War of the Rebellion: Serial 125 Page 0868 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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to June 30, 1863, showing those abandoned, &c., and those in operation June 30, 1864:

Transferred to me January 20, 1864:

Miles.

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

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

Clarksburg to Beverly, Va................... 58

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

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303

Cable from Point Pleasant to Ohio shore..... 1\8

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Total transferred........................... 303 1\8

Constructed, recovered, and repaired from January to June 30, 1864:

Gauley to Lewisburg, Va..................... 62

Green Spiring to Springfield, Va............ 7

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Total in operation from January

to June 30, 1864............................ 372 1\8

Total abandoned............................. 62

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Total in operation June 30, 1864............ 310 1\8

The amount of property under my charge destroyed by the enemy is inconsiderable.

No property has come into my possession by capture from the enemy.

The following is my statement:*

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The following statement embraces the amount of public moneys received and disbursed by me from November 1, 1863, to June 30, 1864, and shows the balance then on hand;

On hand July 1, 1863, received from offices.. $101,892.20

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Amount expended.............................. 93,335.23

Transferred to offices....................... 8,000.00

Balance on hand June 30, 1864................ 557.06

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Total ....................................... 101,892.29

The balance is deposited in my safe.

I have made no payments for transportation of any kind.

No vessels chartered or employed by me.

There has been in my employ in the Departments of West Virginia and Ohio up to June 30, 1864, a monthly average of forty persons in the capacity of managers, operators, repairers, &c.

I take pleasure in complimenting the employes of the military telegraph within this department for their promptness and reliability, and their devotion to the public interests, which they have so faithfully guarded in the satisfactory discharge of their respective duties.

It is estimated that at least 120,000 telegrams have been transmitted over the military telegraph lines within this department up to June 30, 1864.

I have the honor to state that the circular from the Quartermaster-General's Department, dated July 6, 1864, calling for this report was not received by me until October 28, 1864, which will account for the delay attending its rendition.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. G. LYNCH,

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, and Asst. Supt.

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* Property statement omitted.

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