War of the Rebellion: Serial 009 Page 0015 Chapter XIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING SPECIALLY TO OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA FROM JANUARY 11 TOP MARCH 17, 1862.

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

Abstract from return of the Department of Virginia, Major General John W. Wool, U. S. Army, commanding, for January, 1862.

Present for duty. Pieces of artillery

Commands. Offic Men. Aggreg Aggreg Heav Fiel

ers. ate ate y. d.

presen presen

t. t and

absent

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Department staff. 16 ... 16 17 ... ..

Fort Monroe. 48 1,280 1,234 1,614 223 23

Camp Hamilton. 164 4,365 5,159 5,941 ... ..

Camp Butler. 150 3,301 4,134 4,376 ... ..

Fort Calhoun. 7 150 165 184 ... ..

Total. 385 9,096 11,008 12,132 223 23

Organizations in the Department of Virginia, January 31, 1862.

FORT MONROE.

Major JOSEPH ROBERTSON, 4th U. S. Artillery.

10th New York.

99th New York (1 company).

6th Massachusetts Battery.

4th U. S. Artillery, Batteries D and L.

Wisconsin Light Artillery.

Mounted Rifles (2 companies).

Camp BUTLER.*

Brigadier General JOSEPH K. F. MANSFIELD.

29th Massachusetts.

1st New York.

2nd New York.

7th New York.

11th New York.

CAMP HAMILTON.+

Colonel MAX WEBER, 20th New York.

1st Delaware.

20th Indiana.

16th Massachusetts.

20th New York.

99th New York (6 companies).

11th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Mounted Rifles (4 companies).

FORT CALHOUN ++

Lieutenant Colonel G. B. HELLEDAY, 99th New York.

99th New York 92 (companies).

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 21, 1862-4 p. m.

Major General JOHN W. WOOL, Fort Monroe:

The iron-clad steam Monitor and a large frigate will be at Hampton Roads within the time you specify. Do you need troops to replace those intended for General Butler; if so, how many" With the cooperation of the Navy, how many additional troops do you need to take Yorktown, and how many by a subsequent operation to take Norfolk? Send me your best map of Norfolk and vicinity. Please communicate

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* Newport News.

+ Across Mill Creek, near Fort Monroe.

++ Rip Raps; name changed to Fort Wool.

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