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1st. The preservation of the story of our heroic struggle, with its victories, defeats, disasters, privations and sufferings.

2nd. The relief of the sufferings, diseases and wounds of the Confederate Army and Navy.

These grand results can be accomplished by thorough organization and generous co-operation. As we march along the great highway of time our ranks are daily thinned by the darts of death.

Since the formation of this Union of Confederate Veterans, Commander Hunter, General G. T. Beauregard, General E. Kirby Smith, and President Jefferson Davis, our great captain, with a host of brave officers and soldiers have answered the last call.

As the Confederate Veterans lay their white and weary heads on the bosom of the earth that bore them, the hand of no pa-' ternal government with its millions of pensions relieves their wants, soothes their death-beds, or marks with the historic marble their resting places.

The privilege of supporting the sick and destitute veterans, and of immortalizing their heroic deeds by the historic bronze and marble, is enjoyed alone by their surviving comrades and confederates.

Much may be accomplished by organized effort, and to the end that order and efficiency may be secured. I have, as Surgeon-General U. C. V., addressed the following Circular No. 3, to the commander of each individual camp.

CILCULAR NO. 3.

NEW ORLEANS, April 9th, 1893.

COMMANDING CAMP NO...

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SIR:-

The officer in command of Camp No................ is respectfully requested to fill this Circular No. 3, with the desired data, and return to the office of the Surgeon-General U. C. V.

1. Camp No...........
2. Officer in Command.
3. Medical Officer.....

Rank in Confederate Army
Dates of Commission in Confederate Army..

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Medical Officer, Place of Service .....

Nature of Service....
REMARKS:.....

4. Number of Members of Camp No....... 5. Number of Deaths since Organization...... 6. Number of Disabled Confederate Soldiers attached to Camp No.

7. Nature of Injuries......... 8. Number of Indigent Confederate Soldiers attached to Camp No.

9. Number of Widows of Confederate Soldiers Supported by Camp

No.......... 10. Amount of Money annually appropriated by Camp No.....

to the Support of Confederate Soldiers..... 11. Amount of Money appropriated by Camp No............to the Sup

port of the Widows of Confederate Soldiers...... 12. Location and Capacity of Soldiers' Home, Supported by Camp No

Respectfully your obedient servant,
JOSEPH JONES, M.D., L.L.D.,

Surgeon General U. C. V. From the replies of the individual camps I have consolidated the following table giving information upon these points.

1. Number of camps.
2. Location of camp.
3. Commander of camp.
4. Medical officer.
5. Rank of medical officer in the Confederate Army.

6. Date of commission of medical officer in Confederate Army.

7. Number of members of camp. 8. Number of deaths since organization of camps. 9. Number of disabled Confederate Veterans. 10. Number of disabled and indigent Confederate Veterans supported by the camp.

11. Number of indigent widows of Confederate Soldiers supported by camp.

12. Location and capacity of soldier's home supported by camp.

Circular No. 3, with the necessary carefully directed envelopes, for their return to the Surgeon-General's office in New

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Orleans were directed to 251 camps (registered) of United Confederate Veterans.

On the 8th of April, 1892, and subsequently and in many cases a second circular was sent to these camps from which no reply has been received.

Up to the 10th of June, 1893, only 100 camps had replied and returned circular No. 3, duly filled with the required data.

These 100 camps represented a little less than 10,000, or more accurately 9,882 Confederate Veterans. Each

camp contains on an average of about 100, or more accurately 98 Confederate Veterans. If each of the 251 camps now registered, contains on an average of 100 veterans; then the total strength of the United Confederate Veterans would be 24,000. We have reason to believe that a much larger army of surviving Confederates is to be found in the States North and South.

The reports of 100 camps show only 270 disabled Confederate soldiers or less than 3 per cent. of the total number attached to these camps.

During the period which has elapsed since the formation of these camps, the number of deaths reported was 471, or less than 5 per cent. of the total number.

The disabled and indigent soldiers as well as the indigent widows of the Confederate Soldiers, supported by the individual camps amount to an insignificant number.

These certificates are interesting as indicating the independence and substantial thrift and prosperity of the Confederate Veterans throughout the South.

They have clear consciences, and are able to maintain their wives and children, and pay the enormous taxes, imposed by the pensions of the conquerors, and at the same time to do fitting reverence to their distinguished dead, and to erect noble monuments to their beloved chieftains. We note an absence of a proper number of medical officers in many of the camps and urge their immediate election or appointment by the individual camps.

We would suggest the election by each camp of one surgeon, with the rank of major, and two assistant surgeons with the rank respectively of captain.

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