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commend him to your notice for efficiency and creditable conduct. Throughout and during this campaign my personal attention was given to building lines up to mouth of Red River. In this work we were constantly annoyed by small parties of the enemy's cavalry, of which we captured several.

In compliance with order I made a report of the condition of the Grand Levee, and estimate of embankment necessary to repair same. The obstructions in Bayou Teche, consisting of sunken vessels filled with brick piles, iron-clads, and steam-boats, we removed with submarine batteries. Guerrillas have been numerous and annoying, but have not caused any serious delay.

CHARLES S. BULKLEY,

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster.

D.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, October 4, 1864.

Colonel ANSON STAGER,

General Supt. U. S. Military Telegraph, Cleveland, Ohio:

COLONEL: In compliance with order of September 29, 1864, the following report of the operations, &c., of the military telegraph in Western Virginia, from July 1, 1863, to January 20, 1864, inclusive, is respectfully submitted:

Miles.

Lines in operation July 1, 1863............... 277

Repaired...................................... 43

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320

Abandoned..................................... 17

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Total in operation January 20, 1864........... 303

Cable......................................... 1\2

Lines in operation as follows:

Miles.

Hamden to Fayette, W. Va...................... 151

Gallipolis to South Point, Ohio............... 45

Clarksburg to Beverly. W. Va.................. 58

Clarksburg to Bulltown, W. Va................. 49

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Total......................................... 303

Operators employed............................ 21

Messengers employed........................... 2

Repairers employed............................ 35

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Total......................................... 58

Money received and expended from July 1, 1863, to January 20, 1864, is as follows;

Received from Colonel A. Stager,

assistant quartermaster.................$13,500.00

Amount disturbed........................ 13,459.63

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Transferred to Captain S. G. Lynch,

assistant quartermaster................. 40.37

A tabular statement of the principal items of property received, issued, lost, and expended is submitted herewith.*

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* Omitted.

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