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1864 Report

Troops in the Field

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Although, previous to the present year, very prompt and full returns of alterations in the regiments in service had been furnished to me by the commanding officers, yet I found, that the information was not sufficient to prevent the occurrence of frequent errors, in many cases affecting seriously the pecuniary interests of the State, and that only the full information conveyed to the Pay Rolls would enable me to communicate to the Treasurer of the State the full information, which it was necessary to have, in order that he might correctly disburse the monthly pay given by the State to soldiers in service. I therefore requested the commanding officers of the regiments and detached companies to forward to me, regularly, copies of those Muster Rolls. They complied cheerfully with my request, and sent to me copies of the Rolls of August 31st and December 31st, 1863.

But fearing lest this might be considered a technical infringement of some rule of the War Department, I applied to the Adjutant General of the Army for an order, which should authorize the furnishing of the Rolls. He complied readily with my request, and on the 20th of January, 1864, issued Circular No. 7, requiring that the commanding officers of organizations from this State should forward to this office once copy of each periodical Muster Roll of their command, to enable the State authorities to pay the additional seven dollars per month, under State appropriations, to all enlisted men serving in Vermont organizations.

The Rolls have been furnished, -- in most cases very promptly, -- and have proved a most valuable source of information, enabling me to keep the Roster of the regiments in a condition as nearly perfect as possible.

I have also received, from most of the organizations, copies of Morning Reports semi-monthly, -- although the activity of the campaign has often prevented their being forwarded regularly or promptly.

The following table shows the conditionof the Second Regiment at the several dates specified, and the stations at which they then were. In these, and all similar statements, the column "On duty" includes those present or duty, those on extra and special daily duty, and those on detached service:

(seeLegend, below)

SECOND REGIMENT

ABCDEFGHI
Sep. 30, 63 In the field, Va. 904 730 156 9 1 8 -
Nov. 1, ;63 Warrenton, Va. 930 797 123 6 1 3 -
Nov. 30, 63 Brandy Station, Va. 934 798 124 10 1 1 -
Jan 1, 64 " 931 778 110 29 1 10 3
Jan 31, 64 " 986 778 98 103 - 5 2
Feb 29, 64 " 975 781 122 65 - 5 2
Mar. 31, 64 " 969 854 100 3 - 10 2
Apr. 30, 64 " 941 826 77 25 - 11 2
Mary 31, 64 In the field, Va. 809 417 368 7 9 2 6
June 30, 64 " 559 273 279 3 - 2 2
Aug. 31, 64 " 529 302 210 - 1 7 9

The casualties and changes among commissioned officers, which have occurred during the year, will be found in the printed Roster, Appendix D.

The following statement shows thecondition of the Third Regiment at the several dates specified, and the Stations:--

THIRD REGIMENT

ABCDEFGHI
Oct. 7, 63 719 603 106 4 4 2 -
Nov 3, 63 Warrenton, Va. 705 589 109 2 - 5 -
Dec. 1, 63 Brandy Station, Va. 750 627 115 5 - 3 -
Jan 6, 64 " 747 495 86 159 - 7 -
Feb 6, 64 " 800 678 80 32 - 10 -
Mar 16,64 " 800 662 87 41 - 10 -
April 16, 64 " 787 673 82 24 2 6 -
May 64 "
June 30, 64 " 623 340 279 - - 2 2
July 31, 64 In the field, Va. 483 218 242 - 10 5 -
Aug. 31, 64 " 457 226 219 - 8 4 -

The conditions and Stations of theFourth Regiment, at the several dates specified, are shown by the following statement:--

FOURTH REGIMENT

ABCDEFGHI
Oct 1, 63 Culpeper, Va. 774 649 108 - 5 12 -
Dec. 1, 63 In Wilderness south of Rapidan 751 642 94 4 7 4 -
Dec. 31 63 Brandy Station, Va. 728 591 74 51 8 4 -
Feb. 1, 64 " 821 572 69 169 6 5 -
March 3, 64 " 817 703 71 25 10 7 -
April 1 64 " 829 721 81 6 16 5 -
May 1, 64 " 839 719 74 31 14 1 -
June 30, 64 In field, Va. 716 282 275 8 61 4 86
Aug. 31, 64 " 705 300 241 43 28 5 87

The condition and Stations of the FifthRegiment, at the date specified, are shown by the following statement:--

FIFTH REGIMENT

ABCDEFGHI
Sep. 30, 63 Culpeper, Va. 495 406 79 3 1 6 -
Oct. 31, 63 Warrenton, Va. 494 411 77 3 1 2 -
Feb. 29 64 Brandy Station, Va. 650 562 68 8 7 5 -
March 31, 64 " 666 587 59 10 1 9 -
Apr. 30, 64 " 655 593 50 8 - 4 -
June 30, 64 Near Petersburg, Va. 587 280 303 4 - - -
Aug. 31, 64 Charles Town, Va. 553 281 264 4 - 4 -

The following statement shows thecondition and Stations of the Sixth Regiment at the dates specified.

SIXTH REGIMENT

ABCDEFGHI
Oct. 7, 63 534 417 110 1 3 3 -
Nov. 1, 63 Warrenton, Va. 532 432 95 - 2 3 -
Dec. 31, 63 Brandy Station, Va. 533 443 83 3 - 4 -
Feb. 29, 64 " 653 551 69 32 1 ? -
May 20, 64 In the field, Va. 724 452 261 8 3 7? -
June 30, 64 " 700 440 259 - 1 - -
Aug. 31 " 658 385 271 - 2 - -

Legend:

A - Date
B - Station.
C - Aggregate
D - On Duty
E - Sick
F - Absent with Leave
G - Absent without Leave
H - In arrest or confinement
I - Prisoner of War
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