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being already claimed by persons who have taken the required oath of allegiance. In regard to horses, the are very scarce; most of those to be found scattered about the country are light, too light for draught and even for cavalry purposes. From necessity, most of those found in the districts we occupy are now in public service, so there are no more to be had.

The transportation peculia to the country has been, up to this, from necessity used at the stations and depots more or less permanent; but I consider it impracticable to from any reliable army transportation or get together any number of horses from the ruins found here.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. CHANDLER,

Lieutenant Col. and Asst. Quartermaster, Nineteenth Army Corps.

List of steamers, public and private, in the Department of the Gulf.

Names. Ownership. Route. Capacity for

troops

(infantry).

Philadelphia* Private; not New York to New 1,200

chartered. Orleans.

Bio Bio* do do 1,200

Che Kiang* Chartered Sound steamer 1,200

New Brunswick* do do 1,000

Eastern Queen* do do 1,000

General Banks* United States do 1,000

Crescent* Chartered New Orleans to 1,000

Galveston.

Honduras* do Sound steamer 400

Nassau* do do 700

Union* Private; not do 700

chartered.

Quinnebaug++ Chartered. Sount steamer 600

(screw).

Relief++ Private;not do 400

chartered.

Saint Charles* do Steam-tug 700

Anglo- do do 700

American*

Fox* United States do 600

Landis* do do 700

Relliance* Private; not do 500

chartered.

Baltic++ United States Steam-tug 60

(screw)

Neafle++ do do 60

Abe Lincoln++ do Cutter (screw) 10

Laurel Hill* do Mississippi 1,000

River

Iberville* do do 1,000

Sallie do do 800

Robinson*

Algerine* do do 500

Empire Parish* Private; do 800

seized

Saint Maurice* do do 700

Morning Light* do do 600

Time and Tide# do do 500

Louisiana do do 500

Belle#

Kepper# do do 400

Frank Mumford# do do 300

Bee# United States do 250

New Orleans Private do 250

job boat.#

Beleville# do Ferry boat 200

G. W. Forrest# do do 100

Pontchatrain# do do 200

Southerner# do Mississippi 200

River

J. M. Brown* United States Lake 600

Pontchartrain

W. B. Savory* do do 250

Names. Capacity Condition. Dranght Speed per

for when hour

freight. loaded. against

current.

Philadelphia* Tons. Running Feet. Miles.

order.

800 +15 6

Bio Bio* 800 do 15 6

Che Kiang* 500 New 9 8

steamer

New Brunswick* 200 do 9 8

Eastern Queen* 200 do 9 8

General Banks* 200 Good order 6 8

Crescent* 400 New 8 8

steamer

Honduras* 150 Running 8 6

order

Nassau* 150 do 10 6

Union* 150 do 10 6

Quinnebaug++ 200 do 9 4

Relief++ 200 do 9 4

Saihnt 100 do 8 8

Charles*

Anglo- 100 do 8 8

American*

Fox* 100 do 8 8

Landis* 150 do 6 1/2 8

Relliance* 100 do 7 7

Baltic++ ........ do 8 7

Neafle++ ........ Good order 8 7

Abe Lincoln++ ........ Needs 2 1/2 2

repair

Laurel Hill* 500 Running 6 6

order

Iberville* 450 do 6 6

Sallie 200 do 5 1/2 6

Robinson*

Algerine* 100 do 5 4

Empire Parish* 250 do 6 6

Saint Maurice* 180 do 5 1/2 5

Morning Light* 150 do 5 5

Time and Tide# 150 Good order 4 1/2 3

Louisiana 150 Running 4 1/2 3

Belle# order

Kepper# 100 Good order 5 3

Frank Mumrod# 100 Needs 4 1/2 3

repairs

Bee# 75 Running 4 3

order

New Orleans 100 do 4 1/2 4

job boat.#

Beleville# 50 do 5 4

G. W. Forrest# 40 do 5 4

Pontchatrain# 40 Needs 4 1/2 3

repairs

Southerner# 50 do 4 1/2 3

J. M. Brown* 150 Running 4 1/2 6

order

W. B. Savory* 20 do 4 6

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*Side wheel.

+About.

++Screw steamer.

#Stern wheel.

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J. G. CHANDLER, Lieutenant Col. and A. Q. M.

ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE, New Orleans, La., February 20, 1863.