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The War Department gives the remaining strength of the U.S. Army as just over 150,000 men.

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01/09/1866

The War Department forwarded figures to the House of Representatives indicating that on this day the strength of the United States Army numbered a grand total of 152, 611 officers and men, well down from its Civil War high of 1,034,064 the previous May.  Of this number 123,356 were in the remaining volunteer regiments. By November 1866, this volunteer number was down to just over eleven thousand.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Army of the United States," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 30.

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