War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0557 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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Number of companies November 1, 1863:

First Battalion .......................................... 120

Second Battalion ......................................... 83

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203

Organized since that date:

First Battalion .......................................... 116

Second Battalion ......................................... 76

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192

Number of companies October 1, 1864:

First Battalion .......................................... 236

Second Battalion ......................................... 159

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395

The number of officers of the corps on October 31, 1863

was ...................................................... 491

Number appointed since that date ......................... 411

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902

Number of officers who have left the service since October

31, 1863:

Resigned -

Colonels ................................................. 3

Lieutenants-colonels ..................................... 5

Majors ................................................... 2

Captains ................................................. 45

First lieutenants ........................................ 23

Second lieutenants ....................................... 16

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94

Honorably discharged -

Captain .................................................. 1

Declined to accept -

Lieutenant-colonel ....................................... 1

Major .................................................... 1

First lieutenants ........................................ 3

Second lieutenant ........................................ 1

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6

Appointments revoked -

Captains ................................................. 5

First lieutenants ........................................ 4

Second lieutenants ....................................... 2

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11

Dismissed -

Captains ................................................. 8

First lieutenants ........................................ 3

Second lieutenants ....................................... 9

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20

Deceased -

Captains ................................................. 4

First lieutenant ......................................... 1

Second lieutenant ........................................ 1

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6

Total -

Colonels ................................................. 3

Lieutenant-colonels ...................................... 6

Majors ................................................... 3

Captains ................................................. 63

First lieutenants ........................................ 34

Second lieutenants ....................................... 29

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138

Number of officers October 1, 1864 ....................... 764

Number of men October 1, 1864 ............................27,974

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Aggregate ................................................28,738

Third official year.

The character of this period has been determined to a great extent by three important measures involving the decentralization of official business, the assignment of the Second Battalion to the Surgeon-General, and the discharge from service of the transferred men of the corps.