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[509] throughout my command not requiring medical treatment have, by virtue of General Orders No. 77, been mustered out of service. The quartermaster, commissary, and ordnance departments have all been reduced to the smallest scale consistent with the demands of the service. During the past three months the defences of all the posts within my command have been thoroughly inspected by Brigadier-General Tower, Inspector of Fortifications, Military Division of the Mississippi, whose reports, with drawings attached, I have the honor to forward herewith.

For detailed accounts of the operations of the commands of Generals Stoneman and Wilson I invite the attention of the Lieutenant-General commanding to the reports of those officers, as well as to those of their subordinates, Generals Gillem, Palmer, and others. They have brought the cavalry arm of the service to a state of efficiency unequalled in other armies, for long and difficult marches through the enemy's country and particularly for self-reliance and fortitude in assaulting strong positions which might well cause hesitation in veteran infantry.

Herewith I have the honor to forward the report of Brevet Brigadier-General J. G. Parkhurst, Provost Marshal General of my command, giving the number of prisoners and deserters registered at his office during the period of which the foregoing treats.

I am, General, respectfully, your obedient servant,

Report of Prisoners of War received at the office of the Provost Marshal General, Department of the Cumberland, from January 21 to May 31, (inclusive,) 1865.

captured. Colonels. Lieutenant-Colonels. Majors. Captains. Lieutenants. surgeons. Assistant-surgeons. Chaplains. non-commissioned officers. privates.
January 1 to 31     1 2 6       5 85
February     1 2 6   3   17 102
March   2 1 3 6 3 1 1 9 93
April 1   3 17 26       61 584
May       3 10       8 60
Total 1 2 6 27 54 3 4 1 100 924
Grand total                   1,122

Report of Rebel Deserters received at Nashville, Tennessee, from January 21 to May 9, (inclusive,) 1865.

received. commissioned officers. enlisted men.
January 21 to 31 18 355
February 23 786
March 23 608
April 18 578
May 1 to 9 8 334
Total 90 2,661
Grand total   2,751

Report of Confederate Officers and Enlisted Men who voluntarily surrendered themselves, and who have taken the oath of allegiance and been allowed to return to their homes, from May 10 to 31, (inclusive,) 1865.

Officers 486
Enlisted men 3,559
Total 4,045

Report of Rebel Deserters received and disposed of at Chattanooga office from January 21 to May 31, (inclusive,) 1865.

received. commissioned officers. enlisted men.
January 1 to 31   21
February 4 103
March 10 422
April 8 519
May 32 1,477
Total 54 2,542
Grand total   2,596

headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Office Provost Marshal General, Nashville June 8, 1865.
Respectfully forwarded for the information of the Major-General Commanding.

J. G. Parkhurst, Brevet Brigadier-General and provost Marshal General, &c. Official:
S. C. Kellogg, Brevet-Major and Aid-de-Camp.

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