War of the Rebellion: Serial 005 Page 0824 OPERATIONS IN MD., N. VA., AND W. VA. Chapter XIV.

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Colonel Jenkins' cavalry, by apparently incautiously advancing into an ambuscade. The behavior of Captain Brock on the occasion was praiseworthy. Danger is so sharp that its frequent presence will inspire coolness and self-possession in the men, and ultimate benefit will result from it. Yet they ought not to be exposed unnecessarily. I am much gratified at General Floyd's success in dispersing and punishing the regiemtn of the enemy beyond the Gauley, and feel assured that by your united efforts you will be able to drive back to Ohio his whole force. A re-enforcement of two regiments (one from North Carolina and one from Georgia) is on the march to Lewisburg.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General, Commanding.

Abstract from return of the Department of Fredericksburg, commanded by Brigadier General T. H. Holmes, August 31, 1861.

Present for duty

Station Officers Men Aggregate present

and absent

BROOKE'S STATION

Camp Bee 25 411 617

Do 40 562 809

Camp Potomac 35 380 666

Camp Howe 31 465 882

Stafford Court-House 34 558 893

Camp Galloway 32 649 869

Mathias Point 11 102 185

Marlborough Point 41 730 1,105

Heathsville 20 315 351

Camp Bee 27 480 711

Camp Clifton 22 236 406

Lancaster County 6 94 101

Tappahannock 27 539 726

Camp Chopawamsic 3 44 72

Do 3 47 65

Dumfries 4 70 99

Camp Bee 3 79 121

Grand total 364 5,761 8,678

Abstract from a field return August 31, 1861, of the First Camps, Army of the Potomac, commanded by General Beauregard, Manassas, Va.

Troops Office Men Total Aggrega Total Aggrega

rs presen te present te

t present and present

absent and

absent

General 15 15 15 15 15

staff

Infantry 1,209 17,990 23,748 23,138 29,177 30,825

Cavalry 90 1,106 1,373 1,470 1,560 1,677

Artillery 48 923 1,044 1,093 1,146 1,200

Grand 1,362 20,019 26,180 27,716 31,907 33,717

total