War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0312 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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The material thus obtained is collated in Schedule A, of which the following is a brief summary:

Quantity. Coast.

Corn........ bushels 22,816,271 $29,879,314.01

Oats.......... do... 78,663,799 76,362,026.83

Hay.........tons... 1,518,621 48,595,872.00

Straw.........do..... 21,276 48,595.00

Wood.......cords..... 551,436 2,757, 180.00

Coal.......tons... 1,620,910 13,777,735.00

Stationery (approximate) .......... 2,571,299.00

Total................ ........ 174,368,847.84

Although this is an immense quantity of supplies, it does not cover the full consumption, as many contracts, especial for straw, wood, and coal, call for deliveries "as required;" hence quantities purchased under these contracts are not included in Schedule A, nor are the quantities of forage and fuel purchased on the march included.

The stationery purchased could not be ascertained, and nothing but its approximate cost is stated in the schedule.

To show the operations of a single depot, the reports of General D. H. Rucker, showing issues of the depot of Washington during the war are inclosed, marked B and C, from which it appears that- the issues of that depot from May 1, 1861, to October 1, 1865, were: Corn, 241,633,972 pounds, or 28,883,500 bushels; mixed grain, 19,049,151 pounds, or 432,935 bushels; hay, 982,163,849 pounds or 491,018 tons; straw, 30,681,907, pounds or 15,349 tons; coal, 877,992,141 pounds, or 391,900 tons; wood, 209, 846 cords.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. L. BROWN,

Colonel, in Charge Regular Supplies.

Numbers 43. A.- Approximate statement of purchases of regular supplies during four years of war ending June 30, 1865.

Names of Corn. Oats. Hay.

purchasing

officers.

Major General D. Bushels. Bushels. Tons.

H. Rucker

1.646.486 10.530.482 226.501

Major General R. 8.864.173 26.234.423 377.518

Allen

Brigadier General 96.112 1.732.074 32.074

S. Van Vliet

Colonel S. L. 1.750.922 17.929.990 269.814

Brown a

Colonel James 1.229.358 2.815.287 66.063

Belger

Captain E. D. 321.086 3.025.457 31.097

Chapman b

Captain S. D. 191.081 2.023.863 40.634

Burchard

Captain C. W. ........ 201.059 5.004

Holt

Captains McClung 2.084.673 2.388.722 66.846

and Phelps,

Cincinnati, Ohio

Colonel W. W. ......... ......... ........

McKim

Captain James ......... ........ ........

Brooks

Other officers, as 6.632.353 11.781.888 403.070

per contracts on

file in

Quartermaster-

General's Office

Total 22.816.271 78.663.799 1.158.621

Names of Straw. Wood. Coal.

purchasing

officers.

Major General D. 3.864 134.587 35.301

H. Rucker

Major General R. ...... ...... ......

Allen

Brigadier General ...... ...... 158.342

S. Van Vliet

Colonel S. L. 6.193 ...... ......

Brown a

Colonel James 2.202 35.317 59.627

Belger

Captain E. D. 1.280 ....... .......

Chapman b

Captain S. D. 1.612 ....... ........

Burchard

Captain C. W. ...... ....... .........

Holt

Captains McClung ...... ....... .........

and Phelps,

Cincinnati, Ohio

Colonel W. W. ...... ....... 838.533

McKim

Captain James ...... ....... 290.914

Brooks

Other officers, as 6.125 381.532 290.914

per contracts on

file in

Quartermaster-

General's Office

Total 21.276 551.436 1.620.910

a This does not include purchases made by Colonel Brown under General Rucker's orders.

b This does not include purchases made by Captain Chapman under General Allen's orders.

APPROXIMATE VALUATION.*

I certify that the above is correct.

S. L. BROWN,

Colonel, Quartermaster's Department.

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*Omitted. Embodied in Brown to Meigs, next, ante.

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