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On the 25th of September you visited our county, and placed in the hands of the auditor one three-inch rifled cannon and two hundred muskets. The cannon was placed in the hands of Captain G. W. Lyon's company. A portion of the muskets were distributed to the companies of the Legion, the balance is in the hands of the auditor.
There are five organized companies of the Legion in this county; for three of which the officers are commissioned, in the other two elections were held, returns made, but no commissions came to the officers.
There are one hundred stands of arms, sent by our representative, the late Captain Sloan, without any fixtures, &c.; one hundred stands of arms placed in the hands of Captain G. W. Ly by General Love; two hundred Austrian rifle muskets placed in the hands of the auditor by General Love on the 25th day of September, 1862, and also one three-inch rifled cannon. These being the total amount of arms in the county.
I have no means by which to determine the amount of ammuni. tion that has been left to the county. General, hoping that the above may prove satisfactory, I am, with great respect,
JOHN P. MORGAN,
E. C. CALDWELL, Adjutant.
COLONEL LEWIS JORDAN,
COMMANDING SIXTH REGIMENT, (PROPER,)
Corydon, January 1, 1863.
To Major-General LOVE:
The undersigned, Colonel of the Sixth Regiment, Second Brigade, of the Indiana Legion, would respectfully report the operations and condition of the regiment from its organization to the present time.
From the passage of the Legion Act to November 1, 1861, there were ten companies organized, numbering at that time 535 members. Since that date to November 1, 1862, there have been two companies organized, one of which is a cavalry company. The Sannia Guards have disbanded within the last year, all but seventeen having volunteered in the United States service, and those seventeen having been transferred to other companies of the Legion. For the first eight months after the first organization of the companies of the Legion, they drilled regularly two or three times a week, since that time they have regularly drilled, with but few exceptions, once a week, until within the last month. Some are drilling semi-monthly and some monthly, at the present time, with the exception of the Rosewood Guards, from wliom I have no information for some time past. At least 600 have volunteered from the ranks of the Legion in the United States service. The number of the members of the Legion in this regiment on the 1st day of November, 1862, was 721. We have had four regimental drills the past year. On the approach of danger on our border, on the 20th of September last, I called out the regiment and encamped at Mauckport, in our county, on the Ohio river, for seven days. The rebels, or at least a guerrilla band, having previously occupied Brandenburg, Ky., some thirty or forty Union refugees having escaped to our side of the river. The rebels having just previously stormed Munfordsville, and occupying Elizabethtown, Ky., some twenty-five or thirty miles distant, and there being very great danger of a raid through our county, the river being fordable in several places bordering our county. The resugees wishing to return to their families at Brandenburg, I sent 250 men, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Irwin and Adjutant Hith, who crossed about one o'clock on the morning of the 25th of September, took possession of the town, and planted the Hag on the Court. House; having taken twelve prisoners, who took the oath and were released. A company of Webb's cavalry coming in, Lirutenant-Colonel Irvin, with his command, returned to this side of the river. The town has ever since remained in Union hands, and quiet seems to be restored on our border.
our border. The quarter-master, under my direction, furnished provisions, provender, and other necessary articles for the regiment, cavalry company, &c., while encamped. His bill, amounting to $426 82, is less than his outlay, as he deducted such articles as were left on hand, believing that the bill would be promptly paid, without unnecessary delay, as has been caused. He has visited Indianapolis, and was then promised the money immediately on my certifying the facts, which was done. He paid the greater portion of the bills, believing that his money would be immediately forwarded to him, as the Adjutant-General informed him that this would be done. But such has not proved to be the case. Payment, I understand, has been suspended. The delay and suspension is rather severe, and is more than he should individually lose. Why the Adjutant could not properly inform him of the facts as they have transpired, is a mystery. His expenses have been no small item, besides his loss of time in trying to get his just dues. Your attention to this matter I will take as a great favor.
Two companies were called upon and sent to the Fort at Salt river, Ky., to aid' the United States forces, when there seemed to be danger, and remained while it was necessary. Previous to this
time four companies, under my order, went to Mauckport, Ky., where they remained two days, there being seemingly great danger, at least sufficient to warrant me in such a course. The companies immediately on the river have been watchful and have taken such time as was necessary to prevent any threatened danger, which has been no small matter to them in the way of time. The law under which the Legion organizes requires the Treasurer of State to set apart annually for 1861 and 1862 $70,000, to be drawn by counties in proportion to the numbers in each, &c., which is to be paid to the County Treasurers. Our County Treasurer has demanded the money and failed to procure any part thereof. In November, 1861, a list of the number of members in each company, was sworn to by each company commander, and returned to the AdjutantGeneral by me and under bis direction. Therefore, our companies have found themselves every way and never received a cent from the State. Why it is I am unable to tell. I have understood from Lieutenant-Colonel Irvin, that an arrangement was made at Camp Burnside for the money due the regiments, to be sent to their respective colonels. I have since had no information on the subject. Your careful attention to this matter is earnestly requested and will be thankfully received.
The condition of the regiment is good. The companies are all armed, with the exception of the Rosewood Guards, and the new company lately organized, the Scott Rifles, their officers not being commissioned. The arms are in good condition. We have on hand a sufficiency of ammunition for ordinary purposes. ply of blank cartridges has just been received.
In reference to an efficient military law, the Legion law should be amended so as to require those who fail to attend and drill to be placed under arrest, and such a mode adopted as to compel a full attendance at all drills. Also a law should be enacted requiring the sedentary militia to drill at regular stated times, under such penalties as would insure their attendance. If this is done, it would fill up the ranks of the Legion, as most persons would prefer to drill with officers of experience. If the Governor's order requiring all to drill had continued to the present time, this regiment of the Legion would now number one thousand members; of this I have no doubt. For this reason, if a proper law is enacted you can foresee its effects.
LEWIS JORDAN, SR.,
BRIGADIER-GENERAL JOHN L. MANSFIELD,
THIRD BRIGADE, INDIANA LEGION.
Madison, December 25, 1862.
Major-General John Love:
SIR:-I have the honor to transmit to you, in accordance with your order, the reports of Colonels Sering, Brown, and Willey, whose regiments constitute parts of the Third Brigade, Indiana Legion. The report of Lieutenant-Colonel Templeton (Tenth Regiment), belonging to the same brigade, has already been forwarded to you. You will observe that some of these reports fail to give an exact statement of the numerical forces of their regiments. This is owing to the fact that removals from the county and enlistments in the United States service, exonerate our members from service in the Legion, while, at the same time, drills and musters, in ordinary times, can be held only at proper intervals with troops who receive no compensation, unless when called into active service.
It will appear from these reports that the Third Brigade, since its organization, has rendered important services to the State, and that it has been a great saving, financially, by superseding the necessity of keeping a regular force for the protection of our