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SUMMER'S DIVISION.

Brigade Mean Total sick Percentage Brigade

and strength strength

regiment

HOWARD'S

BRIGADE

Fifth New 998 102 10.20 ..

Hampshire

Fourth .. .. .. ..

Rhode

Island

Sixty- 725 81 11.17 ..

first New

York

Eighty- 750 35 4.67 2,473

first

Pennsylvan

ia

MEAGHER'S

BRIGADE

Sixty- 713 33 4.63 ..

third New

York

Sixty- 694 33 4.75 ..

ninth New

York

Eighty- 659 35 5.45 2,066

eighth New

York

FRENCH'S

BRIGADE

Fifty- 712 41 5.75 ..

second New

York

Fifty- 728 21 2.88 ..

seventh

New York

Sixty- 738 53 7.18 ..

sixth New

York

Fifty- 940 72 7.66 3,118

third

Pennsylvan

ia

Eighth 1,123 220 19.59 1,123

Illinois

Cavalry

Brigade Brigade Brigade Division Divisi Divisio

and sick percentag strength on n

regiment e sick percent

age

HOWARD'S

BRIGADE

Fifth New .. .. .. .. ..

Hampshire

Fourth .. .. .. .. ..

Rhode

Island

Sixty- .. .. .. .. ..

first New

York

Eighty- 218 8.22 .. .. ..

first

Pennsylvan

ia

MEAGHER'S

BRIGADE

Sixty- .. .. .. .. ..

third New

York

Sixty- .. .. .. .. ..

ninth New

York

Eighty- 101 4.89 .. .. ..

eighth New

York

FRENCH'S

BRIGADE

Fifty- .. .. .. .. ..

second New

York

Fifty- .. .. .. .. ..

seventh

New York

Sixty- .. .. .. .. ..

sixth New

York

Fifty- 187 5.96 .. .. ..

third

Pennsylvan

ia

Eighth 220 19.59 8,780 729 8.04

Illinois

Cavalry

MISCELLANEOUS.

General .. .. .. .. ..

Hospital, 254 .. .. .. ..

Baltimore

Dix's .. .. .. .. .. 13,442 1,129 8.32

division- .. ..

total

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

HEADQUARTERS BRIGADE, Tonnallytown, D. C., February 5, 1862.

Surg. CHARLES S. TRIPLER,.

Medical Director Army of the Potomac:

SIR: When so many statements are flying about touching the health of this army, I desire to invite your attention to the reports from my brigade, which seem to show that its sanitary conduction is very excellent. With five regiments, in this army rainy season, the number of sick had been as low as 59, and averaging about 70.

This state of things is not accidental, but mainly the results of a well digested system persistently followed. Camps have been changed frequently. Tents have been often struck; the ground cleaned and aired. Side hills and high ground have been preferred. Much attention has been paid to drainage. Troops were not allowed to go below the surface in their tents. Vaccination has been general.

I am fortunate in having a skillful, intelligent, and faithful brigade surgeon.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN J. PECK,.

Brigadier-General.