Misc. Civil War Documents - Field Reports & Statistics Relating to LI Troops


 Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y., June 24, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 21, 1861. Attached to Graham's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Graham's Brigade, Buell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the
Shenandoah, and Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 11-15. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March 25. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 20. Movement to Stafford Court House, Va., October 20-November 19, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem
Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, Ohio, January to March, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 17 to July 9. (Non-Veterans mustered out July 4, 1864.) Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defences of Washington July 11-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah ValleyCampaign August 7-September 1. Battalion consolidated with 65th Regiment New York Infantry September 1, 1864. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 96 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 75 Enlisted men by disease. Total 178.

 Called the "Harris Light" in honor of the Honorable Ira Harris, of Albany, N.Y., then United States Senator. The Second was ably officered and was one of the most famous of the New York cavalry regiments. Colonel Hull was killed at Cedar Creek, and Major O'Keefe fell in the final campaign. The Second was recruited from New York City, Long Island, Rensselaer and Washington counties, with two companies from Indiana, and two from Connecticut. The term of enlistment expired in September, 1864, when it returned home, leaving about 35? men in the field composed of recruits with unexpired terms, and veterans who had reenlisted. These men were organized into a battalion of four companies and eight more companies composed of fresh recruits were added. These eight companies, which were raised in Cortland and Onondaga counties, were enlisted for one year only. While on Pope's campaign, Aug. 16-31, 1862, the Second lost 11 killed, 27 wounded, and 45 captured or missing; total, 83. In the cavalry action at Aldie, Va., June 17, 1863, it lost 16 killed, 19 wounded, and 15 missing; total, 5o. In 1863 the regiment was in Gregg's (2d) Division, but in 1864-65 it served in Wilson's (3d) Division,-- afterward Custer's.

Washington, D.C., June 2, 1866.
Report of Col. L. C. Turner, Judge-Advocate, to the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, in the matter of witnesses who had sworn falsely in relation to the complicity of Jeff. Davis and others in the assassination of President Lincoln.
On Thursday night, April 26 last, by direction of Judge-Advocate General Holt, I went to New York City to find and procure the attendance of eight persons as witnesses before the House Judiciary Committee. The names of said witnesses, as furnished me by General Holt, were Sanford Conover, William Campbell, Joseph Snevel, Farnum B. Wright, John H. Patten, Sarah Douglass, [John] McGill, and Miss [Mary] Knapp. The only information I had as to where said persons could be found was that General Holt informed me that Conover's address was at Station A, post-office, New York (but Governor Boutwell told me it was
Station F); that Snevel's address was Station D, New York; that Campbell, Wright, and McGill were supposed to be in or about New York; Patten in Saint Louis; Mrs. Douglass and Miss Knapp in Canada. I was advised that Wright should be sent to find Patten and that Conover should find and procure the two women, and General Holt was to telegraph Snevel to [meet] me at the Astor House Friday a.m., and he gave me a letter to Conover asking him to aid me in procuring said witnesses, &c. On reaching the Astor House on Friday morning I wrote two notes to Conover, one directed to Station A, the other to Station F, asking him
to call on me at once. Friday p.m. a card was left for me by Snevel, saying he would call next day and requesting that I would leave a note at the office stating my business, &c. Saturday Snevel called, said that he had not seen Conover in two or three days, that he was in Brooklyn, and when he last saw him he said he was about going to Washington and wished him (Snevel) to remain in New York and he would give him a good job on his return from Washington. Snevel also told me he had not seen Campbell for some days, but promised to find Conover and Campbell and come with them to my room that evening (Saturday) or Sunday morning. As Snevel left I at once went to Marshal Murray's office to ascertain if I could get aid in finding the men, if needed, as I suspected that all was not right. The distance to the marshal's office from the Astor House is a walk of from three to five minutes. I did not find Marshal Murray, and returned to the Astor House, and when returning I met Snevel in the street. I spoke to him and he introduced me to Campbell, who was with him. They did not appear at their ease and seemed surprised at meeting me. They promised to find Conover and come with him to my room that evening or early Sunday morning. I then wrote two more notes to Conover at Stations A and F, saying I had a letter from Judge Holt to him asking his aid and assistance. No one appeared till Sunday afternoon and then Campbell called alone. I talked with him and asked questions and he was a good deal
embarrassed. He finally asserted, "This is all false; I must make a clean breast of it; I can't stand it any longer." He then made a full disclosure, giving a history of himself, of Snevel and Conover, and others as far as he knew; the deceptions, fraud, and injury and perjury that had been practiced and perpetrated. Campbell informed me, and I afterward found it to be true, that Conover and himself saw the telegram sent Snevel by Judge Holt; that Conover received my notes, and that Conover dictated, wrote out, the note left by Snevel for me Friday; that Conover sent Snevel to my room, told him what to say, &c. I directed Campbell to say to Conover that I wished to have him go to Canada for witnesses, and that I had a letter for him from Judge Holt, &c., and that I wanted to send him at once. Conover finally called Monday noon. He was agitated, uneasy; said he was "busy and could not stop then." He left and promised to call next morning at 10 o'clock. He did not call till 3 p.m. I gave him the letter of Judge Holt. He said he would go to Canada for Mrs. Douglass and Miss Knapp; that they were at Lachine and that Wright was in Montreal; that he would find Wright and send him to Saint Louis for Patten, &c. He figured out the expenses of getting them to Washington at about $400. I told him I would telegraph to the Judiciary Committee for the money, andhe was to call on me at 9 o'clock that evening. Previous to this I had ascertained unmistakably that the names of the eight witnesses were all fictitious, and that their names and residences were as follows: Sanford Conover--his true name is Dunham; lawyer by profession; formerly lived at
Croton, then in New York and Brooklyn; a very shrewd, bad, and dangerous man. William Campbell--his true name is Joseph A Hoare; a gas-fixer by trade; born in the State of New York and never south of Washington. Joseph Snevel--his true name is William H. Roberts, formerly ticket agent on Harlem Railroad, then kept tavern at Yonkers, &c.; was never South. Farnum B. Wright--true name John Waters; is lame in the knee, works in a brickyard near Cold Spring, on Long Island, &c. John H. Patten--true name, Peter Stevens; lives at Nyack, near Piermont, on the North River; is now a justice of the peace there. Sarah
Douglass and Miss Knapp--the true name of one is Dunham, who is the wife of Conover; the name of the other is Mrs. Charles Smythe, is the sister or sister-in law of Conover and lives at Cold Spring, Long Island; her husband is a clerk on Blackwell's Island. McGill--his name is Neally; he is a licensed peddler in New York and sometimes drives a one-horse cart. Conover agreed to call at or before 9 o'clock Tuesday evening. He sent a card saying he had called and would call again Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Campbell, as agreed, left with me Thursday morning for Washington and I directed that if any one called for me to say that I had gone to Boston for a few days. I returned to Washington with Campbell, and Conover was telegraphed by the Judiciary Committee to come on here. He sent Snevel to the Astor House and was told I had gone to Boston and he then left for Washington, expecting, I suppose, to be sent to Canada and get money. He called at committee room of, the Judiciary Committee and there met Campbell unexpectedly. After this, as is known, the assistant sergeant-at-arms went with Conover to New York to subpoena certain witnesses. On reaching the Astor House Conover left the sergeant-at-arms and he has not seen him since. Then, May 15, instant, by direction of Judge Holt, I went to New York with Campbell and sergeant-at-arms to find and subpoena Snevel, McGill, Wright, and Patten. We found Snevel in the keeping of Conover, who was living in a tenement house up town. We found Wright (Waters) at Cold Spring; Patten (Esquire Stevens) at Nyack, and McGill (Neally) in New York, and they were all subpoenaed. Through the influence and efforts of Campbell (Hoare), mainly, Snevel was induced to call on me and made a full
disclosure and agreed to go to Washington and before the Judiciary Committee. He did so, with Campbell, and made his verified statement. I state, in addition, that while Campbell was making his disclosure I asked him if it were true, as he asserted, that the depositions of himself, Snevel, and others, made before General Holt, were entirely false, how it happened that they gave such consistent, minute, and plausible statements? He replied: "The statements made by Snevel and myself were written out by Conover and we studied and rehearsed them at the National Hotel, in Washington, several days before making our depositions." He said he had original, as prepared for himself by Conover, in his possession and would give it to me. He did so and I herewith inclose it, marked as Exhibit A.(*) It is in Conover's handwriting. Campbell also informed me that Conover "planned that he (Campbell) should go to the Canadian border, at Rouse's Point or Saint Albans, on pretense that he could find an important witness named Lamar; and Campbell was sent by General Holt by reason of their false representations. Campbell said he knew no such man as Lamar and that his mission to Saint Albans, Boston, and back to Washington was a fraudulent pretense devise by Conover to obtain money, &c. Campbell left Washington on this deceptive mission, leaving Conover in Washington; and when he reached New York he received a letter of ctions from Conover, which is herewith inclosed, marked Exhibit B.(*) My investigation and the disclosures made prove (undoubtingly in my mind) that the depositions made by Campbell, Snevel, Wright, Patten, Mrs Douglass, and others are false; that they are cunningly devised, diabolical lubrications of Conover, verified by his suborned and perjured accomplices.

 L. C. TURNER, Judge. Advocate.
Washington, D.C., August 15, 1864.
Hon. E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington, D.C.:
SIR: I have the honor respectfully to inform you that the military prisons in the East have now nearly as many prisoners in them as they can accommodate, except at Point Lookout, which can receive from 8,000 to 10,000 more; but as its position is very accessible from the enemy's lines there may be times when it would be hazardous to hold so large a number of prisoners at that point, and I would therefore respectfully suggest that arrangements be made for a camp of sufficient extent to receive 10,000 prisoners on Hart's Island, Long Island Sound, where there is now a draft rendezvous. It is not believed that the two camps will
interfere with each other, but it will be necessary to have a commander and independent guard for the prison camp. For the present I would recommend that an inclosure containing twelve to fifteen acres and only such buildings for hospitals, mess-rooms, and kitchens as may be indispensably necessary be constructed, the guard and prisoners to be placed in old tents until it becomes absolutely necessary to put them in quarters, when sheds may be erected by the labor of the prisoners. At best the work must be expensive, but cheaper than hing tents.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel Third Infantry and. Commissary. General of Prisoners.

 GLEN COVE, LONG ISLAND, N. Y., August 4, 1863.
Major-General HALLECK:
GENERAL: Permit me to again draw your attention to the case of Mr. Spencer Kellogg, fourth master of the Essex, who was taken prisoner at Port Hudson. Mr. Kellogg's father called on me at this place and showed me a letter dated at Jackson, Miss., from Mr. Kellogg to his wife, stating that he was condemned to be shot by sentence of court-martial. Since then (May) the prisoners of Jackson have been removed to Richmond, and this officer may sibly be among them. I respectfully request that under the proclamation of the President of July 30 an officer of the rebel army be selected and confined as a hostage for the safety of Mr. Kellogg. This officer at a former period performed valuable services for the Government of a character which it would not be proper for me to state in a written communication, but they were of a character which could only be intrusted to a brave and faithful officer.
I have the honor to be, general, your most obedient servant,
Commodore, U. S. Navy.

