We ask and recommend that U.Z. Strong be appointed Brigadier Genl of the 4th Brigade Kan State Militia

T.M. O’Brien 22d Rep. District

Sam. G [xxxxxxx] 2d do

Geo W. Glick 6th Dist

Chas S Glick 31st

Thos C Gaiartney 27

R.C. Fister

Michael Jordan

 

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Strong. Sixty-Members Ks State Legislature nec Hon U.Z. Strong for Brig Gen. 4th Dist No3 Strong Declines no date Legis 1865 com’d Jan 10-Feb 20.

 

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Feb ? 1865 To His Excellency S.J. Crawford Governor of Kansas We the undersigned take pleasure in recommending to your excellency Samuel M. Strickler as here [xxxxxxx] worthy and justly entitled to the appointment of Brigadier General Kansas State Militia.  He having been elected Brigadier General by the votes of field officers and offices of Brigade Companies in 1863 and very Commanding removed at the last Session of the Legislature because he fearlessly refused to barter away the rights the People of this State and we desire it but justice to Him that the disgrace of his removal should be wiped out by his reappointment

No. Names Senators No. Names Representatives

E.C. Maning 1. N.B. Hughes 74 Ds’t

[xxxxxxx] 2. L.L. Clearinger

Charles D. Troupe 3. Wm Goss

                4. O.W. Browne

D.W. Houston 5. MR. Benton

Thos Murphy 6. JR Thuckmorton

D.T. Law 7. H.D. Shepard

F.H. Doerming 8. N.L. Hank

F. U. Pauser 9. J.H. Snyder 9th

C.V. Eskridge 10. R church 17th Dist

Wm K. Bartlett 11. ES Seudder

 

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No Names Senators No Names Representative

12. Conrad Kohler 72 dst

13. C.H. Sutherland 12th dst

14. Henry Smith

15. Yarned [xxxxxxxx]

16. AG West

17. Warner Craig

18. D.P. Dame

19. C. Leland

20. Hugh H. Book

21. J. F. Broodhood

22. D.L. Campbell

23. Wilhem Kerr

24. Henderson Rice

25. G. Starch

26. Rufers Darby Inst 18th dis

27. H Cavender

28. JS Penes

29. G.A. Fairchild

30. A Shutter

31. N.J. Strong

32. N.P. Rawlings

33. MR. Dutton [may be Dyer Dutton as well]

34. RC Fister

35. J.M. O’Brien

36. J.D. Sammons

37. C.H. Dille

38. S.D. Macdonald

39. D.C Finn

40. Thoas O. Gaiartney

41. Michael Jordan

42. Jaeole Stoller

43. A.W. Callen

 

 

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No 132 Strickler Recommendation for the Appointment of Samuel W. Strickler for Bri Genl kans State Militia 1865 Filed Mch 30 1865 Rejected

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville T. March 1, 1865 Sir: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-in Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal.  I am, Sir Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Alfred S. Hough The Adjutant General, State of Kansas Topeka, Ks

 

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R 175 90 Nashville Tenn. March 1 1865 Alfred S. Hough Cum. Of Musters Transmitting Muster Rolls of offices Recd A.G.O. March 10/65

 

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Headquarters State of Kansas, Adjutant General’s Office. Topeka, March 2d 1865 Capt. Jas McCahen Asst. Pro. Mar. Leavenworth Sir I have the honor to enclose herewith a Muster Roll of Recruits assigned to Four different regiments all on the same Roll.

And asks if you cannot cause them to be made up on separate Rolls placing all of the Recruits for the 2d Regt. Col’d on our Roll and those for the 16th Regt. on another etc it will be quite an advantage to us herm if youre can do so

Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant C.K. Holliday Adjut Genl

 

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(H.9) 16 Kan. Topeka Kansas March 2d 1865 Holliday, Col, C.K. Adj’t Genl State of Kansas

Encloses muster roll of recruits assign to Four different regiments all on some roll.  Desires them separated into rolls by regiments for the conveniences of their officer of practicable.

One enclose 3 Rolls [xxxx] and cannot [xxx] 4th army are recruits but substitutes an assigned cannot be obliged [xxxxx]

Red (P.M.O.N.D.K.) March 5th 1865

Provost Marshals Office North Dist Kansas Leavenworth Mch 4 65 Respectfully returned there seems to be no ground for the action mentioned.  The men (substitutes) are no yet assigned.  Their request is only enlisted on the rolls as they are subject to assignment by the Adjutant general of the U.S.A. JMcCahen capt and Pro. Mar [xxxxxx] Dist Kan

R175 87 Leavenworth Kan. Mch. 5 1865 capt J.McCahen AA Pro. Mar. Informs that muster Rolls for substitutes assigned by Request cannot be changed only by Adjt Genl of U.S.A.

Recd AGO Mar 10/65

 

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General Head-Quarters, State of Illinois, Adjutant General’s Office Springfield, March 3, 1865.  To the Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir: I have the honor respectfully to request that you will furnish me information to the following enquires:  Very Respectfully, Your Obdt. Servant, I.N. Haynie, Adjutant General. 

1st. The total number of men furnished by your State of the General Government for One Year

2d. Total number furnished for Two Years,

3d Total number furnished for Three Years,

4th Aggregate number of all men furnished.

5th Aggregate Quotas under all calls

6th Excess in years due State to Dec. 21, 1864.

7th Quotas under call of Dec. 21, 1864.

8th State Enrollment

 

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D. 10th S.R.A.G.O.K.V.A.

Springfield Ill Mch 3/65

J.N. Haynie Adjut Genl of Ill.  Respectfully Requests that he be furnished with the number of men furnish the Genl Government from Kansas

Recd A.G.O. Mch 20 1865

 

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Eskridge, C.V. Mar. 6, 1865

Emporia, Kan Mar. 6th 1865 Gov. Crawford Dear Sir

In conversation, yesterday, with Col. A.J. Mitchell, in relation to the appointment of a Brig. Gen’l of Militia for the South west district, I told him frankly the objections urged against him, by representatives and others, for that position, viz: that he was in the habit of drinking to excess and at such times as, above all others, he should keep straight.  We had quite a lengthy conversation in regard to the matter, the conclusion of which was that should you see proper to appoint him, he could not, in different to others, dink any during the time he might hold the commission and further, would within, six months tender his resignation, as, by that time these would be men out of the service, compliant and deserving.  It is the honor of the position manly that he desires.  Under the circumstances, considering his qualifications and experience, his pledge, to remove the objections against his appointment, and to hold the position but a short time, till some better and equally will qualified man can be appointed

 

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I would respectfully recommend his appointment, believing him to be better fitted and qualified for the position than any gentleman whose name, to my knowledge, has been mentioned in connection with the appointment.  Respectfully, your ob’t serv’t, O.V. Eskridge,

P.S. I think, the appointment once made there would be no particular objection.  I have talked with states and others, who, under the circumstances, make no objection.  However, if you know of a more suitable and experienced gentleman within the district, we will be satisfied.  Your selection will suit this county.  C.V.E.

 

[Page 126]

 

258 Mitchell C.V. Eskridge Emporia Kansas Mch 6, 1865 Rejected

 

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Exchange Barracks Louisville Ky March 10th 1865

Adjt Genl of the State of Kansas Sir I have the honor to respectfully request that you will furnish the with a roster of Kansas Regiment I am Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt Samuel Moore Transfer Clk

 

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D. 102 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Louisville Ky March 10/65 Samuel Moore Transfer Clerk

Asks to be furnished with a Roster of the Kansas Regiments Recd A.G.O. Mch 20/65

 

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Office Acting Ass’t Provost Marshal General, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, March 13 1865

Colonel C.K. Holliday Adj’t Gen’l State of Kansas Topeka, Kansas Sir: I enclose herewith a list of names of men said to have enlisted in the U.S. Service from this State, and respectfully ask that if possible you will fill the blank columns giving the date of muster-in and the locality to which each man is credited.

I am, Colonel, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Wm McE. Dye

Capt 8th Infantry Act. Ass’t Pro. Mar. Gen’l

 

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8 Kan. D. 95 S.R.A.G.O.K.V.A

Leavenworth March 3th 1865 Capt. Wm McE Dye

Transmitting a list of names said to have enlisted in U.S. service from this state and ask to be inform where [xxxx] arm credited Recd A.G.O. March 7 1865

 

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Davenport Iowa March 13 1865 Adjt Genl C.K. Holliday Dear Sir I have been long and intimately acquainted with the firm of Luse and Griggs of this place, and can very confidently recommend the concern as one of the best in the country, either east or west and have no hesitation in saying that any agreement made by their will be honestly and faithfully performed, and the quality of the work performed by them such as to compare favorable with any that can be found I am very Respectfully H.Price

 

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D.110 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A Davenport IA Mch 3/65 H.Rice Esq. Recommends misses Luse and Griggs Book report Printers Recd A.G.O. Mch 29/65

 

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State of Iowa, Adjutant General’s Office, Davenport, Mar 13th 1865.
General Yours of the 6th inst duly received.  The printing ruling and binding of the blanks you refer to are done at our establishment to whom I shall hand you better and ask them to write to you.  The firm is “Luse, Lane Co Printers and Binders Davenport Iowa.”  Whatever work they do for you will be well done and will hold together.  I shall move my office to Clinton on the 16th that will be 40 miles farther up the river.  I shall happy to see you there at any

 

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

time.  If I can render you any assistance in making up your records I shall be happy to do so Co. Impey AAG goes with me to Clinton.

With great respect Truly Yours NB Baker AG of Iowa Adjt Genl Holliday Topeka Kansas

 

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D 113 S.R.A.G.O.K.V.A.

Davenport IA.  March 3/65 N.B. Baker Adjt Genl of Iowa Acknowledging Recpt. Of communication and recommends refer Luse Law and Co.  Books Job Printing of Davenport.

Recd A.G.O. Mch 24/65

 

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Pay Department United States Army, Pay District of Missouri, the Mississippi

Saint Louis, March 15th 1865 General

By late instructions from Washington, all payments made to Officer and soldiers on detached service and in hospitals are required to be reported to their Regt’ and Company Commanders.   To carry out these orders effectively this department should be kept advised as correctly as possible of the whereabouts of all the Regiments in the service of the United States.  The lists in this office now giving the localities of troops are of an old date and very imperfect rendered almost entirely so by the recent movements of the Army.

In consideration of the foregoing therefore I have the honor to request to be furnished at your earliest convenience for the information and guidance of this Department with a list of the Regiments of your state and their stations from the latest information received at your office  Very Respectfully (over)

 

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Your Obt Servant N.W. Brown Dept Payment General U.S.A. To the Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka, Kansas

 

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D 112. S.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. St. Louis Mo. Mch 15/65 N.W. Brown Dept Payment Genl U.S.A.

Wants a list of Kansas Regiments and their present stations

Ansn recd A.G.O. Mch 29/65

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Haynie, J.N. Mar. 15, 1865 General Head-Quarters, State of Illinois Adjutant General’s Office, Springfield, 15th Mch 1865

Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir

In accordance with the resolution adopted by the Adjutant Generals of loyal states in convention as Columbus Ohio I am 17 1865, I forward to you per mail this day copies of blanks, orders, circulars etc, issued from and new in use at this office.  I am Sir, Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant J.W. Haynie Adjutant General Official Edwd P. Niles Asst Adjt Genl and Mch 27, 1865

 

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D116. L.R.A.g.O.N.V.A. Springfield Ill Mch 5th/65

J.N. Haymie Adjt Gnl of Ill

Transmitting Blanks of all kinds issued in them officer Ansd Red a.G.O. Mch 29/65

 

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Mar. 15, 1865 To His Excellency S.J. Crawford Governor of the State of Kansas The undersigned would respectfully submit to your Excellency that we understand the appointment of Brigadier General for the District in which Leavenworth County is situated has not yet been made and having been acquainted with Brig. Genl M.S. Grant, for some time, both as a citizen and an officer, we take great pleasure in bearing over testimony to his honesty and integrity as a citizen and to his zeal and bravery as an officer and having already had the experience of one campaign of active service and having performed his duties to the full satisfaction of the officer and men with whom he was associated and as we believe to the citizens of the State generally and feeling assured that your Excellency will appoint the Brigadier General for this District from this place, we trust and respectfully petition your Excellency to retain in that position, the present incumbent, Brig. Genl M.S. Grant, feeling confident you will find him honest, faithful and competent, and zealous in the discharge of the duties imposed upon him.  John Hollows capt KSM SA Marshall Thomas Trover Capt D.I.9 K.S.M.C A.G. Hagman Col Cav 19th Reg 7383

 

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Geo Smith 1st Lt Cav 7th Regt

CH Robinson Lt Col of 1st Regt. K.S.M. Prices Raised

George Einstein Capt co F 7 Reg K.S.M.

Alonzo Hastings Capt and A.A.G. 1st Brigade Dist.

J.C. Walkensahw 1st Lieut and AD.C 1st Brigade

John I Dawson 1st  19th K.S.M. Cavalry

GM Let A.D.C. 1st Brigade Dist

JM Skinner 1st Lieut to QM 19 Rg K.S.M. Cav

WH Munks capt Old [xxxxxx]

Wm McNaill Clough capt and A.D.C.

HC Keller 2d Lieut 1st Regt KSM

A Warner

LB Wheat Capt co. D 1st Regt K.S.M.

Martin Smith Capt co. G. 1st Reg.

Peter McFarland Col 7th K.S.M.

A.M. Sattig Capt Co “H” 1st Regt K.S.M.

Henry Franks 2d Lieut ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’

 

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No 145  145 Grant Selection for Brig M.S. Grant Recd March 15 1865

Filed April 4th 1865 Rejected

 

[Page 144]

 

Mar. 16, 1865 Lawrence, Kans, Mar 16th, 1865 Capt. Henry G. Moore Dear Sir,

I take pleasure in stating that you have served with me and under me, while you held an appointment as Captain of the 4th Regt Indian Brigade, of which I was appointed Colonel, and that during the period of that service, comprising several months, I found you uniformly zealous to do your duty and active in its performance, and in all respects an intelligent and courteous officer.  I learn that you are now drafted.  I should regard it as an injustice not only to yourself but to the service, should you not speedily receive a partition as a commissioned officer to which you service, your former rank, and you capacity, entitle you

Very respectfully and truly Yours, James M. Pomeroy Col. 1st Army Corps.

 

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302 Col J.M. Pomeroy rec Sheriff Moore for Promotion Henry G. Moore. Mar 16 1865. Furnished

 

[Page 146]

 

Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Gen Mar 18th 1865 Sir: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-in Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Alfred S Hough Capt. and Chief Commissary Musters The Adjutant General, State of Kansas Topeka Kan

 

[Page 147]

 

D11 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Nashville Tenn. Mar. 18, 1865 Capt A.S. Hough Asst Com. Musters Transmitting Muster in Rolls of Officer for Kan.

