War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0567 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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Men of the Regular Army retransferred ................... 29

Men of the volunteer force -

Retransferred as fit for field duty ..................... 377

Retransferred to be tried for desertion ................. 71

Not proper subjects for the corps ....................... 567

Enlisted men deserted -

First Battalion ......................................... 611

Second Battalion ........................................ 340

Enlisted men died -

First Battalion ......................................... 751

Second Battalion ........................................ 266

Net loss of Second Battalion from October 1, 1864, to

October 1, 1865 ......................................... 1,228

Second Battalion turned over to Surgeon-General ......... 8,687

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55,081

Enlisted men remaining in corps October 1, 1865 ......... 5,427

Numerical changes in officers of the Veteran Reserve Corps

since its organization.

Officers appointed ...................................... 1,036

Restored from dismissal ................................. 1

Retransferred from Surgeon-General ...................... 59

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1,096

LOSSES.

Declined to accept appointments ......................... 15

Appointments revoked .................................... 29

Resigned ................................................ 181

Dismissed the service ................................... 37

Honorably discharged .................................... 15

Deceased ................................................ 15

Cashiered ............................................... 4

Mustered out ............................................ 4

Acceptance withdrawn .................................... 1

Dropped from rolls ...................................... 1

Turned over to the Surgeon-General ...................... 136

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438

Total officers, October 1, 1865 (First Battalion) ....... 658

PERSONAL CHANGES IN THE OFFICE.

At the commencement of the official year, November 1, 1864, the personal force of the office consisted of six officers and fifty- two clerks. In consequence of the economical measures heretofore mentioned, and of the diminution in the numbers of the corps, this force has decreased until it now amounts to one officer and nine clerks.

Colonel M. N. Wisewell, Veteran Reserve Corps, was relieved from duty as chief of the Bureau on the 20th of December, 1864. Captain James McMillan, of the Second Regiment U. S. Infantry, subsequently appointed brevet major, replaced him, and held the position until October 2, 1865, since which the undersigned has been in charge.

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

J. W. DE FOREST,

Captain, Veteran Reserve Corps, and Actg. Asst. Adjutant- General.