War of the Rebellion: Serial 125 Page 1195 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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Calculations of excess due Illinois.

Number of three-days" men furnished by Illinois

to July 1, 1864................................... 181,178

Since the beginning of the war reduced to one year.... 3

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To July 1, number of years since beginning of war..... 543,534

Number of men furnished from July 1 to December 31

1864,17,340, equal to years service of................ 22,521

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Total years service from beginning of war to

December 31, 1864...................................... 566,055

From this deduct number of men required by all calls

from State to July 18, 1864............................ 197,360

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Leaving surplus by this calculation of................. 368,695

to meet call of December 21, 1864.

ANOTHER METHOD.

Gross quotas of three-years" men assigned to Illinois

up to July 18, 1864.................................... 145,303

Multiplied by.......................................... 3

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Total years of quotas required....................... 435,909

Add call of July 18, 1864, for........................ 52,057 ________

Aggregate required by all calls....................... 487,966

Total years credited to State to December 31, 1864...... 566,055

Deduct all quotas required............................. 487,966

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Excess of years to credit of the State................ 78,089

To meet call of December 21, 1864.................... 32,887

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Balance to credit of the State after all calls...... 45,202

REASONS SHOWING INJUSTICE OF QUOTA.

Up to December 21, 1864, our total calls for men was 197,360, up to December 31 our total credits for men was 198,711; leaving of men to be deducted from the quota assigned under call of December 21, 1864, 1,345.

In February, 1865, the quota is assigned after all credits are deducted of 32,887. This is required out of a State population of 1,700,000; yet Ohio with a population of 2,400,000 is required to furnish only 26,000 men under this call. So that, with 700,000 less population than Ohio, Illinois is required to furnish nearly 7,000 more men.

Under the call of July 18, 1864, we all know the draft was enforced against Iowa. She was then behind in her quotas. Except in a few sub-districts the draft was not enforced in Illinois, for she, including all calls upon her, was only behind as a State in then men 13,440, with a surplus of 35,875 three-years" men to answer a call for 52,057 one years" men. Yet now under this call for troops Iowa is exempt from draft has no quota upon her enrollment and population, whilst Illinois has 32,887 required from her.

Call. Date. Number Quota. Number to

called for. every 100

called.

First Oct. 18, 300,000 27,930 9.31

1863

Second Feb. 1, 500,000 46,309 9.26

1864

Third March 4, 200,000 18,564 9.28

1864

Fourth July 18, 500,000 52,057 10.41

1864

Fifth December 300,000 32,887 10.96

21, 1864

Total ......... 1,800,000 177,747 9.87