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WASHINGTON, D. C., January 31, 1865.

Major-General AUGUR:

Send General Meagher's division to Annapolis to embark for Fort Fisher, calling at Fort Monroe to inquire for orders from General Grant.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

BENWOOD, January 31, 1865.

(Received 5. 10 p.m.)

Honorable c. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War:

The last car is loaded and on the way over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. I am just leaving for Washington. There is not a word of truth in any report relative to the freezing of soldiers in Ohio, as far as the Twenty-third Army Corps in concerned. If at all it only applies to some 2,000 or 3,000 arriving some days after from Nashville and going to New York via Pittsburg.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel, in Charge.

Abstract from return of the U. S. Forces under the immediate command of Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, for January 31, 1865.

Present for duty. *

Command Officers Men Aggregate

present

General and staff 16 . . . 16

. . .

7th Company Ohio Sharpshooters 2 68 78

1st Michigan Engineers (ten 36 897 1,141

companies)

1st Missouri Engineers (five 14 371 529

companies)

Army of the Tennessee:

General and staff 21 . . . 21

. .

Escort 3 63 115

Signal detachment 3 24 27

Fifteenth Army Corps (Logan) 760 15,330 18,405

Seventeenth Army Corps (Blair) 459 11,851 13,642

Total Right Wing (Howard) 1,246 27,268 32,210

Army of Georgia:

General and staff 5 . . . 5

. . .

Pontoniers (Downey) 25 459 730

Fourteenth Army Corps (Davis) 578 14,150 16,255

Twentieth Army Corps (Williams) 638 13,432 15,778

Total Left Wing (Slocum) 1,246 28,041 32,768

Cavalry (Kilpatrick) 184 4,289 5,204

Grand total 2,744 60,934 71,946

Pieces of Artillery

Command Aggregate present Heavy Field

and absent

General and staff 17 . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

7th Company Ohio 98 . . . . . . .

Sharpshooters . . . . . .

1st Michigan Engineers 1,444 . . . . . . .

(ten companies) . . . . . .

1st Missouri Engineers 618 . . . . . . .

(five companies) . . . . . .

Army of the Tennessee:

General and staff 27 . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

Escort 143 . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

Signal detachment 31 . . . . . . .

. . . . .

Fifteenth Army Corps 28,472 . . . 18

(Logan) . . .

Seventeenth Army Corps 25,302 . . . 14

(Blair) . . .

Total Right Wing 53,975 . . . 32

(Howard) . . .

Army of Georgia:

General and staff 7 . . . . . . .

. . . . .

Pontoniers (Downey) 910 . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

Fourteenth Army Corps 27,653 . . . 16

(Davis) . . .

Twentieth Army Corps 28,546 . . . 16

(Williams) . .

Total Left Wing (Slocum) 57,116 . . . 32

. . .

Cavalry (Kilpatrick) 9,314 . . . 6

. . .

Grand total 122,582 . . . 70

. . .

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*For the effective strength, see Part I, p. 42.

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