War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0352 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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Numbers 69.*

RECAPITULATION.

Money Property Company Total.

accounts. accounts. accounts.

Received from 28,378 103,063 44,961 176,402

July 1, 1861, to

June 30, 1865.

Examined and sent 16, 189 34,112 12,958 63,259

to Treasury.

On hand to be 12, 189 68,951 32,003 113,143

examined.

The total number of accounts received in each of the last four fiscal years as follows:

Year commencing July 1, 1861, and ending June 30, 1862... 7,094

Year commencing July 1, 1862, and ending June 30, 1863... 29,153

Year commencing July 1, 1863, and ending June 30, 1864... 67,856

Year commencing July 1, 1864, and ending June 30, 1865... 72,299

In order to bring up the arrears in the examination of these accounts, I have the honor respectfully to recommend that there be employed, temporarily, 150 clerks. If this additional force is authorized, an additional building for their accommodation will be required.

Very respectfully, &c.,

BENJ. C. CARD,

Colonel, Quartermaster's Department, in Charge of Division.

Bvt. Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General U. S. Army.

Numbers 70.+

Numbers 71.++

Numbers 72.#

Numbers 73.

GENERAL ORDERS, QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 24.

Washington, D. C., April 29, 1865.

I. In carrying out the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 77, from the War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, dated 28th of April, 1865,// so far as relates to the Quartermaster's Department, all charactered

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*Report of the Ninth Division, Quartermaster-General's Office, dated October 12, 1865, omitted, except the "Recapitulation." See Executive Document Numbers 1, referred to in foot-note (*), p. 249.

+For General Orders, Numbers 35, Quartermaster-General's Office, August 29, 1864 (here omitted), publishing "rules and regulations to govern the submission and examination of claims to be presented to the Quartermaster-General and to the Commissary- General of Subsistence, respectively," under the act of July 4, 1864, see p. 475 of Executive Document Numbers 1, referred to in foot-note (*), p. 249.

++For General Orders, Numbers 43, Quartermaster-General's Office, September 23, 1864 (here omitted), promulgating "rules and regulations relating to the purchase, procurement, and disposition of horses and mules for the Army," see p. 477 of Executive Document Numbers 1, referred to in foot-note (*), p. 249.

#For General Orders, Numbers 276, War Department, Adjutant- General's Office, August 8, 1863 (here omitted), see Vol. III, this series, p. 683.

//See Vol. IV, this series, p. 1280.

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