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No. 5.

Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department, Richmond, February 9th, 1865.
Colonel L. B. Northrup, Commissary-General C. S. A.:
Colonel — I respectfully submit the following report of the financial operations of this bureau since January 1st, 1865. Requisitions have been made for $20,000,000, as follows:

For purchases in Virginia$4,700,000 00
For purchases in North Carolina1,600,000 00
For purchases in South Carolina600,000 00
For purchases in Georgia6,900,000 00
For purchases in Mississippi1,250,000 00
For purchases in Alabama1,000,000 00
For purchases in Florida280,000 00
For Army of Northern Virginia direct2,000,000 00
Remainder for hospitals, &c., including $600,000 for Camp Lee, for commutation of returned prisoners expected1,670,000 00

The amount of requisitions answered at the treasury since 1st January in currency, is $15,000,000, as follows:

For Major R. Tannahill, Southeastern Virginia$2,500,000 00
For Major R. J. Moses, Georgia4,000,000 00
For Southwestern Virginia2,000,000 00
For this Bureau1,000,000 00
For Major R. W. N. Noland, Northeastern Virginia750,000 00
For North Carolina800,000 00
For South Carolina800,000 00
For Alabama900,000 00
For Mississippi800,000 00
For Tennessee (Bristol500,000 00
Remainder for hospitals, tobacco and the miscellaneous service of the department950,000 00


The money to meet these drafts has not been furnished, and probably not more than one-sixth of this amount in available funds has been furnished. For example, of the $2,000,000 for Southwest Virginia, there are drafts here for collection for considerably above half. In North Carolina most of the officers have funds to their credit, which they could not obtain, and hence it was useless to add to an idle balance.

I am, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,


John M. Strother, Captain and A. C. S.


Bureau of Subsistence, Richmond, February 13, 1865.
This paper is respectfully referred, for the information of the Honorable Secretary of War, in connection with report of the Commissary-General of 9th instant.


L. B. Northrup, C. G. S.

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