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contrary, everything seemed to prove the ability, foresight, and skill of the generals commanding and of the chiefs of the several staff departments. I am at a loss, too, within the limited space allowed me to set forth the manifold incidents of the march, which was full of interest and information. The experience of commanding officers and of officers of every department was greatly enlarged. That experience will hereafter enable the one with wisdom and the other with competent knowledge to conduct campaigns which will add luster to our arms and greatly promote the interests of our Government with a small loss of life and little expenditure of means.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Your obedient servant,

HENRY M. WHITTELSEY,

Captain and Actg. Chief Quartermaster Twentieth Army Corps.

Report of foraging expeditions sent out by the Twentieth Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, from Atlanta, Ga., October, 1864.

Date. Command. Army Ambul 2- Carts Buggi

wagon ances horse es.

s. wagon

s.

1864.

Oct. 13 Brigadier-General 420 ... ... ... ...

Geary, Second

Division, Captain

G. L. Parker,

assistant

quartermaster.

20 Colonel Robinson, 671 33 8 10 11

Third Brigade,

First Division,

Captain E. P.

Graves, assistant

quartermaster.

24 Colonel Dustin, 825 51 (a) (a) (a)

Second Brigade,

Third Division,

Captain M.

Summers,

assistant

quartermaster.

29 Brigadier-General 652 ... ... ... ...

Geary, Second

Division, Captain

G. L. Parker,

assistant

quartermaster.

Total. ... ... ... ... ...

Date. Command. Corn. Fodder. Subsistenc

e

supplies.

1864. Pounds. Pounds.

Oct. 13 Brigadier-General 352,800 28,200 Cattle,

Geary, Second sheep,

Division, Captain hogs.

G. L. Parker,

assistant

quartermaster.

20 Colonel Robinson, 551,488 30,000 Poultry,

Third Brigade, lard,

First Division, butter.

Captain E. P.

Graves, assistant

quartermaster.

24 Colonel Dustin, 607,380 50,000 Meal,

Second Brigade, honey,

Third Division, sirup, &c.

Captain M.

Summers,

assistant

quartermaster.

29 Brigadier-General 420,800 30,000

Geary, Second

Division, Captain

G. L. Parker,

assistant

quartermaster.

Total. 1,932,468 138,200

a Vehicles of all classes.

The trains of the following commands were supplied with forage obtained on these expeditions: Fourth Corps, Fourteenth Corps, Fifteenth Corps, Seventeenth Corps, and Twentieth Corps, headquarters Department of the Cumberland: medical supply, Department of the Cumberland; Cavalry division; Signal Corps, Department of the Cumberland; ordnance, Department of the Cumberland, batteries; Missouri Engineers, Michigan Engineers, post and detachments.

The following is the number of animals fed:

Horses. Mules.

Twentieth Corps. 1,631 3,962

Other commands. 405 3,564

Total. 2,036 7,526