Recd AGO Mch 29/65

 

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Mar. 20, 1865 Executive Department of Indiana Adjutant General’s Office.  Indianapolis Mar 20th 1865

Adjutant General, State of Kansas Leavenworth Kansas

Sir In accordance with the resolution adopted by the Adjutant General of loyal states in conventional Columbus, Ohio Jany 14, 1865.  I forward to you per mail this day copies of blanks orders circulars etc if sued from and now in use at this office.  I am Sir Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant W.H.H. Cornell Adj Genl Ind

 

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D 115 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Indianapolis IN March 20/65 WHH Cornell Adjt Genl of Ind

Transmitting a full list of Blank etc of all kinds in use in this office

Recd A.G.O. Mch 29/65

 

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Jameson, G.F. Mar. 20, 1865 Camp Fletcher Neare Little rock ark. March 20th/65

To His Excellency Governor Crawford Sir

I have the honor to submit the following consideration, I have now been in the service two years, while I was in your state on the Recruiting services I made known my desire to Gov. Carney and he in reply submitted or states that he would at his earliest convenience confer the favor of chaplaincy which I desired, also the Hon. M.S.S. Lane of youre state offered his aid to one in getting a Place in a Kansas Regt the reason I wish this place

 

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in a Kansas command is first from the fact that my religious faith dates its naturty in Kansas second because in view of the Political history of that state, my affirmity for her and her interests are greater than for any other individual state of the union, and finely while I was out there I made arrangements to make my home in Kansas after the war.  If if there is a vacancy in any of your Redgts that you wish to be filed my name is at youre disposal for my Political elements I would refer you to the hon Mr Lowe of Doniphan town Doniphan co. kan or Dr Newel of Oskalsa [Oskaloosa] or Dyer Dutton Esq” “ “ for my standing as Christian minister in the Christian church in addition to my credentials I offer if necessary

 

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The indorsements of the officers of my Redgt also the certificates of the Christian society of my Redgts as I am chosen by them as their leader

Sir I had concluded to serve my time in this Redgt beg you saying anything more about getting into a kansas Redgts but everyday I am [xxxxxxx] of who do you not apply for a chaplain I will send you the note from [xxxxxx] Lane which you will Please return in youre reply to this in my [xxxxx] if necessary I will send you carney or any other desire communication relating to fidelity I have the honor to be very respectfully youre Obedient servant G.J. Jameson 11th Mo. Cav. Volls direct to letter rock Ark

 

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GF Jameson 11th inst vol. cav. Desires chapling [xx] [xxxxx] Kansas Regt Mch 20, 1865 Filed April 4 1865

 

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U.S. Asst Adj Gen Mar 20, 1865 War Department Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, March 20, 1865 His Excellency, The Governor of Kansas, Leavenworth City

Sir: The following is a section of the act “To amend the several acts heretofore passed to provide the calling out of the National forces, and for other purposes,” approved March 3d, 1865:

“Section 15.  And be it further enacted, That in computing quotas hereafter, credit shall be given to the several States, districts, and sub-districts, for all men furnished form them, respectively, and not heretofore credited, during the present rebellion, for any period of service of not less than three months, calculating the number of days for which such service was furnished, and reducing the same to years:  Provided, That such credits shall not be applied to the call for additional troops made by the President on the twenty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.”

With the view of comparing records, and in order that the credits

 

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Washington D.C. Mch 20/65 Vincent Thos M. Asst Adjt Genl

Printed circular asking for statement If troops mustered for less than 6 months

 

[Page 156]

 

U.S. Asst Adj. Gen Mar. 20, 1865 War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, March 20, 1865 His Excellency, The Governor of Kansas, Leavenworth City Sir: The following is a section of the act “To amend the several acts heretofore passed to provide for the calling out of the National forces, and for other purposes,” approved March 3d, 1865:-
“Section 15.  And be it further enacted, That in computing quotas hereafter, credit shall be given to the several State, districts, and sub-districts, for all men furnished from them, repectively, and not heretofore credited, during the present rebellion, for any period of service of not less than three months, calculating the number of days for which such service was furnished, and reducing the same to years: Provided, That such credits shall not be applied to the call for additional troops made by the President on the twenty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.”

With the view of comparing records, and in order that the credits, as contemplated by the said act, may be promptly and accurately passed, I have the honor to request that you will direct me to be furnished with an exhibit of all troops from your  State which have been mustered into service of the United State for less than six months, inclusive of all three months’ men, since the commencement of the rebellion.

The exhibit should be made on the form, (copy herewith,) modified to suit the case.  The numbers, for the respective localities, should be given as indicated in the form.  If the localities, with the number of men to be credited to each cannot be given, please cause the fact to be noted on the exhibit.  I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Thomas M. Vincent Assistant Adjutant General.

 

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Washington D.C. Mch, 20/65. Vincent Thos M. Asst Adj’t Genl Printed Circular asking for statement of troops mustered for less than 6 months

 

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Minnesota, Adj Gen Mar, 21, 1865 General Head Quarters, State of Minnesota.  Adjutant General’s Office.  Saint Paul, Minn., March 21, 1865 To the Adjutant General, State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir I have the honor respectfully to transmit to you a general statement of quotas and credits of this State, together with excess of years’ service on December 21, 1864.  Very Respectfully Your obedient servant, Oscar Malmorse Adjutant General.

 

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State of Minnesota. Dr. A. Quotas and Credits. Credits. Up to Dec. 10th 1864. Dec. 20th to Dec. 30th 1864. January and February, 1865. Total. Aggregate quota under calls up to July 1864, 15,881 Call of July, 1864, 5,561 Call of December 21, 1864, 3,636 25,078 Number furnished for one year, - 2,698 11 1,532 4,241 ‘’ ‘’ two years, - 205 13 218 ‘’ ‘’ three years, - 17,571 1 16 17588 Aggregate number of all men furnished, 20,474 12 1,561 22,047 B. State Enrollment. District. Number. Enrollment for February, 1863, First, 17,188 Second, 16,704 Total, - - - 33,892 Enrollment for March, 1865, First, 11,477 Second, 6,988 Total, - - - 18,465 C. Excess in Years’ Service. Net Excess in Years’ Service, due State, December 21, 1864 - - 2,617 Excess in Years’ Service in certain Sub-Districts, December31, 1864: First District, - 2,859 Second District, - 3,224 Total, 6,083

 

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D 133. L.R.A.G.V.K.V.A. St. Paul Minn. March 2/65 Oscar Malmorse Adjut. Genl of Minn. Encloses an a/c of quotas assign to his state and quotas of volunteers, etc Recd A.G.O. April 15/65

 

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Head Quarters, State of Missouri, Adjutant General’s Office, Jefferson City, March 23d 1865.

Adjutant General of the State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir: In compliance with the resolution adopted by the Adjutant Generals of loyal States, in convention at the Columbus, Ohio, January 17, 1865, I have the honor to inform you that I have this day mailed to your address copies of blanks, orders, circulars, etc., especially provided for the use of and issued from this office.  I am, Sir, Very respectfully Your obedient servant, Samuel P. Simpson Adjutant General

 

[Page 162]

 

D.117 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Jefferson City Mo. March 23/65. Saml P. Simpson Adjt Genl of Mo. Transmitting one copy each of all Blanks and in A.G.O. Mo

Recd A.G.O. March 29/65

 

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Pay Department USA St. Louis March 25/65 To the Adjutant General of Kansas Dear Sir Enclosed find Notices of Payments made by me, to officers of Kansas Troops.  I send them to you, with a request that be forwarded to the different Regiments.  I not knowing the location of the same, but presume you do.  Respectfully Your Obt servt C.P.E. Johnson Paymaster USA

 

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D.123. L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. St. Louis Mo. March 25/65 CPE Johnson Paymaster U.S.A. Transmitting notices of payment made to office in Kan Regts to be forwarded ansd Recd AGO April 1865

 

[Page 165]

 

Schofield Barracks St. Louis Mo. Mch 29 1865 Sir I have the honor to request that you will furnish this offices with the list and present location of the several Regiments and Batteries or parts of Regiments and Batteries from your States now in the service of the United States.  This information is necessary that I may know where to send the Stragglers and Deserters from Regiments of your States almost daily serving at these Barracks to be forwarded to their commands

Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt W.A. Heyndenborng

Lt Col Comdg Barracks To Adjt Genl State of Kansas

 

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D.138. L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Schoffield Barracks March 29/65 W.A. Heyndenbourng Liet Col Comdg Asks for a list of Kansas Regiments note their stations etc ansd Recd A.G.O. April 10 1865

 

[Page 167]

 

Pay Dept USA St Louis March 29/65 To the Adjt Genl of Kansas Dear Sir

Enclosed find Notices of Payments made by me, to offices of Kansas troops, I send them to you with a request that they be forwarded to the different Regiments, In not knowing the location of the same, but presume you do. Respect Your Obt sert C.P.E. Johnson Paymaster USA

 

[Page 168]

 

D.126 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. St. Louis Mo. March 29/65 C.P.E. Johnson Paymaster U.S.A. Transmitting Pay a/c to affirm in Kansas Regiments to be forwarded ansd Recd April 10/65

 

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Mar. 30, 1865 State of Rhode Island, &c. Adjutant General’s Office, Providence, Mch 30th 1865 Genl C.K. Holliday Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka General.

In compliance with a resolution passed at the convention of Adjutant Generals, and Columbus Ohio I have the honor to forward to you this day by mail: various forms etc in use in this office
Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant E.C. Mauran Adjt General

 

[Page 170]

 

D130. L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. RD Provident RI March 30/65 E.C. Mauran Adjt Genl of R.I. Transmitting copies of Blanks etc in his office Recd A.G.O. April 10/65

 

[Page 171]

 

Apr. 9, 1865 Ordinance Office, Fort Scott Kansas April 9th 1865 Hon. J.B. McAfer Topeka, The bearer, Mr. Cable, for nearly two years Master Armorer at this Post and a good business as well as a first class mechanic, would, it strike me, be just the proper person to be entrusted with the repair and custody of the state arms.  I contemplated this when I introduced the preposition to pay one thousand dollars for that purpose.  I was struck down to four hundred on the direct appropriation but there is no doubt the interest of the state demands the collection of the state arms. 

 

[Page 172]

 

Please think this matter over and see what Col. Ballard will do in the matter.  Will write you again soon, perhaps see you.  There are some matters in which we (you and I) are personally interested in which I feel like venting a duct of indignation.  “Friends” are state by the side of later transactions.  But we’ll see. Yours, now and ever, NZ String

 

[Page 173]

 

April 9, 1865 Ordinance Officer Bount Co Gen NZ String rec Cable for armorer of Ks Recd April 23. 65

 

[Page 174]

 

Apr. 9, 1865 Fort Leavenworth April 9 65

His Excellency SJ Crawford governor of Kan I hereby memorialized that we the undersigned Citizens of Kansas being claimed as Recruits For the Military service of the United States under a draft levied in this state are informed without accusation being closely confined and strictly guarded and being reduced to half rations Are virtually punished for crimes for wich we have not been tried and convicted And farther that in consequence of the forgoeing We are suffering severely many of us failing in Health and strength daily and that our business and facilities are suffering in consequence of our absence from home we being princilpaly farmers and depending on our yearly crops for subsistence for ourselves and families now as Chief Executive of the State of Kansas we appeal to you to interpose your influence to the utmost of your ability for our relief First to secure if possible our speedy Release or second if the draft is reserved to procure for so furloughs butill such time as the draft may be perfected that we may have opportunity to rent our farms and make such other arrangements as may be necessary for the benefit of our families for wich favor we will ever feel grateful Joseph r. Ronsabell

 

[Page 175]

 

J [xxxxx] Roland Wm Chockley W. Longfellow John John Green James M Norrill Wh [xxxxxx] James Red Allen H Stendag Chas Muller James Hall Thomas O’Day Luis Maurermarm Hemauk Goteck Henry Gillman Giles H Welch Andrew Davenport John Stuckler

 

[Page 176]

 

John J. Hoolaugh John Lauventz John Coulter Enos Bond Chalres Richter Goerge W Smith Henry Meek Wm V Hall R Mobley JT Chiture Georg W. Ketcham George Roejerlin William Walker Sac W. Hancock Allen Rhodes Peter Weicenmaies Henry Bradley William Nesroanges Nathan Baker George Moore Sterling Lambert Nathaniel Guttery Abner J Brink Miehall Brannan Theodore Brentanan Abraham Birkholder William A Triggle John Lible Wm B Mott JA Taylor James Collie Jacob Arnold Wm P Thomas Jacob Anderson L.D. Boatman John Handford Arthur Cerroll John T Morris Jonathan A James John Froman John ban Brankere Owen J. William Henry D Ladd chas Lehinbergy Friedrich Muhler Curhes Johannus [xxxxxxxxxxxx] Paul C. Eberhart Samuel Tricks James A. Huff Henery T Eberhart Moras Clarke Fredrich Roll H.C. Stoll

 

[Page 177]

 

Petition from the drafted men at Fort Leavenworth for their discharge Recd April 23 65

 

[Page 178]

 

James M Brown J.H. Wright KC Kirby William Hueston Frederie Stanbrook James Heudrie John C. Kirby Barrabar Hatch GN Laurie JS Huddock J.R. Fly JH Brown Nelson Griswold James Anderson R Wells L.P. Porter A.J. Webb Jeff Goff [xxxxxx] Dyer WB Hammers H Copes John A Creamer Benjamin F Grimm John h Wells Daniel C White WW Wright SW Augdon ZJ Pubert John Rodenburger JM Eastwood A.L. Eastwood R Tenison James Albred JL Guttery B Steinbrook Thos Totts LA Edwards Joubb Fredrick Isaac N. Wright Montgomery Cooper Robert Stansberry JW. Tenneson John A Hoffman John A Bray Joseph S McConnell J.C. Fabrny Wm. S. [xxxxxxxx] Monroe Teague TJ Tolen John W Mason

 

[Page 179]

 

Apr. 11, 1865 U.S. Mustering Office Leavenworth Kansas April 11th 1865 To the Adjt Gen of the State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir I have the honor to transmit herewith, Muster in Roll of our Company  Organized and Mustered into the Service of the United States for the 1st Army Corps.  I am sir very Respectfully Your Most Obt Serv’t JR Kemble Brevt Capt 3d US Cav Mustering Officer

 

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R169 L.R.A.C.O.K.V.A. US Mustering Office Leavenworth City April 11th 1865 Kemble J.R. Brvt Capt 3d U.S. Corps Transmitting Muster in Rolls of our organized company for 1st army corps 1st Vet. Army Corps of Kan See Crawford Book Cor. Pp.3, 6, 8, 9, 10 Recd A.G.O. April 20/65

 

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Lineker, Wm. C. Apr. 21, 1865 April 21 1865 Allen Lyon County Kansas to the Honorable S Crawford Governor of Kansas Dear Sir I William C     Linerer a justice of the peace in and far the County of Lon State of Kansas  In Behalf of myself and fellow residents, write you the state of affairs transpiring among the Santa fe Road We the citizens  on said Road are suffering from depredations committed upon us, and peaceable travelers are robbed awhile traveling on said Road, by unprecipated men going west amred [xxxxxxx] Banded together telling us defiance the bevel laws of our State, a [xxxx] of men of this kind was there on the 20 inst moving robbed the people all the way from Leavenworth to west a gentleman come to me whom they [xxxx] robbed to get a search warrant to search the train t assputed the same according to law the consequence of me [xxxxxx] the warrant my store was broken open in the [xxxxx] money and other property carried away part of

 

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which was found the next morning together with some of the stolen property belonging to the gentleman who appealed for the search warrant, as the train was not searched part of this property was concealed in the timber buried up with leaves and bark this train belonged to Taugh and McDonnald of Leavenworth now your honor justly are not these scorned of said train responsible to the public for these depredations 2nd can we have any protection form our state authorities.  If we have an organized Military company here we will put them [xxxx] if we have arms so that they wont get up again these men are principally Rebel Deserters Hoping this subject will receive the consideration the public pray for I Remain Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant William I Linerer

 

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Justice of the Peace of Lyon co asks that the Militia be [xxxxxx] to serve as protection commutates to circl officers for the enforcement of the law Recd April 25. 65 furnished

 

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Bourbon to Citizens April 21, 1865 Bourbon Co. Kas April 21 1865 To His Excellency S.J. Crawford Governor of the State of Kansas We the undersigned citizens of the Fifty Second Representative District of Kansas respectfully petition your Excellency to intercede in behalf of the drafted men of this district.  Your petitioners are informed that through the efforts of Your excellency Kansas has been credited with troops not before included in her quota that she is now two thousand ahead of all calls and that this entitled the men drafted under the last call of our late Present to an honorable discharge.  Yet of the whole number drafted about three hundred and eighty including those from this district are still retained at Fort Leavenworth.  Your petitioners are ignorant of by what authority apart are retained and not the whole.  These men have never been [xxxxxxx] into the U.S. service.  They are treated so your petitioners are informed, not as soldiers of our army with camp privileges, privately of furlow, etc, but are held as prisoners with n the walls of Fort Leavenworth

 

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and under a most humiliating surveillance, guarded in all their movements not by our own patriotic soldiers but by captured rebels who have volunteered to fight for our government only against Indians.  They also affirm that they do not receive the regular army ration but only a small allowance of food insufficient to satisfy the cravings of hunger.  The men of this district are not substitutes, but patriotic citizens who responded in person to the call of their country.  They are men of property men of intelligence, men of integrity.  Everyone of them, as we believe, voted at the November elections, bot for Your Excellency and our late lamented President.  Your petitioners may also be permitted to state that this district during the present rebellion has furnished more volunteers to the federal army than there are men subject to do military duty not with in the district; and had it not been for error in crediting a considerable number of these to Fort Scott and other places of enlistment not a men form it would have been taken under the operation of the late draft.  Your petitioners, therefore, entreat Your Excellency to exert both your personal and executive influence to procure if possible the release of these men; but if this cannot be done to obtain for them the treatment accorded to soldiers in the regular army.  To this end your petitioners, as in duty bound, will every pray.

