War of the Rebellion: Serial 048 Page 0405 Chapter XLI. THE BRISTOE, VIRGINIA, CAMPAIGN.

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Abstract from returns of the Army of Northern Virginia, &c. - Continued.

OCTOBER 20.a

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

General headquarters 13 --- 13

Second Army Corps (Ewell):

Headquarters 21 --- 22

Early's division 519 5,242 6,617

Johnson's division 526 4,833 5,988

Rodes' division 600 6,520 8,080

Total Second Army Corps 1,666 16,595 20,707

Third Army Corps

(A. P. Hill):

Headquarters 15 --- 15

Anderson's division 504 5,854 7,166

Heth's division 424 4,856 5,824

Wilcox's division 507 5,359 6,487

Total Third Army Corps 1,450 16,069 19,492

Cavalry Corps (Stuart):

Headquarters 11 --- 11

Hampton's division 248 3,159 3,965

Fitz. Lee's division 278 3,447 4,238

Horse artillery 14 261 323

Total Cavalry Corps 551 6,867 8,537

Artillery (Pendleton):

Staff 3 --- 3

Second Army Corps b 101 1,576 1,881

Third Army Corps 117 2,044 2,398

Total Artillery 221 3,620 4,282

Cooke's brigade --- --- ---

Grand total 3,901 43,151 53,031

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

present and present artillery.

absent. last

field

return.

General headquarters 13 12 ---

Second Army Corps (Ewell):

Headquarters 23 18 ---

Early's division 11,714 6,805 ---

Johnson's division 11,620 6,109 ---

Rodes' division 14,773 8,042 ---

Total Second Army Corps 38,130 20,974 ---

Third Army Corps

(A. P. Hill):

Headquarters 16 16 ---

Anderson's division 12,639 7,271 ---

Heth's division 10,924 4,997 ---

Wilcox's division 11,167 6,530 ---

Total Third Army Corps 34,746 18,814 ---

Cavalry Corps (Stuart):

Headquarters 12 12 ---

Hampton's division 8,667 2,829 ---

Fitz. Lee's division 8,829 5,212 ---

Horse artillery 439 323 ---

Total Cavalry Corps 17,947 8,376 ---

Artillery (Pendleton):

Staff 3 --- ---

Second Army Corps b 2,650 --- ---

Third Army Corps 3,217 --- ---

Total Artillery 5,870 4,440 ---

Cooke's brigade --- 2,605 ---

Grand total 99,706 55,221 ---

a Return for October 10 not found.

b Cabell's battalion not reported.

c Assigned to Heth's division since last return.

No. 93. Reports of General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding Army of Northern Virginia.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Near Madison Court-House, October 11, 1863.

SIR: Yesterday I moved the army into this position with the hope of getting an opportunity to strike a blow at the enemy. I regretted to hear that it was announced in one of the Richmond papers of yesterday that this army was is motion and has crossed the Rapidan. All such publications are injurious to us. We have difficulties enough to overcome interposed by our enemies without having them augmented by our friends. I wish you could impress upon the editors the importance of rejecting from their papers all mention