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III. Official Correspondence, 1890-‘92, of Joseph Jones, M. D., Surgeon-General U. C. V , with reference to the Forces and Losses of the individual Southern States during the War 1861-‘65; and with reference to the Number and Condition of the surviving Co, federate Soldiers who were disabled by the wounds and diseases received in the defence of the Rights and Liberties of the Southern States.

Office of Surgeon-General United Confederate Veterans, 156 Washington avenue, New Orleans, La., February, 1892.
John B. Gordon, General Commanding United Confederate Veterans.
General—I have the honor herewith to submit the results of an extended correspondence with the Executives of the Southern States which were formerly united under the Confederate Government.

This correspondence presents many facts of interest to the United Confederate Veterans.

Immediately after the acceptance of the honorary position of Surgeon General of the United Confederate Veterans, the author instituted extended inquiries with the design of determining:

1. The number of troops furnished by the Southern States during the Civil War, 1861-1865.

2. The number of killed and wounded, and the deaths caused by disease.

3. An accurate statement of the moneys appropriated by the individual States for the relief of disabled and indigent Confederate soldiers from the close of the war in 1865 to the time of this correspondence in 1892.

4. The names, rank and services of the medical officers of the Confederate Army and Navy.

The nature, and, to a certain extent, the results of these labors will be illustrated by the following facts and correspondence:

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