Abstract from return of the Department of North Carolina for the month of January, 1862.
Present for duty.
Troops. Officers Men Offi Men. Aggregate
1st (Foster's) 168 3,973 --- ---- 4,363
2nd (Reno's) 141 3,364 --- ---- 3,697
3rd (Parke's) 116 2,613 --- ---- 2,867
Williams' brigade 66 1,603 6 165 1,902
Total. 491 11,553 6 165 12,829
Organization of troops in the Department of North Carolina, January 31, 1862.
Brigadier General AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE commanding.
Brigadier General JOHN G. FOSTER.
10th Connecticut, Colonel Charles L. Russell.
23rd Massachusetts, Colonel John Kurtz.
24th Massachusetts, Colonel Thomas G. Stevenson.
25th Massachusetts, Colonel Edwin Upton.
27th Massachusetts, Colonel Horace C. Lee.
Brigadier General JESSE L. RENO.
21st Massachusetts, Lieutenant Colonel Alberto C. Maggi.
9th New Jersey, Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Heckman.
51st New York, Colonel Edward Ferrero.
51st Pennsylvania, Colonel John F. Hartranft.
Brigadier General JOHN G. PARKE.
8th Connecticut, Colonel Edward Harland.
9th New York, Colonel Rush C. Hawkins.
53rd New York,* Colonel L. J. D'Epineuil.
4th Rhode Island, Colonel I. P. Rodman.
5th Rhode Island (battalion), Major John Wright.
Brigadier General THOMAS WILLIAMS.
11th Connecticut, Lieutenant Colonel C. Mathewson.
6th New Hampshire, Colonel Nelson Converse.
89th New York, Colonel H. S. Fairchild.
48th Pennsylvania, Colonel James Nagle.
1st Rhode Island Artillery, Battery F, Captain James Belger.
1st U. S. Artillery, Battery C, Captain Lewis O. Morris.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Pamlico Sound, February 3, 1862.
Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN, Commanding U. S. Army, Washington:
GENERAL: Owing to the many difficulties I have met with in the transportation of troops and supplies into the sound, together with the want of more vessels that could be of service in shallow water, I have felt compelled to avail myself of all the resources within my reach to forward my command as speedily as possible. I have therefore detained for service here the steamer S. R. Spaulding, having been assured that she was well suited to the navigation of the waters of this sound. The result has proved the correctness of this statement, as