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.
t. t and
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.
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).
Brigadier General JOSEPH K. F. MANSFIELD.
1st New York.
2nd New York.
7th New York.
11th New York.
Colonel MAX WEBER, 20th New York.
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
* Newport News.
+ Across Mill Creek, near Fort Monroe.
++ Rip Raps; name changed to Fort Wool.