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Abstract from returns of the Department of the Northwest, Major General John Pope. U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of July, 1864.

[Compiled mainly from subordinate returns.]

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregat Aggregate

e present

present. and

absent.

General 17 ........ 17 24

Headquarters.

District of Iowa:

North western 109 2,424 2,783 3,788

Indian expedition

(Sully).

Garrisons, &c. (Ten 76 1,763 2,044 2,596

Broeck).

District of 67 1,495 1,784 1,864

Minnesota (Sibley).

District of 10 92 204 306

Wisconsin (Smith).

Total. 279 5,774 6,832 8,578

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Heavy. Field. Headquarters

General ............ ............ Milwaukee,

Headquarters. Wis.

District of Iowa:

North western ........... 8 In the

Indian expedition field.

(Sully).

Garrisons, &c. (Ten ........... ............ Davenport,

Broeck). Iowa.

District of ........... 8 Saint Paul,

Minnesota (Sibley). Minn.

District of ........... ............ Milwaukee,

Wisconsin (Smith). Wis.

Total. 16

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 256.

Washington, August 1, 1864.

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29. The extension of the leave of absence granted Major General W. B. Franklin, U. S. Volunteers, in Special Orders, Numbers 34, June 11, 1864, from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, is hereby further extended twenty days, on surgeon's certificate of disability.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

New Orleans, August 1, 1864.

Brigadier General R. ARNOLD,

Chief of Artillery, Department of the Gulf:

GENERAL: I respectfully ask that the horse batteries intended for service with the mounted troops may be ordered to report to me, to be assigned to the cavalry depot and Camp of Instruction near the city. I make this application to get a nucleus of formation at once in my hand, as I expect to command the cavalry forces in the campaign of this fall. It is my design to assign men to duty with these batteries from the dismounted regiments and fragments when their quota is not full.

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

J. W. DAVIDSON,

Brigadier General and Chief of Cav., Mil. Div. of West Miss.