 

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Names of Petitioners Nelson Griswold Albert J. Webly Wm DeWitt Thos L Cone Thos Copes C.B. Farris Benjamin Gunner Samuel Goff Paul Goff Thomas Robertson Samuel Mitchell James Alfred Alph Goff S Holt Simmons Ramsey John L Edward W Cowan Soloman Galbimoll John Luigmare Elias Williams Isaac Webb Names of Petitioners KG Kirby 1.00 BJ Gunner 1.00 Samuel Goff 1.00 Paul Goff 1.00 Alph Goff 2.00 John Gutry 2.00LP Fortee 5.00 JM Eastwood 5.00 PM Robb 2.00 JA Creamer 1.00 T Copes 2.00 LP Foster lent 12.00 dollars P.R. Eves

 

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Petition from Bourbon Co in behalf of the drafted men Recd April 27/65

 

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Pay Dept USA St Louis April 10/65 To the Adjutant Genl of Kansas Dear Sir Enclosed please find notice of payments made to officers of Regiments belonging to your state.  The location of the Headquarters of the above Regiments not being known to me, I send you the notices with the request that the same be forwarded by you Respectfully your obt sert C.P.E. Johnson Paymaster USA

 

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D. 134. L.B.A.G.O.K.V.A. St. Louis April 10/65 C.P.E. Johnson Paymaster U.S.A. Transmitting Payment to officers in Kansas Regt. to be forwarded ansd Recd A.G.O. April 19 1865 To A.G. Topeka

 

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Leavenworth April 12 1865 Hon S.J. Crawford Gov Sir I have the honor to transmit herewith official recommendations to the Secy of War for the authority to 11th 15th and 16th Kan to fill at their ranks by volunteer enlistment which if you deem worthy, you will please endorse and forward to the War Dept. I am Gov. Your obt Servt Edmund G Ross Maj A A Troop Gen

 

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Major E.G. Ross rec that efforts be made to secure an order to fill the decimated ranks 11 12 14 15 16 Reg Recd April 20 65 Adj’t Genl Correspondence relating to volunteers.

 

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Hdqs Dist South Kansas Paola, Ks April 10, 1865 To the Hon The Sec’y of War Sir I have the honor to represent that the indications of disturbance by the Public enemy upon the southern and western borders of their state exist to such an extent as to require the presence of considerable numbers of troops that the forces threatening those borders are composed largely of disloyal indigent Indians, and wholly mounted men against whom none but organized cavalry can operate with my prospect of success or for the protection of the people of this state against destructive raids.  I therefore respectfully recommend that the 11th, 15th, and 16th Regiments Kansas Cavalry, now on duty upon those borders a large majority of whom have from eighteen months to two years yet to serve, be excepted from the provisions of the General Orders prohibiting further recruiting for Cavalry service and authorized to fill their ranks by volunteer enlistments I have the honor to be Your obt Servt Edmund G Ross Maj 11th Kan Cav Chf of Cav. A.A. Insp Genl

 

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I heartily endorse this application and trust it may by granted WH Lane

 

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Apr. 12, 1865 Emporia April 12th 1865 To Hon, C.K. Holiday Adjt Gen. Kansas Dr Sir, I am not advised as to whether editors nor yet Militia Vols. are entitled to your late valuable printed reports but baring all ignorance would you please accommodate me with a copy I am with Respect Your Humble Servant M.M. Murdock Send Rolls to Capt. Edwards Kraft J Alma PO Wabaunsee Co., Muster and Pay Rolls Lieut J Kennedy Co “H”, 4 Regt. J Osawka Jeff Co.

 

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No. 161 L.N.A.Y.O.K.V.A. Emporia Kans April 12 1865 Lyon Co Murdock M.M. Asks for a copy of Adjt Gen Report be Transmitted him, Ansd Recd May 1/65

 

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Apr. 15, 1865 Provost Marshals Office Northern District of Kans. Leavenworth April 15th 1865 To His Excellency Gov Crawford Topeka Kansas Governor, I have the honor to inform your Excellency and through you the various heads of State Departments that I have this day entered upon the duties of the Office of Provost Marshal, Northern District of Kansas.  Very Respectfully Your Obt Servant C.J. Banks Capt and Provost Marshal Northern Dist: Kansas E254

 

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Capt. C.J. Banks gives nortice that he has assumed the duties of Provost Marshall Office Northern Dist of KS Recd april 25 65 d. Apr 15, 1865

 

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Leavenworth Co. Indep. Co. Apr. 13, 1865 Leavenworth Kansas April 15 1865 Col. L.J. Anderson Adjutant Genl K.S.M. Sir: I have the honor to ask that you send me Blank Muster Rolls for Capt Colemans Independent Co. Cavalry.  I ask to have thine sent to me because he has employed me to make the Rolls together with all other papers connected with his company.  With much Respect I am Your Obdt Servant Thomas J. Darling Box 173. Leavenworth Kansas.

 

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Leavenworth Co. D. 168. L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth City April 13th/65 Darling Thos. J. Asks Blank Muster Rolls be sent him for Capt. Colemans Indepandent Co. Cavalry

Ansd Recd April 20/65

 

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Leavenworth Co. 1st Battery Apr. 17, 1865 Leavenworth Kans April 17 1865 CK Holliday Esq Adj: Gen KSM Topeka

Sir In compliance with your circular of Mch 22.  I respectfully request you to furnish [xxxx] 2 Blank and Muster and Pay Rolls each for Battery A.KSM. in order to enable [xxx] to charge them properly made only and returned to the [xxxxxxxxx] authorities.  Respectfully friend Henry Mohl Capt Co “G” Battery A K.S.M.

 

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M. 103 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth City Kan April 17 1865 Mohl capt. Curry Co. “G” Battery

A K.S.M. Requests Blanks Pay to Muster Rolls be sent him. A.D. Ansd Recd A.G.O. May 7th 1865

 

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Apr. 24, 1865 Fort Scott, Kansas April 24th 1865 Dear Governor. I write to ask your assistance in behalf of a good and true man; a [xxxxx] and earnest supporter of our ticket and the loyal cause.  Capt H.G. Moore of Fort Lincoln in this county who was drafted and is held as one of the 100 percent men.  Mr. Moore has been one of our most devoted free state men upon the border and since 1868 has rendered valuable services to the free state and loyal men of the Border.  He has served in various Military positions and during the Price raid commanded a company of Militia I the 24th Regt K.S.M.  He held a captains comd from the Secy of War in one of the Regiments [xxxxx] H. Guards and in various other capacities has been appreciated as a man of more than ordinary merit.  I write to sec if there is no way of taking him out of the ranks as a private.  There is a company of negroes drafted men at Leavenworth now without any commissioned

 

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Officers over there.  I earnestly ask as a personal favor if you can do so that a commission be issued to Capt Moore.  He is now in Hospital at Leavenworth and as soon as he recovers will have to be forwarded to St. Louis and proceed down the Mississippi with the rest of the conscripts unless your Excellency can help him out by granting him a commission.  Any favors shown in this case will be fully reciprocated By Your Friend A. Dauford

 

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303. Col Blair asks that Sheriff Moore be com in some Co April 24 1865 Capt. H. G. Moore Fort Lincoln Bourbon Co. Lincoln I heartily and cordially endorse the within application Col Blair

P.S. Direct the Fort Lincoln Bourbon Co Kans Yours Dauford

 

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Consolta Regis, 1865 May 2, 1865 Little Rock May 2d 1865 Dear Gov. I arrived here on the 28th ult and shall leae for Fort Gibson this evening.  Everything is progressing well.  The River is filling fast but I presume that will have other-riders until the last of [xxxx], a large amount of supplies and heavy sent to Gibson including forage The 6th and 9th Reg have been consolidated since my arrival here to be called the 6th It will make a full Regiment of 12 companies and will need the appointment of

 

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Cal Lt Col and one Major.  When the 7th armed Lieut N will be consolidated with the 2d and 5 to be called the 2d There will make a full regiment and will be entitled to a Col all of them regiments will be ordered to report to me at Fort Gibson also that 14th Major Militia has resigned and there is at least one vacanvy of Major in that regiment if not more.  Genl Reynolds had send you the orders of consolidation and wrote you fully on the subject I have forward him a very pleasant [xxxx] to do business with.  I shall muster out all the Indians as soon

 

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As I arrive a Gibson and this [xxxxxxx] such as can fit for service.  I shall put this list and young men in or Regiment and mount them [xx] later [xxxxxxxx] field with me the other Regiment will be organized as 2 forty and left at Gibson.  They will be enlisted to serve until the last of Feb 1866 unless sooner discharged.  The present officers will be mustered out and others appointed that are fit for this place.  Can you not come down to Gibson.  Cloud had better be appointed to the 2d as consolidated with the 9th as this will be the best Regiment.  I would recommend that

 

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he given a field position in one of the Regiments better he in the 6th I hope this Master will accept an appointment in one of the Regiments this 1tth of M has men enough to entitle M to a Col If your cannot come [xxxxxx] to Gibson write me fully Your Truly Rusty Blount Major Genl Gov SJ Crawford

 

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LB Vol. 4 P. 316 Head Quarters Department of Missouri, May 2, 1865 St. Louis May 2nd 1865 His Excellecy S.J. Crawford Governor State of Kansas. Topeka, Kansas. Governor I have the honor to inform you in acknowledgement of your endorsement upon communication of the Hon: N.T. Winans of Allen County, Kansas, asking that steps be taken to prevent illegal voting at the election for the location of County Seat, of said County, that the communiation has been referred to Brig: General Mitchell commanding District of North Kansas with instructions to see that your request in the promises is stricktly carried into effect.  over

 

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Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servant Dodge Maj:General Comdg.

 

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1865 Allen Co Maj Gen Dodge acknowledging receipt of Dist. N.T. Winans com gives assurance that the request shall be executed Recd May 5 1865

 

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 War Department Adjt Genl’s Office Washington D.C. May 5th 1865 Telegram to all Department Commanders and copy to Chief Mustering Officers. (E) A copy of the muster-out rolls of all men be furnished to the Adjutants General of the States to which the regiments belong.  It is expected that Department and Commanders will use every exertion to have this duty performed promptly and correctly acknowle receipt. By Order of the Secretary of War: W.C. Nichols Asst, Adjt. Genl. This order applies to all muster-out rolls made after this date whenever and wherever made.  Official: W.D. Hubbard Capt 13 Mo Cav Vol Asst [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Musters

 

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No. 1 T.R. 1865 V.I. May 3, 1865 Telegram Official Copy from War. Department Respecting muster out Rolls

 

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Griswold, Nelson May 9, 1865 Fifty Second Representative District Linking Creek May 9 1865 His Excellency S.J. Crawford Governor of the State of Kansas. Sir. The people of this district are very much dissatisfied that our drafted men are not discharged.  They do not understand how in their days of telegraphs an order issued on the 15 April should not have reached them before this.  Their friends so I am informed, are constantly receiving letters from them at St. Louis, Cairo etc.  the men have seen notices in the newspapers that the order has been issued but no orders for their discharge comes to them.  Our people , therefore, desire that if not inconsistent with your duties you would take the necessary measures to learn why the orders does not reach them.  This district has furnished more than two hundred bonified volunteers to the army more than their in men now in the district subject to military duty.  [xxxxx] may return I have been informed that the drafted men that at

 

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Fort Leavenworth received their food already cooked each on a separate plate and in very small allowances certainly less than half the rations allowed by law.  From the reports of those who revisited them at the Fort.  I have no doubt that a most villainous fraud was predicated upon them.  I remain Dear Sir With Great Respect Your Obdt Servt Nelson Griswold

 

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Nelson Griswold of 52 Representative district asks that the drafted men be returned May 9, 1865

 

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May 15, 1865 Ex Office Topeka May 15 1865 Dear Governor Not hearing from you since I sent my last communication I though it better to comply with your instructions.  When you issue the commissions please keep record of the No that I may enter on the Stub book correctly.  I send you General blunt letter.  My best wishes ever accompany Your Truly Yours J.B. McAfer

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Graham, J.B. May 17, 1865 HdQr Tenth SubDist of the Plains Denver C.T. May 17 1865 The General Commanding directs that I transmit you a copy of special order no 10 for the purpose of having the former company commander of Scott and Moore officially notified that they have been attached to Co “B” Vol Batt 1 Colorado Cavalry now stationed at Fort Garland C.T. Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servant J.S. Graham A.A.A.G. To Adjt General of Kansas Topeka Kansas

 

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Y 230 L.R.S.Y.B.K.V.A. Denver C.T. May 17th 1865 Graham J.S. A.A.Gen. Transmits copy of orders (No. 10) notifying co. comdg. That company “B” of Scott and Moore has been attached to 1st Colorado Vt Battery Stationed at Ft. Garland C.T. Colorado Recd AGO May 29/65

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Tenn May 18th 1865. Sir: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, of Hospital patients and one enlisted man I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Joseph Hugh Capt. and Chief Commissary Musters To The Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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H. 273 S.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Nashville Tenn. May 18/65 Hugh Joseph S, Chief Com. Musters Tramsits Muster out Rolls of Hospital Patients Recd AGO May 26/65

 

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Office of Evening Bulletin.  Leavenworth, Kansas May 20 1865 Hon TJ Anderson Topeka Dear Sir All the blanks ordered by JL Cummings left this office and were sent by express two weeks ago today.  So if you have not received them it is not our fault Yours Respectfully, Bulletin Co James

 

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B 236 L.R.A.Y.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth Kan May 20th/65 Bulletin Co James Notifies the forwarding of Blanks to this office Recd A.G.O. May 27 1865

 

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Douglas Co, May 20, 1865 Lawrence May 20 1865 J.J. Beeman AAG. Topeka Kansas A number of young men in this city (boys between the ages of 16 and 18) have gotten of a volunteers Militia company and wish to know if they can get arms.  If there are any armes belonging to the state suitable I will be glad if you will let me know if they can be had.  We wish to encourage them as they seem to take great pride in the matter.  Please let me hear from you.  Yours Truly Chas A Faris

 

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F. 235 L.R.A.Y.O.K.V.A. Lawrence Kan May 20 1865 Douglas Co Faris Chas. A. Requests to be informed if arms can be furnished him for company of Militia.  Ansd See Ballard when he comms 1865 Milita Recd A.G.O. May 21/65

 

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Martin, John A. May 22, 1865 Atchison, Kansas May 22d 1865 Col. T.J. Anderson: Dear Sir: Your two letters were duly received.  I should have replied to this first at once, but expected Gen. Pomeroy home a week ago, and wanted to speak to him before answering.  He has not come as yet, as I have concluded to with you, and speak to him afterwards.  I spoke to Maj O.B. Grimm, Chief Express of the Road, and he says one of the surveys seems within a mile and a half of the place you described.  He cannot tell, however, which one will be adopted.  Mr. Osborne, the new contractor, will be [xxx] this wish, and the matter will be then decided.  The work is progressing [xxxxx], and as soon as Osborne comes will be rushed ahead with renewed energy.  If you can you had probably better come over and see about it personally.  Where is General Cloud? In accordance

 

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with orders received some time ago, I reported to him for instructions, supposing him to be in Leavenworth.  I have, as yet, received no reply.  I do not even know the boundaries of my district, or the officers of the staff organization, or the [xxx] of Regts supposed to be in it, etc, and for this reason I have issued an order assuming command.  Please let me know where he is, or give me such instructions in the matters of which I am in ignorance as will enable me to act intelligently.  Very Truly yours, JA Martin

 

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N7297 L.R.A.Y.O.K.V.A. Atchison Kan May 22/65 Martin L.A. Acknowledging Receipt of letters and asks information of the Boundaries of his Brigade Dist. A.D. Recd AGO June 2/65

 

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May 23, 1865 Mustering and Disbursing Office Leavenworth Kansas May 23rd 1865 To the Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir Your letter dated May 17th has been received, and in reply have the honor to state, owing to the return of many of our troops for muster out of service, it will be impossible for me at this time to duplicate all the muster out rolls in my office, but if your will authorize me to employ a suitable person to do the work, I will give every assistance in my power to help you complete your records.  All of my rolls have been prepared with great care, and will go far to complete an interesting history of our Kansas Troops.  Hereafter I will furnish you one copy of every muster out roll made in this office.  If my proposition should meet your approbation, please with me (when convenient) stating amt of salary you will pay

 

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per day or week, I think it will occupy one person, diligently, a month to duplicate all the rolls.  I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your Obt, Servt J.R. Kemble Bvt, Capt, 3d U.S. Cav. Mustering and Disbursing Officer Enclosed herewith please find one copy of Co E 2d Kansas, from which you will see the immense amount of labor it will require.  J.R.K. U.S.A.

