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Chapter 55:


On April 25th, at Raleigh, North Carolina, General J. E. Johnston capitulated to General Sherman, as has been stated, and his army was disbanded. On May 4th General R. Taylor capitulated with the last of our forces east.

The number of men brought into the field by the government of the United States during the war, according to the official returns in the Adjutant General's office, Washington, was 2,678,967. In addition to these, 86,724 paid a commutation.

The rapidity with which calls for men were made by that government during the last eighteen months of the war, and the number brought into the field, were as follows:

Men furnished
Calls of October 17, 1863, and February 1, 1864, for 500,000 men for three years 317,092
Call of March 14, 1864, for 200,000 men for three years 259,515
Militia for one hundred days, April to July, 1864 83,612
Call of July 18, 1864, for 500,000 men 385,1631
Call of December 19, 1864, for 300,000 men 211,752
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Total men furnished in eighteen months 1,257,134

The number of men furnished on call of the United States government, previous to October 17, 1863, was as follows:

Men furnished
Call of April 15, 1861, for 75,000 men for three months 91,816
Call of May 3, 1861, for 500,000 men 700,680
Men furnished in May and June, 1862, for three months 15,007
Call of July 2, 1862, for 300,000 men for three years 421,465
Call of August 4, 1862, for 300,000 militia for nine months 87,588
Proclamation of June 15, 1863, for militia for six months 16,361
Volunteers and militia at various times, of sixty days to one year 13,760
Volunteers and militia at various times for three years 75,156
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Total 1,421,833

1 Reduced by excess on previous calls.

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