Washington, D.C., August 12, 1863.
Commodore W. D. PORTER, U.S. Navy,
Glen Cove, Long Island:
SIR: Your letter of the 4th instant, addressed to General Halleck, calling attention to the case of Mr. S. Kellogg, fourth master of the Essex, a prisoner at Richmond, has been referred to this office, and I have the honor to inform you that he is confined in Castle Thunder under charges of being a spy and a deserter. Assurances are given that he shall have the speediest possible trial, and if the charges are not sustained he will be delivered up. He has already been exchanged.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary. General of Prisoners.

 DECEMBER 12, 1863.
Hon. E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington, D.C.:
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of an inspection which I have just made, pursuant to your instructions, of forts on the eastern seaboard, with a view to selecting such ones as may be suitable for the confinement of prisoners of war.
I reached New York on Friday morning, and, after reporting at headquarters of the department and district, proceeded at once to Fort Schuyler, about twelve miles from the city, on Long Island Sound, which is under the command of Brevet Brigadier-General Brown, U.S. Army. The quarters for the garrison are fully occupied by officers and men, leaving none which could possibly be appropriated to prisoners. Four of the five fronts of the work have a double tier of casemates which are fully armed, and though they might be fitted up so as to be used for the reception of prisoners there are serious objections to this course. There are two guns mounted in each casemate which cannot be removed, and their carriages would be exposed to malicious injury by the prisoners even with every precaution to guard against it. The floors being of wood and very dry the prisoners would have it in their power to set fire to them and destroy the fort in spite of any vigilance on the part of the guards. A more weighty objection perhaps is the fact that it would be to a certain extent disarming the fort and thereby very much weakening the defense of the city of New York. If these objections to the use of the fort as a prison are not considered sufficiently serious to prevent a part of it being appropriated to this purpose, which, however, I am not prepared to say, two of its fronts may be fitted up at no great expense to receive 500 prisoners. The casemates would require to be furnished with bunks, each one having room enough between the guns and in the arches to accommodate thirty-six men; the front of the casemates would have to be closed in, windows being inserted, and it would be necessary to grate and glaze the embrasures. There is no hospital room, kitchens, or sinks inside the fort which could be used by prisoners, and these could only be provided by erecting suitable buildings outside adjacent to the two fronts occupied, inclosing them by a substantial fence running from one salient to the other. Access to these buildings from the interior of the front could be had only through one of the lower tier of embrasures, which would have to be enlarged
by cutting out the sill to the depth of 10 or 12 inches. As it is of concrete I presume this might readily be done; the fence on each front would be about 100 yards long; two kitchens 20 by 50 feet would be required, and a hospital 100 by 25 feet, the whole, including bunks, costing from $2,000 to $3,000. It would not be advisable to occupy more than two fronts of the work, as a greater number of prisoners than 500 would be more than the ordinary garrison of the fort could securely guard. The supply of water at the fort is limited, but it would probably be sufficient for the proposed number of prisoners. After visiting Fort Schuyler I consulted Colonel Delafield, Engineer Corps, who is in charge of the forts in New York Harbor, as to the propriety of using any of them as military prisons. Assuming that the forts will not be immediately required for the defense of the harbor the chief objection which he suggested is the one I have already mentioned, viz, that it puts in the power of the prisoners to destroy or seriously injure the fort they occupy by fire. However remote this possibility may be it does exist, and it is a grave question whether such a risk should be taken if it is possible to avoid it. Fort Columbus, on Governor's Island. The fort itself furnishes no room for prisoners, but in Castle Williams, an outwork of two tiers of guns in casemates and one of 15-inch guns in barbette, the third floor of which consists of arched rooms for the garrison, some 500 prisoners may be accommodated. The floors are of wood, and though they may be set on fire there is less risk of it than at Fort Schuyler, as the prisoners occupy separate rooms. This castle is used at times for prisoners of war, but it is generally devoted to deserters from our Army, and I recommend that it continue to be so used and for prisoners under sentence. There are at this time more prisoners at Fort Lafayette than can be accommodated there
without interfering with the work of remounting the batteries with heavier guns, as has been ordered.
For some time past there has been a camp on Riker's Island, which is in the East River between the city and Fort Schuyler; but the camp is about being transferred to another island, and it offers an excellent location for a place of confinement for prisoners of a special character, which at this time is much needed. We have officers under special charges, blockade runners, piratical cases, political prisoners, and women, all of whom should be kept separate from ordinary prisoners of war and from each other, and I respectfully recommend that a suitable prison be erected on this island of sufficient extent to receive 1,000 prisoners and so arranged as to be capable of enlargement if necessary. There are but two or three buildings on the island, which are now used as store-houses. I am informed by Major Van. Vliet that it costs about $25 per man to erect barracks for soldiers in the vicinity of New York. A prison may, therefore, be expected to cost $25,000 to $30,000. Water is scarce upon the island, but if it cannot be supplied by cisterns receiving the water from the roofs it may be furnished by a water-boat.
On Saturday night I proceeded to Boston, but on Sunday I was only able to make arrangements to visit Fort Warren on Monday. Early on Monday morning I proceeded to the fort and examined its accommodations for prisoners, of whom there are now about 120 there; more than half of them are occupying the officers' quarters, which is very objectionable, as this willfully injures the quarters very much, and besides compels our own officers to be restricted to a very scant allowance. They are immediately to be moved into four rooms designed for soldiers, which will accommodate 160 men. There are some basement rooms belonging to the officers' quarters, where some special cases are now confined and which can still be used for this purpose. They will receive from thirty to fifty. There is quite an extensive building on the parade ground, now partly occupied by the engineers, which will very well quarter one company, and if it can be used for this purpose six of the casemate rooms may be vacated, which will afford room for the reception of 240 prisoners, thus making the whole number that can be accommodated between 400 and 500.
I was informed by Major Blunt, the engineer in charge of the work, through Captain McKim, the quartermaster in Boston, that the building referred to can conveniently be spared by his department, and I respectfully recommend that the arrangement suggested be authorized. The present garrison will suffice for the number of prisoners proposed.
I visited Fort Independence also, which lies between Fort Warren and the city of Boston. It is a small work and there is no part of it that is well adapted to receive prisoners, though if it were necessary eight or ten special cases might be taken care of there.
On Tuesday I visited Fort Adams, which is on a point of land in Narragansett Bay, about two miles by water from Newport, R. I. This is a very extensive work, but it has limited accommodations for the garrison, none of which could be made available for prisoners. There are more quarters for officers than are now required, but some of them are occupied by laundresses, and others leak so much as to make them uninhabitable. There are, however, twenty casemates which are not armed and are only occupied as store-rooms for gun carriages and for workshops; these could be fitted up to receive about 500 prisoners, five of them being used for hospital purposes. The floors are of heavy plank and are so very open that it would be necessary to calk them; windows would have to be made in the end of the casemate which is boarded in, and the embrasures would require grating and glazing. There is a gallery for guns below this range of casemates, part of which could be used as a kitchen; but the danger from fire would make this very objectionable. A kitchen might be constructed on the parade ground, but it would be much in the way and but a short distance from the magazine, where 500 barrels of powder are stored. The garrison consists of two companies of recruits of the Fifteenth Infantry and a few assignable recruits. There are no sinks inside the forts which the prisoners could use and they would have to pass to them outside during the daytime and use tubs in their rooms at night. The extent of the work and the numerous openings into the casemates make it very convenient for prisoners on the outside to communicate with those within unless prevented by a strong and vigilant guard. If prisoners of war are to be confined there the garrison should not be less than three full companies.
On Thursday I visited Fort Mifflin, on the banks of the Delaware, about seven miles below Philadelphia. It is a small work, having at present no place of confinement for prisoners but three bomb-proofs, which have no other ventilation, than by the doors, one in each, and small openings through the arches overhead. They are all entered through one door opening into halls which lead to them, and of course are dark and the air is very foul. There are seventy-five prisoners belonging to our Army in one, fifty-eight political prisoners arrested for resisting the draft and ordered there from Harrisburg by General Sigel in another, and eighty-two rebel prisoners in the third. They sleep on straw laid on the stone floor on each side of the room or vault, the arch springing from near the floor. There is a fireplace in each room at the end opposite the door, which enables them to have a fire that gives them light and heat and assists greatly in purifying the air. These bomb-proofs are unwholesome places for prisoners, and it is impossible to keep them in a proper state of police, but from necessity they may be used during the winter. Of the three classes of prisoners confined there the rebel prisoners are the only ones which properly come under my supervision, and they are of that doubtful class, probably deserters who have or wish to take the oath of allegiance, whose discharge cannot be safely recommended.
There is a gun-shed within the fort, now occupied in part as quarters for laborers and in part as a store-house for materials, which could be fitted up for prisoners and would accommodate about 200. It would be necessary to erect a shed kitchen, but the whole work would not cost over $500. The bomb-proofs need then be used only for the worst class of prisoners. Should it be thought advisable to occupy the forts as prisons, there could be received at those which I have mentioned as follows:

Fort Warren, Boston Harbor 450
Fort Schuyler, Long Island Sound 500
Fort Adams, Newport 500
Castle Williams, Governor's Island, N.Y 500
Fort Lafayette, N. Y 50
Total 2,000

 Except at Forts Schuyler and Adams little is to be done to prepare them for the reception of prisoners, and at the two named the expense in money of fitting them up would not be very heavy, but the unavoidable injury to the works, the possibility of serious damage by fire, the additional cost of transportation to Fort Adams, and the consideration that while so occupied the power of the forts for defensive purposes is greatly impaired. It would seem that the best policy and best economy would recommend the construction of a suitable prison on Riker's Island for the reception of at least 1,000 prisoners with barracks for a suitable guard.
While in Boston I called to see His Excellency Governor Andrew, to consult him as to the prisons in Massachusetts which might be used for the confinement of prisoners, but he was absent from the city. I found, however, Mr. Keyser, the marshal of the State, who has full information of the State and county prisons. From him I learned that the jail at Concord is the only one which can be made available. It is a substantial stone building having twenty rooms, which can accommodate from 100 to 150 prisoners. It is surrounded by a stone wall and would require a guard of one officer and thirty men. There is a provost-marshal in the town who could be placed in charge.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary. General of Prisoners.

New York, May 24, 1862.
Commanding Fort Hamilton, Long Island.
COLONEL: Arrangements have been made for the transportation of the privateer prisoners on the steamer Oriole, which vessel will be at Fort Hamilton (Gilson's Wharf) at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. They should have three days' cooked rations and be in readiness at the time mentioned.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Assistant Quartermaster. General.

