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War Department figures indicate that only eleven thousand volunteers remain from its vast Civil War army.

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11/01/1866

The War Department forwarded figures to the House of Representatives indicating that on this day the number of volunteers remaining in the U.S. Army was down to 11,043 officers and men. This was the last remainder of the Civil War high of almost a million men counted in May 1865. nearing the end of what had been a massive eighteen month post-war demobilization.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

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

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