War of the Rebellion: Serial 002 Page 0293 Chapter IX. SKIRMISH NEAR NEWPORT NEWS, VA.

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Numbers 33. Abstract from the report of the Confederate and State forces commanded by Brigadier General Henry A. Wise, C. S. Army, at Charleston, Va. [W. Va.], dated July 8, 1861.*

Present for

duty.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Troops. Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Total Aggregate

present. present.

General ....... ....... ....... ....... 12 12

staff

First 68 1,332 ....... ....... 1,422 1,483

and

Second

Kanawha

Regiments.

Kanawha 26 427 ....... ....... 453 459

Battalion

Independent 27 425 ....... ....... 508 535

companies (7)

Mounted ....... ....... 11 170 204 216

Rangers, &c.

(3

companies.)

Total 121 2,184 11 170 2,599 2,705

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*The imperfect returns of the Department of the Ohio for July, 1861, do not indicate the Union strength in West Virginia.

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Numbers 34. Abstract from return of the C. S. troops in Northwest Virginia, Brigadier General R. S. Garnett commanding, July 8, 1861.*

Present for duty.

Total

Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery. present.

Troops. Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

Command at 178 2,666 6 131 4 92 209 3,351

Laurel

Hill

Command at 38 694 3 52 5 85 49 859

Rich

Mountain

Command at 20 311 2 58 ..... ..... 34 375

Beverly

Total 236 3,671 11 241 9 177 292 4,585

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*See note to Numbers 33.

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JULY 12, 1861.-Skirmish near Newport News, Va.

REPORTS, ETC.

Numbers 1.-Major General B. F. Butler, U. S. Army.

Numbers 2.-Lieutenant Louis Schaffner, Adjutant Seventh New York Infantry.

Numbers 3.-Lieutenant Colonel E. Kapff, Seventh New York Infantry.

Numbers 4.-Brigadier General John B. Magruder, C. S. Army.

Numbers 5.-Major John B. Hood, C. S. Army.

Numbers 6.-Congratulatory letter from General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General B. F. Butler, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fortress Monroe, July 19, 1861.

SIR: It will be seen by the inclosed reports, which I have waited for in order that east knowledge might be imparted, that a party which