d in a wreath, the upper portion detached, composed of branches of the oak and olive, indicative of strength and peace, and the lower of the products of the country--Indian corn, sugar, cotton, tobacco, and wheat.
On the obverse is the city of Vicksburg, at the left, and a mountain region, indicating Chattanooga, on the right.
Over these, and embracing them and the space between, is a rainbow, on which sits the figure of a beautiful young girl, in a loose, white
Torpedo net. dress — the impdary force, when, in truth, it was an equal, if not the chief power in gaining a victory.
Without it, what might have been the result of military operations at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh and all along the Mississippi River, especially at Vicksburg, Port.
Hudson, and New Orleans; what at Mobile, Pensacola, Key West, along the Florida sea-board, the sea-coast Islands, Charleston, and the borders of North Carolina, and even in holding Fortress Monroe and Norfolk?
The energy displayed by
e observed that in enforcing the draft, those thus chosen for service were allowed to pay a commutation fee. The Provost-Marshal gives the following table of the amounts paid in this way, by the people of the several States:--
Maine $610,200 Connecticut $457,200 Maryland $1,131,900 Indiana $235,500
New Hampshire 286,500 New York 5,485,799 Dis't of Columbia 96,900 Michigan 614,700
Vermont 593,400 New Jersey 1,265,700 Kentucky 997,530 Wisconsin 1,533,600
Massachusetts 1,610,400 Pennsylvania 8,634,300 Ohio 1,978,887 Iowa 22,500
Rhode Island 141,300 Delaware 446,100 Illinois 15,900 Minnesota 316,800
This sum was collected by the Provost-Marshal's Bureau, at an expense of less than seven-tenths of one per cent., and without the loss of a dollar through neglect, accident, fraud, or otherwise.
The whole number of negro troops recruited and enlisted during the war, was 186,017. Of these, about 1,490,000 were in act