War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0044 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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colored men in the United States of the arms-bearing age amounts to less than 91,000, and they are nearly equally divided between the free and slave-holding States. If, however, we concede the probability of this class of persons enlisting for military duty in numbers proportionate to the white population, they would in all the States and Territories supply 18 regiment of 1,000 men each while the non-slaveholding States and the District of Columbia supply nearly 10 regiments. The State of Maine would furnish 50 men, New Hampshire 20, Massachusetts 400, Rhode Island 160, Vermont 30, New York and Pennsylvania could supply 4,000, while in any other State but Ohio it would be impossible to raise a full regiment. I send you also a table giving the number of slaves inthe United States of the arms-bearing age, which reaches nearly the figure of 750,000 the condition and circumstances of whom preclude all calculations as to what proportion could be made available as men at arms.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. C. G. KENNEDY,

Superintendent.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

States, White males Free colored Slave males

between the males between between the

ages 18 and the ages 18 ages 18 and

45. and 45. 45.

Alabama 99,967 391 83,945

Arkansas 65,231 22 23,088

California 169,975 1,918 .............

Connecticut 94,411 1,760 .............

Delaware 18,273 3,597 289

Florida 15,739 131 12,028

Georgia 111,005 583 83,819

Illinois 375,026 1,622 .............

Indiana 265,295 2,219 .............

Iowa 139,316 249 .............

Kansas 27,976 126 .............

Kentucky 180,589 1,650 40,285

Louisiana 83,456 3,205 75,548

Maine 122,238 272 .............

Maryland 102,715 15,149 16,108

Massachusetts 258,419 1,973 .............

Michigan 164,007 1,622 .............

Minnesota 41,226 61 .............

Mississippi 70,295 130 85,777

Missouri 232,781 701 20,466

New Hampshire 63,610 103 .............

New Jersey 132,219 4,868 .............

New York 796,881 10,208 .............

North Carolina 115,369 5,150 55,020

Ohio 459,534 7,161 .............

Oregon 15,781 38 .............

Pennsylvania 555,172 10,844 .............

Rhode Island 35,502 809 .............

South Carolina 55,046 1,522 70,798

Tennessee 159,353 1,162 50,047

Texas 92,145 62 36,140

Vermont 60,580 140 .............

Virginia 196,587 9,309 92,119

Wisconsin 159,335 292 .............

Colorado 29,377 5 ............

Dakota 835 5 .............

District of 12,797 1,823 .............

Columbia

Nebraska 8,920 15 .............

Nevada 5,344 27 ..............

New Mexico 19,003 16 ..............

Utah 6,830 5 ..............

Washington 5,905 17 ..............

Total 5,624,065 90,955 745,477