War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0361 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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The 3,315 1/4 miles of line constructed during the year were built under the supervision of the following officers and with the departments specified, viz:

Major Thomas T. Exckert, assistant quartermaster,

Department of the Potomac....................... 1,217 2/4

Captain J. R. Gilmore, assistant quartermaster,

Department of the South......................... 86 1/4

Captain W. G. Fuller, assistant quartermaster,

Department of the Gulf.......................... 228 1/4

Captain J. C. Van Duzer, assistant quartermaster,

Departments of Kentucky, Tennessee, and

Mississippi..................................... 1,476

Captain R. C. Clowry, assistant quartermaster,

Departments of Missouri, Kansas, and

Arkansas........................................ 307

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Total........................................... 3,315 1/4

The lines in operation June 30, 1865, were under charge of the following officers, and located as mentioned, viz:

Location. Name of Land. Submarine.

officer.

Miles. Miles.

Department of the Major 1,824 1/4 53 1/2

Potomac. Thomas T.

Eckert.

Department of the Captain J. 140 13 1/4

South. R. Gilmore.

Department of the Captain W. 56 5

Gulf. G. Fuller.

Department of West Captain S. 303 1/2

Virginia. G. Lynch.

Departments of Captain J. 2,127 1/2 1 1/4

Kentucky, C. Van

Tennessee, and Duzer.

Mississippi.

Departments of Captain R. 1,702 1 3/4

Missouri, Kansas, C. Clowry.

and Arkansas.

6,152 3/4 75 1/4

Total. ... 6,228

It is estimated that from the commencement of the rebellion up to June 30, 1865, there has been constructed and operated about 15,000 miles of U. S. military telegraph-land, submarine, and field lines.

From May 1, 1861, up to December 31, 1862, $22,000 per month sufficed to construct and maintain U. S. military telegraphs. For the year 1863 about $38,500 per month was required for the same purpose. During the year 1864 the military telegraph was greatly extended and required about $93,500 per month. From May 1, 1861, to June 30, 1865, $2,655,500 has been received by me from the U. S. Treasury, and disbursed or transferred by me for the construction, maintenance, and operation of U. S. military telegraphs.

Herewith please find statement of public moneys received during the year, and From A, embracing all the articles of property received by me during the same period. I have no occasion to use Forms D, C, CC, D, E, F, nor G.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ANSON STAGER,

Colonel and Chief U. S. Military Telegraph.

Statement of public moneys in possession of Colonel A. Stager, assistant quartermaster, chief of U. S. Military Telegraphs, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865.

On hand July 1, 1864....................... $1,360,000.00

Received from Treasury Department

during the year............................ .............

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Total received............................. $1,360,000.00

Expended during the year................... 149,304.72

Transferred to officers during the year.... 1,210,695.28

Remaining on hand June 30, 1865............ ............

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Total...................................... 1,360,000.00