 

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“K” 296 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth Kans May 23d 1865 Kemble J.R. Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer Acknowledge Riept of Letter.  Will comply with request, if suitable person is employed as clerk for Duplicating Rolls and Returns Recd A.G.O. May 26 1865

 

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U.S. Asst. Adjt. Gen. May 26, 1865 Telegram. War Department Adjutant General’s Office Washington, May 26th 1865.  Adjutant General of Kansas. Leavenworth, Kansas.  Will you do me the favor to preparte and forward to me at your earliest convenience a list of all regiments, batteries and independent companies form your State, now in service, showing as follows: First: Numerical, or other designation.  Second: Call under which recruited and organized.  Third: Date of organization, and muster into United States Service.  Fourth: Place where mustered into service.  (sgd) Thomas M. Vincent Asst, Adjutant General.  Official Copy. Thomas M. Vincent Asst. Adjutant General.

 

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V. 332 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Washington D.C. June 6th 1865 Vincent Thos M Asst Adjt Genl Reqeust List of all Troops furnished from this State commencing from the beginning of the war up to present time.  Recd Jun 24 65 Recd AGO Jun 26/65 72 T.R. 1865 Vol. War Department A.G.O. June 16/65 Copy by mail respectfully furnished the A.G. of Kansas, with the information that the list has not yet been received Thomas M. Vincent A.A. Genl

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Tenn May 29th 1865.  SIR:  I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal. Of Hospital patients one enlisted man.  I am, Sir, Very respectfully, Your obedient servant. Henry L. Alfred Captain and Brevet Major U.S.A., Chief Commissary of Musters. To the Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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H 249 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Hd Qrs Dept of Cumberland Office Chief Comry Muster Nashville Tenn May 29/65 Henry L. Alfred S. Capt. Comm Musters, Transmits muster-out rolls of one enlisted man discharged from hospital.  Recd A.G.O. June 5/1865

 

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Office Comg of Musters and Headquarters, Superintendent Volunteer Recruiting Service, Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office Little Rock, Ark., May 31st 1865 Adjutant General, State of Kansas, Sir: Herewith I have respectfully, to transmit, duplicate vouchers for the Muster-out of all Hospital Patients belonging to organizations from your state who have as yet been discharged under my supervision as contemplated by, Asst Adjt General Nichol’s telegram of the 4th instant.  You will greatly favor the undersigned by handing, Second Copy of each or all to your Chief Mustering Officer.  I have the honor to be, Respectfully, Your Obdt Servt. _ Major and Comry of Musters Dept of Ark

 

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V. 269. R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Little Rock Ark May 31/65 Vincent A.A. Major and Comry Muster Transmits Duplicate vouchers for Muster-out of Hospital Patients Recd A.G.O. June 12/65

 

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Officer of Asst comg Inst War Department Chicago Ill June 2nd 1865 Adjt Genl State of Kansas Sir, Enclosed please find Muster out rolls of men of your state in accordance with Telegram from the War Department dated May 3 1865.  I should have sent one of these rolls to the Regimental Commander but I don’t know the address you will please forward one of there rolls to the Regt Commander as your know the address and places of station Very Respectfully Your obt Servt J.A. Hearn Lt 16th US Inft Asst Comg War Dept Ill

 

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H263 SLAGOKVA Chicago Ill June 27th 1865 Hearn J.A. Lt. 16th U.S. Infty Asst Comg Mustering Transmits Muster-out Rolls and Telegrams from War Dept Recd A.G.O. June 10/65 Letter

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Tenn June 2d 1865 SIR: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal of Hospital patients One Enlisted man.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant.  Alfred Hugh Captain and Brevet Major U.S.A., Chief Commissary of Musters.  To The Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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H256 L.R.A.Y.O.K.V.A. Hd Qrs Dept of Cumberland Office Chief Com Musters Nashville Tenn. June 28th/65 Hugh Alfred S. Capt. Commg. Musters Transmits Muster-out rolls of enlisted men was changed from Hospital.  Recd A.G.O. June 7 1865

 

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Morse, W.J. June 6, 1865 General Head-Quarters State of Connecticut. Adjutant-General’s Office, Hartford, June 6th 1865 Adjutant General State of Kansas General: I have the honor respectfully to call your attention to the following contract from the minutes of the Convention of the Adjutants General held at Columbus Ohio.  January 18th 1865 “Upon motion of the Adjutant Generals of Pennsylvania it was voted that when we adjourn it be to meet at Boston Mass on the 10th day of July next.”

I am General Very Respectfully Your obedient servant WJ Morse Adjt Genl of Connecticut Secretary of Convention

 

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M 289 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Hartford Con. June 6/65 Morse W.J. Adjt Genl of State Reports that convention meets on 10 of July 1865 at Boston Mass. Recd A.G.O. June 15/65

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Ten June 9th 1865. SIR: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Alfred Hugh Captain and Brevet Major U.S.A., Chief Commissary of Musters. To The Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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H 240 LRAGOKVA Nashville Tenn June 9/65 Hugh Alfred L. Chief Commg Muster Transmits copy of muster out roll of troops from this state Recd A.G.O. June 15/65

 

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Copy. Telegram. War Department Adjutant General’s Office. Washington, June 9, 1865. Circular. To His Excellency The Governor of Kansas Leavenworth, Kansas. Telegraphic instructions have been sent to the Commanding Generals of all Armies and Departments to notify your Excellency, by telegram, of the departure, from their respective commands, of mustered out organizations returning home.  The reports are to give the designated State rendezvous to which the troops are ordered for payment and final discharged.  I will thank you to have copies of them furnished to the Chief Mustering Officer of your State.  Thomas M Vincent Assistant Adjutant General.

 

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T.R.  1865. June 9 1865 Telegram, War Department Adjt Genl’s Office Washington June 9-1865 Thos. M. Vincent A.A.G. Relative to return and muster-out of Volunteers

 

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Davis co. June 9, 1865 Fort Riley, June 9th 1865 Sir: I have, the honor to report to following named gentleman, with a recommendation that they be appointed to the positions named, for service upon my Staff.  Davies Wilson, of Riley County, as (Manhattan, P.O.) Captain and Asst Adjt Genl William P. Heijiabotham of Riley (Manhattan P.O.) Co, as Captain and Q.M. Robert M. Smith of Marshall Co, (Barnett P.O.) as 1st Lieut. and A.D.C. George W. Martin, of Davis Co, as (Junction City P.O.) 1st Lieut and A.D.G. have the honor to be Very Respectfully Yours. James M Harvey Brig Gen. His Excellency S.J. Crawford Governor

 

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P.S. I have written to Maj. Gen. Cloud, requesting him to change the lines of this District (2nd) So that it may include the Companies in the Wabaunsee County, belonging to the 14th Reg. K.S.M. I do this not only because it is part of the Regt which I formerly commanded, but also because the balance of that Regt including its HdQrs is yet in this Dist. Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt James M. Harvey Brig Gen

 

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H371 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Davis Fort Riley June 9/65 Harvey J.M. Brig Genl Recommends names for to be commissioned as members of his staff also [xxxx] that he has asked Genl Cloud to change the dist. lines of 2 Dist 2nd Brigade Dist. H.D. And Recd A.G.O. July 19/65

 

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Office of Evening Bulletin. Leavenworth Kansas, June 10th 1865 Maj LJ Anderson Adjt Genl of Kansas My Dear Friend The 1,000 copies of the Adjutant Generals Report are non all bound and finished ready for delivery.  Will you please send recpt acknowledging recpt or rather acceptance of them be so doing you will enable me to collect amount due me for [xxxxxxx] from PH Hubbell of the printer Truly DR Anthony

 

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A200 D.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth June 10 1865 Anthony D.R. informs that the Adjt Genl Reprot 1864 are all bound and ready to ship Recd A.G.O. June 12/65

 

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Office Depot Commissary of Subsistence, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 13th 1865 To His Excellency Governor S.J. Crawford By direction of the Head of the Subsistence Department, I have the honor to request that you inform me what number of discharged Soldiers will be paid off at Fort Leavenworth Kan, Also what number at Lawrence Kan, An early reply is respectfully desired.  Very Respectfully Your Obd’nt svt Wm.A. Murphy Capt and Depot C.S.

 

[Page 254]

 

M 295 D.r.A.G.O.K.V.A. Fort Leavenworth June 13/65 Murphy Wm A Capt Chief and Depot Com. S. Requesting to be informed what number of soldiers will be Discharged at Leavenworth or Lawrence Kansas Recd A.G.O. June 16/65

 

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Office Depot Commissary of Subsistence, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 13th 1865. Adjutant General of The State of Kansas. By direction of the Head of the Subsistence Department, I have, the honor to request that you inform what number of discharged Soldiers will be paid off at Fort Leavenworth Kansas, Also what number at Lawrence Kan.  I early reply is desired.  Very Respectfully Your Obdn’t svt Wm, R, Murphy Captain and Depot Comg Subs To J. Anderson Adjt Genl State of Kans Topeka Kansas

 

[Page 256]

 

II6 L,R,A,G,O,K,V,N,A Fort Leavenworth Kan June 13/65 Murphy Wm R. Capt Chief and Depot Com Requests to be informed what number of troops will be discharged and payed off at Leavenworth or Lawrence Kansas Recd A.G.O. June 20/65

 

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Missouri and Western Telegraph Company. To Gov of Kansas June 13 1865 By Telegraph from Washington 1865 Topeka Under instructions of the secy of war chief mustering officers have been ordered to turn over to your excellency the colors in their charge under Par. 5 of Genl order No 94 Current Series at such time as you designate Please to communicate your wishes to the said officers Thos. M. Vincent A.A.G.

 

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V.337 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Washington D.C. June 13/65 5 T.R. 1865 V.1 Vincent Thos M. Asst Adjt Genl Informs that chief Mustering officer has been instructed by telegraph to receive and turn over all Regimental colors Telegram Recd A.G.O. June 6/65

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Ten June 13th 1865 SIR: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Hugh, Alfred L.

Captain and Brevet Major U.S.A., Chief Commissary of Muster. To The Adjutant General, State of Kansas

 

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H317 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Nashville Tenn June 13/65 Hugh Alfred L. Capt Chief Comg Musters. Transmits Muster-out rolls of troops from this State, Recd A.G.O. June 20/65

 

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Office Acting Ass’t Provost Marshal General, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, June 15, 1865 Col. T.J. Anderson Adj’t Genl State of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith an official copy of a letter from the Pro. Mar. Genl directing me to credit the State of Kansas with 3,089 men not heretofore credited.  In order to make the distribution properly I respectfully ask that you will furnish me from your records as far as it is possible to do so the following information.  1st The terms of service for which these men were mustered.  2d The locality in which they resided at time of enlistment.  I am Sir very respectfully Your obedient servant W.W. Lowe Capt 5th U.S. Cav’y A.A. Pro Mar. Genl

 

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II 314 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth City Kan June 13/65 Lowe W.W. Capt and Pro. M. Genl Transmits official copy of letter from Prov Marshal Genl crediting the State of Kansas with 3,089 men [xxxx] heretofore credited, also asks for information vig 1st The term of service for which these men were mustered 2d The locality in which they resided at time of enlistment, Recd A.G.O. June 20d/65

 

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Office Acting Ass’t Provost Marshall General, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, June 15 1865 (copy) War Department Provost Marshall General’s Office. Washington D.C. June 10 1865 Capt W.W. Lowe, AA Pro. Mar. Genl. Leavenworth, Ks. Captain: The Provost Marshal General directs that the following credits be given to the State of Kansas for enlistments and re-enlistments into new and old organizations since June 30th 1863 according to the records of Adjutant Generals Office.  Washington, D.C. and not previously reported.  Volunteers, (various periods of service) Two thousand one hundred and ninety three (2193) Volunteers, (three (3) years men) Eight hundred and forty six (846) Total three thousand and thirty nine (3,039) You will distribute the above credits to the several subdistricts pro-rated, except in such cases where the credits can be localized, and in that event the balance will be

 

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Distributed pro-rated amongst the remaining sub-districts.  I am, Captain, Very Respectfully Your obedient servant (Sig’d) Geo. E. Scott Major Vet. Res. Corps

Official Copy: W.W. Lowe Capt 5th U.S. Cav’s A.A. Pro. Mar. Genl

 

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 II 315 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth City Kan June 15/65 Lowe W.W. Capt and Prov. Marsh Genl Transmits official copy of order for assigning additional men credited to Kansas, to the several sub Districts Recd A.G.O. June 22/65

 

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Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Tenn June 15th 1865. SIR: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal of Hospital patients One enlisted man. I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Alfred S. Hugh Captain and Brevet Major U.S.A., Chief Commissary of Musters. To The Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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H 326 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A Nashville Tenn June 15/65 Hugh Alfred S. Chief Coms of Musters Transmits Muster-out Roll of Troops and Hospital patients Recd AGO June 26/65

 

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June 16, 1865 Head Quarters, State of Missouri, Adjutant General’s Office, Jefferson City Mo., June 16 1865 Adjt Genl of Kansas Lecompton Kansas General I have the honor respectfully to request a copy of the “Militia Law” of the State of “Kansas” be forwarded to me.  Very respectfully Samuel B. Simpson Adjt Genl of Mo.

 

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S 324 L,R,A,G,O,K,V,A Jefferson City Mo, June 16 65 Simpson Saml, B Adjt Genl of Mo Asks for copy of “Militia Law” Recd June 24 Recd AGO June 16 65

 

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Misc, corres of A.G. Doty, L.L. June 16, 1865 State of New-York. Bureau of Military Record, Albany, June 16 1865. General: I have the honor to request a copy of the commission issued by your State to Officers in the Volunteer Service, for preservation in this Bureau.  If not inconsistent, I should be glad to have on it the Seal and Signature of His Excellency the Governor and your own.  These can be crossed in red ink or otherwise marked, but they would add much to the interest of the paper.  I am, with great respect Your Obt Servt LL Doty Chief of Bureau. To the Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kan.

