War of the Rebellion: Serial 125 Page 1034 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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The said regiments must be mustered into service by February 7 next, in order that they may be credited on the quota of the State under the call.

Incomplete regiments and companies which fail to organize within a reasonable time will be consolidated, so as to form and be mustered in with complete regimental organizations before the aforesaid date.

Recruitment, organization, and musters must conform to existing regulations.

In organizing the regiments General Orders, Numbers 243, current series, Adjutant-General's Office, will not be applicable, the said order having been revoked.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

Consolidated abstract from returns of the U. S. Army for December 31, 1864.

Present for duty.

Command. Officer Men. Aggregat Aggrega

s. e te

present. present

and

absent.

Department of the 1,538 36,304 45,310 70,284

Cumberland (Thomas)

Department of the East 315 4,941 7,496 10,325

(Dix)

Department of Kansas 184 4,025 5,391 7,916

(Curtis)

Middle Military 2,444 61,431 77,786 117,948

Division a (Sheridan)

Military Division of 3,445 77,938 93,675 157,573

the Mississippi b

(Sherman)

Department of New 97 1,988 2,443 3,410

Mexico (Carleton)

Northern Department 344 7,140 11,371 14,123

(Hooker)

Department of the 164 3,814 5,235 5,636

Northwest (Pope)

Department of the Ohio 1,343 30,441 36,939 52,415

(Schofield)

Department of the 234 4,295 5,866 6,850

Pacific (McDowell)

Department (or Army) of 3,550 80,276 105,091 167,462

the Potomac (Meade)

Department of the South 271 7,242 9,539 17,964

(Foster)

Detachment Army of the 500 10,146 12,162 22,081

Tennessee (A. J. Smith)

Department of Virginia 1,720 48,137 59,815 116,920

and North Carolina

(Butler)

Military Division of 3,949 97, 187 126,498 165,204

West Mississippi c

(Canby)

First Army Corps 9 159 168 174

(Hancock)

Veteran Reserve Corps d 7 311 575 711

Total 20,124 475,775 605,360 936,996

aConsisting of the Department of Washington (Augur), Department of Pennsylvania (Caldwalader), Middle Department (Wallace), Department of West Virginia (Crook), Nineteenth Army Corps (Emory), and Cavalry Forces (Torbert). For strength of the several commands see Series I, Vol. XLIII, Part II, p. 846.

bForces at Savannah, Ga., and Wilson's Cavalry Corps.

cConsisting of the Missouri (Reynolds), Department of the Gulf (Hurlbut), Department of the Missouri (Dodge), Department of Arkansas (Steele) and Department of the Mississippi (Dana.) For strength of the several commands see Series I, Vol. XLI, Part IV, p. 972.

dIncludes only such as are not borne on any department returns.