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C.-Exhibit of the forces of the United States on the 1st of March, 1865-Cont"d.

(Made up from tri-monthly returns.)

Army or Aggregate Summary Aggregate

department present

available for

duty.*

Army of the 103,273 Brought forward- 602,598

Potomac present

available for

duty

Headquarters 17 Present, sick in 35,628

Military Division field hospitals

of the or unfit for

Mississippi duty

Department of the 62,626 Absent on 132,538

Cumberland detached service

Department of the 45,649 Absent with 31,695

Tennessee leave, including

prisoners of war

Left Wing, Army 31,644 Absent, in 143,449

of Georgia general

hospitals and on

sick leave at

home

Cavalry Corps, 27,410 Absent without 19,683

Military Division authority

of the

Mississippi

Headquarters 24 Grand aggregate, a 965,591

Military Division present and

of West absent

Mississippi

Reserve Brigades 13,748

Military Division

of West

Mississippi

Department of the 35,625

Gulf

Department of 24,509

Arkansas

Department of the 24,151

Mississippi

Sixteenth Army 14,395

Corps

Headquarters 12

Military Division

of the Missouri

Department of the 18,557

Missouri

Department of the 4,731

Northwest

Headquarters 841

Middle Military

Division

Cavalry Forces 12,980

Middle Military

Division

Nineteenth Army 6,612

Corps

Middle Department 2,089

Department of 16,056

Washington

Department of 15,517

West Virginia

Department of 820

Pennsylvania

Department of the 7,462

East

Department of 45,986

Virginia

Department of 34,945

North Carolina

Department of the 11,510

South

Department of 10,655

Kentucky

Northern 11,229

Department

Department of the 7,024

Pacific

Department of New 2,501

Mexico

Total 602,598

a By the 1st of May, 1865, the aggregate number (965,591) was increased to 1,000,516 by additional enlistments.+

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

November 18, 1865.

[Inclosure.]

ADJT. GEN'S. OFFICE, BUREAU FOR COLORED TROOPS,

Washington, D. C., October 20, 1865.

GENERAL: To the 101,950 colored soldiers in the service of the United States at the date of my last report, the following additions have been made during the year, namely:

17 regiments of infantry, aggregate strength.......... 16,201

2 regiments of heavy artillery, aggregate strength.... 2,703

2 batteries light artillery, aggregate strength....... 251

1 regiment of cavalry, aggregate strength............. 1,255

Recruits, drafted men, and substitutes sent to old regiments..............................................29,099

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Total gain.............................................49,509

*An examination of the original returns for February 28, 1865 (from which the numbers in this column were compiled), shows that all officers and men reported as "present for duty," "on extra or daily duty," and "in arrest or confinement," are here included under the head of "aggregate present available for duty."

+But see a later official compilation for April 30, 1865 (Vol. IV, this series, p. 1283), which gives an aggregate of 1,052,038.