1 Now, therefore, I,
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in
virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and
the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do
call forth, the militia of the several States of the
Union to the aggregate number of 75,000, in order to
suppress said combinations and to cause the laws to be
The details for this object will be immediately
communicated to the State authorities through the War
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 15th day of April,
A,D. 1861, and of the Independence of the United States
By the President:
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.
Volume: VI Page: 120
Washington City, D.C., August 4, 1862
1. That a draft of 300,000 militia be immediately
called into the service of the United States, to serve
for nine months unless sooner discharged. The Secretary
of War will assign the quotas to the States and
establish regulations for the draft.
II. That if any State shall not by the 15th of
August furnish its quota of the additional 300,000
volunteers authorized by law the deficiency of
volunteers in that State will also be made up by special
draft from the militia. The Secretary of War will
establish regulations for this purpose.
By order of the President:
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
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Washington City, D.C. August 14, 1862
Order Respecting Volunteers and Militia
First. That after the 15th of this month bounty
and advanced pay shall not be paid to volunteers for any
new regiments, but only to volunteers for regiments now
in the field and volunteers to fill up new regiments now
organizing, but not yet full.
Second. Volunteers to fill up new regiments now
organizing will be received and paid the bounty and
advanced pay until the 22d day of this month, and if not
completed by that time the incomplete regiments will be
consolidated and superfluous officers mustered out.
Third. Volunteers to fill up the old regiments
will be received and paid the bounty and advanced pay
until the 1st day of September.
Fourth. The draft for 300,000 militia called for
by the President will be made on Wednesday, the 3d day
of September, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
and continue from day to day between the same hours
Fifth. If the old regiments should not be filled
up by volunteers before the 1st day of September, a
special draft will be ordered for the deficiency.
Sixth. The exigencies of the service require that
officers now in the field should remain with their
commands, and no officer now in the field in the regular
or volunteer service will under any circumstances be
detailed to accept a new command.
By order of the President:
EDWIN M. STANTON
Secretary of War