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in and again for orders to enlist them in regiments; for more than a fortnight no reply came from Washington. At last on May 22 a letter was received from Secretary S. Cameron (dated May 15), authorizing the State, almost as a favor, to furnish six regiments, and adding: It is important to reduce rather than enlarge this number, rtance was first recognized by the people, urging on a slow and reluctant government. General Sherman, in his Memoirs (I, 231), describes a conversation with Mr. Cameron in October, 1861, in which the former said: I asserted that there were plenty of men at the North ready and willing to come, if he would only accept their servin all the north-western States, whose services had been refused by the War Department, on the ground that they would not be needed. . . . I thought I had roused Mr. Cameron to a realization of the great war that was before us and was in fact upon us. For regiments declined, see Schouler, I, 148, 165, 167, 169; also Patterson's She