Indianapolis, Sept. 21. 1861.
The necessities of the service imperatively demand that the Companies of the Indiana Legions be placed on a footing to be available in case of emergency; and as their efficiency will depend on their drill an[d] experience in the use of arms, the following orders arc issued:
All Companies are ordered to meet often and regularly for drill.
All the members are requested to provide themselves with such private arms as may be readily procured and made useful for the time being.
The uniforming of Companies required by law will be waived, until the Government shall furnish arms.
All members of Companies are requested to use every exertion to fill up the ranks.
Company Clerks will return a muster roll of their Companies to this office on the 1st of October next.
By order of the Commander in-chief,
LAZ'S NOBLE, Adj. Gen.