 

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D 335 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. N.Y. Albany New York June 16/65 Doty L.L. Chief of Bureau.  Request copy of a commission issued by execution officer for preservation in Bureau. Ans’d Recd June 24 Recd AGO June 24/65

 

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Office Comry Muster and Headquarters, Superintendent Volunteer Recruiting Service, Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office.  Little Rock, Ark., June 21st 1865 Adjutant General, State of Kansas,

Sir: Herewith I have respectfully to transmit vouchers for the discharge of all Officers and men mustered out under supervision of this office since 1st instant, who belonged to organization form your state.  I have the honor to be Respectfully Your Obdt Srvt, A.O. Vincent Major and Comry Muster Dept of Arkansas

 

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V 343 L,R,A,O,K,V,A Little Rock Ark June 21 1865 Vincent A.O. Major and Comry Mustering Transmits vouchers for the discharge of officers mustered out belonging to this state.  Recd A.G.O. July 6/65

 

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June, 23, 1865 Wyandotte City Kansas June 23rd 1865 J.B. McAfeo Esqr Topeka Kan Dr Sir Yours of June 17th received, and in return I have to State that I am under many obligations to the Gov and yourself or the prompt attention you accorded to my communication and for your kind proffers of assistance in the matter, and which should the opportunity offer I will most cordially reciprocate But any further action in the matter is now, no longer necessary as I have just received a dispatch from Dr. B, that he has been unanimously acquitted and released You will please inform Governor Crawford of the facts and return to him my thanks and I remain Yours Truly Isaac B Sharp

 

[Page 275]

 

Bennet, Dr ? Isaac B. Sharp Acknowledges receipt of letter and informs that Dr Bennet in acquits reform 2665 finished

 

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Chief Mustering Office (For Kansas, Neb, Col, and Dakota) Leavenworth July 3 1865 (copy) War Department Adjutant Generals Office, Washington June 25 1865 Capt. Wm W. Lowe, Chief Mustering Officer, Fort Leavenworth Kansas On the twenty second (22d) instant the following reductions of the effective volunteer Infantry forces, present, were ordered, viz: Army of the Potomac, Eighteen thousand (18,000) men. Army of the Tennessee, Fifteen thousand (15,000) Middle Military Division Seven thousand (7,000) the reductions will be made by the musters out of entire organizations of veteran regiments, having the shortest time to serve including all recruits, and additions to and regiments from other sources Also all absentees.  The total reduction will be about Seventy thousand (70,000) General Orders number ninety four (94) current

 

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series, from this office, will govern the musters out and payments  Please furnished the Governor with a copy of this (Sig’d) Thomas M. Vincent Assistant Adjutant Genl. Copy by mail respectfully furnished. (Sig’d) Thomas M. Vincent, Assistant Adj’t General.  Copy respectfully furnished for the information of His Excellency S.J. Crawford Gov’r of Kansas W.W. Lowe.  Capt 5th W.S. Cavy Chief Mustering Officer

 

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L 399 A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth Kan. July 3d 1865 Lowe, W.W. Capt Chief Mustering Officer Dept of Kan.  Transmits official copy of letter from War Department dated Washington June 25/65 furnishing information of the discharge of 70,000 troops.  Recd A.G.O. Aug 1 1865

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Doty, L.L. July 3, 1865 State of New-York Bureau of Military Record, Albany, July 3d 1865. General: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the commission issued to officer in the volunteer service from State of Kansas.  I am, General, with great respect Your Obt Servt L.L. Doty Chief of Bureau General H.J. Anderson Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

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D 360 LRAGOKVA N.Y. Albany N.Y. July 30/65 Doty L.L. Chief of Bureau Acknowledge the Receipt of Commission issued to officers form this state Recd July 14/65

 

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July 3 1865 Saratoga Springs N.Y. July 3 1865 To His Excellency Gov. S.J. Crawford Dear sir: An only son of mine enlisted in 1861, into the 37th Illinois Infantry for three years-the muster rolls of that Pug shows that “Charles McGuied, aged 24- height 5-9- hair dark-eyes brown-complextion fair- occupation wagon-maker-native of Saratoga, N.Y.” was a private of Co. “C” of that Regt.  I learn that previous to the expiration of his term of enlistment, he re-enlisted and was assigned to the duty of recruiting for a “colored” Regt. in your State, after which, he is reported to have been taken prisoner at Tyler, in Texas, where he died from his tortures and sufferings.  Will you have the kindness to transmit this note to your Adjutant General for any information which he may have in his office in relation to my son, so that if possible I may

 

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leave something definite as to his fate by so doing, will deeply obliges his afflicted father Respectfully your Obdt servant Henry McGuied

 

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 Henry McGuied wished information of his son in 37th Ill Recd July 10 1865 Recr Col’d Reg. Kan furnished

 

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Quartermaster General’s Office, Washington, D.C. July 4th 1865

Sir, You will please forward enclosed letter to the officer if possible, as his present address is not [xxxxx] at this office, Very Respectfully Your obt Servt By Order of the Q.M. Genl Alex J Perry Col. Q.M.G. Adjutant General State of Kansas Leavenworth Kansas

 

[Page 285]

 

P356 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.O. Washington D.C. July 4 1865 Perry Alex J. Col Q.M.G. Requests that Enclosed letter be forwarded to officer [xxxxx] named Recd A.G.O. July 17/65

 

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ANK Quartermaster General’s Office, Washington, D.C. July 5 1865. Sir: You will please forward the enclosed letter to the officer if possible as his present address is not known at this office.  Respectfully Your obt servt By orders of Q.M.Genl Alex J. Perry Col QMG Adjt Genl of Kansas at Leavenworth Kansas

 

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R 355 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. QM Genl Office Washington D.C. July 5th/65 Perry Alex J. Col Q.M.G. Requests that enclosed letter be forwarded to officers herein warned ansd Recd A.G.O. July 17/65

 

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Jefferson U.S.A. General Hospital, Jeffersonville, Ind. July 8th 1865. Sir: I have the honor to request a list of the Regiments, or other Command, or parts of Commands, of your State, which have gone home for muster-out.  This information is asked for the purpose of complying with Circular No. 18. Ajst, Surgeon Generals Office, Louisville, Ky., June 15th 1865, which directs that “Men belonging” to Regiments which are known to have gone to their respective State for muster-out, must not be retained in General Hospitals for muster-out, for want of Descriptive Rolls, but should be forwarded to the place of muster-out of their Regiments, if accessible, and provided the men in Hospitals require no further treatment and are able to travel.”  Very Respectfully Your obedient servant, M Goldsmith Surgeon U.S. Vols, in charge To the Adjutant General State of Kansas Through Col Phelps [xxxxxx] [xxxxxxx] Dept Ky.

 

[Page 289]

 

G37 L.R.A.G.O.K.V.A. Jefferson U.S.A. Gen. Hospital, Jeffersonville, Ind., July 8th 1865. Goldsmith, M. Surgeon U.S. Vols, in Charge. Requests list of Regiments from the State of Kansas now at State rendezvous, preparatory to being mustered-out of service that men in hospital belonging to them may be provided for muster-out with command.  Ansd F.B. F.P. No. 1865. Head-Quarters Department of Kentucky, Medical Director’s Office, Louisville, Ky July 10 1865. Respectfully forwarded, approved. A.J. Phelps Colonel U.S. Vol., Med. Dir. Dep’t of Ky. Recd A.G.O. July 20/65

 

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Chief Mustering Office Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota Leavenworth, July 10 1865. (copy) War Department Adjutant Generals Office Washington, July 3 1865 Capt. W.W. Lowe Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Commanding Generals of Armies and Departments, except Army of the Tennessee Department of Gulf and command in Texas, have been ordered to reduce their commands to the minimum necessary for the requirements of the service, and muster out by entire regiments all surplus troops.  In selecting regiments for discharge preference is to be given Veteran Regiments having shortest time to serve.  The remaining Veteran regiments in the Army Potomac and Army Tennessee are also ordered mustered out.  Please furnish the Governor with a copy of this.  (over)

 

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(Signed) Thomas M. Vincent Assistant Adjutant General Copy by mail respectfully furnished (signed) Thomas M. Vincent Assistant Adjutant General Official Copy respectfully furnished for the information of His Excellency S.J. Crawford Governor of Kansas.  W.W. Lowe Capt 5th U.S. Cavalry Chief Mustering Officer

 

[Page 292]

 

L 401 A.G.O.K.V.A. Leavenworth Kan. July 10 1865 Lowe W.W. Capt. Chief Mustering officer Asst of Kan Furnishes Official Copy of Letter from War Department dated Washington July 3d 1865 informing of an order to commanding Generals to cover their commands to be reduced to minimum Recd A.G.O. Augt 1 1865

 

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Head Quarters 4th V.R.C. Camp Butler Springfield Ill July 13th 1865 Genl, I have the honor most respectfully to ask that I be furnished with a list of the Regiments of your State that were mustered out.  That I may take steps to have the men who formerly belonged to such Regiments Mustered-out Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt Buuf J.J. Cams Major Camdg 4th Regt VRC Camp Butler Springfield Ill. To Adjutant Genl of State of Kansas

 

[Page 294]

 

C349 L.R.D.G.O.K.V.A. Camp Butler Springfield Ill. July 10/65 Cams Buuf J.J. Major 4th V.R.C. Comdg

Asks to be furnished with a List of Regts Mustered out ansd Recd A.G.O. July 20/65

 

[Page 295]

 

Office Asst Comdg of Mus DO Cleveland Ohio July 27 1865

Sir I have the honor to transmit herewith the following muster out Roll of men of the Vet Res Corps discharged at this Station 1 Detachment 22nd Regt Vet Res Corps Co “B”

Very Respectfully Your Obt Srvt Montgomery N.

Maj Q.M. U.S.A. and A.C.M.D.O. Adjt Gen State of Kansas Lecompton

 

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M. 431 A.G.O.K.V.A. 1865 Cleveland Ohio July 27 1865 Montgomery N. A.C.M.

Transmits herewith muster out Rolls of a Det. Of Co. “B” 22d Regt V.R.C.

Recd A.G.O. Aug 1865

 

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Richter, Charles July 19, 1865 Montgomery Alabama July 19 1865

His Excell Govor Crafford Topeka, Ks

Sir, Under the 21st of June 1865 I wrote to you the Following:  With due Respect as one of the 63 drafted men from Kansas I undertake to bring the Following to your Consideration:  The draft in Kansas legall or ilegall has taken us away from our homes and our Families 4 months now most of these men would have ben exempted from the draft under the earlier Law.  A Order from the War Department from the 28 of April 1865 that all the Recruits in Rendezvous should be released and sent home reached us in New Orleans in the Rendezvous and after Receiving this Order we had to stay there 1 ½ day longer.  (We understand that the Substi

 

[Page 298]

 

tute were sent home from St. Louis according to this Order)  Are we not entitled to the Benefits of this Order as well as the Substitute?  The Substitute was prepared to stay way from home, we the drafted men or most of them have been placed in the worst condition by this draft.  The war is over and we never had arms yet.  The Regard to our duty to the Government ar we not kneeded much more at home as in the Field?  Colonel Hill from the 10th Kansas Inf. told us that he could not see whatfor we was sent at all under the present circumstances and further he said that he had wrote to you Sir himself about us and that we had better write to you ourselves you was, he said, the next and the right person to get us out again.  Try, Sir!  act as a good Governeure.  In the name of my 62 Comrades etc. etc.

 

[Page 299]

 

Sir? in the name of my unhappy Comrades I am obliged to notify you that your Order for our Liberation has brought sour Fruit.  If the military Necessity alow to give the Discharge to many Thousands should it not be possible to release us few men?  We trust you that you are more as able to work out for us a straight Order for our Release.  In the name of Humanity, in the name of justice and Right give us your Help.  Very Respectfully etc Your obetiant Servant Charles Richter

 

[Page 300]

 

Chas Richter in behalf of the drafted men Recd Aug 4 1865

 

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Adjutant Generals Office Washington H. July 19 1865 Sir: I have the honor to request that you will furnish this office with a certified copy of the Muster-in roll of Co “I” 3rd Kansas Vols upon which the name of Capt Samuel Stevenson appears.  I have the honor to be, Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt Samuel Breck Asst Adjt Genl Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kansas GES SEA Pbe 1474 65 6 26 65

 

[Page 302]

 

B 397 A.G.O.K.V.A. Washington D.C. July 19 1865 Breck Samuel, A.A.G. Requests that he be furnished a copy of Muster-in rolls of Co. “I” 3rd Kansas Vols upon which the name of Captain Samuel Stevenson appears. Ansd  Recd A.G.O. July 30/65

 

[Page 303]

 

Head-Quarters Department of Tennessee Office Chief Commissary of Musters. Nashville July 28th 1865 SIR: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal of Hospital patients one Enlisted man I am, Sir Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Alfred L. Hough Captain and Brevet Major U.S.A. Chief Commissary of Musters. To The Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

[Page 304]

 

H 396 A.G.O.K.V.A. Nashville, July 28 1865 Hough Alfred L. Bvt Maj U.S.A. and C.M. Transmits Muster out roll of troops made since last transmitted of Hospital patient one enlisted man.  Recd A.G.O. Aug 9 1865

 

[Page 305]

 

Office Comsy of Muster Dept of the Northwest Milwaukee Wis August 3. 1865. Adj Genl of Kansas Lecompton Ks. or Topeka

General I have the honor to transmit herewith Muster out Rolls of men belonging to Kansas Regt or Organizations Mustered out in the Dept of the Northwest 12 Kansas Vols 11 Kansas Vols 15016 Kansas Cav Total number of men 5 very respectfully Your obt Svt L.J. Manhale Col and A.D.C. Comsy of Musters Dept of the Northwest

 

[Page 306]

 

M 405 A.G.O.K.A.V. Milwake Wisconsin Aug 3 1865 Manhale LH Com. Musters N.H. Transmits Muster-out Rolls of men belonging to Kansas Regiments ansd Recd A.G.O. Aug 8th 1865

 

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Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, August 7 1865

Col. T.L. Anderson Adjt Gen’l State of Kansas Topeka Kansas

Colonel I have the honor to transmit herewith muster out rolls of the 12th and 13th Regts Kansas Infantry Vols and detachment muster out rolls of the 5th Kansas Cavalry received from the Coms’y of Musters Dept of Arkansas.  Until your communication of the 4th inst was received I supposed that the mustering officer had forwarded the rolls to your office and that these were intended for file from any source I respectfully ask that you will return the copies enclosed to the office

I am, Colonel, over

 

[Page 308]

 

Very respectfully Your obedient servant W.W. Lowe Bvt. Brig Gen’l Chief Mustering Officer

 

[Page 309]

 

L404 A.G.O.K.V.A. Chief Mustering and Dis Office Leavenworth Kansas August 7 1865 Lowe W.W. Bt. Brig. Gen. Chf Mustering Officer.

Transmits muster out rolls of the 12th and 13th Regt Kan Infantry and detachment rolls of the 5th Kansas Cav Should Duplicate rolls be received from any source asks that the copies enclosed be returned.  Recd A.G.O. Augt 9 1865

 

[Page 310]

 

Misc. corres, of A.G. Lindsey, D.W.  Aug. 10, 1865 Headquarters Kentucky Volunteers Frankfurt August 10th 1865 Genl T.J. Anderson Adjt Genl of Kansas Topeka Dear Sir, Yours of the 5th inst at hand no report has been issued from my office since 1863.  Our Legislation requires certain mattes to be unbraced in our next and we are at work getting up statistics.  In the election in our state we have been badly beaten, but we will [xxxxx] next time since.  The bad conduct and bad policy of subordinate Military officers turned the tide of popular prejudice against us.  Had the vote been taken one month earlier I believe we would have carried everything before us.  I had a pretty severe attack of ague just after [xxxx] hour, but are all right now Yours Truly D.W. Lindsey Adjt Genl Ky

 

[Page 311]

 

Ky. A.G.O. Frankfurt Kenty. Augt 10 1865 States no report has been issued from his office since 1863 Recd A.G.O. Aug 1 1865

 

[Page 312]

 

Headquarters Department of Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark., August 12th 1865. To the Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kansas.

Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith an extract of Special Orders No 404, Adjutant Genreal’s Office, July 29th 1865, mustering Major General J.G. Blunt, U.S. Volunteers, out of the service of the United State, and to request that you will cause the same to be forwarded to him, as his address is not know the these Headquarters.  I am, Sir Very Respectfully Your obt svt J.J. Reynolds Major General Comg

 

[Page 313]

 

R. 435 a.G.O.A.G.K.V.A. 165 Little Rock, Arkansas Augt. 12th 1865. Reynolds J.J. Maj. Gen Encloses copy of an extract S.O. no 107 A.G.O. mustering and Maj Gen Blunt and requests that it be forwarded to him.  Recd. A.G.O. Aug 23/65

 

[Page 314]

 

U.S. Marine Genl Hopsital St. Louis Mo. Aug. 12 1865 Sir:

I have the honor to request that you will inform me what Kansas Regiments are still retained in service and where each is stationed, to enable me to determine in what cases it is practicable to return meuto their commands when fit for duty.  Very Respectfully You Obdt Servt Thos F Azpell Surg. U.S. Vols In charge, Adjutant General State of Kansas.

