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Abstract from return of the Expeditionary Corps, commanded by Brigadier General Thomas W. Sherman, for October 28, 1861.



Commands. For duty. Total.

Division staff 26 26

First Brigade 185 192

Second Brigade 137 141

Third Brigade 147 153

Troops not brigaded 61 62

Total 556 574



Commands. For duty. Total. Aggregate.

Division staff 25 25 51

First Brigade 3,682 3,796 3,988

Second Brigade 3,015 3,196 3,337

Third Brigade 3,574 3,747 3,900

Troops not brigaded 1,242 1,315 1,377

Total 11,538 12,079 12,653

Organization of the Expeditionary Corps, commanded by Brigadier General Thomas W. Sherman, U. S. Army, October 28, 1861.

First Brigade.

Brigadier General EGBERT L. VIELE.

8th Maine, Colonel Lee Strickland.

3rd New Hampshire, Colonel Enoch Q. Fellows.

46th New York, Colonel Rudolps Rosa.

47th New York, Colonel Henry Moore.

48th New York, Colonel James H. Perry.

Second Brigade.

Brigadier General ISAAC I. STEVENS.

8th Michigan, Colonel William M. Fenton.

79th New York, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Nobles.

50th Pennsylvania, Colonel B. C. Christ.

100th Pennsylvania, Colonel Daniel Leasure.

Third Brigade.

Brigadier General HORATIO G. WRIGHT.

6th Connecticut, Colonel John L. Chatfield.

7th Connecticut, Colonel Alfred H. Terry.

9th Maine, Colonel Rishworth Rich.

4th New Hampshire, Colonel Thomas J. Whipple.

Troops not brigaded.

1st New York Engineers, Colonel Edward W. Serrell.

3rd Rhode Island, Colonel Nathaniel W. Brown.

3rd U. S. Artillery, Battery E, Captain John Hamilton.


U. S. F. Wabash (off Port Royal, S. C.), Nov. 4, 1861.

The general commanding has the unparalleled gratification to congratulate the officers and men of his command upon their safe arrival at this point, after a most perilous and tempestuous passage from Hampton Roads.

Some vessels probably have been lost, but it is believed that the hand of Providence has saved the lives of all. For this let us be thankful to the Ruler of our destinies, in whom we must ever trust for protection.

Soldiers! Let the dangers you have encountered and the anxieties you have experienced be an incentive to a greater exertion on your part in the holy cause in which you are engaged. The eyes of your country are upon you. She expects you to conquer. Deceive not her expectations. Be cool and determined. Act only at the command of your officers, and be prompt to do so. Be not led away by a vain and spontaneous enthusiasm, nor restrained by a want of willingness or alacrity. Let your officers judge when you are to act; to do otherwise would lead to confusion and disgrace. Some of you have not had proper opportunities for instruction; let coolness, firmness, and the cold steel take the place of better instruction.