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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 19, Part 2 (Antietam)
Page 674 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

Abstract from field return of the Army of Northern Virginia for October 20, 1862.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Enlisted Aggregate Aggregate

men. present. present



Longstreet's corps:

General staff 16 --- 16 16

Anderson's division 611 7,756 10,431 20,200

Hood's division 438 5,761 7,362 13,460

McLaws' division 569 6,931 8,791 16,022

Picket's division 326 3,294 4,382 10,285

Walker's division 258 3,969 4,954 8,162

Evans' brigade 103 1,308 1,595 3,548

Lee's and Walton's 38 729 831 1,109

battalion of


Total 2,359 29,748 38,362 72,811

Jackson's corps:

Ewell's division 549 6,260 7,657 16,930

A. P. Hill's division 655 8,836 10,891 21,887

D. H. Hill's division 507 7,042 8,790 18,041

Jackson's division 374 4,230 5,428 12,622

Total 2,085 26,368 32,766 69,480

Cavalry Division 437 6,119 7,429 10,449


Artillery Reserve 52 865 1,038 1,038


Grand total 4,933 63,100 79,595 153,778


Major H. M. BELL, Acting Quartermaster. Staunton, Va.:

MAJOR: Your letter* of the 19th, inclosing copy of note from Major F. A. Briscoe, has been received. Major Briscoe misunderstood the orders of Colonel Corley. They referred only to such articles as were not required at Staunton. All the cloth that you can manufacture into clothing at Staunton for the army I desire you shall retain, and that you will use every effort to obtain cloth in Northern and Northwestern Virginia for that purpose. I have directed Colonel Imboden, in his operations in Hardy and Hampshire Counties, to collect all the leather that can be obtained in those counties and forward it toward Staunton. The difficulty with him is to obtain transportation, but I hope he will be able to transport it beyond the reach of the enemy, so that you may be able to secure it. Colonel Corley has corrected the misapprehension of Major Briscoe in reference to the forwarding of stores, &c., from Staunton to Richmond.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. E. LEE,



Major General THOMAS J. JACKSON,

Commanding Left Wing,&c.:

GENERAL: General R. E. Lee desires me to say that he deems it necessary that the Maryland troops should have a battery to render them


*Not found.


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