Exemptions and details in the several States.
From a recent report of C. B. Duffield
, Acting Superintendent
of the Bureau of Conscription
, transmitted to the Senate by the President
in response to a resolution, we find some interesting information on the subject of the number of persons exempted and detailed in the several States as State officers, express, telegraph and railroad employees.
It is proper, before giving the results of the report of the Superintendent
, to quote his remarks thereon.
"The results given in the statements herewith enclosed are taken from the latest monthly consolidated reports of the commandants of conscripts for the several States and special reports made by them.
It is believed that these reports are as accurate as can be made, as the attention of the officers of conscription has been called to the requirements of Congress for exact information as a necessary basis for legislation.
Every effort has been made by the Bureau
to secure reliable information.
It is found, however, that the want of intelligence on the part of enrolling officers in many instances partially defeats this object, and induces the commandants to forward reports, which special inspection proves to be inaccurate.
The information called for would have been furnished at an earlier day; but, owing to the suspension of all mail facilities by the campaign of the enemy in the South
, the reports required by the Bureau
were greatly delayed."
These men are detailed for sixty days from December 2, 1864.