The One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers having in its short period of service of less than five months, been reduced from an aggregate of eight hundred and sixty to one hundred and sixty-one --principally by desertions-- and there having been an utter want of discipline in it, the following officers are hereby discharged from the service of the United States, to take effect the 4th inst., via:
Colonel Robert M. Hundley, Lieutenant Colonel James D. Pulley, First Lieutenant George W. Akin, R. Q. M., Chaplain Archibald T. Benton.
Captains William J. Moyers, William G. Durham, Jefferson S. Allen, John Brown, Joel H. Swindell, Robert M. Allen, William Huffstutler, Aaron A. Bell, William A. Fry, Joshua Pemberton.
First Lieutenants James V. Moore. John A. Ensminger, Sibron A. Walker, Zachariah Hudgens, Iradell A. Williams, Jesse A. McIntosh, William L. Stilley, Samuel Upchurch.
Second Lieutenants Martin A. B. Dial, Joseph M. Dorris, Jasper A. Crain, Addison Reese, Martin W. Robertson, N. E. Norris, Joseph B. Fuller, Wiley W. Hall, and Samuel Pemberton.
The few remaining men of this Regiment will be consolidated into a Detachment, under First Lieutenants W. A. Lemma, William M. Cooper, and Assistant Surgeon George W. French, for transfer to some other Illinois regiment, to be designated by Major General Grant commanding the Department of the Tennessee.
Brigadier General A. Asboth, commanding District of Columbus, Kentucky, will order an officer of the regular army to this place, to critically inspect the Detachment, to muster out of the service such old men and others who, by reason of defects, should not have been mustered into the service.
By order of the Secretary of War.