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Doc. 43.-Governor Moore's proclamation.

headquarters Louisiana militia, New-Orleans, February 14, 1862.
The President of the Confederate States having made a requisition upon me to “furnish from the State of Louisiana five and a half regiments of troops for the war,” therefore I, Thomas O. Moore, Governor of the State of Louisiana, do hereby proclaim that volunteers will be received in accordance with the President's proclamation.

Volunteers will be received by companies, battalions or regiments.

Each company will be composed of one captain, one first lieutenant, two second lieutenants, four sergeants, four corporals, and not less than sixty-four [133] four privates. Regiments must contain not less than ten companies, and battalions not less than four companies.

Commanding officers will report as soon as their respective commands are organized, to Adjutant-General M. Grivot, New-Orleans.

The troops will be mustered into service at convenient camps, and will then be clothed, supplied and armed by the confederate government. Each soldier will receive from the confederate government a bounty of fifty dollars when his regiment or company is mustered into its service, and will be allowed transportation by it from his home to the place of rendezvous.

It is earnestly desired that the troops now called for be ready by or before the fifteenth of March.

Relying upon the activity and patriotism of my fellow-citizens, I anticipate a response from them as prompt as the emergency demands.

Thomas O. Moore, Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

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