 NEW YORK, August 15, 1861.
Mr. JAMES A. GROVE, Stevensburg, Va.
MY DEAR BROTHER: Your welcome favor of July 27 was received this morning. It is postmarked Franklin, Ky. Write soon again and often and forward as before. * * * The habeas corpus case before Judge Garrison; of Brooklyn, Long Island, shows how completely the military is overriding the civil power in the North under a Northern political abolition administration of the Federal Government. Counsel in this case, Messrs. Algernon R. Wood, formerly of Frederick County, Va., and L C. Vanloon. Mr. Wood intends to apply for a writ in the case of Austin E. Smith, esq.,(*) son of ex-Governor Smith, of Warrenton, Va. Mr.
Smith is confined in Fort Lafayette, and I suppose ex-Minister Charles James Faulkner,(+) who has just been arrested in Washington will be taken there also. Fort Lafayette stands in New York Bay about eight miles below the city and in the immediate vicinity of Fort Hamilton, Kings County, Long Island. Col. Martin Burke, formerly of Virginia, is in command, as you will see from the papers. He acts according to orders from Washington. I have been down to the fort but no one can see or communicate with any of the prisoners. The sheriff of Kings County can lawfully collect a force sufficient to compel obedience to the decision of Judge Garrison but it is a matter of doubt whether it will be done. We will see. Have written to ex-Governor Smith. The great battle of Manassas was a terrible one indeed. The loss was dreadful on both sides but the triumph of the South was complete and overwhelming. No such victory has been gained during the present century. General Scott's army was 55,000 strong, thoroughly armed and equipped for the contest, but it was utterly wrecked and ruined at Manassas. There is now a great deal of crimination and recrimination among the officers and men. The officers charge the defeat upon the men and the men in turn charge the defeat upon the officers.
Many regiments are charged with cowardice. The Fire Zouaves, the Fourteenth and Eighth Regiments of this State and the Fourth Regiment of Pennsylvania came in for a large portion of severe condemnation. The officers of the Fourteenth Regiment of Brooklyn upon their return few days ago had a terrible fight among themselves. Recruiting or re-enlisting is now uphill Work. Bounties of from $30 to $50 are offered and but few are willing to go. None would go if employment could be had. This abolition war has ruined the country and men must go to war or starve. All the soldiers that have returned are loud in complaints of severe treatment and have great difficulty of getting their pay. Old "Sennacharib" and his "piratical abolitionists" are almost bankrupt, and Secretary Chase came on here a few days ago and told the banks that unless they furnished money very liberally the Lincoln Government would at once go down. I have heard returned
soldiers say that the Government at Washington was in the hands of an infernal pack of abolition speculators who were enriching themselves by ruining the whole country. All of the leaders at Washington are abolitionists of the Helper book, Greeley and Beecher school. Mr. W. A. Ladden, brother of the Rev. A. P. Ladden,: had a son, W. A. Ladden, jr., in the Fourteenth Regiment of this State. He was wounded. The Federal loss in killed, wounded and missing cannot be far short of 5,000. The rush from Bull Run by the whole army and the abolition spectators, Senators, Congressmen and all over the dead and the dying must have been dreadful in the extreme. In achieving such an important triumph the South lost many brave-and gallant men. Peace to their ashes. Heaven bless and protect their families. To all
those who are yet able to defend the right I can only say courage and energy and a final and glorious triumph will soon be secured. We have now more than 100 of the best newspapers in the North against an unjust and unholy war. Ministers, ruined business men, mechanics and all classes and conditions are beginning to condemn this abolition war. The Federal prisoners that have returned say that the Confederate officers are perfect gentlemen and that Southern people treated them with the utmost kindness. Try and send this letter to brother George Addison with the slips for him to read. When you write give me all the news about our friends, and once more I say remember myself and family affectionately to all of our dear relatives you may chance to see. With best wishes for your health and happiness, I remain, your affectionate brother,
Show Captain Long the slips and the letter too if you think proper. The slip in regard to the writ of habeas corpus and others are worth publishing when you are done with them. Remember myself and family to the folks at Oak Grove. General Ben McCulloch has given the abolitionists a tremendous defeat in Missouri, so says the late news.

 This person was arrested by order of the Secretary of State about the 2d of September, 1861, at Greenport, Long Island, and committed to Fort Lafayette. He was the editor of a paper published at Green-port called the Republican Watchman, which by its secession teachings and attacks upon the acts of the officers of the United States Government and the Administration afforded aid and comfort to the insurrectionists. An order was issued from the Department of State October 3, 1861, directing Lieutenant-Colonel Burke, commanding at Fort Lafayette, to release Reeves on his taking the oath of allegiance and stipulating not to do any hostile act against the Government of the United States. The said Henry A. Reeves was accordingly released October 5, 1861.--From Record Book, State Department, "Arrests for Disloyalty."

 FORT LAFAYETTE, New York Harbor, April 22, 1862.
Lieut. Col. M. BURKE, Third Artillery, U.S. Army,
Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor.
COLONEL: I have the honor to make the following report: At half-past 9 o'clock last night Richard Thomas Zarvona, the French lady, a prisoner in close confinement at this post, informed the sergeant of the guard that he wanted to go to the water closet. The sergeant sent him out attended by a member of the guard; when he had reached the water closet (which is situated on the sea-wall) instead of entering it he jumped overboard and attempted to escape by swimming to the Long Island shore. The guard immediately gave the alarm, when the barge belonging to the post was manned and he was recaptured before he had succeeded in getting but a short distance. To prevent a recurrence of this I have had a police tub placed in his room.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
First Lieutenant, Ninth Infantry, Commanding Post.

 List of prisoners of state at Fort Lafayette, November 27, 1861.
Name. Date of confinement. Residence.
John F. Parr Oct. 31, 1861 Nashville, Tenn.
R..H. Stanton Nov. 5, 1861 Maysville, Ky.
George Forrester do Do.
W. T.. Casto do Do.
James H. Hall do Do.
Isaac Nelson do Do.
William Hunt do Do.
Benjamin F. Thomas do Do.
Rutson Maury Nov. 11, 1861 Liverpool, England.
Francisco Menendez do Key West.
Charles Butler do No home; born in Denmark
W. J. Browning. do Hoboken, N. J.
George MeNabb do Do.
Donald McKay do Tampa, Fla.
Hunter Semple do Cuba.
William Reed do New Bedford.
Frederick Louis do Newark, N.J.
Peter Fernandez do Havana.
David Evans do Bangor, North Wales.
Joseph B. Marion Nov. 12, 1861 Antwerp.
Robert Walsh do Shetland Islands, North Scotland
John Kenny do Liverpool.
Henry Costford do Sutton, England.
John Elmert do London.
Thomas Murphy do Bristol, England.
Peter Welsh do Ireland.
William M. Gwin Nov. 18, 1861 San Francisco, Cal.
Calhoun Benham do Do.
J. L. Brent do Los Angeles, Cal.
Appleton Oaksmith Nov. 19 1861 Patchogue, Long Island.
David C. Hall Nov. 22, 1861 Virginia
P. C. W. Hipp do Saint Mary's, Ohio.
Guy S. Hopkins Nov. 23, 1861 Lapier, Mich.
W. H. Suydam do East New York, Long Island.
W. P. Converse do Brooklyn, N.Y.
John B. Fisher Nov, 25, 1861 Philadelphia, Pa.

 W. Oswald Dundas(*) was arrested November 1, 1861, on complaint of Major De Zeng, of the First Long Island Volunteers, and confined in the Thirteenth Street
Prison in Washington, D. C., and was transferred to the Old Capitol Prison November 7, 1861. Dundas was in the habit of leaving his home near Bladensburg, Md., early in the evening on horseback and returning late at night. When arrested he claimed to be a gentleman of means who had a right to go where he chose; that he was not in favor of the United States Government for it oppressed his countrymen and admitted that he was a secessionist. Dundas refused to take the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government but would cheerfully swear to support the so-called Confederate States Constitution and was proud to be called a rebel under the present existing circumstances. He remained confined in the Old Capitol Prison February 15, 1862, when in accordance with an order of the War Department of the preceding day he was transferred to the charge of that Department.

Washington, September 9, 1861.
1. Brig. Gen. L. P. Graham, volunteer service, having reported to these headquarters, in compliance with Special Orders, No. 147, of September 6, 1861, from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to the command of a brigade, to consist of the following-named regiments: Twenty-third and Thirty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, First Long Island Volunteers, First New York Chasseurs. 2. Brig. Gen. F. W. Lander, volunteer service, having reported to these headquarters, in
compliance with Special Orders, No. 147, of September 6, 1861, from the Headquarters of the Army, is assigned to the command of a brigade, to consist of the following-named regiments: Nineteenth and Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, Berdan Sharp-shooters.

 Troops stationed at Chattanooga, Whiteside's, and Bridgeport. Command. Present for duty. Aggregate present and absent. When mustered.
Station. Remarks.
29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 321 517 Aug. 17, 1861, and Jan., 1864. Chattanooga, Tenn. Veteran organization; fully organized.
44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 297 503 Jan., 1864 do . Do.
68th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 255 448 By companies, Dec. 22, 1861, to Aug. 10, 1862. do.
11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. 88 149 do. Fully organized.

Troops stationed at Chattanooga, Whiteside's, and Bridgeport--Continued.
Command. Present for duty. Aggregate present and absent. When mustered. Station.
1st U.S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers. 829 1,306 By companies. Chattanooga, Tenn. Being
14th U.S. Colored Troops 693 904 do Fully organized.
16th U.S. Colored Troops 609 881 do
Battery A, 1st Michigan 108 149 May 31, 1861 }
Battery K, 1st Michigan 93 128 Feb. 10, 1863 }
Battery G, 1st Missouri 49 96 Apr. 22, 1861 (veteran) }
Battery M, 1st Ohio 132 152 Oct. 7, 1861 }
Battery I, 1st Ohio 129 174 Dec. 12, 1861 }
Battery C, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. 1,281 1,957
Battery A, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. 112 144 Oct. 1, 1863 }
Battery B, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. 130 146 Oct. 3, 1861 }Garrison artillery of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Battery C, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. 141 146 Oct. 13, 1864 }
2d Minnesota Battery 163 187 Oct. 19, 1864 }
3d Wisconsin Battery 54 85 Mar. 1, 1862 }
8th Indiana Battery 40 101 Oct. 1, 1864 }
11th Indiana Battery 131 152 Dec. 13, 1864 }
20th Ohio Battery 69 167 }
Battery M, 1st Illinois 94 114 Oct. 29. 1862 }
Battery I, 1st Michigan 116 159 Aug. 12, 1862 }
7th Indiana Battery 166 215 Sept. 19, 1862 Chattanooga, Tenn. Belonging to Twentieth Army Corps.
20th Indiana Battery 135 215 Sept. 19, 1862 do Belonging to Fourteenth Army Corps.
Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery. 102 110 do Do.
Regular Brigade 1,625 do
Total. 7,542 Commissioned officers included in total.
18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. No reports yet received. Consolidated from detachments of the 1st, 2d, 18th, 24th, and 35th Ohio volunteer Infantry.
42d and 44th U.S. Colored Troops. No reports yet received. Chattanooga, Tenn. Not fully organized.
9th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. 620 939 Oct. 15, 1861, and Jan., 1864 (veteran).
22d Michigan Volunteer Infantry. 434 846 Aug. 22, 1862
1st Ohio Sharpshooters 165 245 By companies.
Total 1,219

15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. No reports received. Aug. 28, 1862 Wauhatchie, Tenn.

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. 189 426 Feb. 3, 1862 Whiteside’s, Tenn.
15th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. 234 .... Dec. 14, 1861 Bridgeport, Ala.
68th New York Volunteer Infantry. 35 .... Aug. 20, 1861 (veteran). do
Recruits with 68th New York 80 .... do
68th New York Volunteer Infantry. 62 .... Long Island Block-house No. 37.
68th New York Volunteer Infantry. 39 .... East bridge Block-house No. 38
68th New York Volunteer Infantry. 24 .... Dry trestle Block-house No. 39.
68th New York Volunteer Infantry. 61 .... Shellmound Block-house No. 40.