 

[Page 315]

 

U.S. Marine Genl Hopsl St. Louis Mo, Aug 12th 1865 A. 480 A.G.O.K.V.A. 1865 Azpell Thos F. Surg. U.S. Vols Requests list of Regimenets Retained in service and where stationed.  Send this to Kansas 8 ansd Recd A.G.O. Sept 9 1865

 

[Page 316]

 

Misc. corres of A.G. Aug 14, 1865 State of Maryland Adjutant General’s Office Annapolis Aug. 14th 1865 Dear Sir: In the absence of the General I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of 5th inst asking for copies of Reports from this office also that of same date enclosing Picture; and to say in reply to the former: that there have been no reports from this office during the war, but at the end of the current year it is designed to publish one, a copy of which will be promptly forwarded to you Very Respectfully

 

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You obdt. Servt. Jms. M. Carter A.A.A. Genl Brig. Genl H.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas

 

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A.G.O. of Maryland Anapolis. Aug 14 1865 Carter. Jms. M. A.A.A.G.

Has be no reports issued from that office since the war- as soon it is made a copy will be promptly forwarded Recd A.G.O. Augt 1865

 

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Head, Nat A.G. Aug. 15, 1865 Generalhead Quarters state New Hampshire Adjutant General’s Office, Concord Aug, 15. 1865

T.J. Anderson Adjt Genl of Kansas Topeka My dear General, I regret to inform you that thee are no copies left of Reports of this office for years 1860, 61, and 62 I you had them they would prove of little service as for the three years mentioned they would not aggregate fifty pages.

I shall shortly send you copy of my report for 1865 bound in two volumes.  I have not yet received from the [xxxxx], the reports to be sent to Adjutant Generals of States.  I am almost overwhelmed with business, both private and official, therefore please discuss brevity.  I remain very truly yours Nat Head Adjt. Genl.

 

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H.H. Concord A.H. Augt 15 1865 Head, Natt, A.G. States that there are not copies of A. Qrs Reports for 1860, 61, and 62.  [xxxxx] forward a copy of his report as soon as it is finished

Recd A.G.O. Aug 26/65

 

[Page 321]

 

Pope, John Aug. 17, 1865 Head Quarters, Department of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo., August 17, 1865

Governor:  I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 12th Instant, asking that I give orders authorizing the Quarter-Master General of Kansas to issue vouchers for transportation and forage furnished to the Kansas Militia during Price’s last raid.  You are mistaken in supposing that I have given any such authority to the Quartermaster General of Missouri.  I have no power to do so.  Such claims are, no doubt, proper against the United States Government but I have no authority to act upon

 

[Page 322]

 

2 them I am Governor, Respectfully Your Obdt Servant John Pope Major Gneral Comd’g Hon. S.J. Crawford Governor of Kansas Topeka Kan

 

[Page 323]

 

1865 Major Genl Pope on Vouchers Price Raid (to Gov. Crawford) Recd Aug Aug 17, 1865

 

[Page 324]

 

Leavenworth Battalion (Colored) Aug. 21, 1865 Leavenworth August 21st 65 Maj Anderson: Adj Genl SW Mg [xxxx] and Capt Woodland of Co. 13. Of the Leavenworth Battalion of Col Militia jointly addressed you a Letter informing our companies had long since been made out and given to JL Rafferty, who commanded the Battalion to be forwarded to your office.  In answer We need a Letter from the A. Agt. Gen. informing us that our Roots had not been recd and enclosing Blank Roots for ust o make out then pay Roots

 

[Page 325]

 

Well. Sir Through a singular inadverting I have irretrievable returned both of mine and hence have to beg you to lend me two moreblanks; enlys our absent pay roots should here turned up in the meantime: Which I doubt by [xxxx] may be the case.  I am Sir resply Yours John. H. Morris capt C.A. 1st Reg K.C. Militia Box 178

 

[Page 326]

 

M. 429 A.G.O.K.V.A. 1865 Leavenworth Kansas Augt 21 1865 Morris John H. apt Co. “A” 1st Regt K.S.M. Requests to be furnished two blank muster and pay rolls as he has ruined the rolls sent him Leavenworth Co ansd Recd A.G.O. Augt. 22d 1865

 

[Page 327]

 

Head-Quarters Department of Tennessee Office Chief Commissary of Musters, Nashville Tenn Aug 22nd 1865. SIR: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops from your State, made since my last transmittal.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Alfred L Hough Captain and Brevet Major., U.S.A. Chief Commissary of Musters. To the Adjutant General State of Kansas

 

[Page 328]

H 440 A.G.O.K.V.A. 1865 Office Commissary of Musters Nashville, Tenn. Aug 22 1865  Hough Alfred Chief Mustering Officer Transmits Muster-out rolls of Troops from state of Kansas made since last Transmittal Recd A.G.O. Ks. Augt 28 1865

 

[Page 329]

 

Springfield Mo Aug 22/65 Adjt Gen Kansas Sir will you please inform me what the name of Gen Blunt Quartermaster of commissary were in Oct 1862 when he was in South West Missouri in North to Arkansas.  It is important as we desire to make a claim against U.S. for some supplies taken by said officer and his settled Respectfully Richardson and Hilber

[xxxxxxx] before battle [xxxxx ] Gov G.T. Warren after aloud Barret US

 

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R 441 A.G.O. K.V.A. 1865 Springfield, Mo. Aug. 24 1865 Richardson and Hilber Requests to be informed what the name of Genl Blunts Quarter Master and comsg were in Oct 1862

Recd A.G.O. Augt 31 1865

 

[Page 331]

 

J,D,L, Quartermaster General’s Office. Washington D.C. August 26 1865 Sir If practicable you will please forward the enclosed to the officers as their present address is not known at this office.  Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant By Order Quartermaster Genl Alex J Perry

Colonel Q.M. Department To Adjt Genl State of Kansas Leavenworth Kans

 

[Page 332]

 

Washington H. Augt 26 1865 Perry Alex J. Col Q.M. Department Encloses commission to be forwarded Recd A.G.O. Sept 2/65

 

[Page 333]

 

War Department, Provost Marshal General’s Office. Washington, D.C., Sept. 2nd, 1865 His Excellency S.J. Crawford Governor of Kansas Topeka

Sir: I have the honor to inform your that the number of men furnished by the State of Kansas from April 17, 1861 to April 30, 1865, is fifteen thousand nine hundred and sixty one (15,961), without reference to periods of service, which varied from three months to three years.  Please acknowledge receipt I have the honor to be, Sir, Very Respectfully Your obedient Servant, James B. Fry Provost Marshal General.

 

[Page 334]

 

F 1797 AGOKVA 1865 War Department Provost Marshal Gen’ls office, Washington, Sept 2, 1865 Fry, James B. Pro. Marshal General States that the number of men furnished by the State of Kansas from April 17, 1861, to Apr 30th 1865, is fifteen thousand nine hundred and sixty one (15,961) without reference to period of service, which varied from three months to three years Recd A.G.O. Sept 20/65

 

[Page 335]

 

Ordnance Office. War Department Washington Sept 5 1865 Adjt Genl State of Kansas Leavenworth Kan Sir I transmit herewith, and shall continue to forward to you, letters for officers of Kansas organizaionts who have been mustered, or ordered to be mustered out of service which it is essential to their interest they should receive as soon as practicable.  Having no means of ascertaining the address, or residence of these officers, it will be doing them a favor and oblige this Department, if you will be so kind as to forward them so far as you may be able to to ascertain their whereabouts.  Respectfully yr. Obt servant Wm Maynadier Col and Act. Chf Ord

 

[Page 336]

 

M 467 A.G.O.K.V.A. 1865. Ordnance Office, Washington, Sept 5, 1865 Maynadier Col and Acting Chief of Ord. Transmits herewith and will continue to forward communications for officers of Kans organizations who have been mustered out or ordered to be mustered-out of service.  Having no means of ascertaining the address.  1865. Recd A.G.O. Sept 21/65

 

[Page 337]

 

Mustering and Disbursing Office Leavenworth Kansas Sept, 9th 1865 Genl T,J, Anderson Adjutant General of the State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir I have the honor to transmit by express blank Muster and Description and Muster Out Rolls Receipts enclosed herewith as requested in your communication of the 11th inst, to Capt, Kemble.  There is but a small supply of small Muster and Descriptive Rolls on hand, but I send you all there are.  I also transmit Muster out rolls of troops mustered out of service.  Your letter of the 8th of August enclosing

 

[Page 338]

 

Warrant for ($125) One hundred and twenty five dollars has been received, I should have acknowledged the receipt of it before this, but it had escaped my memory until a day or two ago.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully, Your obt servt, Charles Calhoun Clerk

 

[Page 339]

 

C 459 A.G.O.K.V.A. 1865 Leavenworth Kan. Sept 9 1865 Calhoun Charles Transmitting Blank Muster and Description and Blank Muster-out Rolls also muster-out rolls of Kansas troops from Capt. Kemble officer Recd A.G.O. Sept 12/65

 

[Page 340]

 

Grasshopper Falls, Sept 11, 1865 Sir E.D. Hillger is now in New York.  Will be here in about two weeks.  He will attend to the contents of your letters on his return Your try T.J. Anderson Geo. S. Hillger Adjutant Gen of Kansas

 

[Page 341]

 

H 460 AGOKVA 1865 Grasshopper Falls Sept 11th 1865 Hilliger Geo. S. Kan. Inform [xxx] E.D. Hilliger is in New York and will attend to communication from this office as soon as he returns.  Recd A.G.O. Sept 12/65

 

[Page 342]

 

Hart Island N.Y. Harbor Sept 12th 1865 Adjutant General State of Kansas Adjutant I have the honor to apply for information respecting the Legality of the association at St. Louis Titled the Western Mass Colonization Address W.M.C. Society No 7 South Thud St. St. Louis Mo which contemplates a locating in Kansas Also allow me to inquire [xx] to the

 

[Page 343]

 

quantity and locality of the Government Land in the State…… also if a soldier whose time will expire next spring can secure for himself while in the army the amount of Land allowed by the Honestead Bill…. This information will be of value to myself and Comrades who contemplate settling together, somewhere in the Western States in Territories, etc.  I am Adjutant Your Obedt Sert Wm A. Laflen Priv Co H 8th U.S.V. Vols Hart Island New York Harbor

 

[Page 344]

 

L493 AGOKVA 1865 Hart Island NY Harbor Sept 12/65 Laflen Wm a. Co H 8th U.S. Vt. Vols asking information of Western Map Colonization Society quantity and location of Government land in Kan etc, Inquires about Gov’t Lands Ansd Recd A.G.O. Sept 19/65

 

[Page 345]

 

Misc. corres. of A.G.o sept. 14, 1865 Lawrence, Ellen Cint, O. Sept 14 1865 Hon, Sir I address you in search of information, concerning my husband his name was Dr. Chas. T. Lawrence He went to Kansas in search of a business location and there entered the service of the United States (I think as surgeon) I have indirect information that he is dead.  I desire you to give me what information you can from your Records so that I may obtain back pay on pention, as I have myself and three children to support.  Yours with Respect Ellen Lawrence 106 York St. Cincinnati Ohio His name was Charles T. Lawrence

 

[Page 346]

 

Chas T. Lawrence E 1171 A.G.O.K.V.A. 1865 Cincinnati Ohio Sept 14th 1865 Ellen Lawrence Requests information concerning her husband Charles T. Lawrence Ansd Recd A.G.O. Sept 26/65

 

[Page 347]

 

Office Com’g Musters, and Headquarters, Superintendent Volunteer Recruiting Service, Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office.  Little Rock, Ark, September 15th, 1865 Copy Brig Genl Samuel P. Simpson, Adjutant General, Missouri General: Your communication of the 28th ultimo, relative to non-receipt of rolls pertaining to final Musters of 8th Cavalry and 35th Infantry, Missouri Volunteers, at hand.  In reply hereto, I have respectfully to state that the papers referred to and many others of some character have been promptly and regularly furnished through your State Chief Mustering Officer, to whom application should be made for any rolls now missing.  Occasion is here taken to state that as a general rule, msuter-out rolls intended for the Adjutant Generals Department of the General States, have, by this office, been forwarded through proper Chief Mustering Officer, with view of giving there authoritative information concerning “absolutes” whose discharges they are required to furnish.  I have the honor to be, Respectfully Your Obdt Servt,

 

[Page 348]

 

(Signed) H.O. Vincent Brevet Major U.S.A. Com’g Musters, Dept of Ark. Official copy Respectfully furnished for information of Adjutant General State of Kansas A.O. Vincent Brevet, Major U.S.A. Com’g Musters, Dept of Ark

 

[Page 349]

 

V. 500 LRAGOVA Little Rock Ark Sept 15 1865 Vincent A.O. Maj AA Genl Official copy of letter to Adjnt Genl of Mo. respecting muster-out rolls and regimental returned papers copy forwards to Genl [xxxx] B.G.8.T. Recd A.G.O. Oct 1st65

 

[Page 350]

 

Luse & Griggs, Publishers, Job Printers, Dealsers in Stationary, and Blank Book Manufacturers, 55 Perry Street, Davenport, Iowa.  Davenport, Sept 18th 1865. Col. T.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas Sir, Your valued favor of the 5th inst advising us of the auditing our account is recd We will be obliged to you if you will hold the warrant until called for by one of the firm in person or until you can get the money from the treasury.  We hope you may be able to get the money for us as we are in need of it.  With many thanks for your kindness and hoping to have your further [xxxx].  We are very respy yrs Luse and Briggs

 

[Page 351]

 

1179 AGOKVA 1865 Davenport Iowa Sept 18 1865 Luse and Gregg Acknowledge receipt of yours of the 5th inst directs that you hold the warrant until called for by one of the firm in person or until you can get the money from the treasury Recd A.G.O. Sept 25 1865

 

[Page 352]

 

War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, September 19th 1865.  Adjutant General of Kansas. Topeka Kansas. Sir, I have the honor to inclose herewith, as requested by your letter of the 10th instant, copies of General Orders from this office, of Number 384, and 394 series of 1863 and 284 of 1864; also, Index to General Orders for 1864, and Index to Volume 2 of the Army and Navy Gazette.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant Thomas M. Vincent Assistant Adjutant General (K. 858, (v.s.) 1865)

 

[Page 353]

 

Washington, D.C. A.G.O. September 19 1865 Vincent Thomas M. Asst. Adjt General Enclose G.O.M. 384 and 394, 1863 and 284, 1864; also, index to G.O. for 1864, and index to Vol. 2 of the Army and Navy Gazette

[Page 354]

Head-Quarters Department of Tennessee, Office Chief Commissary of Musters. Nasville Tenn Sep 28 1865 Sir: I have the honor to transmit the accompanying Muster-out Rolls of troops form your State, made since my last transmittal. Enlisted men. I am, Sir, Very Respectfully Your obedient servant, Alfred S. Hough Captain and Brevet Major U.S.A., Chief Commissary of Musters. To The Adj’t Genl State of Kansas

[Page 355]

H. 508 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Nashville Tenn. Sept 28 1865 Hough Alfred S. chief com must. Transmitting Muster-out rolls Recd A.G.O. Oct 4/65

[Page 356]

Cone, W.O.K. Sept. 29, 1865 W.O.K. Cone and Co., (Late Cone and Reid,) Attorneys and Solicitors for Claimants.  Agency Established in 1861. Lawrence, Kansas Sept 29th 1865.  Maj T.J. Anderson Topeka Kansas Dear Sir There are a large number of Militia Claims in the office of Gen Deitzler that will not have the benefits of the Legislative Act providing for them [xxxxx] the claimants are in home [xxx] made awake of the condition of their claims, We have prepared a large amount of Blanks, and if we had the original papers from Deitzler, We would notify claimants, and upon their orders, would prepare the claims In hope to come before the Board Gen Deitzler want to be relieved from any further trouble, and is willing to [xxxx] the papers over to [xxx], on youre orders.  If you will send us our orders on Deitzler for the papers, for will confer a favor on us, and a quarter one upon the claimants Yours Truly Cone W.O.K.

