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1 During the four years immediately following the census of 1860, the military population of the eleven Southern States was increased over 200,000 by the youths who attained their eighteenth year. At the same time, the military population of the other States and Territories was incr eased over 900,000 from the same source. The loss from those who passed their forty-fifth year was only half of the number gained from those arriving at 18 years, while such of the former as were already in the Army, were still held to service.
2 The large number of persons who are unfit for military duty is shown in the following figures:
|Army.||Period.||Number Examined.||Number Rejected.||Per Cent. Rejected.|
|United States||1864-65||225,639 Recruits.||50,008||22.1|
|United States||1864-65||79,968 Substitutes.||21,125||26.4|
|United States||1863-65||605,045 Conscripts.||155,730||25.7|
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