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I certify that the above is a true and correct statement, and that the balance on hand is deposited in my office.

W. G. FULLER,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster Volunteers.

Statement of quartermaster's property for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865.*

Statement of clothing, camp and garrison equipage for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865.*

Numbers 82. HDQRS. U. S. MIL. TEL., MIL. DIV. OF THE GULF, New Orleans, August 23, 1865.

Major General J. C. MEIGS,

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

GENERAL: In obedience to General Orders, Numbers 39, dated at your office July 1, 1865, I have the honor to submit the following detailed report of my official action during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865, and inclose herewith a statement of public moneys in the prescribed form, together with Statements A and B, which are all that are required by the operations of my office:

My annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1864, was mailed from Danville, Ky., October 13, 1864, in which will be found a detailed account of my official action prior to July 1, 1864, from the time last above mentioned until June 22, 1865. I continued on duty as assistant superintendent U. S. Military Telegraph, headquarters at Danville, Ky., my jurisdiction embracing Central and Eastern Kentucky and East Tennessee. With the exception of a few insignificant guerrilla raids, the lines under my control have not been molested by the enemy during the year.

The following U. S. military telegraph lines were in operations under my charge July 1, 1864:

Miles.

From Mount Sterling, via Lexington and Danville,

to Camp Burnside, Ky............................... 127

From Lebanon, Ky., via Danville and Cumberland Gap,

to Knoxville, Tenn................................. 216

From Lebanon, Ky., via Columbia, to Burkesville, Ky. 67

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Total in operation July 1, 1864..................... 410

During the year the following lines have been constructed and repaired:

Miles.

From Lexington, Ky., to Richmond, Ky................ 26

Connecting fortifications in and around Knoxville,

Tenn................................................ 4

From Columbus, Ky., to Burkesville, Ky.............. 30

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Total constructed and repaired...................... 60

During the year the following lines have been abandoned:

Miles.

From Camp Burnside, Ky., to Somerset, Ky............. 7

From Burkesville, Ky., to Columbia, Ky............... 30

Connecting fortifications in and around Knoxville,

Tenn.................................................. 4

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Total abandoned....................................... 41

The following U. S. military telegraph lines were in operation at the close of the year, June 30, 1865:

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*Omitted.

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