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upied. Experience is the best guide in estimating the amount of hay or grain that may be taken from a given field: the produce of an acre is, of course, very different for different soils and climates. In distributing the burdens to the several pack-horses and wagons employed in conveying the forage to the army, it is important for the foraging officers to know the relative weight and bulk of each article. Ordinary pressed hay in this country will average about12 lbs. per cubic foot. Wheatweighs60 lbs. per bushel. Ryeweighs56 lbs. per bushel. Maize or Indian cornweighs56 lbs. per bushel. Barleyweighs50 lbs. per bushel. Oatsweighs35 lbs. per bushel. Meal, flour, and ground feed of all kinds, are purchased by the pound. As it would be exceedingly dangerous to send forward the regular train of the army for the conveyance of forage collected by these foraging parties, the country wagons and pack-horses are usually pressed into service for this purpose. Troops of horse