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

NOVEMBER, 1864.

Location Second Ninth Corps Second Total

of injury, Corps Division

&c. Cavalry

Corps

Deaths in 14 ......... 3 17

field

hospital

Shell-wounds 11 1 1 13

Cannon-shot 1 4 18 23

wounds

Bullet 184 2 .......... 186

wounds

Bayonet 1 .......... .......... 1

wounds

Amputa- 30 ......... ......... 30

tions in

field

hospital

Excisions 6 .......... .......... 6

Aggregate 20,857 13,136 6,872 40,765

strength

present

Medical 112 123 24 259

officers

present

Killed (by 36 .......... .......... ..........

regimental

report)

Wounded 210 .......... .......... .........

(by

regimental

report)

Missing 48 ......... .......... .........

(by

regimental

report)

Total 294 ........... .......... ..........

DECEMBER, 1864.

Head and 1 14 15 30

face

Neck ......... 2 4 6

Shoulder 1 4 11 16

Thorax 3 6 11 20

Abdomen 5 12 6 23

Back and 3 6 14 23

hips

Perineum ......... 1 .......... 1

and

genitals

Superior 21 34 98 153

extremities

Inferior 20 23 12 55

extremities

Total 54 102 173 329

Deaths in 4 10 11 25

field

hospital

Shell ......... 27 7 34

wounded

Bullet 31 68 165 264

wounds

Bayonet ......... 1 .......... 1

wounds

Amputations 7 17 2 26

in field

hospital

Excisions ......... .......... 2 2

Aggregate 21,439 17,315 7,679 46,433

strength

present

Medical 116 107 25 248

officers

present

Remarks.

On account of the absence of reports of aggregate strength, &c., the number of killed, wounded, and missing cannot be given.

The reports of the Fifth Corps are wanting, and so are those of the Artillery Brigade, Sixth Corps.

There are no reports to obtain the number of killed, wounded, and missing (according to regimental reports) from.

ADDENDA.

SURGEON-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington City, D. C., June 17, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to report to you that the statistics of sick and wounded of the Army of the Potomac for the year 1864 are now completed and awaiting your signature. They consist of consolidations by division and corps of the monthly regimental reports of the sick and wounded for each month, and of a consolidated report the year, with a special statement of the ultimate disposal of those sent to general hospital and abstracts of the percentages of the more important diseases and classes of disease, arranged by months. Although owing to hasty and imperfect and even unskillful diagnosis on the part of regimental medical officers some minor errors may exist, still in the consolidation those have in a great measure counterbalanced each other, and in the abstract of percentages of classes of disease the probabilities of error are reduced to a minimum. Thus, while in any one regimental report the number of cases of typo-malarial fever reported is probably wrong, in the consolidated report for the year the errors have in a great meas-