War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0223 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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or of soldiers, whom employed in making up army clothing relieved from dependence upon public charity.

These depots were supplied with material from the three principal depots of New York, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati, and their operations were confined to the making up of such material into garments.

Such depots are established at Quincy, III., and Steubenville, Ohio.

The quality of the clothing and equipment furnished to the Army has been excellent; very few complaints of inferior quality have been made, considering the immense quantity of material which has been issued to the troops. The marches made from Atlanta to Savannah, and from Savannah to Goldsborough, by armies which during their marches had no opportunity to replace articles of equipment worn out, are evidence of the good quality of the shoes and clothing with which the Army is supplied.

Of the principal articles of clothing and equipage the following quantities have been purchased and manufactured at the three principal depots during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865:

Uniform coast..........311,597 Blouses...........2,617,374

Uniform jackets.........pairs.....1,688,017

Uniform trousers.....3,463,858 Boots...do..........959,543

Drawers..............3,708,393 Stockings..do.....5,684,572

Shirts, flannel......3,268,166 Hats................442,832

Greatcoats.............873,289 Caps..............1,151,948

Blankets.............1,746,034 Knapsacks...........958,287

Woolen Waterproof......625,624 Haversacks........1,066,647

Canteens.............1,163,347 Guidons...............1,293

Hospital tents..........10,265 Picks................42,446

Wall-tents...............8,412 Axes................108,196

Wedge or common tents....1,412 Spades and shovels..150,931 Shelter tents..........698,178 Hatchets.............88,054

Bedsacks ...............19,610 Mess-pans...........169,296

Regimental colors.........1,321 Camp-kettles........73,895

Camp colors...............4,167 Bugles...............3,795

National colors.............760 Drums...............16,330

Flags.....................4, 185 Fifes................1,400

The stock on hand ready for issue on the 30th of June, 1865, but not transferred to the armies for issue, was:

Uniform coasts..........462,105 Camp-kettles.........106,417

Uniform jackets.........504,811 Knapsacks............686,578

Uniform trousers......1, 185,234 Haversacks...........522,621

Drawers...............1,166,541 Canteens.............845,209

Shirts, flannel.......1,542,294 Hospital tents.........6,121

Greatcoats..............929,725 Wall-tents............15,672

Blankets: Wedge or common tents 53,902

Shelter tents........791,254

Woolen................1,009,106 Bedsacks.............167,037

Waterproof..............384,975 Regimental colors........789

Blouses...............1,410,059 Camps colors...........7,270

Shoes..paris..........1,582,156 National colors..........609

Boots..do...............435,032 Flags .................7,697

Stockings...do........1,803,719 Guidons................2,039

Hats....................397,595 Picks................103,228

Caps....................926,922 Bugles.................3,893

Axes.....................90,548 Trumpets...............3,869

Spades and shovels......152,523 Drums..................5,865

Hatchets................111,247 Fifes.................11,747

Mess-pans...............364,086

For further details of the supply of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, during the fiscal year, and during the whole war, i respectfully refer to the tables accompanying this report. They give information as to the quantities of the various materials purchased, as well