War of the Rebellion: Serial 005 Page 0636 OPERATIONS IN MD., N.VA., AND W.VA. Chapter XIV.

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the approaches, the character of landing; in fine, upon every material point relating to the matter.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the Department of Western Virginia, Brigadier-General Rosecrans, U. S. Army, commanding, for October, 1861.

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Cheat Mountain, Reynolds' brigade 377 10,421 12,382 26

Elk Water, and

Beverly.

Grafton, and District of 109 2,804 3,715 6

Baltimore and Grafton (Kelley)

Ohio Railroad.

Kanawha Valley. Cox's (Kanawha 123 2,842 3,970 5

Brigade)

Camp McNeil, near Benham's brigade 72 2,021 2,929 *4

Gauley Bridge.

Camp Anderson. McCook's brigade 75 1,676 2,447 --

Camp Ewing. Schenck's brigade 72 2,005 2,548 --

Summersville. Crook's command 16 447 1,129 --

Buckbannon. Fifth Ohio 25 520 771 --

Infantry

(Dunning)

Sutton. Thirtieth Ohio -- --- 444 --

Infantry (Jones)

Red House. Thirty-fourth 28 734 977 --

Ohio Infantry

(Piatt)

Camp Montgomery. Thirty-seventh 31 624 824 --

Ohio Infantry

(Siber)

Near Charleston. Forty-fourth Ohio 32 728 994 --

Infantry

(Gilbert)

Cross-Lanes. Forty-seventh -- --- 432 --

Ohio Infantry

(Elliott)

Camp Carlile. First [West] -- --- +880 --

Virginia Infantry

Ceredo. Zeigler's command -- --- +2,810 --

++(six regiments)

Clarksburg. Garrison 3 139 179 *4

Do... First [West] -- --- +600 --

Virginia Cavalry

Parkesburg. Second [West] 27 520 +640 --

Virginia Cavalry

Totals 990 25,481 38,671 45

*Mountain howitzers.

+Not fully organized.

++Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth [West] Virginia Regiments.

HEADQUARTERS HOOKER'S DIVISION,

Camp Baker, Lower Potomac, Maryland, November 1, 1861.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I very much regret to find myself involved in a correspondence on the subject of ambulances, and I regret still more that the complaint of the commander of the Second Brigade and of his brigade surgeon was not transmitted through the channel prescribed by the Regulations of the Army, or, if that was sanctioned, that it was not referred to me for explanation before the major-general commanding and the medial director had deemed it proper to give it their action; and, waiving all considerations of courtesy, I regret more than all to find two officers of my command, holding high and responsible positions, showing so little concern for the efficiency and welfare of the command to which they are assigned as to seek by artifice and unfairness to destroy