War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0860 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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abstract showing the number, by companies, of the Virginia Volunteers who entered the service prior to 1st of July, 1861. The returns to this office only comprise such companies as entered service prior to July 1, 1861, up to which period they were paid by the State. I am therefore unable to say what number are now in the field. The reports subsequent to 1st of July were made, I presume, to the Adjutant-General of the Confederate States. He would therefore be able to give this information, as well as the points at which the troops are stationed. In some instances I found a difficulty in fixing the exact date of entry into service, owing to the neglect of the officers making the rolls not stating in the caption of such rolls when and for how long the company was mustered in. In such cases I took the commencement of pay as the date of entry, and twelve months thereafter as the termination of service. I have understood that some few of the companies embraced in my abstract have been discharged, but never having received official notice of the fact, I cannot, of course, report them so. Many of the companies were largely increased by recruiting after the 1st of July, and a good many men have been discharged-to what extend in either case I am unable to state.

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

HENRY HILL,

Paymaster-General Virginia Forces.

[Inclosure.]

An abstract showing the commencement of and the termination of service of the volunteers of Virginia who went into the service in April, May, and June, 1861.

APRIL.

Infantry.

Date of For what period Commissi Companie Men

enrolment oned s

officers

1861.

Apr. 17 One year 17 13 953

Apr. 18 . . . Do. . . 124 27 1,926

Apr. 19 . . . Do. . . 76 12 1,020

Apr. 20 . . . Do. . . 52 6 512

Apr. 21 . . . Do. . . 40 7 543

Apr. 22 . . . Do. . . 56 13 968

Apr. 23 . . . Do. . . 52 10 796

Apr. 24 . . . Do. . . 35 8 597

Apr. 25 . . . Do. . . 133 27 1,865

Apr. 26 . . . Do. . . 4 1 80

Apr. 27 . . . Do. . . 20 4 312

Apr. 28 . . . Do. . . 4 1 89

Apr. 29 . . . Do. . . 12 3 185

Apr. 30 . . . Do. . . 8 2 147

Total for April 683 134 9,993

Cavalry. Artillery.

Date of Co Men Comp Men Total Total Expiratio

enrolmen mp anie commiss compa n of term

t an s ioned, nies of

ie non- service

s commiss

ioned

officer

s, and

private

s

1861. 1862.

Apr. 17 1 69 3 234 1,323 17 Apr. 17

Apr. 18 4 266 - --- 2,316 31 Apr. 18

Apr. 19 5 327 2 107 1,530 19 Apr. 19

Apr. 20 6 419 2 150 1,133 14 Apr. 20

Apr. 21 1 95 2 192 870 10 Apr. 21

Apr. 22 1 70 - --- 1,094 14 Apr. 22

Apr. 23 2 144 1 67 1,059 13 Apr. 23

Apr. 24 1 83 - --- 715 9 Apr. 24

Apr. 25 7 462 4 355 2,815 38 Apr. 25

Apr. 26 - -- - --- 84 1 Apr. 26

Apr. 27 - -- 1 68 400 5 Apr. 27

Apr. 28 - -- - --- 93 1 Apr. 28

Apr. 29 - -- - --- 197 3 Apr. 29

Apr. 30 - -- - --- 155 2 Apr. 30

28 1,935 15 1,173 13,784 177

RECAPITULATION.

134 infantry companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,993

28 cavalry companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,935

15 artillery companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,173

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177 companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,101

Commissioned officers in above companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 683

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Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,784