Official statement of the strength of the Federal armies during the war.
's office at Washington
has recently issued a statement of the number of men called for by the President
of the United States
, and the number furnished by each State and Territory and the District of Columbia, from April 15, 1861, to the close of the war. From this statement we learn that under the call of April 15, 1861, for 75,000 three months militia, the States furnished 91,816.
Under the call of May 3, 1861, (confirmed by act approved August 6, 1861), and under acts of July 22 and 25, 1861, for 500,000 three years men, 700,680 men were actually furnished, of whom, however, only 657,868 were three years men; while 15,007 men were furnished in May and June, 1862, by special authority, for three months. Under the call of July, 2, 1862, for 300,000 men for three years, 421,465 were
Under the call of August 4, 1862, for 300,000 militia for nine months, only 87,588 were furnished.
Under the President
's proclamation of June 15, 1863, for militia of six months, 16,361 men were furnished.
Under the call of October 17, 1863, (which embraces men raised by draft of 1863), and that of February 1, 1864, for 500,000 men for three years, 317,092 men were furnished, while 52,288 paid commutation, making a total of 369,380.
Under the call of March 14, 1864, for 200,000 men for three years, 259,515 men were furnished, and 32,678 paid commutation, making a total of 292,193.
Between April 23 and July 18, 1864, 113,000 militia for one hundred days were mustered into service.
Under the call of July 18, 1864, for 500,000 men (reduced by excess of credits on previous calls), for one, two, three, and four years, 223,044 men were furnished for one year, 8,340 for two years, 153,049 for three years, 730 for four years, and 1,298 paid commutation, making a total of 386,461.
Under the call of December 19, 1864, for 300,000 men for one, two, three, and four years, 151,363 were furnished for one year, 5,110 for two years, 54,967 for three years, 312 for four years, and 460 paid commutation, making a total of 212,212.
In addition, 182,257 volunteers and militia were furnished from States not called upon for their quota, 166,848 of whom were for three years, and the balance for periods ranging from 60 days to one year.
The grand aggregate of the foregoing is as follows:
Quotas from all the States and Territories, 2,763,670, on which 2,772,408 were furnished, 86,724 paid commutation, making a total of 2,859,132.
This aggregate, reduced to a three years standard, makes the total number of men 2,320,272.
In the foregoing no account has been taken of the fact that some of the States and Territories, to which no quotas were assigned, furnished men, which accounts for the apparent excess, in some instances, of the men furnished over the quota.
The following statement will present, in brief shape, the quotas assigned to States, etc., and the number of men furnished by each, during the war, under the calls already spoken of:
|States and Territories.||Total quota.||Men furnished.||Paid commutation.||Total.||Aggregate reduced to a three years standard.|
|West Virginia||34,463||32,068|| ||32,068||27,714|
|Dist. of Columbia||13,973||16,534||338||16,872||11,506|
|North Carolina||1,560||3,156|| ||3,156||3,156|
|California|| ||15,725|| ||15,725||15,725|
|Nevada|| ||1,080|| ||1,080||1,080|
|Oregon|| ||1,810|| ||1,810||1,773|
|Washington Territory|| ||964|| ||964||964|
|Nebraska Territory|| ||3,157|| ||3,157||2,175|
|Colorado Territory|| ||4,903|| ||4,903||3,697|
|Dakota Territory|| ||206|| ||206||206|
|New Mexico Territory|| ||6,561|| ||6,561||4,432|
|Alabama|| ||2,576|| ||2,576||1,611|
|Florida|| ||1,290|| ||1,290||1,290|
|Louisiana|| ||5,224|| ||5,224||4,654|
|Mississippi|| ||545|| ||545||545|
|Texas|| ||1,965|| ||1,965||1,632|
|Indian Nation|| ||3,530|| ||3,530||3,530|
|Colored Troops1|| ||93,441|| ||93,441||91,789|