War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0252 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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2. For incidental expenses of the Army, viz:

Postage............................ $150,379.92

Expenses of courts-martial......... 203,836.79

Express and escorts................ 21,650.46

Burial expenses.................... 128,940.12

Guides, interpreters, and spies.... 167,262.43

Clerks and agents.................. 1,883,582.07

Pay of wagon and forage masters.... 4,116.61

Laborers........................... 4,012,721.91

Soldiers on constant labor......... 378,428.22

Hire of veterinary surgeons........ 28,041.01

Office furniture................... 90,961.54

Medicines for horses and other

animals............................ 107,522.79

Forges, blacksmiths" and shoeing

tools.............................. 131,740.55

Horse and mule shoes, nails, iron,

and steel, for shoeing............. 1,580,337.68

Picket rope........................ 457.36

Apprehension of deserters.......... 450,202.16

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$9,340, 181.62

3. Cavalry and artillery horses.................. 10,749,054.35 4. Transportation and supply of prisoners, &c.... 156,240.39

5. Telegraph for military purposes, and expenses

in operating the same............................ 254,420.27

6. Barracks and quarters, viz:

For rent........................... $1,562,140.28

For repairs and construction....... 5,778,531.51

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7,340,671.79

7. Mileage-transportation of officers and baggage. 258,073.94

8. Transportation, viz:

Of clothing........................ $268,588.38

Of subsistence..................... 1,620,087.39

Of ordnance........................ 476,235.38

Of troops and supplies.............80,776,781.72

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83,141,692.87

9. Purchase of stoves............................ 309,623.71

10. For material for and amount expended in the

purchase and preparation of clothing, camp

and garrison equipage............................ 59,307,028.77

11. Collecting, drilling, and organizing

volunteers....................................... 9,292.08

12. For the construction and maintenance of the

gun-boat fleet proper............................ 295,177.91

13. For the purchase, construction, and maintenance

of steam rams.................................... 190,918.25

14. Special expenditures for other departments, and

under special appropriations, viz:

For Medical Department............. $86,881.86

For Ordnance Department............ 27,921.63

For Pay Department................. 9,937.14

For Subsistence Department......... 2,449.53

For Engineer Department............ 30,675.33

For Adjutant-General's Department.. 2,564.50

For Army contingencies............. 89,515.15

For Provost-Marshal-General's

Department......................... 4,220.46

For Signal Service................. 175.88

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60,366,382.20

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226,151,492.51

Less amount of errors, &c., ascertained in

officers" accounts............................... 32,130.27

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Total............................................ 226,119,362.24

From the above statement it will be seen that during the past year accounts to the amount of $226,119,362.24 have passed the official examination of this office, prior to transmission to the Treasury for final examination and settlement. They number 7,066; and 12, 189 accounts remain in this office to be examined, relating to disbursements, amounting to $458, 378,899.22.

During the year preceding the last annual report from this office the accounts examined and transmitted to the Treasury covered disbursements to the amount of $284,809,697.72.