Troops stationed at Chattanooga, Whiteside's, and Bridgeport--Continued.
Command. Present for duty. Aggregate present and absent. When mustered. Station.
68th New York Volunteer Infantry. 37 .... Dry trestle narrows. Block-house No. 42.
68th New York Volunteer Infantry. 45 .... Fort near eastbridge.
Total 617 ....

9th Ohio Battery 137 150 Oct. 11, 1861 Bridgeport, Ala Six field pieces.
Battery B, 1st Ohio Volunteer Artillery. 135 152 Sept. 5, 1861 do Do.
272 ....
Total 889 ....

Station. No. Kind. Remarks.
Fort No. 1 1 30-pounder Parrott At Bridgeport. Ala.
Fort No. 2 2 24-pounder siege At Bridgeport, Ala.
Long Island 4 Light guns Block-house No. 37.
East bridge 4 do Block-house No. 38.
Fort near east bridge 2 do ....
Respectfully submitted.

New York City, October 19, 1864.
Lieut. Gen. U.S. GRANT, General-in-Chief:
GENERAL: I deem it my duty to call your attention, as general-in-in chief of the Army, to the want of troops in this city and harbor. It is but a short time since the Third U.S. Infantry was taken from me, and five days ago I received an order to send to you the Seventh U.S. Infantry. It is now being relieved by the Seventeenth. The Seventh Regiment constituted the garrison of Fort Schuyler and Fort Lafayette. The latter has sixty-three rebel prisoners, chiefly blockade-runners, and many of them men of desperate character. The former is one of our most important forts, and is the only protection for the entrance into the harbor by way of Long Island Sound. My aggregate force here present for duty to-day, exclusive of musicians, recruits, and daily and extra duty men, is as follows: Fort Hamilton, Twelfth U.S. Infantry, 21; Fort Lafayette, Seventeenth U. S. Infantry and various regiments, 75; fort at Sandy Hook, Twenty-eighth New York Battery, 50; Fort Schuyler, Twenty-eighth New York Battery, 50; Fort Wood, Sixth U.S. Infantry, permanent party and casually at post, 65; Battery Barracks, detachment Sixth U.S. Infantry, detachment Twentieth New York Battery, and permanent party, 68; Fort Richmond, Fifth U.S. Artillery, 30; total, 359. Fort Columbus is a general recruiting depot and not under my control. It has the Twentieth New York Battery, aggregate 101, and 21 of the Veteran Reserve Corps. The total for duty is 81; and there are 150 deserters, stragglers, wounded and sick, and over 300 rebel prisoners to take care of. The public property in the city amounts to many millions of dollars, and there
is more disaffection and disloyalty, independent of the elements of mischief and disturbance always here, than in any other city in the Union. I have not men enough to man one tenth part of the guns in the harbor, and not enough to do guard duty properly. A few days ago I was ordered to send a regiment to Bart's Island to take care of prisoners of war about to be sent there. But I have not, as you see, a single regiment left. I have deemed it proper to advise you of the condition of things here. I feel that this want of preparation would be very injurious if known, and it is not easy to conceal it long. Fort Richmond, the most important fortification in the harbor, is shut up, the Fifth U.S. Artillery having not men enough to guard properly the exterior batteries. I feel very uneasy under this state of things, without a force adequate to protect the public property in the city or the important forts in the harbor. I was at Hart's Island the day before yesterday, where there were 2,700 recruits. Of these, 750 left for the Army of the Potomac the same day; the residue will go as rapidly as they can be prepared for transportation. In fact, under existing
arrangements, there is no other delay in forwarding recruits than that which is necessary to make out their papers.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, yours,

