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forces had scarcely got fairly into their new camp, midway between Hamburgh and Corinth, before an order came to reconnoitre in force the route via Farmington, to the vicinity of the rebel works. Gens. Paine and Palmer were detailed for the work, and at ten o'clock on the third instant were on the march to accomplish it. The regiments selected were the Tenth, Sixteenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-seventh, Forty-second, and Fifty-first Illinois volunteers, Tenth and Sixteenth Michigan volunteers, Yates sharp-shooters, Illinois; Houghtailing's (Illinois) and Hezcock's (Ohio) batteries; and the Second Michigan cavalry. The column proceeded out on the Farmington road about five miles, when it encountered the enemy's pickets. The sharp-shooters immediately formed in line-of-battle order in the road, throwing flanking parties out to the right and left, and opening a most terrific fire from the bushes, which was promptly returned by the rebels. Six rebel saddles were emptied in half as many m
ler, Eighteenth Illinois, who had been in command of the First brigade during the illness of Brig.-Gen. John A. Logan, was relieved by that officer. Brig.-Gen. L. F. Ross was in command of the Second brigade, and Col. J. E. Smith, Forty-fifth Illinois, in the absence of Col. Marsh, Twentieth Illinois, on sick leave, was in command of the Third brigade. Col. Smith was here relieved of the command of the Third brigade by Col. Lawler, his senior in rank. Being visited by his Excellency, Richard Yates, Governor of the State of Illinois, at this place, the First division was drawn out and passed in review before him — receiving the honor of his congratulations for their patriotic devotion, the lustre they had shed upon Illinois, and their soldierly appearance and expertness. At this camp Gen. Logan assumed command of the First brigade. On the eleventh the same division struck their tents and moved forward about two miles and a half, in the direction of Corinth, to the crossing of
rnor of Connecticut. E. D. Morgan, Governor of New-York. Chas. S. Olden, Governor of New-Jersey. A. G. Curtin, Governor of Pennsylvania. A. W. Bradford, Governor of Maryland. F. H. Pierpont, Governor of Virginia. Austin Blair, Governor of Michigan. J. B. Temple, President Military Board of Kentucky. Andrew Johnson, Governor of Tennessee. H. R. Gamble, Governor of Missouri. O. P. Morton, Governor of Indiana. David Tod, Governor of Ohio. Alexander Ramsey, Governor of Minnesota. Richard Yates, Governor of Illinois. Edward Salomon, Governor of Wisconsin. The President's reply. Executive mansion, Washington, July 1, 1862. gentlemen: Fully concurring in the wisdom of the views expressed to me in so patriotic a manner by you in the communication of the twenty-eighth day of June, I have decided to call into the service an additional force of three hundred thousand men. I suggest and recommend that the troops should be chiefly of infantry. The quota of your State w