War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0074 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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Abstract from returns of the Department of North Carolina, Major General John M. Schfield, U. S. Army, commanding, for March 31, 1865.

[Compiled mainly from subordinate returns.]

Present for duty

Command Officers Staff Aggregate

present

General and staff 11 . . . 11

. .

Company G, 7th Ohio Cavalry 3 61 64

(Ashbury)

Detachments Signal Corps 1 9 12

(Russell)

Twenty-third Army Corps 589 12,262 14,504

(Schofield)

Provisional Army Corps (Terry) 406 12,961 14,639

District of Wilmington (Hawley) 96 2,615 3,619

District of Beaufort (Palmer) 130 3,654 4,768

Total 1,236 31,562 37,617

Total according to department 1,145 28,947 34,003

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Pieces of artillery

Command Aggregate Heavy Field

present

and absent

General and staff 12 . . . . . . . .

. . . . .

Company G, 7th Ohio Cavalry 86 . . . . . . . .

(Ashbury) . . . . .

Detachments Signal Corps 128 . . . . . . . .

(Russell) . . . .

Twenty-third Army Corps 25,174 . . . . 20

(Schofield) . .

Provisional Army Corps (Terry) 26,358 . . . . 10

. .

District of Wilmington (Hawley) 6,404 . . . . . . . .

. . . .

District of Beaufort (Palmer) 9,938 . . . . . . . .

. . . . .

Total 68,100 . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

Total according to department 61,701 . . . . . . . .

return . . . . . .

Abstract from returns of the Department of the South, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army, commanding, for March 31, 1865.

[Compiled mainly from subordinate returns.]

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Aggregate

present

General headquarters 62 81 143

First New York Engineers 7 548 572

(battalion, Place)

First Separate Brigade (Hatch) 167 5,015 6,557

Second Separate Brigade 46 1,658 1,995

(Guernsey)

Third Separate Brigade 23 597 769

(Littlefield)

Fourth Separate Brigade 55 1,535 1,815

(Scammon)

District of Savannah (Grover) 111 3,751 4,697

Total 471 13,185 16,548

Command Aggregate Pieces of

present and field

absent artillery

General headquarters 148 . . . . .

. .

First New York Engineers (battalion, 587 . . . . .

Place) .

First Separate Brigade (Hatch) 9,632 . . . . .

. .

Second Separate Brigade (Guernsey) 2,219 7

Third Separate Brigade (Littlefield) 1,001 . . . . .

. .

Fourth Separate Brigade (Scammon) 2,880 . . . . .

. .

District of Savannah (Grover) 5,933 . . . . .

. .

Total 22,400 7

NEW YORK CITY, April 1, 1865. (Received 2 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have just seen General Anderson. He feels as I do about putting on other steamers and letting gentlemen and their families go to Charleston next week. It is an event which happens but once in an age. Of course they go at their own expense, either in Government vessels or chartered steamers. The collector of New York could give permits, or the steamers could report to General Gillmore and not land passengers without his orders. I shall go, with wife and son.

H. W. BEECHER.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, April 1, 1865-3. 30 p. m.

Rev. H. W. BEECHER, Brooklyn:

I have authorized Collector Draper to clear vessels for Hilton Head with passengers for Charleston and Sumter cremonies.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.