October 20, 1863.
SIR: Pursuant to orders, I left Long Island at 12 o'clock to-day with 180 men of the Eighty-second Illinois, Forty-fifth New York, One hundred and forty-third New York, on a reconnaissance to ascertain the whereabouts of the enemy. We marched on the Moore Gap road toward Trenton. On the road I obtained the information from several citizens that two brigades rebel cavalry were stationed at Trenton, and that small squads of this cavalry were infesting the mountains. At the top of the mountain my advance noticed a vedette of the enemy, who, after firing at my men, turned his horse and fled. I deployed some men as skirmishers, throwing them
out to the right, left, and front, and captured 1. I then pushed forward as rapidly as the bad mountain road and heavy rain allowed, and after considerable skirmishing along the road we captured 2 more; we were then about 8 miles from Bridgeport and 9 miles from Trenton.
    After a careful and separate examination of the prisoners and a citizen named Potts, I found that the rest of the rebel cavalry company which had been out there had fallen back on Trenton, and as it was getting dark, and on account of the bad roads and weather it was impossible for me to push on any farther, I considered it best to return to camp, which I did. I also captured 3 horses and the arms of the prisoners.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Comdg. Eighty-second Ill. Vols.
Lieutenant-Colonel MEYSENBURG,
Assistant Adjutant-General
GENERAL: I respectfully submit the following report of the operations on the left: On Tuesday, the 28th ultimo, in compliance with the orders of the commanding general, received that morning, the Sixth Corps moved to the vicinity of Franklin's crossing, near the mouth of Deep Run; the First Corps, Major-General Reynolds, to a position about 1 mile farther down the river, and the Third Corps, Major-General Sickles, took position slightly to the rear and between the positions of the First and Sixth Corps. All the troops encamped that night behind the heights, without fires, and concealed from the observation of the enemy. During the night the pontoons were carried to the river by hand. At the upper crossing, and shortly before daylight, Brooks' division, of the Sixth Corps, crossed in the boats, Russell's brigade taking the lead, and receiving the fire of the enemy's pickets and reserves. The enemy's rifle-pits were immediately occupied, and three bridges were rapidly
laid, under the direction of Brigadier-General Benham.
    At Reynolds' crossing, 1 mile farther down, the passage was delayed by a severe fire from the enemy's sharpshooters, but was at length gallantly accomplished, General Wadsworth crossing with a portion of his division in the boats, and driving the enemy from their rifle-pits. During the day, Wednesday, April 29, the command was held in readiness to cross, while the enemy was rapidly intrenching on his entire front, and occasionally shelling Reynolds'
position, on the left.
    On Thursday, the 30th, Sickles' corps was detached from my command, and ordered to the United States Ford, and during the night one of the bridges at the upper and one at the lower crossing were taken up, under orders from headquarters, and sent to Banks' Ford. On Friday, May 1, at 5 p.m., an order was received from the commanding general to make a demonstration in force at 1 o'clock that same day; to let it be as severe as possible without being an attack; to assume a threatening attitude, and maintain it until further orders. It was already some hours after the time fixed for the movement, but the last clause of the order, as stated here, determined me to execute it without delay. Reynolds' corps was accordingly displayed in force; General Newton was directed to send one division of the Sixth Corps to Reynolds' support, to cover his bridges in case of an attack, and the Light Brigade across at the upper bridges, to support General Brooks, who was to display his force as if for advance. When these movements had been executed, an order was received countermanding the order for the demonstration.
    The following day, Saturday, May 2, Reynolds' corps was withdrawn from my command, and ordered to proceed to headquarters of the army, at or near Chancellorsville, one division, General Wheaton's, of the Sixth Corps, being sent by General Newton to cover his crossing and take up his bridge. I was also ordered to take up all the bridges at Franklin's crossing and below before daylight. This order was received at 5.25 a.m., after daylight, and could not, of course, be executed without attracting the observation of the enemy, and leaving him free to proceed against the forces under General Hooker.
    At 6.30 p.m. the order to pursue the enemy by the Bowling Green road was repeated, and my command was immediately put under arms and advanced upon the right, driving the enemy from the Bowling Green road and pushing him back to the woods. That night at 11 o'clock I received an order, dated 10.10 p.m., directing me to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg immediately upon receipt of the order, and move in the direction of Chancellorsville until I connected with the major-general commanding; to attack and destroy any force on the road, and be in the vicinity of the general at daylight. I had been informed repeatedly by Major-General Butterfield, chief of staff, that the force in front of me was very small, and the whole tenor of his many dispatches would have created the impression that the enemy had abandoned my front and retired from the city and its defenses had there not been more tangible evidence than the dispatches in question that
the chief of staff was misinformed.
    The order to cross at Fredericksburg found me with my entire command on the south side of the river, ready to pursue by the Bowling Green road. To recross for the purpose of crossing again at Fredericksburg, where no bridges had been laid, would have occupied until long after daylight. I commenced, therefore, to move by the flank in the direction of Fredericksburg, on the Bowling Green road, General Newton taking the advance, followed by the Light Brigade and Howe's division. A sharp skirmish commenced as the head of the column moved from the immediate vicinity of the bridges, and continued all the way to the town, the enemy falling slowly back. At the same time, a sudden attack was made upon the pickets in front of the Bernard house. When the head of the column entered the town, four
regiments from Wheaton's and Shaler's brigades were sent forward against the rifle.pits, and advanced within 20 yards of the enemy's works, when they received a sudden and destructive fire. An immediate assault was made, but repulsed by the fire of the rifle-pits and the batteries on the heights. It was evident that the enemy's line of works was occupied in considerable force, and that his right, as it appeared from reports from General Brooks, extended beyond my left.
    It was now daylight, and batteries were placed in position to shell the enemy until the troops could be formed for another attack. General Gibbon was ordered to cross the river as soon as the bridge opposite the Lacy house was completed, and about 7 o'clock proceeded to take position on my right. General Howe was directed to move on the left of Hazel Run, to turn the enemy's right. Upon advancing as directed, he found that the works in his front were occupied, and that the character of the stream between his command and that of General Newton's prevented any movement of his division to the right. General Gibbon, upon moving forward to turn the left of the enemy, was checked by the canal and compelled to halt. Nothing remained but to carry the works by direct assault.
    Two storming columns were formed, composed as follows: Right column, commanded by Col. George C. Spear, who fell while gallantly leading it: The Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, Major Dawson, and the Forty-third New York, Colonel Baker. This column was supported by the Sixty-seventh New York (First Long
Island), Colonel Cross, and the Eighty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, Major Bassett, under command of Colonel Shaler. Left column: The Seventh Massachusetts, Colonel Johns, who fell, severely wounded in the assault, and the Thirty-sixth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel Walsh. Line of battle, Colonel Burnham: The Fifth Wisconsin, Colonel Allen, as skirmishers; Sixth Maine, Lieutenant-Colonel Harris; Thirty-first New York, Colonel Jones, and the Twenty-
third Pennsylvania, Colonel Ely, this latter regiment volunteering.  The columns moved on the Plank road and to the right of it directly up the heights. The line of battle advanced on the double-quick to the left of the Plank road against the rifle-pits, neither halting nor firing a shot until they had driven the enemy from their lower line of
works. In the meantime the storming columns had pressed forward to the crest, and carried the works in the rear of the rifle-pits, capturing the guns and many prisoners. These movements were gallantly executed under a most destructive fire.
    In the meantime Howe advanced rapidly on the left of Hazel Run, in three columns of assault, and forced the enemy from the crest in front, capturing five guns. The entire corps was at once put in motion and moved in pursuit. Considerable resistance was made on the next series of heights, but the position was carried without halting. A section of horse artillery on our right occupied every successive crest upon our line of march, and much annoyed our advance.
    At Salem Chapel the enemy were re-enforced by a brigade from Banks' Ford and by troops from the direction of Chancellorsville, and made a determined resistance. Brooks' division formed rapidly across the road and Newton's upon his right, and advanced upon the woods, which were strongly held by the enemy. After a sharp and prolonged contest, we gained the heights, but were met by fresh troops pouring in upon the flank of the advanced portion of the line. For a short time the crest was held by our troops with obstinate resistance, but at length the line was forced slowly back through the woods. The advance of the enemy is
checked by the splendid firing of our batteries, Williston's, Rigby's, and Parsons'. Wheaton still holds his position on the right, gallantly fighting. On the left the troops are rapidly reformed, and, after a short interval, again advance upon the woods. The enemy is once more forced back in much confusion on our right, but steadily resisting on the left.
    This was the condition of things when night put an end to the battle. The troops rested on their arms until morning. During the night the enemy were re-enforcing heavily, and our wounded, as far as was practicable, were collected and sent to Fredericksburg. The following morning, at an early hour, I was informed that a column of the enemy, 15,000 strong, coming from the direction of Richmond, had occupied the heights of Fredericksburg, cutting off my communications with the town. Expecting a movement of this kind, I had already formed Howe's division in line of battle to the rear. General Howe promptly extended his left to the river, and admirably checked an effort of the enemy to cut us off from Banks' Ford, where a pontoon bridge had been laid the day previous. In this affair he captured 200
prisoners and a battle-flag.
    While these things were occurring on my left, I received a dispatch from the major-general commanding, informing me that he had contracted his lines; that I must look well to the safety of my corps, preserve my communications with Fredericksburg and Banks' Ford, and suggesting that I fall back upon the former place, or recross, in preference, at Banks' Ford, where I could more readily communicate with the main body. To fall back upon Fredericksburg was out of the question. To adopt the other alternative, except under cover of night, was equally so, for the enemy still maintained his position on Salem Heights, and was threatening my flank and rear from the direction of Fredericksburg. My line was formed with the left resting on the river, about midway between Fredericksburg and Banks' Ford, thence extending slightly beyond the Plank road, when it turned at right angles to the right, following the direction of the Plank road for a mile, and then again turning to the right at right angles, and recrossing the Plank road in front of Salem Heights, my right resting where it had been placed in the engagement of the previous evening. A line of battle of such length was necessarily weak, yet to contract it would inevitably provoke immediate attack from vastly superior forces. Batteries were skillfully posted by Colonel Tompkins, chief of artillery, to maintain the weaker points, and rendered invaluable service.
    Thus, fronting in three directions, I was compelled to await attack, determined to hold the position until dark and then fall back upon Banks' Ford. A dispatch from the major-general commanding had informed me that he could not relieve me, as he was in position in which he hoped to be attacked, and that he was too far away to direct my operations. Subsequent dispatches directed me to hold a position on the right bank of the river until the following morning. During the day there was more or less skirmishing on the whole front, and in the evening a most determined attack was made upon Howe's line, for the purpose of cutting our communication with the river, and at the same time Brooks was attacked farther toward the right. The attack on Brooks was readily repulsed, chiefly by the skirmish line and the firing by the battery of McCartney's (First Massachusetts) battery. That on Howe was of a more determined character, being made en échelon of battalions and in
columns. It was gallantly resisted by our infantry by a counter charge, while the artillery of the division played with fearful effect upon their advance. At length our line was forced back upon the left, and General Howe directed his right to retire to a less advanced position. The movement was quietly executed, the enemy still pressing fiercely on his front.
    Wheaton's brigade and two regiments of the Light Brigade had been sent from the extreme right to his support, and Butler's battery (G, Second U.S. Artillery)was sent rapidly by a road through the wood to his rear. The division reformed promptly, the batteries keeping up a most effective fire upon the wood. The advance of the enemy was checked, his troops were scattered and driven back with fearful loss, and the new position was easily maintained until nightfall. Several hundred prisoners, including 1 general officer and many others of rank, and 3 battle-flags, were captured from the enemy in this engagement. As soon as it was dark, Newton's and Brooks' divisions, with the Light Brigade, fell rapidly back upon Banks' Ford, and took position on the heights in that neighborhood and in the
rifle-pits. When these movements were completed, Howe was directed to fall back, and at once abandoned his position and moved to the river, taking position on Newton's right.
    On Tuesday, the 5th, at 2 a.m., I received the order of the commanding general to withdraw from my position, cross the river, take up the bridge, and cover the ford. The order was immediately executed, the enemy meanwhile shelling the bridges from commanding positions above us, on the river. When the last of the column was on the bridge, I received a dispatch from the commanding general countermanding the order to withdraw. My command was on the left bank it could not recross before daylight, and must do it then, if at all, in face of the enemy, whose batteries completely commanded the bridges. I accordingly went into camp in the vicinity of the ford, sending an adequate force to guard the river and watch the ford. The losses of the Sixth Corps in these operations were 4,925 killed, wounded, and
missing.(*) We captured from the enemy, according to the best information we could obtain, 5 battle-flags, 15 pieces of artillery--9 of which were brought off, the others falling into the hands of the enemy upon the subsequent reoccupation of Fredericksburg by his forces-and 1,400 prisoners, including many officers of rank. No material of any kind belonging to the corps fell into the hands of the enemy except several wagons and a forge that were passing through Fredericksburg at the time of its reoccupation by his forces.
    I must add, in closing, that the conduct of the troops from the first crossing of the river until our return to Banks' Ford was such as to merit my heartiest approbation. To Major-General Newton, commanding Third Division, and Briga-dier-General Brooks, commanding First Division, I am indebted for excellent counsel and for the gallant and spirited manner in which they carried out their orders. To Brigadier-General Howe, for his determined bravery in resisting repeated charges of an overwhelming force of the enemy, the safety of the command was greatly indebted. To General Gibbon I am indebted for his effective support in the engagement of Sunday morning.
    The gallant conduct of Colonel Burnham, in leading the Light Brigade to the assault on the rifle-pits in rear of Fredericksburg, is worthy of the highest admiration. «36 R R--VOL XXV, PT I»
It is no disparagement to the other regiments of the corps to say that the steadiness and valor of the Sixth Maine, Fifth Wisconsin, Seventh Massachusetts, and the Vermont Brigade could not be excelled. The skill and personal gallantry of Brigadier-Generals Bartlett, Wheaton, Russell, and Neill, Colonels Grant, Shaler, William H. Browne, Thirty-sixth New York, and H. W. Brown, Third New Jersey, displayed in the management of their respective brigades, deserve the special
notice of the commanding general. Colonel Browne, of the Thirty-sixth New York, I regret to say, was severely wounded in the action of Sunday afternoon, and the command of the brigade devolved upon Col. H. L. Eustis, who is specially mentioned by his division commander for gallant service. Colonel Brown, of the New Jersey Brigade, was also wounded, and the command of the brigade passed to Colonel Buck, Second New Jersey. He, too, fell, wounded, and the command devolved on Colonel Penrose, Fifteenth New Jersey. Both these officers performed their duties with admirable coolness.
    I desire also to call the special attention of the commanding general to the officers named in connection with the assault on the heights of Fredericksburg.
For a further mention of officers who deserve his notice, I respectfully refer to the reports of division commanders, herewith transmitted. To the following-named officers of my staff I am indebted for prompt and efficient assistance rendered at all times during the operations I have reported, and often under circumstances of exceeding danger and confusion; Lieut. Col. M. T. McMahon, assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff'; Col. C. H. Tompkins, chief of artillery; Lieut. Col. J. Ford Kent, inspector-general, slightly wounded in the action of Sunday morning; Maj. C. A. Whittier, aide-de-camp; Maj. T. W. Hyde, provost-marshal and acting aide-de-camp, Maj. H. H. Janeway, acting aide-de-camp; Capts. R. F. Halsted and H. C. Pratt, aides-de-camp; Lieut. J. N. Andrews, commissary of musters and acting aide-de-camp, and Lieut. H. W. Farrar, acting aide-de-camp, taken prisoner while carrying an important order. The management of the artillery, under Colonel Tompkins, was singularly effective. The difficult details of the commissary and quartermaster's departments were excellently conducted by Lieut. Col. C.W. Toiles, chief quartermaster, and Capt. J. K. Scofield, chief commissary. Those officers are entitled to much credit. I notice with particular approbation the arrangements made for the care and prompt removal of the wounded by Surg. Charles O'Leary, medical director of the corps, and Surg. Charles F. Crehore, medical inspector. These arrangements were carried into effect by Capt. W.H. Robinson, chief of ambulance corps. I respectfully request that the regiments and batteries of the corps be permitted to inscribe "Fredericksburg" and "Salem Heights" on their colors. It is an honor they have bravely earned.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major-General, Commanding Sixth Army Corps.
Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.

June 27, 1862.
Capt W. E. STURGES, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
SIR: I have the honor to report that while in command of my regiment on picket, at 3 p.m. yesterday, I was detailed as division officer of the day. As soon as practicable I reported at division headquarters for instructions; after which I visited the different pickets on this front. While engaged in that duty I received a communication from General Kearny, directing me to report immediately to General Hooker, with a note requesting that officer to relieve the two regiments of this division doing picket duty on General Hooker's front; to which General Hooker assented, and informed me that he had given General Abercrombie orders to relieve
all of the regiments of Kearny's division occupying his (Hooker's) front. This conversation occurred between 7 and 8 o'clock p.m. I then returned to the outpost. After waiting for an hour or more, and no relief for our pickets, I, in company with Colonel Egan, visited our lines on the right. After passing the Fortieth New York, and at some distance to the rear, I discovered the Long Island Volunteers. On making inquiry of the commanding officer in regard to his position at that point he informed me he was doing picket duty; that he was sent to relieve Birney's brigade. I informed him that no part of Birney's brigade had been relieved, and advised him to relieve the Fortieth New York, in accordance with instructions given him. He declined, on the ground that he had been placed there to hold that position, and could not change it except by orders from General Abercrombie. The position occupied by the Long Island Volunteers was in the open field in front of Hooker's division and about 400 yards to the left of Hooker's redoubt and near the woods. This conversation occurred between 11 and 12 o'clock p.m.
    I then sought General Abercrombie, who informed me that he could not relieve any of the regiments without instructions from General Hooker. I then sent you a communication containing a statement of the difficulties I encountered in getting the proper regiments relieved. About 1 o'clock a.m. I received a communication from General Kearny, directing me to state to General Hooker that unless the regiments were relieved in an hour, he (Kearny) would relieve them and order them to camp. In accordance with these instructions I relieved the Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania and Fortieth New York from duty on Hooker's front about 3 p.m. The Fortieth New York was sent to camp; the Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania then relieved the Thirty-eighth New York, who also returned to camp. General Hooker soon after the relief of the above regiment discovered their absence and immediately detailed others to fill their places. The whole line during my tour was quiet. I was relieved this morning by Colonel Hays, Sixty-third Pennsylvania.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Colonel Thirty-eighth Regiment, Division Officer of the Day.
The report of the position of the pickets in front of the division was rendered this morning.

