War of the Rebellion: Serial 072 Page 0117 Chapter L. REPORTS, ETC.- MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS.

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Effective strength of the army under Major General W. T. Sherman, &c.- Continued.

RECAPITULATION.

Arm. April 30. May 31. June 30. July 31. August

31.

Infantry 93,131 94,310 88,086 75,659 67,674

Cavalry 12,455 12,908 12,039 10,517 9,394

Artillery 4,537 5,601 5,945 5,499 4,690

Aggregate 110,123 112,819 106,070 91,675 81,758

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Reports of Lieutenant Colonel Edward D. Kittoe, U. S. Army, Medical Inspector.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Big Shanty, June 11, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following reporting of wounded since the commencement of operations at Tunnel Hill, Ga., up to the present date:

Wounded.

Department of the Cumberland.............................5,069

Department of the Tennessee.............................. 562

Department of the Ohio................................... 330

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Total....................................................5,961

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

EDWD. D. KITTOE,

Medical Inspector, U. S. Army.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Atlanta, Ga., September 10, 1864.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that during the recent campaign resulting in the capture of Atlanta, the health of the troops has been remarkably good. This is a noteworthy fact, when the severe labor and privations endured by most of your army during the autumn and part of the winter are taken into consideration. For more than four months on short rations, but poorly housed and badly clothed, with no appreciable variation in diet, scurvy naturally prevailed to some extent in most regiments; in all a marked tendency to this disease was observable, and at one time apprehensions were felt that very serious loss would occur from this cause. The symptoms were much abated and notified by the abundant supply of blackberries and green corn which the men obtained on their march, yet there are still remnants of the disease, and great care should be exercised to eradicate it by improved and more varied diet.