 

[Page 357]

C. 501 LRAGOVA W.O.K. Cone. Lawrence Kan Sept 29 1865 Cone W.O.K. Claim Agt Asking for an order on Genl Dietzler to turn over to him all the claims for damage etc in his (Dietzler) hands these calims havin accord in the Price Raid ansd B.E.T. Recd AGO Oct 2 1865

[Page 358]

Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, Sept 29 1865 Col. T.J. Anderson Adjt Genl of Kansas Topeka, Kansas Colonel: Your letter of the 12 instant asking to be furnished with copies of certain records, was referred to the Adjt General fo the Army, asking authority to employ Clerks for the purpose of copying such records as you might require, and was returned with the information that congress had made no appropriation for the payment of Clerks for the service requested.  I am, Colonel Very respectfully Your obedient servant W.W. Lowe Bvt. Brig. Genl Chief Mustering Officer

[Page 359]

L. 507 L.R.A.G.O. VA Leavenworth Kan. Sept 29 1865 Lowe W.W. Genl Chief must. Officer Inform that request from this A.G.O. had been referred to Washington and answer returned that they have no appropriation to pay for copying Records V.E. and [xxxx] Recd A.G.O. Oct 3 1865

[Page 360]

Office Asst Com: of Musters Springfield Ills Oct 2d 1865 Sir I have the honor to forward herewith Dept Muster out Rolls of one (1) Enlisted Man of the Vol Reserve Corps formerly belonging to Kansas Regiment, Mustered out of the United States Service at this office and to request that you will furnish one copy of the same to the Chief Mustering Office of your state Very Respectfully Your obt Servt J.F. Huntington Capt 6th VRC and ACM To the Adjutant General State of Kansas

[Page 361]

H513 LRAGOVA Springfield Ill Oct 2 1865 Huntington J.F. A.C.M. transmitting Muster-out rolls etc. Recd AGO Oct 91 865

[Page 362]

Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct 7 1865 Col. T.J. Anderson Adjt Genl State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Colonel: I have the honor to transmit herewith sixteen Detachment Msuter-out rolls of men belonging to Kansas Regiments.  I am Colonel Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant W.W. Lowe Bvt. Brig. General Chief Mustering Officer

[Page 363]

L 520 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Leavenworth Oct 7 1865 Lowe W.W. Genl Chief Mustering Officer Transmitting Sixteen Detachment Muster-Out Rolls. Recd A.G.O. Oct 14/65

[Page 364]

Pottawatomie Co. Oct. 7, 1865 Comity-Clerks Office, Louisville, Kansas October 7th 1865. Sir: Your favor of September 28th, is received.  Circumstance beyond my control have entirely prevented me from sending the copy of enrollment as required by law, and still I am unable to comply with your polite request.  The Assessment Roll is not yet complete, and I know not when it will be.  I will send the copy as soon as I can secure it.  I am, Sir, Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant J.K. Van Zandt Clark Louisville County To the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas.

[Page 365]

Vau 519 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Louisville Kan Oct 7 1865 Van Zandt J.R. Comity Clerk Informs that he cannot at present furnish the enrollment list of Pottawatomie Co. as the [xxxxx] have not been matter Pottawatomie Co. Recd A.G.O. Oct 11 1865

[Page 366]

Surgeon General’s Office, Washington, D.C. October 11, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to request that you will cause to be furnished to this Office a complete Nominal List of all Medical Officers from the State of Kansas who have been killed in battle, or have died from wounds, disease or accident while in the United State Service, during the late War: the date, place, and cause of death are desired.  This information is needed to complete the Records of this Office, and it is respectfully requested that it should be transmitted as soon as possible.  Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, By Order of the Surgeon General: C.H. Crane Brevet Brig. General, and Surgeon, U.S. Army. To T.J. Anderson The Adjutant General State of Kansas:

[Page 367]

Cram 532 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Washington D.C. Oct. 11 1865 Crane CH Brt Brig Genl Surgeon U.S.A. Request to be furnished a complete nominal list of Medical Officers from this state who have been killed or died of disease during the war.  Ansd Recd A.G.O. Oct 20/65

[Page 368]

Misc. corres. of A.G. Cooper, James W. Oct. 12, 1865 General Head-Quarters State of Connecticut Adjutant-General’s Office, Hartford, October 12th 1865. Brig Genl T.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kansas General: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 20 instant, requesting copies of all blanks including volunteer, and Militia commissions, issued from this office during the rebellion.  By direction of the Adjutant General I forward per this mail, to your address, a package containing the blanks etc, requested by you.  I am, General, Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servant Jas M. Cooper Capt and Asst Adjt Genl

[Page 369]

C. 529 LRAGOVA Conn. Hartford Conn. Oct 12 1865 Cooper James M. Capt and A.A. Genl Transmits blanks of all kinds that are in use in there office Recd A.G.O. Oct 18, 1865

[Page 370]

Misc. corres of A.G. Maine Adj Gen. Oct. 14, 1865 State of Maine Head Quarters, Adjutant General’s Office, Augusta, Oct 14 1865 My Dear General, I send you in mail today, some blks of monthly exhibits [xxxx] Militia Law of Maine.  I [xxxxxx] in 4 men copy of rept of 1861 of alphabetical index.  No spare copies of rept of 1862 available at this time.  My superiors did not permit rept of 1864 to be printed an acct of express hence I am making up of printing reports of 1864 of 5 together and will send you

[Page 371]

a copy about February next, Very timely Yours, John L. Hodidson Adjt General Brig Genl F.J. Anderson Adjt Genl of Kansas Topeka

[Page 372]

H. 535 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Augusta Mo Oct 14 1865 Hodidson John L Adjutant Genl of Mo Transmitting Blanks that are used in his office etc File Recd A.G.O. Oct 21 1865

[Page 373]

Douglas Co. Oct. 16, 1865 County Clerk’s Office, Lawrence, Douglas Co., Kansas, Oct 16th 1865 T.J. Anderson Adjt General Enclosed find copy of enrollment of persons subject to Military duty in Douglas county as returned to this office by the County Assessor I did not receive the Law until about the 10th of September and was not aware that the time had been changed for making the return.  I was then making out my tax rolls and could get no help, hoping they may not be entirely too late I am very respectfully yours Paul R. Brooks County Clerk Douglas County Kansas

[Page 374]

B. 528 LRAGOKV Douglas Co. Lawrence Kan Oct 16th 1865 Brooks Paul r. County Clerk Transmits enrollment list of Douglas Co. for 1865 Recd A.G.O. Oct 18 1865

[Page 375]

Misc. corres. of A.G. Cooper, James W. Oct. 17, 1865 General Head-Quarters State of Connecticut. Adjutant-General’s Office, Hartford, October 17th 1865.  Brig Genl T.J. Anderson Adjutant General. Topeka, Kansas. General, I have the honor to state in answer to inquiry, in your communication of the 20 instant, with regard to the minutes of the late “Convention of the Adjutants General of the Loyal States” that General Morse is out of the State and immediately upon his return I will call his attention to your question.  I am General Very Respectfully, Your Obdt. Servant Jas W. Cooper Capt. and Asst Adjt Genl

[Page 376]

C 544 LR Conn Hartford Conn Oct 17 1865 Cooper Jas W. Capt and A.A. Genl Informs that Genl Morse A.G. of Conn is absent from the States and will answer communication as soon as he returns Adj Gen of Loyal States Recd A.G.O. Oct 26/65

[Page 377]

Oct. 18, 1865 Office Com. Musters Dept of O. Detroit Mich Oct 18, 1865 Adjt Genl of Kansas Sir I have the honor herewith to transmit the Muster in Roll of the following Commissioned Officer.  James W. Pomeroy Lt. Col. 4th Reft U.S.V.V. Made by W.W. Bell Lt. USA and ACM I am very Respectfully Your obt servant Walter B. Scates Maj A.A.G.and C.M.D.O.

[Page 378]

S 543 LRAGOKVM 4th U.S.V.V Detroit Mich Oct 18 1865 Scates Walter B. Maj and A.A.G. Transmitting Muster in Roll of Lieut Col JM Pomeroy 4 Regt. U.S.V.V.C. Recd AGO Oct 26/65

[Page 379]

Oct. 19, 1865 Burlington Kansas Oct 19 1865 Colonel Yours of the 12th inst came duly to hand The addresses of the gentlemen you require are as follows; Capt McKay LeeRoy Coffey Co. Kansas Lieut A. Crocker Burlington ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ G.N.S. Bell Ottawa ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ [xxxxxxx] ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘’ Yours very truly S.S. Pronty To Col. T.J. Anderson Adjt Gen of Kansas Topeka Kansas

[Page 380]

Coffey Co. P 536 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Burlington Kan Oct 19 65 Pronty S.S. Desires the address of office in Coffey Co. Recd AGO Oct 21 1865

[Page 381]

Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas October 21 1865 Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kansas Sir: In compliance with your communication of the 28th ult. I have the honor to transmit to you by Express the following Muster-out rolls of Kansas organizations:  2d Kansas Cav. Co’s P.C.D.L and Field of Staff and detachment Co K. 6th Kansas Cav old Co’s JL and M new Co A and Field and Staff Detachments Co’s E.G. and H. 9th Kansas Cav New Co’s A.P.C.D. Field and Staff old Co’s L and M. 14th Kansas Cavalry entire

[Page 382]

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant W.W. Lowe Bvt. Brig. General Chief Mustering Officer

[Page 383]

L538 LRAGOVA Leavenworth Oct. 21 1865 Lowe W.W. Genl Chief Mustering Officer Informs that he has forwarded Muster out Rolls by express Recd A.G.O. Oct 24/65

[Page 384]

Office Commissary of Musters, Department of Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark., October 21, 1865.  Adjutant General State of Kasnas. Sir: Herewith I have the honor to transmit Vouchers for the Discharge of Officers and Men belonging to organizations from your State who have been mustered out under supervisors of this office [xxx] the 25th ultimo. Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant W.F. Morse Capt and Comr’y of Musters Dept of Ark

[Page 385]

M560 LRAGOVA Little Rock Oct. 21 1865 Morse Wm. F. Capt and Com Muster Transmitting office vouchers for the discharge of officers and men in Kansas Regiments.  Recd A.G.O. Nov. 3 1865

[Page 386]

Oct. 21, 1865 General Quarters, State of New York. Adjutant General’s Office.  Albany Oct 21 1865 Brig Gen F.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kans. General I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 2nd inst and in reply to inform you that the blank forms and orders used in this Department during the late Rebellion and requested by you, have been sent to your address this day by express.  Will you please acknowledge their receipt. 

[Page 387]

I am, General Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servt JB Stonehouse Asst Adjutant General

[Page 388]

S551 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Albany N.Y. Oct. 21 1865 Stonehouse J.B. Achknowledges Receipt of communication and informs that copies of blanks used in this office have been sent by express.  Recd A.G.O. Oct 31/65

[Page 389]

Oct. 22, 1865 U.S. Army General Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas October 22nd 1865. Adjutant General State of Kansas Leavenworth Kansas Sir I have the honor to report the Death of Calvin Richardson Private of Company “E” 83d Regt Col Infantry formerly the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry, Who died at this Hospital on the 15 day of October 1865  Without a Descriptive Roll.  You will please furnish a Descriptive Roll in order that the final statement of this man may be made out, and his regiment is mustered out of service I have the honor to be very Respectfully Your Obdt Servant Chas E Swasey Surgeon [xxxxx] In charge 

[Page 390]

83rd U.S. Cold V. Inf 2 K. Col’d Inf S. 570 L.R. N.A. Little Rock Oct 22 1865 Swasey Chas. E. Surg W.S. Vols Informs that Private Calvin Richardson Colored Co E. 83 Regt died Oct 15/65 Without a descriptive Roll Recd AGO Nov 6/65

[Page 391]

Oct. 23, 1865 State of Kansas Paymaster and Inspt. Genl. Office Topeka October 23d 1865 Col. Cyras Leland Troy Doniphan Co. Kansas Sir Enclosed please find a notice which I desire you to have printed in your County Paper.  The Rolls are just complete.  There is not money enough to Pay more than the rolls for the services just performed.  I will pay on power of Attorney if any persons are not able to be their to signed the Rolls themselves.  Payment to be made at Troy Nov. 10 and 13 Please let it be Generally known and notify me of the Recpt of this Letter.  Col Cyrus Leland I am Colonel Very Respectfully etc K. Raukin Paymaster and Inspt Genl of Kansas

[Page 392]

Doniphan Inspector Genl Office Topeka Kansas Oct 23d 1865 Copy of Letter to Col. C. Leland Troy Kansas, N.D.

[Page 393]

Oct. 25, 1865 War Department, Provost Marshal General’s Bureau, Washington, D.C., October, 25th 1865 Brig Genl G. Dudley Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka: General; I am directed by the Provost Marshal General to request that you will forward, at your Earliest convenience, copies of your Report for the year 1861-1863 and 1863 for the use of his affect.  I am General, Very Respectfully Your obedient servant G. E. Scott Major Vet. Res. Corps.  

[Page 394]

S 556 L.R.A.G.O.V.A. Washington D.C. Oct. 25 1865 Scott Geo, E. Maj Vet R Corps. Asks for the copies of Reports from office for years 1861, 1862 1863 1864 ansd Recd Nov. 2 1865

[Page 395]

Liebschultz, Adolphus Oct. 30, 1865 Office of the Auditor of the Treasury. For the Post Office Department. Washington Oct 30th 1865 His Excellency Gov. Crawford Dear Sir, Having had the pleasure of meeting you here, the last time, where you kindly offered to go with me to the President and having had the honor to hold a position in your regt it so happened, that when the Regt, was properly mustered, I was not mustered out, with the

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Position I held.  I could not have been according the letter I saw at the J.W. Scott at the Adjt Office from the War Dept; until by Order from the Secy of War being properly mustered at Ft. Leavenworth on the 6th of July 1863 as 2nd Lt and Recruiting Officer.  The case was consequently delayed.  I would herewith at present request you to refer the case, as it is, to Secy Stanton for investigation, as their must be, a copy

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of my muster, filed at the Dept and to request him to have me mustered out accordingly to my muster in as 2nd Lt. And Recr Officer from the 6th of July 1863 with the pay due me till when the Regt. was properly mustered.  Having discharged my duties as such faithfully and being a crippled soldier form the battle of Prairie Grove Asks I hope to receive your favorable attention and answer.  Your most obdt servt Adolphus Liebschultz

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A. Liebschutz L606 L.R.V.A. Washington D.C. Oct. 30/65 Liebschutz Adolphus asking for a discharge from U.S. Service as 2 Liet and Recruiting officer 2nd Lieut and A.O. Recd A.G.O. Dec1/65

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War Department Provost Marshal General’s Office Washington D.C. October 31 1865 Bvt Brig Genl W.W. Lowe A.A.P.M. General Leavenworth, Kansas General I wish to obtain from the records of the office of the Adjutant General of the State, the number of casualties in each Regiment Battalion on Independent Company of each arm of the service form the commencement of the rebellion to the latest dates.  These will be tabulated under the appropriate heading as per enclosed form.  When no reports, or partial reports only have been received from any organization, it will be so noted in you stamen in the column of Remarks.  You will call upon the Governor of the State and secure his authority for access to the records necessary for the purpose above in the office of his Adjutant General.  Furnish the clerical force form your office necessary to complete a correct statement in the shortest practicable time. 