Camp near Harrison's Landing, Va., July 12, 1862.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my brigade in the action of 1st July, 1862: On the 30th of June my brigade crossed Turkey Creek Bridge and proceeded on the road to Richmond about 2 miles, and deployed into line of battle to the right of the road in an elevated field, where it remained for a few hours; but finding my position much exposed to the enemy's shells at long range, another and a less exposed position was taken. No advances
being made by the rebels, the brigade bivouacked for the night. Early on the morning of the 1st instant orders from division headquarters were received to
cross a ravine immediately in front of my line, to support a portion of Howe's brigade and several batteries previously advanced to Malvern Hill. It was soon discovered the enemy was preparing for an attack both in front and on our left, as they were seen to emerge in great force in both directions. Two regiments, viz, the First U.S. Chasseurs and the Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, moved up to the support of Griffin's battery and the Sixty-second New York. With the three other regiments of my brigade, viz, Thirty-first and Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers and First Long Island, I moved to the support of General Howe's
brigade, and took up a position on the crest of the hill on the right of the tongue of woods. Subsequently the First U.S. Chasseurs and Thirty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers were ordered to take up their position in line of battle across the extreme point of this tongue of woods in support of General Palmer's brigade. The Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers were sent to the support of General Howe's brigade, while the two remaining regiments, First Long Island Volunteers and Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, formed line of battle in the edge of the timber almost perpendicular to the batteries. The enemy appearing in large force
on the left, with the obvious intention of charging the batteries, the Long Island and Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers changed front by the left, and forming in front and under the fire of the batteries they held this position under a heavy fire of the enemy until relieved (their ammunition being exhausted) by the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Neill, who continued a heavy fire upon the enemy until dark, when, 60 rounds per man having been expended, they were relieved by a regiment of General Sickles' brigade.
    The First Chasseurs and the Thirty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers meanwhile had been under a heavy fire from the enemy's artillery and infantry, and after expending all their ammunition they were relieved by some regiments of General Hooker's division. The brigade then returned to the position they had occupied in the morning, where they bivouacked until orders were received to take up the line of march. From early in the morning until dark the brigade was exposed to a storm of shot and shell from the enemy's batteries and during the afternoon was hotly engaged with a much superior force of the enemy's infantry. During the heat of the contest, and while the brigade was between the enemy and our own batteries (which were firing over their heads), several unfortunate accidents occurred, which
resulted in the loss of several men. In consequence, I was induced to ride up to them, with a view of increasing the elevation of some of the pieces, and again to communicate with the division commander, General Couch, whom I found near by, in a most exposed position, calmly directing the operations of his division, when I informed him of the fact that most of the regiments of my brigade had expended all their ammunition (60 rounds), when a portion of General Hooker's division was ordered to relieve him.
    The regiments composing my brigade all acquitted themselves throughout the battle in a highly-commendable manner, and acted, with a very few exceptions, like veterans. If the Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers ever lost anything previously they more than regained it this time. The commanders of regiments--Colonel Shaler, of the First Chasseurs: Colonel Cross, of the First Long Island; Colonel Neill, Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Lieutenant-Colonel Vallee, commanding temporarily Sixty-first Pennsylvania----exhibited a great degree of coolness, and managed their regiments in a most satisfactory manner. Colonel Williams' regiment having been engaged for the greater part of the time farther to the right with General Howe's brigade I am unable to say more than this. From their uniform
good conduct in other battles I have no doubt that it and its commander conducted themselves most gallantly. In alluding to the line officers, I should be doing a great injustice to my personal staff, Lieutenants Appleton and Slipper, were I to omit alluding to their soldierly bearing and promptness in communicating my orders during the hottest of the fight, and of some seven or eight it has been my lot to be' engaged in during a long period of military life the hottest of them all. These gentlemen --Lieutenant Appleton particularly--conducted regiments to their respective positions in the coolest and most gallant manner, for which they deserve
especial attention.
A tabular account, together with a nominal list of killed, wounded, and missing, has already been forwarded.(*)
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Brigade.
Assistant Adjutant-General.

Williamsburg, May 7, 1862.
SIR: I have the honor to report the operations of this brigade since the morning of the 4th instant:
The brigade consists of the First Long Island Regiment, the Thirty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, First U.S. Chasseurs, Sixty-first and Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, and attached to it a battery of the First Pennsylvania Artillery, commanded by Captain Miller. Orders were received from division headquarters to take two or three regiments of my command and a section of Captain Miller's battery and capture the forts on Warwick River in front of Dam No. 2, below Lee's Mill. Accordingly the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Neill, and the First Long Island, Lieutenant-Colonel Cross, were ordered forward. Upon arriving in front of the main works it was presumed that they had been abandoned by the enemy; however, no precaution was omitted to guard against a surprise.
    The river and deep marsh immediately in their front required the combined efforts of the whole force for nearly two hours to effect a passage. The works, which were quite extensive and very strong, were found abandoned by the enemy. At this point we received orders to join the column of General Naglee, ordered to the
front on a reconnaissance. The march was accordingly resumed, the remainder of the brigade having in the mean time joined. We halted for the night after a march of' about 7 miles, and, being without supplies of any kind or means of transportation, were compelled to send a large force back to camp to bring them up. This detained us, owing to the terrible state of the roads, until the next day at 3 p.m., when, receiving orders to proceed to the front without delay to re-enforce the remainder of the division, then hotly engaged with the enemy, we resumed our forward movement (Captain Miller's battery had previously advanced upon the receipt of written orders and has not joined the brigade since), and night coming on before we could get into position, owing to the violent storm, the brigade bivouacked near the headquarters of the Fourth Army Corps. The Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers was ordered to the front, and the First U.S. Chasseurs, Lieutenant-Colonel Shaler, was posted as pickets in advance, a company of the Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, as also one of the Thirty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, being detailed to guard the prisoners near headquarters.
    At 3.30 a.m. (6th) the brigade was ordered into position in a belt of woods within a half a mile of Fort Magruder and its supporting batteries, the Sixty-first and Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers in front, and the First Long Island and Thirty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers in reserve. The flank companies of the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, thrown out as skirmishers, advanced and (Captain Maxwell in command)entered it without opposition, it having been abandoned about an hour previously, many of the wounded of the enemy being found in their hospitals.
    Through my aide, Lieutenant Adams, I was ordered to report in writing to the commander- in-chief the condition, strength, and character of the enemy's works, and at 7 a.m. was ordered to advance with the brigade, Major Farnsworth's cavalry in my front, and to take possession of the city of Williamsburg, receiving special orders from General Keyes, commanding the army corps, not to advance beyond the city, which instructions were obeyed.  It is unnecessary to allude to the long and violent rain-storm and the unparalleled condition of the roads further than as they served to exhibit the energy and untiring perseverance of both officers and men.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel First L. L Vols., Comdg. Graham's Brigade.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Couch's Division.

