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Appendix to Chapter XXXIV.

Losses in rebel and national armies in Appomattox campaign.

General Breck to Author.

War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, July 18, 1868.
Brevet BrigadierGeneral Adam Badeau, A. D. C., Headquarters, Armies of the United States:
General: In reply to your communication of the 10th instant, I have to furnish you with the following information from the Records of Prisoners of War filed in this office:

The number of rebel prisoners captured in the battles of the army of the Potomac, army of the James, and cavalry command of General Sheridan, between the 29th day of March, 1865, and the 9th day of April, 1865, inclusive, amount to 46,495.

The number of rebel prisoners paroled at Appomattox court-house, Virginia, April 9, 1865, amount to 27,416.

The number of rebel prisoners paroled at Richmond, Virginia, during the month of April, 1865, amount to 1,610.

I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Samuel Breck, Assistant Adjutant-General.


Losses in the army of the Potomac from March 29 to April 9, 1865, Compiled from the records of the Adjutant-General's office.

Provost Guard1
City Point (Post)2
Engineer Brigade3
Battalion of U. S. Engineers4
Signal Corps5
Sheridan's Cavalry620170190106855911183213391440
2d Army Corps7211822037811181191236076302024
5th Army Corps8182452631031553165665405462465
6th Army Corps91542
9th Army Corps1018235253851210129551561611709
Siege Train Artillery1133111114
Siege Batteries12156178535367
24th Corps13 Army of the James1011312327565592715
25th Corps14 Army of the James104040404090

sources of information.

1 Nothing in reports or returns.

2 Nothing in reports or returns.

3 Nothing in reports or returns.

4 Nothing in reports or returns.

5 Nothing in reports or returns.

6 Report of Major-General P. H. Sheridan (returns fail to show losses).

7 Report of Major-General A. A. Humphreys, commanding.

8 Returns.

9 Returns.

10 Report of Major-General John G. Parke, commanding.

11 Report of Major George Ayer, Chief of Artillery.

12 Report of Brigadier-General H. L. Abbott, commanding.

13 Report of Major-General John Gibbon, commanding.

14 Report of Major-General G. Weitzel, commanding.

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