War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0260 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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In closing this report I cannot but express to the Quartermaster- General my high appreciation of the uniform kindness and courtesy he has extended toward me in the discharge of my official duties, and I feel grateful to that Providence who chooses the bounds of our habitations for having assigned me, during the prevalence of the great slave holders" rebellion, to a department of mammoth proportions and of great responsibility, under the guidance and direction of an officer of distinguished ability, with whom I have had such delightful personal and official intercourse.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. EKIN,

Bvt. Brigadier General, in Charge First Division, Q. M. G. O.

Numbers 3. Statement of claims (regular and miscellaneous) filed in the First Division of the Quartermaster-General's Office during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865, and from July 1, 1865, to October 20, 1865, showing the number paid, referred, and recommended for settlement, the number rejected and suspended, and the number not acted on, with their respective amounts.

Claims field. Paid, for

referred, settlement.

and

recommende

d

Date. Number. Amount. Number. Amount.

From july 800 $248,472.60 694 $211,150.60

1, 1864,

to dec.

31, 1864.

From Jan. 3,374 1,097,100.00 981 356,750.00

1, 1865,

to June

30, 1865.

Total 4,174 1,345,572.60 1,675 567,900.60

during the

fiscal

year.

From July 3,781 1,357,486.00 210 74,514.00

1, 1865,

to Oct.

20, 1865.

Total. 7,955 2,703,058.60 1,885 642,414.60

Rejected and Not acted on.

suspended.

Date. Number. Amount. Number. Amount.

From july 79 $15,272.00 27 $22,050.00

1, 1864,

to dec.

31, 1864.

From Jan. 1,038 211,231.00 1,355 529,119.00

1, 1865,

to June

30, 1865.

Total 1,117 226,503.00 1,382 551,169.00

during the

fiscal

year.

From July 31 11,047.00 3,540 1,271,925.00

1, 1865,

to Oct.

20, 1865.

Total. 1,148 237,550.00 4,922 1,823,094.00

Many claims entered in the column of "rejected and suspended" have been rejected for want of evidence or accountability for the property, and may come before the department again; hence the impossibility of discriminating between "rejected" and 'suspended."

Many of the claims entered in the column of "not acted on" are under investigation.

Respectfully submitted.

JAMES A. EKIN,

Bvt. Brigadier General, in Charge First Division, Q. M. G. O.

FIRST DIVISION, QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

November 8, 1865.

Numbers 4. QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., October 19, 1865.

Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: In response to the circular of the Quartermaster-General of July 24, 1865, requiring reports of the operations of the several