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North Carolina and Virginia. 343

to the field by Virginia, up to that time, was (page 102) one hun- dred and fifty-three thousand, eight hundred and seventy-six (153,- 876), whilst the total number sent by North Carolina, up to that time, was only eighty-eight thousand, four hundred and fifty-seven (88,457), or sixty-five thousand, four hundred and nineteen less than Virginia.

This report further shows that, according to the then last census, there were then remaining in Virginia, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, thirteen thousand, two hundred and forty-eight men to be accounted for as soldiers; and in North Carolina twelve thous- and, eight hundred and seventy-seven. So that, if every man of those unaccounted for in North Carolina had been subsequently sent to the field, and not one of those from Virginia, still, according to this report, Virginia would have furnished fifty-two thousand, five hundred and forty-three more than North Carolina.

At page 99 of this report, in referring to North Carolina, the follow- ing statement is made:

"The Adjutant General of the State has estimated, that the State has put into the service one hundred thousand men, but his calcu- lations contain an apparent error, in which he has accounted for fourteen thousand men, twice. His estimate should therefore be less than mine."

We do not Tjuote this, for the purpose of intimating that North Carolina may (unintentionally, of course,) still be counting "twice, " in making up the number she now claims ; but only to show, that her own Adjutant-General did not then claim that North Carolina had furnished more than one hundred thousand men, when Virginia had then sent to the field, as shown by this report, one hundred and fifty-three thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and rather more than double the number with which she is credited by the distin- guished writer to whom we have just referred.

At page loo, this same report, in accounting for the troops fur- nished by South Carolina, occurs this item and statement, viz :

"Without passing through camps 13,953. "

"A large part of this number (13,953) will be found to have vol- unteered in North Carolina regiments, having been drawn into that State by the inducements of double bounty, which was at one time offered to volunteers."

These troops from South Carolina are, doubtless, counted by