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June, 1865, I was engaged in making the transfer to Captain Van Duzer.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

W. L. GROSS,

Captain and A. Q. M., and Asst. Supt. U. S. Military Telegraphs.

Statement of public moneys for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865, by Captain W. L. Gross, assistant quartermaster and assistant superintendent U. S. Military Telegraphs, at New Orleans, La.

On hand July 1, 1864.............................. $4,388.68

Received from officers during the year............ 71,881.21

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Total............................................. 76,269.89

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Expended during the year.......................... 61,168.24

Remaining on hand June 30, 1865................... 15,101.65

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Total............................................. 76,269.89

The amount remaining on hand June 30, 1865, was in my possession, there being at that time no available depository of public moneys at hand.

I certify that the above statements are correct.

W. L. GROSS,

Captain and Asst. Q. M., and Asst. Supt. U. S. Military Telegraphs.

Statement of quartermaster's property for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865, in the possession of Captain W. L. Gross, assistant quartermaster and assistant superintendent U. S. Military Telegraphs at New Orleans, La.*

Statement of clothing and camp and garrison equipage for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865, by W. L. Gross, assistant quartermaster and assistant superintendent U. S. Military Telegraphs at New Orleans, La.*

Numbers 83. OFFICE A. Q. M. AND ASST. SUPT. U. S. MIL. TEN., HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Hilton Head, S. C., August 12, 1865.

Colonel ANSON STAGER,

A. Q. M. and Asst. Supt. U. S. Military Telegraphs:

COLONEL: In compliance with General Orders, Numbers 39, Quartermaster-General's Office, Washington, D. C., July 1, 1865, I have the honor to report as follows:

On the 28th of July, 1862, I was mustered into the service of the United States as a private in Company A, One hundred and twenty- sixth regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, First Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Army Corps.

December 23, 1862, reported to Major Thomas T. Eckert, assistant quartermaster and assistant superintendent U. S. Military Telegraphs, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 397, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, series of 1862; was assigned to duty as operator at Hagerstown, Md. February 13, 1863, in compliance with orders from Major T. T. Eckert, reported for duty as operator at Fortress Monroe, Va. May 14, 1863, in compliance with orders from Major T. T. Eckert, reported to L. F. Sheldon, assistant superintendent U. S. Military Telegraphs, Department of the South, and was assigned to duty as chief operator of the department. June 14, 1863, in compliance with orders from L. F. Sheldon, assistant superintendent, I proceeded to New Berne, N. C., and constructed a line from that city to the headquarters of the various sub- districts

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*Omitted.

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