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at an end by the aforesaid proclamation of the second day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.

And I do further proclaim that the said insurrection is at an end, and that peace, order, tranquillity, and civil authority now exist in and throughout the whole of the United States of America.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this twentieth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-first.

[SEAL.]

ANDREW JOHNSON.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, October 20, 1866.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

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SIR:

VOLUNTEER SERVICE.

The entire management of this branch of the duties of this office has continued under the immediate charge of Bvt. Brigadier General Thomas M. Vincent, assistant adjutant-general.

The number of volunteers borne on the returns of armies, military divisions, and departments on the 1st of May, 1865, was reported at 985,516. Subsequent to that date the number of white and colored troops taken up on the returns was 48,548, which, added to this first, made the entire number to be mustered out 1,034,064.

The number (48,458) was made up as follows:

State troops................................... 5,844

First Corps.................................... 3,008

Veteran Reserve Corps.......................... 734

Colored troops................................. 14,038

U. S. Volunteers............................... 995

Volunteers for old and new organizations

in rendezvous.................................. 10,938

Volunteers and drafted men en route to

commands and not joined........................ 6,524

Forces in transit dropped from returns of

one command, and necessarily not taken up

on that of the one for which destined.......... 6,467

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Total.......................................... 48,548

MUSTERS OUT OF SERVICE.

The last annual report of the Adjutant-General brought down the operations of the Department in mustering out the Volunteer Army to the 15th of November, 1865, at which date 800, 963 had been discharged. The following is a statement of the numbers mustered out ut to the dates set opposite them, showing the rapidity with which the work was continued after that time:

January 20, 1866.............................. 918,722

February 15, 1866............................. 952,452

March 10, 1866................................ 967,887

May 1, 1866................................... 986,782

June 30, 1866................................1,010,670

November 1, 1866.............................1,023,021

Leaving in service 11,043 volunteers, colored and white.