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The strength of the medical department has been for the period embraced on this report as follows:

Ambulance Corps.

Medical dep. Present Absent.

Date Medical Hospital Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

officers. stewards

1864.

August 577 44 39 1,537 3 127

September 494 31 33 1,400 4 65

October 477 35 39 1,506 2 97

November 466 41 39 1,539 1 93

December 509 39 38 1,797 6 131

Asst. Surgs. J. S. Billings and George M. McGill, of the U. S. Army, have lately been detached from this army for duty elsewhere. They have been on special duty at these headquarters, and I desire to express to the commanding general my high sense of the valuable services rendered by them to me and the department.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THS. A. McPARLIN,

Surgeon and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army,

Colonel and Medical Director Army of the Potomac.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.

[Inclosure.]

Consolidated statement of wounds, &c., of the Army of the Potomac.

AUGUST, 1864.

Location of injury, Second Fifth Ninth Cavalry Total.

&c. Corps Corps Corps Corps

Head and face 94 109 43 16 262

Neck 16 6 - 5 27

Shoulder 46 47 16 12 121

Thorax 69 82 25 26 202

Abdomen 24 65 24 17 130

Back and hips 82 49 21 13 165

Perineum and genitals 1 5 - 1 7

Superior extremities 258 229 136 59 682

Inferior extremities 334 368 154 60 916

Large arteries and - 2 - 1 3

nerves

Total. 924 962 419 210 2,515

Deaths in field 29 52 28 5 114

hospital

Shell wounds 61 79 57 8 205

Cannon shot wounds - 2 3 - 5

Bullet wounds 855 847 353 200 2,255

Sword wounds - - 2 - 2

Bayonet wounds - 2 1 - 3

Amputations in field 66 93 60 14 233

hospital

Excisions in field 11 13 5 5 34

hospital

Aggregate strength 17,238 16,160 14,500 4,600 52,498

present

Medical officers 111 70 60 12 253

present

Killed (by regimental 165 145 48 40 398

report)

Wounded (by regimental 1,006 771 518 248 2,543

report)

Missing (by regimental 2,143 2,465 200 41 4,849

report)

Officers wounded 75 72 38 14 199