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chase 18,450 horses and 14,607 mules. I have telegraphed to the proper officers to report by telegraph the receipts since that date. I will report as soon as answers are received.

I am, very respectfully,

M. C. MEIGS.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington City, August 17, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel H. C. HODGES,

Chief Quartermaster, Hdqrs. Army of the Cumberland:

On 27th of April last General Rosecrans reported that between the 1st of December and that date the Army of the Cumberland had received from Department of the Ohio, captured or purchased, 18,450 horses and 14, 607 mules; that he had on hand on the 23rd March 19, 164 horses and 23,859 mules.

Report immediately the number of each received since that date, and the number on hand with the army or in depot at last reports, with dates.

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington City, August 17, 1863.

Colonel THOMAS SWORDS,

Assistant Quartermaster-General, Cincinnati:

Report the number of horses and mules forwarded to General Rosecrans' army since 27th April last, at which time you reported that 7,357 horses and 11,692 mules had been furnished to the troops of General Rosecrans' army since November.

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington City, August 17, 1863.

Captain WALWORTH JENKINS,

Assistant Quartermaster, Louisville, Ky.:

Report the number of horses and mules forwarded to General Rosecrans' army or issued to his troops since the report of Colonel Swords of 27th April last. Immediate.

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

LOUISVILLE, KY., August 17, 1863-5.20 p.m.

(Received 9.40 p.m.)

General MEIGS:

Have furnished General Rosecrans' department since April 27 9,257 horses and 5,789 mules.

W. JENKINS,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.