had been there since early morning. By him I sent information as to matters in and about Swansborough. Knowing that I could not assist them in their difficulty, I continued my march, arriving in camp at 10 p. m. of the 15th in a drenching rain.
I have the honor to be, general, with high regards, your obedient servant,
C. A. HECKMAN,
Major General J. G. FOSTER, Commanding Dept. of North Carolina.
CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA FROM JANUARY 11 TO AUGUST 20, 1862.
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.*
HEADQUARTERS COAST DIVISION, Numbers 14.
Annapolis, January 3, 1862.
The vessels for the transportation of this division are assigned to the different brigades, as follows:
To the First Brigade (Brigadier General J. G. Foster), New Brunswick, steamer; Vedette, propeller; New York, steamer; Zouave, propeller; Guide, steamer; Guerrilla, bark; Ranger, propeller; Highlander, schooner; Hussar, propeller; Recruit, schooner.
To the Second Brigade (Brigadier General J. L. Reno), Northerner, steamer; Kitty Stimpson, ship; Cossack, steamer; Ann E. Thompson, ship; Lancer, propeller; Dragoon, brig; Pioneer, propeller; Scout, schooner.
To the Third Brigade (Brigadier General J. G. Parke), Eastern Queen, steamer; Arrican, ship; Sentinel, propeller; H. D. Brookman, bark; Chasseur, propeller; Voltigeur, bark; John Trucks, ship; Skirmisher, schooner.
The troops will have three days' cooked rations on hand, and be prepared to embark at twelve hours' notice. Orders for the details of embarkation and quarters will be issued by the brigade commanders.
By command of Brigadier General A. E. Burnside:
HEADQUARTERS COAST DIVISION, Numbers 15.
Annapolis, January 4, 1862.
1. General Foster will embark at the city wharf to-day and to-morrow the horses and teams of his brigade. The troops will be marched on board on Monday from the upper wharf at the Naval School yard.
2. General Reno will embark at the city wharf to-day and to-morrow the horses and teams of his brigade. The troops will be marched on board on Monday from the lower wharf at the Naval School yard.
3. General Parke will embark at the city wharf to-day and to-morrow the horses and teams of his brigade. The troops will be marched on
*Some correspondence had in 1861, relating to the preparation of this Burnside Expedition, will be found in Series III, Vol. I.