Intrenched Camp, near Savage's, June 2, 1862.
SIR: On the 31st ultimo, at 3 p.m., I received an order to send a brigade of my division by the railroad to support Keyes' corps, said to be severely engaged. Birney's brigade was designated, and getting most promptly under arms, advanced accordingly. Captain Hunt, aide to General Heintzelman, arriving from the field, made me aware of the discomfiture of most of Casey's division. The retiring wagons and a dense stream of disorganized fugitives arrived nearly simultaneously. As a precaution I ordered some picked Michigan marksmen and a regiment to proceed and occupy the dense woods bordering on the left of our position to take in flank any pursuers. I, however, soon received General Heintzelman's directions to order forward by the Williamsburg road the remaining brigade, and to retrieve the position the enemy had driven us from. I put myself at the head of the advanced regiment and set forward without delay. I also sent written orders for Jameson's
brigade, camped at the tete-de-pont near Bottom's Bridge (3 miles in rear), to come up without delay. This order met with General Heintzelman's approval.
    On arriving at the field of battle we found certain zigzag rifle pits sheltering crowds of men and the enemy firing from abatis and timber in their front. General Casey remarked to me on coming up, "If you will regain our late camp the day will still be ours." I had but the Third Michigan up, but they moved forward with alacrity, dashing into the felled timber, and commenced a desperate but determined contest, heedless of the shell and ball which rained upon them. This regiment, the only one of Berry's brigade not engaged at Williamsburg, at the price of a severe loss, has nearly outvied all competitors. Its work this day was complete.
This regiment (Third Michigan) lost:
Officer killed--Capt. S. A. Judd, Company A.
Officers wounded---Col. S. G. Champlin; Capt. S. G. Lowing, Company I; First Lieut. G.
E. Judd, Company A; First Lieut. S. M. Pelton, Company C; First Lieut. G. W. Dodge,
Company F; First Lieut. A. J. Whitney, Company G; First Lieut. S. Brennan, Company I;
Second Lieut. D.C. Crawford, Company E; Second Lieut. Joseph Mason, Company
Total officers killed and wounded, 10.
Enlisted men killed, 31; wounded, 111; missing, 14.
Total loss, 166.(*)
One company of 50 picked marksmen lost its captain killed, its lieutenants wounded, and 26 men. I take pleasure in particularizing Col. S.G. Champlin, wounded, Lieut. Col. A. A. Stevens, Major Pierce, and Capts. I. C. Smith and E. S. Pierce, and Lieut. G. E. Judd.
    The next regiment that came up, the Fifth Michigan, again won laurels as fresh as those due them for Williamsburg. Its loss then was 144. Its loss this day was:
Officers killed--Capt. Louis B. Quackenbush, Company H; Lieut. and Adjt. Charles H. Hutchins.
Officers wounded--Lieut. J. J. Knox, Company D; Capt. C. H. vers, Company E; Captain
Wilson, Company G; Captain Miller, Company K.
Total officers killed and wounded, 6.
Enlisted men killed, 30; wounded, 116; missing, 7.
Total loss, 159.(*)
Its noble officers did their duty. I directed General Berry with this regiment to turn the slashings, and, fighting, gain the open ground on the enemy's right flank. This was perfectly accomplished. The Thirty-seventh New York was arranged in column to support the attack. Its services in the sequel proved invaluable.
    In the mean while my remaining brigade, the One hundred and fifth and Sixty-third Pennsylvania, came up, under General Jameson, the other two regiments having been diverted, one to Birney and one to Peck. It is believed that they did well, and most probably urgent reasons existed, but I respectfully submit that it is to the disadvantage of a constituted command to take men from their habitual leaders, and not to be anticipated that a brave though weak division can accomplish the same results with its regiments thus allotted out to those whom they neither know nor have fought under, at the same time that it diminishes the full legitimate sphere of the commander of the division. Of these regiments the One hundred and fifth was placed in the slashings, now vacated by the oblique advance of the Third Michigan, whilst eight companies of the Sixty-third Pennsylvania, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Morgan and most spiritedly headed by General Jameson, aided by his daring chief
of staff, Captain Potter, were pushed through the abatis (the portions never until now occupied by us), and nobly repelled a strong body of the enemy, who, though in a strong line and coming up rapidly and in order, just failed to reach to support this position in time, but who, nothing daunted and with a courage worthy a united cause, halted in battle array and poured in a constant heavy roll of musketry fire.
The One hundred and fifth lost: Officers killed--Capt. John C. Dowling, Company B ; First Lieut. J. P. R. Cummiskey,
Company D. Officers wounded--Col. A. A. McKnight; Capt. L. B. Duff, Company D; Capt. J. W.
Greenawalt, Company E; Capt. R. Kirk, Company F; Capt. A. C. Thompson, Company K;
First Lieut. S. A. Craig, Company B; First Lieut. C. C. Markle, Company E; First Lieut.
James B. Geggie, Company F; Second Lieut. A. J. Shipley, Company E.
Total officers killed and wounded, 11.
Enlisted men killed, 67; wounded, 115; missing, 63.
Total loss, 256.(*)
Sixty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers lost:
Officer killed--First Lieut. Henry Hurst, Company C.
Officers wounded--Lieut. Col. A. S. M. Morgan; Adjt. George P. Cortes; Quartermaster W.
N. Haymaker; Capt. John A. Danks, Company E; First Lieut. T. L. Maynard, Company B;
Second Lieut. Isaac Moorhead, Company G; Acting Second Lieut. G. E. Gross, Company D
Total officers killed and wounded, 8.
Enlisted men killed, 31; wounded 88; missing, 21.
Total loss, 148.(*)
This was perhaps near 6 o'clock, when our enter and right, defended by troops of the other divisions, with all their willingness, could no longer resist the enemy's right central flank attacks, pushed on with determined discipline and with the impulsion of numerous concentrated masses. Once broken, our troops fled incontinently, and a dense body of the enemy pursuing rapidly, yet in order, occupied the Williamsburg road, the entire open ground, and penetrating deep into the woods on either side soon interposed between my division and my line of retreat. It was on this occasion that, seeing myself cut off, and relying on the high discipline and determined valor of the Thirty-seventh New York Volunteers, I faced them to the rear against the enemy, and held the ground, although so critically placed, and despite the masses that gathered on and had passed us, checked the enemy in his intent of cutting us off against the White Oak Swamp. This enabled the advanced regiments, averted by orders and this contest in their rear, to return from their hitherto victorious career, and to retire by a remaining wood-path known to our scouts (the Saw-mill road) until they once more arrived at and remanned the impregnable position we had left at noon at our own fortified division camp.
The loss of the Thirty-seventh New York is severe, viz:
Officer killed--Second Lieut. W. J. Fennon.
Officers wounded--Capt. J. R. McConnell, Capt. A. J. Diegnan, First Lieut. James Keelan,
Second Lieut. James H. Markey, Second Lieut. William Bird, Second Lieut. William C. Green.
Total officers killed and wounded, 7.
Enlisted men killed, 12; wounded, 66; missing, 2.
Total loss, 87.(*)
At Williamsburg its loss was 95. It there formed our extreme left. Colonel Hayman, its colonel, has ever been most distinguished. He revived this day his reputation gained in Mexico. Adjt. James Henry, Capt. James R. O'Beirne, and Lieuts. W. C. Green and P. J. Smith ware particularly distinguished for courage and activity.
The detached brigade under Birney had been ordered to support by the railroad side, not to attack. It accomplished this successfully, for I understand it enabled General Couch, who had been cut off with a brigade, to form the junction with the army. The Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers (Jameson's brigade), having been on fatigue, ordered to report to General Birney, and was seriously engaged. Its 1oss was:
Officer killed--Maj. J. Culp.
Officers wounded--Col. C. T. Campbell; Capt. S.C. Simonton, Company B; Capt. C. S.
Chase, Lieut. E. J. Rice, Company A.
Total officers killed and wounded, 5.
Enlisted men killed, 17; wounded, 57; missing, 23.
Total loss, 102.(*)
This brigade again on the following day, having been kept out in advance of the division camp performed under Col. J. H. Hobart Ward a brilliant charge. I refer you to Colonel Ward's report. The loss of the brigade has been:
The Thirty-eighth New York Volunteers lost:
Officer wounded--Lieut. F. Walker.
Enlisted men killed, 6; wounded, 20; missing, 8.
Total loss, 35.(*)
Fortieth New York Volunteers lost:
Officers wounded--First Lieut. Lewis Fitzgerald, Second Lieut Charles H. Gesner.
Enlisted men killed, 10; wounded, 51; missing, 2; prisoners, 2. Total loss, 67.(*)
Third Maine Volunteers lost:
Officers wounded--Captain Lakeman, Company I; Captain Richmond, Company K; Lieut.
A. S. Merrill, Company D; Lieutenant Haskell, Company K.
Enlisted men killed, 8; wounded, 65.
Total loss, 77.(*)
Fourth Maine Volunteers lost:
Enlisted men killed, 2; wounded, 8; missing, 1.
Total loss. 11.
The Second Michigan Volunteers, Colonel Poe, and two companies of the Sixty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, having been on distant pickets, were late to join in the battle, but arrived most opportunely to resist the advanced pursuers of the enemy near our intrenched camps and aided in giving me time to organize its defenses.
The Second Michigan lost:
Officers wounded--Lieut. Col. A. W. Williams, Capt. William L. Whipple.
Enlisted men killed, 10; wounded, 42; missing, 1.
Total loss, 55.(*)
The Eighty-seventh New York Volunteers was detached with General Peck. I refer you to him for favorable notice. Its loss was:
Officers wounded---Col. S. A. Dodge; Capt. T. Y. Baker, Company C; Second Lieut. D.
O. Beckwith, Company K; First Lieut. D. A. Flandreau, Company A; First Lieut. David C.
Cloyd, Company C; Second Lieut. H. C. Selvage, Company A.
Enlisted men killed, 9; wounded, 62; missing, 4.
Total loss, 81.(*)
It is perhaps within the limits of my report to mention General Peck, most distinguished, and wounded in Mexico. On the discomfiture of the right and center he rallied near the saw-mill several hundred of the fugitives, and was coming with them from there again to the field when I directed them to anticipate the enemy and man the intrenched camp. In doing this I particularize a noble regiment, the First Long Island Legion, under Colonel Adams. I have again to dwell on the exemplary conduct of the brilliant officers of the staff. Captain Potter, General Jameson's assistant adjutant-general, who had already attracted notice at Williamsburg, was here as conspicuously gallant as extremely useful. I have to regret in the loss of Captain Smith, assistant adjutant-general of General Berry's staff, the premature fate of one whose gallantry at Williamsburg made me to anticipate a career which he fulfilled in this action. My acting aide, Lieutenant Mallon, rendered me great services, and
was wounded. My aide, Captain Sturges, was left to conduct General Birney. Captain Moore was sent after my artillery, and was, as usual, active. I have again to regret that the unequaled batteries (Thompson's Second U.S. Artillery), Randolph's and Beam's, were not employed, from there being other batteries substituted.
In finishing this report I trust that you will bring to the attention of the general-in-chief that, masters of the lost camp and victorious and in full career, the fate of the center decided our own, and that the regiments were suddenly stopped by orders dispatched to them, and by hearing the fire of their support, the Thirty-seventh New York, in rear of their entire line; but undismayed and in good order they effected their retreat. I have also to call to your attention that the loss of my regiments, only 5,000 fighting men all told, have again, within a very short period, paid the penalty of daring and success by the marked and severe loss of near 1,300 men. I have again to bring to notice for conspicuous good conduct Generals Jameson and Berry and Birney (Second Brigade). The latter acted in an independent command. The former led in person the advance of their men.
    Among numerous prisoners taken was Colonel Bratton, Sixth South Carolina Volunteers, taken by Colonel Walker's Fourth Maine. The losses of the enemy were even vastly severer than our own, and in places the slain were piled in confused masses. 1 add, in conclusion, that the enemy's success in the afternoon did not prevent me that very night from pushing forward Major Dillman and 200 Michigan marksmen to the saw-mill (one mile in advance), whence he boldly threw out reconnaissances in the vicinity and to the left of the late battle ground.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Third Division, Third Corps.
Assistant Adjutant-General.

February 6, 1862.
General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: In obedience to your instructions, I have the honor to in. close a tabulated report of the sick in the several divisions and brigades of the Army of the Potomac as far as the returns in this office will enable me to do so. I have to observe that these tables show the whole number of sick in the regiments, whether
in quarters or hospital, as reported by the medical officers. Of the men thus reported, more than one-half are affected with trivial complaints, that could scarcely justify their being left behind in case the army should be put in motion. In the cavalry regiments the sick report is swollen considerably in consequence of injuries
to the men received from the horses. A very considerable item in many of the regiments is due to the number of men waiting discharges in consequence of disqualification from old physical infirmities.
    Among the regular troops the sick report is seriously increased by the number of venereal cases, some of which were received from California; others contracted here. Measles, which seems to be scourging the whole Army of the United States, still breaks out from time to time in different regiments. Ber-dan's Sharpshooters have been and are still severely affected with that disease. It is hoped that hospital and field arrangements already made and in progress will soon abate this evil. It will be perceived that among the Vermont troops in Brooks' brigade there is a wide difference in the ratio of sick between the Second and Third Regiments and the other three. I have already endeavored to give some explanation of this is in a former report. I have now to state that I have sent a large detachment of convalescents to Philadelphia in order to make room for the sick of this brigade in the general hospitals, in hopes some beneficial effect may result to the well from removing the sick from their sight, thus avoiding the depressing influence of the daily observation of so much sickness among their comrades.
    As a general rule it would seem, as is natural, that the ratio of sick is inversely as the military age of the men. When a departure from this rule is perceived, as it will be in certain brigades, one important reason for it will probably be found in the lax and inefficient discipline of the regiment. I called attention to an instance of that sort a few days since, and was told that the regiment was demoralized from the inefficiency of the officers. I ask attention in this place to a letter I have received from Brigadier-General Peck, a copy of which I inclose to show how much may be done by attention to certain sanitary measures that I have frequently suggested, and which have been more than once directed from your office. If officers could be impressed with the necessity of such measures, and convinced of their certain beneficial results, I feel sure they would all be zealous in enforcing them. I am gratified to be able to state that typhoid fever, which I feared would seriously increase
with the cold weather, has been much decreased in a very great majority of the regiments, and upon the whole I think I am justified in saying that the sanitary condition of this army is very satisfactory.
    I take this occasion to say that I have sent an inspector of hospitals to Lander's division, and that as soon as the inspections of Alexander's and Duane's commands are completed, I shall send another to Perryville, Md., where I have just learned that typhoid fever has appeared and is increasing in one of the regular regiments stationed at that point.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Burgeon and Medical Director Army of the Potomac.
[lnclosure No. 1.]
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


First Minnesota 960 32 3.33 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second New York State Militia 832 30 3.60 1,792 62 3.46 .... .... ....


Seventh Michigan 990 20 2.02 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twentieth Massachusetts 637 30 4.71 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Andrew Sharpshooters 639 71 11.11 2,266 121 5.34 .... .... ....


Sixty-ninth Pennsylvania 952 29 3.41 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seventy.first Pennsylvania. 1,129 26 2.30 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seventy-second Pennsylvania 1,415 50 3.53 .... .... .... .... .... ....
One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania 1,036 15 1.45 .... .... .... .... ....
Light artillery 585 23 3.93 51.17 143 2.79 .... .... ....
Tammany Forty-second New York 803 54 6.72 .... .... .... .... ....
Fifteenth Massachusetts 809 68 8.40 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Van Alen Cavalry 860 23 2.67 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Company I, First Artillery 150 6 4.00 2,622 151 5.75 11,797 477 4.04

A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Second Pennsylvania Reserves 519 21 4.04 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves 885 40 4.52 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifth Pennsylvania, Reserves 936 45 4.80 .... .... .... .... .... ....
First Pennsylvania Reserves 894 63 7.04 3,234 169 5.22 .... .... ....


