Statement of Casualties in the Army of the Potomac, September 3-20, 1862, inclusive.
Command Killed Wounded Missing Aggrega- Remarks
Corps, 933 of South
Major- 720 43 Mountain
Sixth 416 Battle
Corps, 115 2 533 of
General 's Pass
Corps, 158 670 30 858 of South
Cavalry ....... ........ 1 Do
First 348 2,016 255 2,619 Battle
Second 860 Do.
Corps, 3,801 548 5,209
Fifth 21 107 2 130 Do.
Sixth 70 335 33 438 Do.
Ninth 432 1,741 120 2,293 Do.
Twelfth 274 1.384 85 1,743 Do.
Major- ....... 9 ........ 9 Do.
Briga- 5 23 ........ 28 Do.
dier 12 55 80
General 13 Advance
Major- 70 148 128 346 Shepherd
Total 2,535 11,426 1,259 15,220
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
Camp near Sharpsburg, Md., September 29, 1826
NEW YORK, August 4, 1863.
SIR: I have the honor to submit herein the official report of the operations of the Army of the Potomac while under my charge;. Accompanying it are the reports of the corps, division, and subordinate commanders pertaining to the various engagements, battles, and occurrences of the ;campaigns, and important documents connected with its organization, supply, and movements. These, with lists of maps and memoranda submitted, will be found appended, duly arranged, and marked for convenient reference.*
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On the 1st of September I went into Washington, where I had an interview with the General in Chief, who instructed me verbally to take command of its defenses, expressly limiting my jurisdiction to the works and their garrisons, and prohibiting me from exercising any control over the troops actively engaged in front under General Pope. During this interview I suggested to the General in Chief the necessity of his going in person or sending one of his personal staff to the army under General Pope for the purpose of ascertaining the exact condition of affairs. He sent Colonel Kelton, his assistant adjutant-general.
During the afternoon of the same day I received a message from the General in Chief to the effect that he desired me to go at once to his house to see the President.
* Portions of report here omitted are printed in Vols. V and XI of this series.