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giments of militia for home defence, and the officers are commissioned therefore. The regular force consists of 23 companies, of different corps, averaging about 50 men to the company. It was reported at Fort Craig that the regular force lately stationed in Utah (600 men) had arrived at Fort Union; and also a regiment of Kansas artillery, escorting a train of supplies. Col. Canby, of the regular army, and Capt. Hatch, of the N. M. volunteers, have been made Brigadier-Generals. Hon. M. A. Otero was tendered a Colonelcy, but replied that there was no office in the gift of the Administration which he would accept. Lieut. Lane, of the Rifles, and Lieuts Plummer and Ryan, of the 7th Infantry, have been dropped from the army list. Desertions are occurring among the volunteers daily, in spite of the most rigid measures to prevent, such as shaving heads and whipping. There is manifestly much discontent among all ranks. The soldiers had not been paid; no money in circulation, and fr