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Appendix to Chapter XXV.

Sheridan's strength in the campaign in the Valley of Virginia, 1864.

General Sheridan to Adjutant-General of the army.

Headquarters, Middle military division, September 13, 1864.
General: I have the honor to forward as complete a field return as is possible at the present time. The most strenuous exertions are being made by me to obtain a full return, but the difficulty in obtaining such from the commanding officer, Department of West Virginia, because of his command covering so great an extent of country, has so far prevented.

The enclosed return does not include the cavalry under Averill, about 2,500, or the troops of the Department of Washington, Susquehanna, or Middle.

I simply forward it you as a statement showing the number of men for duty south of the Potomac. Hoping soon to furnish complete all reports required,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. Sheridan, Major-General. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General, United States Army.

Field return of troops in the field belonging to the Middle military division, September 10, 1864.

Present for duty.

6th Army Corps, Infantry66812,02812,696
19th Army Corps, Infantry66012,15012,810
Army of West Virginia, Infantry8066,8347,140
Cavalry (Torbert's)3396,1266,465
Military District Harper's Ferry2044,6114,815

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