Seventh Pennsylvania Reserves 913 51 5.58 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eleventh Pennsylvania Reserves 968 38 3.92 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Third Pennsylvania Reserves 930 64 6.88 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Pennsylvania Reserves 809 41 5.06 3,620 194 5.22 .... .... ....


 Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves 972 44 4.52 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixth Pennsylvania Reserves 966 49 5.07 .... .... .... .... .... ....
tenth Pennsylvania Reserves 965 7 0.72 .... .... .... .... .... ....
twelfth Pennsylvania Reserves 846 37 4.37 3,749 137 3.65 .... .... ....
First Pennsylvania Rifles 889 67 7.53 .... .... .... .... .... ....
First Pennsylvania Artiltery 375 22 5.87 .... .... .... .... .... ....
First Pennsylvania Cavalry 890 96 10.77 2,154 185 8.58 12,757 685 5.37
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Twenty-Second Massachusetts 1,157 47 4.06 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second Maine 700 76 10.85 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighteenth Massachusetts. 973 48 4.93 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-fifth New York 636 12 1.88 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirteenth New York 700 39 5.57 4,166 222 5.32 .... .... ....


Fourteenth New York 950 47 4.94 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Michigan 1,050 29 2.76 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Ninth Massachusetts. 1,017 31 3.04 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty-second Pennsylvania. 1,120 55 4.91 4,137 164 3.96 .... .... ....


 Seventeenth Now York 800 33 4.12 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Stockton's Michigan [Sixteenth] 840 39 4.64 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighty-third Pennsylvania 1,023 72 7.02 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Forty-fourth Now York 1,040 40 3.84 3,703 184 5.35 .... .... ....


Third Pennsylvania Cavalry 1,090 45 4.13 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry 1,110 74 6.66 2,200 119 5.40 14,206 689 4.85

A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


First Excelsior 1,020 30 2.94 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second Excelsior 900 45 5.00 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Third Excelsior 978 67 6.85 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Excelsior 799 3 0.38 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifth Excelsior 864 48 5.55 4,561 193 4.23 .... .... ....


First Massachusetts 850 32 3.76 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eleventh Massachusetts. 874 30 3.54 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania. 900 42 4.66 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second New Hampshire 1,000 24 2.4 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Third Indiana Cavalry 550 7 1.27 4,174 136 3.25 .... .... ....


Fifth New Jersey Volunreers 914 57 6.24 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixth New Jersey Volunteers 936 43 4.60 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seventh New Jersey Volunteers 919 51 5.55 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighth New Jersey Volunteers 954 47 4.90 3,723 198 5.32 12,458 527 4.22
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Forty-fifth New York 896 19 2.12 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighth New York 947 55 5.80 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania 692 19 2.74 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-ninth New York 882 15 1.70 3,417 108 3.16 .... .... ....

STEINWEHR'S BRIGADE. p>Fifty-fourth New York 813 51 6.27 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-ninth Now York. 672 33 4.91 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seventy-third Pennsylvania. 503 22 4.37 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty-eighth New York 807 21 2.60 2,795 127 4.54 .... .... ....


Fifty-eighth New York 650 58 8.92 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-fifth Pennsylvania. 732 24 3.27 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fortieth Ponnsylvania 868 32 3.68 2,250 114 5.06


Fourth New York Cavalry 750 38 5.06 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Forty-first New York Volunteers 905 34 3.75 1,655 72 4.35 10,117 421 4.15
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Sixth Maine 940 77 8.19 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Forty-third New York 750 69 9.00 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Forty-ninth Pennsylvania 850 149 17.53 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifth Wisconsin 998 64 6.41 3,538 359 10.12 .... .... ....


Second Vermont 1,021 87 8.53 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Third Vermont 900 84 9.33 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Vermont 1,047 244 23.30 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifth Vermont 1,000 271 27.10 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixth Vermont 970 224 23.00 4,938 910 16.40 .... .... ....

Forty-ninth New York. 876 73 8.34 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-third New York 800 41 5.13 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Forty-seventh Pennsylvania 982 44 4.88 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seventh Maine 808 107 13.24 3,466 265 7.64 .... .... ....
Cameron Cavalry 1,000 96 9.60 1,000 96 9.60 12.942 1,630 12.60
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


One hundred and fourth Pennsylvania 924 22 2.38 .... .... .... .... ....
Fifty-sixth New York 1,480 117 7.90 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eleventh Maine 920 91 9.89 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifty-second Pennsylvania. 850 119 14.00 4,174 349 8.38 .... .... ....


Fifty-ninth New York 849 33 3.94 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighty-sixth New York 900 44 4.88 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania. 849 36 4.24 2,598 113 4.35 .... .... ....


Ninth New Jersey 1,143 44 3.85 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighty-fifth New York 900 67 7.45 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seventy-seventh New York. 900 20 2.22 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighty-seventh New York. 875 31 3.54 3,818 162 4.24 .... .... ....


Sixty-fourth New York 892 161 19.18 892 161 19.18 11,482 785 6.83

GENERAL SYKES' BRIGADE .... .... .... 2,495 136 5.45 .... .... ....

Colonel Hunt's artillery reserve .... .... .... 1,677 125 8.05 .... .... ....


First Regiment U.S Cavalry 424 48 .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second Regiment, seven companies } 506 61 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Regiment, two companies } 632 60 .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifth Regiment 984 101 .... 2,546 260 10.21 .... .... ....
Sixth Regiment


First Berdan Sharpshooters 745 71 9.53 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second Berdan Sharpshooters. 720 132 18.33 1,465 203 13.85 .... .... ....

A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Seventh Massachusetts 1, 005 20 1.99 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-sixth New York 800 17 2.12 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second Rhode Island 877 4 .45 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Tenth Massachusetts 1,011 33 3.26 3,693 74 2.00


Fifty-fifth New York 600 10 1.66 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty-second New York 902 20 2.21 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirteenth Pennsylvania 1,106 26 2.35 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania 824 10 1.21 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Ninety-third Pennsylvania 1,018 35 3.43 4.450 101 2.26 .... .... ....


First Long Island 817 12 1.46 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-third Pennsylvania? 1,460 64 4.38 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-first Pennsylvania... 880 13 1.47 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty-third Pennsylvania [?] 850 49 5.82 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Batteries of artillery 268 63 2.31 4,275 201 4.70 11,400 376 3.29
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Sixth Wisconsin 960 76 6.04 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seventh Wisconsin 996 40 4.11 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second Wisconsin 821 57 6.94 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Nineteenth Indiana 892 70 7.84 3,669 263 7.17


Twenty-first New York 735 23 3.12 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-third New York 878 31 3.54 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-fifth New York 976 35 3.59 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twentieth New York 915 37 4.04 3,504 126 3.59


Thirtieth New York 800 33 4.12 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-second New York 837 24 2.85 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-fourth New York 825 53 6.42 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourteenth New York (State Militia) 650 24 3.69 .... .... .... .... ....
Second New York Cavalry.. 982 107 10.89 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Batteries of artillery 563 19 3.37 1,545 126 8.15 11,830 649 5.49
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Second Michigan 1,000 57 5.70 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Third Michigan 935 43 4.60 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifth Michigan 930 42 4.52 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-seventh New York.. 727 55 7.56 3,392 197 5.80


Third Maine 800 26 800 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Maine 864 36 4.17 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-eighth New York 718 41 5.71 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fortieth New York 957 60 6.27 3,339 163 4.58


Sixty-third Pennsylvania 1,037 49 4.74 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania 620 61 9.84 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty-first Pennsylvania 579 26 4.49 .... .... .... .... .... ....
One hundred and fifth Pennsylvania 934 88 9.42 3,170 224 7.17

First New Jersey Cavalry 1, 000 69 6.9 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Three batteries artillery 411 5 1.23 1,411 74 5.24 11,312 658 5.81

A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


First New Jersey 1,000 34 3.40 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Second New Jersey 1,027 33 3.21 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Third New Jersey 1,040 32 3.07 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth New Jersey 884 28 3.16 3,951 127 3.21


Thirty-second Now York. 775 39 5.03 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Thirty-first New York 850 45 5.29 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighteenth New York 779 38 4.87 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania(*) 985 36 3.65 3,389 158 4.66 .... .... ....


Twenty-seventh New York 840 49 5.83 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixteenth New York 900 101 11.22 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifth Maine 828 92 11.11 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Ninety-sixth Pennsylvania. 927 32 3.45 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Batteries of artillery 434 23 5.30 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Lincoln Cavalry 1,100 111 10.00 5,029 408 8.11 12,369 693 5.60
A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I
Twenty-seventh Indiana 1,005 33 3.28 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Ninth New York State Militia 1,016 29 2.85 .... .... .... .... ....
Second Massachusetts Volunteers 990 62 6.26 .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers 916 23 2.51 .... .... .... ....
.... ....
Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers 1,551 25 1.61 .... .... .... ....
.... ....
Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers 934 51 5.46 .... .... .... ....
.... ....
Nineteenth New York Volunteers 664 31 4.67 .... .... .... .... ....
Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers 1,005 11 1.09 .... .... .... ....
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First Maryland Volunteers 912 14 1.53 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers 1,008 4 0.40 .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Artillery, Company F } 198 9 4.54 .... .... .... .... ....
First Pennsylvania Artillery, Company A } .... .... .... ....
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Third Wisconsin Volunteers 935 34 3.64 .... .... .... .... ....
Thirtieth Pennsylvania Volunteers 651 20 3.07 .... .... .... .... ....
Sixteenth Indiana 882 70 7.93 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Seven companies First Virginia Regiment Volunteers } 725 33 4.55 .... .... ....
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Second Home Brigade } .... .... .... .... .... ....
Twenty-eighth New York Volunteers 706 36 5.10 .... .... .... ....
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Fifth Connecticut Volunteers 935 20 2.25 .... .... .... .... ....
Twelfth Indiana Volunteers 958 15 1.57 .... .... .... .... ....
First Regiment Home Brigade 895 90 10.05 .... .... .... .... ....
Division Hospital at Frederick City .... 132 .... .... .... .... 18,007 1,059

A Mean strength D Brigade strength G Division strength
B Total sick. E Brigade sick. H Division sick
C Percentage F Brigade percentage I Division percentage

Brigade and regiment. A B C D E F G H I


Fifth New Hampshire 998 102 10.22 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fourth Rhode Island .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty-first New York 725 81 11.17 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighty-first Pennsylvania. 750 35 4.67 2,473 218 8.82


Sixty-.third New York 713 33 4.63 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty.ninth New York 694 33 4.75 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Eighty-eighth New York. 659 35 5.45 2,066 101 4.89


Fifty-second New York. 712 41 5.75 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifty-seventh New York. 728 21 2.88 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Sixty-sixth New York 738 53 7.18 .... .... .... .... .... ....
Fifty-third Pennsylvania. 940 72 7.66 3,118 187 5.96
Eighth Illinois Cavalry 1,123 220 19.59 1,123 220 19.59 8,780 726 8.04

General Hospital, Baltimore .... 254 .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
Dix's division--total .... .... .... .... .... .... 13,442 1,129 8.32

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