War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0793 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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Sergeant-major squad 17, please answer in writing on the intervening space the following questions:

1. How many men have you in your squad?

One hundred and twenty-one.

2. How many of them are now sick in hospital, detached, and in confinement?

Three sick in hospital.

3. How many are there for whom you draw rations?

One hundred and seventeen.

4. Are there bunks for all men now in your quarters; if not, how many need bunks?

There are enough bunks for my squad.

5. How many blankets, quilts, and comforts have you in your squad?

One hundred and thirty-two.

6. About how much clothing has your squad received since it came to this camp?

Sixteen blankets, 8 pair shoes, 7 pair socks, 10 pair drawers, 10 pair pants, 10 shirts, 10 military jackets.

7. Do you draw rations regularly or not?

We have received our rations regularly.

8. What is the quality of rations drawn?

All very good, except potatoes, beef, and sugar.

9. How do the number of rations ordered compare with the number of men reported by your "for duty" and 'sick in quarters?"

They are equal.

10. Is there, to your knowledge, any defect in the amount of rations issued by the post commissary, taking the order as a basis?

There is in the beef.

11. Do your men receive prompt medical attendance when reported sick?

They do.

T. B. REDDEN,

Sergeant-Major Squad Numbers 17.

Sergeant-major squad 18, please answer in writing on the intervening space the following questions:

1. How many men have you in your squad?

Six hundred and forty.

2. How many of those are now sick in hospital, detached, and in confinement?

Seventeen in hospital, detached six, eighty-four sick in quarters.

3. How many are there for whom you draw rations?

Six hundred and seventeen.

4. Are there bunks for all men now in your quarters; if not, how many need bunks?

All the bunks, but some are without hay; the men have no regular quarters, which makes it difficult to get them to attend roll-call.