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herewith the report made by the chief quartermaster, which shows in detail how the transportation is distributed. When you have examined this report sufficiently, will you please return it to this office. I think it will be correct at the present time to place the number of wagons now with this army at about 4, 000.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier General, and Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.

[Inclosure.]

Recapitulation of the number of officers and enlisted men, calvary and artillery horses, wagons, and means of transportation in the Army of the Potomac.

Number of officers, men, and means of transportation in each command.

Means of

transportation

Date Command Number Number Horses Mules

of of men

officers

1863 First Corps 949 14, 237 393 2, 578

June 1

June 1 Second 1, 039 14, 572 670 2, 795

Corps

May 1 Third Corps 1, 212 20, 864 951 2, 326

May 1 Fifth Corps 1, 050 18, 324 879 2, 621

May 1 Sixth Corps 1, 483 26, 041 1, 001 2, 933

June 1 Eleventh 621 12, 616 1, 100 1, 549

Corps

June 1 Twelfth 530 9, 401 897 1, 480

Corps

May 1 Cavalry 719 11, 687 1, 085 2, 404

Corps

May 1 Artillery 51 1, 408 489 1, 307

Reserve

May 1 Engineer 83 2, 115 757 526

Brigade

May 1 Patrick's 138 1, 865 67 24

Brigade

May 1 Headquar-ter's Army 62 1, 031 600 1, 085

of the

Potomac

TOTAL 7, 937 134, 161 8, 889 21, 628

Means of transportation Horses

Date Command Army Wagons, Ambulan-ces Caval-ry Artillery Pa-ck

wa-gons two-hor-se mules

1863 First Corps 404 6 67 120 543 --

June 1

June 1 Second Corps 406 7 117 110 455 --

May 1 Third Corps 525 13 98 141 1, --

130

May 1 Fifth Corps 496 7 166 9 860 --

May 1 Sixth Corps 557 11 167 159 1, --

034

June 1 Eleventh 414 10 83 204 467 216

Corps

June 1 Twelfth Corps 365 12 94 102 397 --

May 1 Cavalry Corps 313 4 86 12, 699 --

386

May 1 Artillery 291 3 15 1 1, --

Reserve 499

May 1 Engineer 120 2 12 12 --- --

Brigade

May 1 Patrick's 21 1 4 4 --- --

brigade

May 1 Headquarters 300 13 19 65 --- --

Army of the

Potomac. *

TOTAL 4, 89 928 13, 7, 216

302 313 074

RUFUS INGALS, Brigadier-General, and Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 1, 1863.

Officers

Wagon and men

First Corps 1 to 37 1/4

Second Corps . 1 to 31

Third Corps 1 to 41

Fifth Corps 1 to 35

Sixth Corps 1 to 48 1/2

Eleventh Corps . 1 to 31 1/4

Twelfth Corps 1 to 26 1/8

Cavalry Corps 1 to 39 1/8

Artillery Reserve 1 to 4 15/16

Engineer Brigade . 1 to 18

General Patrick's 1 to 91

Headquarters Army of the Potomac . 1 to 3 1/2

Average on total, 1 wagon to 32 1/8 officers and men.

[IN PENCIL ON ORIGINAL:] One wagon to every 50 men ought to carry 7 days' subsistence, forage, ammunition, baggage, hospital stores, and everything else. [See Sixth Corps.] 75, 000 men = 3, 750 wagons. Our transportation now is 4, 302, besides ambulances and two-horse wagons.

D. B.

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*Including Capt L. H. Pierce's train.

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