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months' militia as may be desirous of returning home at the expiration of the term for which they were enlisted.

Probably two-thirds of the men will be anxious to re-enlist, but it may be necessary to have the regiments return home for reorganization. Will the United States arrange for transportation to this State of such regiments; or is it desired that this State should make the necessary arrangements? Are they to be mustered out of the U. S. service abroad, or after their return home? Any information upon this subject which you can communicate will be most acceptable, as the commanders of regiments are constantly addressing inquiries to His Excellency.

Very respectfully, your most obedient,

HARRISON RITCHIE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

Consolidated abstract from returns of the U. S. Army on or about June 30, 1861.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Men Aggregate

present

Department of ......... ...... ..........

Annapolis (Banks)

Department of the 16 394 510

East (Wool)

Department of Florida 65 1,594 1,939

(Brown)

Department of ........ ......... .......

Kentucky (Anderson)

Department of New 54 1,464 1,941

Mexico (Canby)

Department of 764 13,666 16,611

Northeastern Virginia

(McDowell)

Department of the 1,409 21,884 54,313

Ohio* (McClellan)

Department of the 114 2,064 2,805

Pacific (Sumner)

Department of 747 15,865 16,694

Pennsylvania

(Patterson)

Department of Utah 17 445 561

(Cooke)

Department of 397 7,794 9,485

Virginia (Butler)

Department of 1,693 36,608 41,160

Washington

(Mansfield)

Department of the 58 1,328 1,717

West (Lyon)

Total+ 5,334 103,106 129,894

Command. Aggregate Date of return.

present and

absent.

Department of ........... No returns.

Annapolis (Banks)

Department of the 510 June 30, 1861.

East (Wool)

Department of Florida 2,088 June 30, 1861.

(Brown)

Department of ............. No returns.

Kentucky (Anderson)

Department of New 2,466 June 30, 1861

Mexico (Canby)

Department of 16,611 June 26, 1861.

Northeastern Virginia

(McDowell)

Department of the 54,313 July 2, 1861.

Ohio* (McClellan)

Department of the 3,361 June 30, 1861

Pacific (Sumner)

Department of 17, 188 June 30, 1861.

Pennsylvania

(Patterson)

Department of Utah 604 June 30, 1861

(Cooke)

Department of 9,929 June 30, 1861

Virginia (Butler)

Department of 43,363 June 30, 1861

Washington

(Mansfield)

Department of the 1,921 June 26, 1861

West (Lyon)

Total+ 152,354

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 1, 1861.

The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this Department:

The accompanying statements of the Adjutant-General will show the number, description, and distribution of the troops which are now in service.++

It forms no part of the duty of this Department to enter upon a discussion of the preliminary circumstances which have contributed to the

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* Only a partial return on file.

+ The consolidated abstracts published at intervals of six months in Series III and IV do not represent the full strength of either the Union or Confederate forces. Such classes as unattached officers and men, recruits in rendezvous, and organizations in process of formation are omitted. Only the numbers shown by army and department returns are given.

++ Omitted; but see abstract, next, ante. No returns were forwarded by the Adjutant-General for the Departments of Annapolis, Kentucky, and the Ohio.

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