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Early in the Legislative Session of 1879, Major R. B. Robbins, of Adrian, then in the Senate, introduced the following Joint Resolution:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Adjutant General be and he is hereby authorized and required to compile a report, in one volume, from the reports in his office, and on file in the War Department at Washington, of the services of Michigan regiments, batteries and companies in the late war; said report to be printed and published the same as other State reports are printed and published. One thousand copies for the use of State officers, members of the Legislature and officers of the same, and of the several State boards, and five hundred copies for general distribution, as the Governor may direct.
The Committees on Military in the Senate and House, to whom it was referred, made through their respective Chairmen, Hon. R. B. Robbins and Hon. Geo. H. Hopkins, a favorable report, and it was unanimously passed by both Houses and approved by the Governor, Charles M. Croswell, May 3, 1879.