Our surgeon, who is not it the employ of officers of this Bureau, but has been contract surgeon under district commander here, has been discharged recently for violation section 2, enrollment act of February 24, 1864.
Our deputy provost-marshal also has been discharged for same offense.
The most guilty ones escaped upon learning of the investigations.
I shall pursue closely.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. T. AVERILL,
Colonel and Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General.
WAR DEPARTMENT, OFFICE DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER MILITARY RAILROADS OF THE UNITED STATES.
November 27, 1864.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of the U. S. Military Railroad Department for the year ending June 30, 1864:
These operations were in two fields, which, for convenience, will be treated in this report under the following heads:
I. The Eastern Department.
II. The Military Division of the Mississippi.
For the details of operations I respectfully refer to the accompanying reports of E. L. Wentz, chief engineer and general superintendent military railroads of Virginia, marked A; of W. W. Wright, chief engineer, marked B, and of A. Anderson, general superintendent Government railroads, Division of the Mississippi, marked C.
I. THE EASTERN DEPARTMENT.
The following tabular statement exhibits, first, length of line in use July 1, 1863 (commencement of the year); second, length of lines in use at any time from July 1, 1863, to June 30, 1864; third, length of lines in use June 30, 1864 (close of the year):
U. S. Military Railroads, Eastern Department - Statement of lines operated from July 1, 1863, to June 30, 1864.
IN USE JULY 1, 1863.
Names of From- To- Miles.
Alexandria and Alexandria Washington 7
Loundoun and ..do.. Convalescent 4
Norfolk and Norfolk Suffolk 23
Seaboard and Portsmouth ..do.. 18
Total ... ... 52
60 R R -SERIES III, VOL IV