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Should more help be required than you have at your disposal you are authorized to emplo9y such additional force as may be necessary any assistance which the Adjutant General may offer you will, of course be received.  I am General Very Respectfully Your obedient Servant (Signed) James B. Fry Provost Mashal General Offical copy respectfully furnished for Col. Anderson Adjutant General State of Kansas Bvt. Brig General Chief Mustering Officer

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L578 LRAGOVA War Department Washington D.C. October 31 1865 Fry, James B. Brig Genl Pro. Mar. Genl Official copies Requests Genl Lowe to obtain from Adjt General office the number of casualties in Kansas Regiments from the beginning of the war to later dates [xxxxxxxx] ansd Recd AGO Nov. 13 1865

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Head-Quarters Military Division of the Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn., October 31st 1865.  Adjutant General State of Kansas Sir Instructions have been received at these Head Quarters from the War Department to you in the in the shape of a General Order a list of the Regiments that have served in the Army and Department of the Cumberland and Engagement in which they have participated and are entitled to have inscribed upon their Standards.  Believing that the Records of your office contain a more complete history of Regiments from your State than is here on file I have the honor to request that you forward at your earliest convenience to these Head Quarters a list of organization which have served as above and a report of the Engagement in which they have taken part.  I am Very Respectfully Your Obedt Servt Wm. D Whipple Brig. Genl and Chief of Staff

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W671 L.R. VA Nashville Tenn. Oct 31 1865 Whipple Wm. D. Brig Genl and Chief of Staff Asks to be informed of the number of Regiments that have served in the army of the Cumberland Official copy send to Col JA Martime Ansd Nov 14 Recd AGO Nov 8/65 Oct 2nd Ks Cav sent a Genl Mitchell pennynile Laneasten 8th 10th 81st Reg

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K.S. Militia Bond, John J. Nov. 2, 1865 Office Board of Military Commissions, Topeka, Kansas November 2nd 1865. Hon. R.A. Barker Sec’y of State Clarm 2 Col. T.J. Anderson, Adj’t Gen’l J.D. Brumsbaugh Att’y Gen’l J.J. Boyd Sec’y Hon D.H. Horne Ass’t Sec’y Col I herewith transmit you a list of names of members of Capts Downing and Hiners Company serving during the year 1861 and 3. Left-off the original rolls which were ordered by the Board to be placed upon the rolls and paid as other members.  I also send copy of said order Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt J.J. Boyd

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Miami co. cap Downing and Hiners Co. Captain John Downing Miami Co. (Cavalry) K.S.M. ordered into active service May 16, 1861 at Camp Snyder by Gov. Robinson Relieved Nov 30, 1861 by order of Gov. Robinson.  Captain W.H. Hiners Company (New Lancaster Rifles, K.S.M.) ordered into active service June 1, 1861 by Gov. Robinson relieved from duty July 1, 1861, by order of Gov. Robinson

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Osage City Neosho Nov. 9, 1865 county State of Kas Nov 9th 1865 Mr. T.J. Anderson Sir I receive your note of sept 28th 1865 a few days since accompanied by a copy of Militia Law the afore not having a copy of the Law made no return of enrollment to this office and as I have not a copy it will be out of my Power to send it Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant JL Fletcher Count Clerk of Neosho County To T.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas

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F591 L.R.V.A. Neosho Co Osage City Neosho co. Nov 9/65 Fletcher J.L. Co Clerks Acknowledging [xxxxx] of communication and informs that the [xxxxxx] have made no returen of [xxxxxx] msuter Neosho Co. Recd Nov. 20/65

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Nov. 9, 1865 DeValls Bluff Ark. November 9th 1865 Col. T.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kansas Colonel Enclosed herewith I have the honor to transmit to you address a Roster of Officers of the 113th US Colored Infantry who entered the service of the United States from the State of Kansas I have the honor to be Colonel Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant J.W. Stuke Lieut. col 113th US Col Infty

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S594 LRVA DeValls Bluff Nov. 8 1865 Stuke J.w. col. 113 Regt U.S. Col transmitting list of officers in 113 Regt U.S. Col. Vols Recd A.G.O. KS Nov21 65 1865

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Address D.N. Hayden Circleville Kansas Circleville Kansas Nov 14th 1865 Sir. I have lately come to Kansas live in Ohio am at Mr. Johnsons.  I would like to find some good employment such as writing in an office or clerking I have formed the acquaintance of you Father and from him learned that you were employing quite a good many clerks if you wish a recommend I can fusnish all that is necessary Please tell me what wages they are paying at Topeka Your D.Hayden

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H592 L.R.V.A. Circleville Kansas Nov 14/65 Hayden D. asking for a position as clerk in this office etc Recd A.G.O. Ks Nov 20 1865 ansd

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By Telegraph From Washington Nov 17 65 T.J. Anderson Topeka. Records in musterin out cannot be turned over to you but certain instructions have been sent the chief mustering officer by mail A.M. Vincent 22 Collect 4.00 18.75 25.75 Mesg to Townsend Paid out of Military fund of [xxxxxxxx] Nov. 18/65

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17.T.R. 1865 Nov 1 copy of Telegram War Department A.G.’s office Washington, Nov 17 1865 [xxxx] M. Vincent A.A.G. Informs that Records cannot be turned over to A.G. of Kansas

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K.S. Militia Boyd Ira J. Nov. 21, 1865 Rankin, J.K. Office Board of Military Commissioners, Topeka, Kansas November 21 1865 Hon. R.A. Barker, Sec’y of State Clarm n. Col. T.J. Anderson Adj’t Gen’l J.D. Brumbaugh Att’y Gen’l J.J. Boyd, Sec’y Hon. D.J. Horne Ass’t Sec’y

Col As the Payrolls of Capt Downing and Hiner cannot be found Enclose signed Muster [xxxxx] they may answer the required purpose.  I remain Truly Yours Ira J. Boyd Col. J.K. Rankin Lawrence Perhaps Chadwick can give you some information in regard to the roll

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K.S. Militia Stewart, Watson Nov. 24, 1865 Humboldt Kans Nov 24 1865 Guilford Dudley Adjt Genl Topeka Kans. Sir I have the honor to remit to you the enclosed Muster Roll I also return the coms. For the Ensing of our company with the request that you change the name to “James Pogue” Rogers is a mistake Pogue is the man elected Respectfully Watson Steward Capt Cv. S.M.

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Allen Co. M 89 Humboldt Nov 24/65 Stewart Watson Capt Co K.S.M. Muster roll transmits also the commission of James “Rogers” which should have been Pogue Recd A.G.O. Nov 28 1863

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Nov. 27, 1865 Adjut Genls Office Nebraska Territory Omaha Nov 27 1865 Adj’t Genl of Kansas Dear sir; Your letter of the 21st inst, requesting that copies of all circulars issued from this office during the late Rebellion, issued; In reply would state, that having but recently entitled upon the duties of this office, and finding nothing upon [xxxxx] and very little upon file pertaining to the business of the office, it is not the [xxxxxx] by pause at present to comply with your request.  If I shall succeed in getting matters straightened up I will take pleasure in complying with this or similar request in future if within my power. Very Respectfully R.S. Knox A.G. Nebraska

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K614 L.R.VA Neb Omaha, N.T. Nov. 27 1865 Knox R.S. Adjt Genl of Neb Terr. Acknowledged giving Recept communication and informs that he will forward. Reports and blanks as soon as convenient Recd A.G.O. Dec 5/65

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Cloud, Wm. F. (Maj Gen, KSM) Nov. 27 1865 Leavenworth Kansas Nov 27th 1865 Col T.J. Anderson Adjt Gen I have the honor to read Orders of K.S.M. as requested The [xxxxxxx] duties (and as yet unrequested) performed by the Militia caused Mo to direct the Brig Gens to make the duties during the summer as light as possible.  My main duties as Col of the 15th Kan kept me from attending to details in organizing and reorganizing the Militia.  The return of the volunteers new mustered out in being mustered out

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will give as a better material for offices and a little time will be required for this to settle and adopt permanent abodes often which the work of reorganization can be entered upon with more hope of success.  I have as yet need no detailed of regular reports from Brig Gens and can therefore render men Respectfully WF Cloud Maj G K.S.M. Comg

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C602 LRVA Leavenworth Leud Nov. 27 1865 Cloud W.G. Maj Genl K.S.M. Transmitting Genl and Special orders concerning District Bending Recd A.G.O. Nov 28 1865

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Misc. corres. of A.G. Lindsey, D.Q. Nov. 27, 1865 Headquarters Kentucky Volunteers, Adjutant General’s Office, Frankfort, Nov 27th 1865. Brig Genl T.J. Anderson Adjt Gen Kansas Topeka Kan General I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21 inst, and as requested I sent by this days mail copies of blanks etc used in my office I would be obliged for a similar favor from you of blanks, orders, circulars etc. Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servt D.Q. Lindsey Adj Gen of Ky

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L603 LRVA Ky Frankfort Ky Nov. 27 1865 Lindsey D.Q. AG. Of Ky. Transmitting copies of Blanks of all kins used in his office and ask the favor return etc asd Recd Dec 1/65

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Original with Muster Rolls and Payrolls, 1861-1865 Company F, 16th Kansas Volunteer Head Quarters Dist of Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 1863-1865 Fort Leavenworth Nov 29/1865 Capt In compliance with instructions from Head Quarters of the Missouri the General Commanding Directs that you asses prorate and enter upon the Muster Out of the 16th Kan. Vol. Cavalry the Sum of Fifteen Hundred and Twelve (1512.00) Dollars to Satisfy the claim of Daniel L Smith of Springville Nebraska Territory for Cattle Stolen from him by that Regt. in making this assessment you will not include officers and men are Detached Service at the time the cattle was Stolen Report the execution of this order to these Head Qrs I am Capt Very Respectfully Your Obt Servt JE Jacobs Capt and AAG (signed) Official copy WD Hubboard Capt 13th Mo. Cav Vols Asst Com of Musters Official Copy J.E. Mills 1st Liut and [xxx] [xxxxx] L.B.R. Address: “Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, Washington, D.C.” …bject: True name of soldier. No. 448,331 Record and Pension Office, War Department Washington City, May 4th 1896.

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Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec. 5th 1865 Col. T.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka, Kansas Sir: I this day delivered to Mr. Armstrong as per your order all the colors of Kansas regts in possession of this office. Enclosed find duplicate receipts which please sign and return. There will be a few more setts of Colors turned, in in a few days.  (Those of the 16th Kansas) Very Respectfully your obt Servt H.S. Waldron clerks C.M.O.

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W. 65 L.R. V.A. Leavenworth Dec. 5/65 Waldron H.B. clerk C.M.O. Transmitting Receipt and favors of Flags and Colors etc B.E File Recd A.G.O. Ks Dec 6 1865

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Pay Department United States Army, Pay District of Missouri and the Miss Saint Louis, Decbr. 8 1865 Sir I have the honor most respectfully to request to be furnished with a list of the different organizations of troops from your State, still in the Service of the United States and their Stations from the latest reports received at your office.  It is most essential, for different reasons that this office should be kept advised of the where about of these troops and I trust that you will comply with my request at you earliest convenience  Very Respectfully Your obt Servt N.W. Brown Depy Paym Genl U.S.A. To the Adjutant General State of Kansas Topeka Kansas

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B 645 A.G.O.V.A. St. Louis Mo. Dec 8 1865 Brown N.W. Dept Pay Master U.S.A. Wants a list of Regiments and organizations frim Kans State in the Service ansd Recd A.G.O. Dec 12 1865

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Dec. 11, 1865 Treasury Department, Second Auditor’s Office, December 11th 1865. Dear sir To further facilitate the settlement of claims of Kansas soldiers, please forward for the use of this office copies of Adjt Genl Reports for 1861-62-63 and 64. Very Respectfully T.C. Smart for Auditor Adjt Genl State of Kansas

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S 628 L.R.V.A. Second Auditors office Washington D.C. Dec 11 1865 Smart T.C. wants copies of A.G. reports from 1861 to 1865. Ansd recd A.G.O. Dec 21/65

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Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office, (For Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota.) Leavenworth, Kansas, Dec 12 1865 Col. T.J. Anderson Adjt Genl Kansas Topeka Kansas Colonels I have the honor to transmit herewith for your information a copy of my Reprot to the Pro. Mar. General of Casualties in Kansas Regiments from organization to date I am Colonel Very Respectfully Your obedient Servant W.W. Lowe Bvt Lieut Col U.S.A. Chief Mustering Office

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S627 L.R.V.A. Leavenworth Dec 12/65 Lowe W.W. Col Transmitting statement of casualties in Kansas Regiments Recd A.G.O. Ks Dec 19 1865

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Quartermaster General’s Office, Washington, D.C. Dec 16 1865 Adjt Genl State of Kansas Sir Will you be kind enough to forward the enclosed letters to the P.O. addresses respectively.  The officers were appointed from Kansas, and this office has no means of getting the letters, to there except through you.  Respectfully Your Obdt Servt B.C. Card Col. Q.M. Dept Bvt Brig Genl

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C631 LRVA Washington D.C. Dec. 16/65 Card B.C. Col Q.M. Dept. Transmitting packaging of letters to be forwarded B and File Recd A.G.O. Dec 25 1865

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JBR Quartermaster General’s Office, Washington D.C. Dec 18th 1865. Sir. If practicable you will please forward the accompanying letters to the officers as their address is not known to this office.  Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servt Alex T. Perry Col D.M. Dept Bvt. Brig. Genl. Adjutant General Kansas Leavenworth City Kansas

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P 635 L.R.V.A. Washington D.C. Dec 18/65 Perry Alex. T. Col Q.M. Dept Transmitting package of leters to be forwarded etc B and File Recd A.G.O. Ks Dec 26/65

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JBR Quartermaster General’s Office, Washington, D.C. Dec 28th 1865 Sir. If practicable you will please forward the accompanying letter to the officers as their address is not known to this office.  Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servant. By order of the Q.M. Genl Alex T. Perry Col. Q.M. Dept and Bvt. Brig General Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka Kansas

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P7 L.R.V.A. Washington Dec. 28 1865 Perry Alexander Col Q.M. Dept Transmitting Package of letters to be forwarded B and File Recd A.G.O. Jan 5 1866

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Dec. 28, 1865 War Department Provost Marshal General’s Bureau, Washington, D.C. December 28th 1865 Genl T.J. Anderson Adjutant General of Kansas Topeka General I am directed to the Provost Marshal General to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of 14th inst. requesting transcript statement from the records of P.M.G.O. showing the general account of debts and credits for troops raised by the State of Kansas, on all calls, and in reply to enclose such statement.  I am General Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant Geo E Scott Major Vet. Res Corps

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Statement showing the general account of debts and credits for troops raised by the State of Kansas on all calls. 

Date of Call

For what period

Quota

Men furnished credits

Men furnished for whom no call was made not credited

1861

 

 

 

 

April 15

For 3 Months

 

 

650

May and July

‘’ 3 years

3235

6953

 

Aug 4th

‘’ 3 ‘’

1771

2931

 

Febry 12th 62

‘’ 3 years

3523

2335

 

Mch 14th’’

‘’3’’

1409

2563

 

Apl 23rd ‘’

‘’ 100 days

 

 

441

July 18th ‘’

‘’ 1-2 or 3 years

3423

351

 

Dec. 19th ‘’

‘’ 1-2 or 3 ‘’

1222

829

 

Credits for recruits raised under calls of 1863 and Vet Vols not heretofore credited (Allowed, by the Adjt Genl of the Army, in 1865) 3039 15326 19006 1091 3680 Surplus 19006 19006

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S. 4 L.R.A.G.O. Washington Dec 28/65 Scott Geo E. Maj Vet Res corps Acknowledging receipts for communications and transmitting a statement of debts and credits of men furnished for the war. B and File Recd A.G.O. Jan 5 1866

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Kansas Paymaster General 1865 Col. Cyrus Leland Sir Enclosed please find a notice which I desire you to have [xxxxxx] your county paper.  The rolls are just completed there is not money enough to pay men than the Rolls for the service first performed.  I will pay on Power of Attorney if any persons are not able to be there to sign those Rolls themselves.  Payment to be made at [xxxxx] Mr 11 and 13 Please let it be [xxx] [xxx] and notify me if the Receipt of this letter I am Cols Very Rescpt Your Obt Serv JK  Rankin

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All persons belonging to the 2nd Reg 2nd Brig Northern Dist of K.S.M. who were on duty in said Regiment during from Sept 23 1861 to Oct 29 1861 or apportion of that time whose [xxxx] While the Reg. Was in active service at [xxxx] under Col Cyrus Leland I will be in [xxx] Doniphan county on Nov 11th – 13th to pay the Qm Reg. In Brigade Northern Dist K.S.M. for services rendered under Col Cyrus Leland form Sept 25 1861 to Oct 29 1861 also persons related to payment must be there to sign the Rolls and receive payment. JM.K Rankin Col. Paymaster and Inst Gen

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Western Division Official Business C. Robinson Governor of Kansas Lawrence Kansas Resignation of Capt George J. Yeager 1st Cavalry K.V.

 

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