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Abstract from monthly report of the troops of the Department of North Carolina, commanded by Major General T. H. Holmes, for April, 1862.

Present for duty

Troops Officers Men Effective

total

Cape Fear 179 3,003 3,153

District

Greenville 6 94 94

Infantry 593 10,258 10,680

Cavalry 69 1,450 1,524

Artillery 24 579 591

Grand total 871 15,384 16,042

Artillery present

Troops Aggregate Aggregate Pieces Horses

present present and

absent

Cape Fear 3,890 4,502 -- --

District

Greenville 116 132 -- --

Infatnry 13,396 15,006 -- --

Cavalry 1,751 2,068 -- 2,058

Artillery 669 753 129 543

Grand total 19,822 22,461 129 2,601

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK, Suffolk, May 1, 1862.

Colonel S. S. ANDERSON,

Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: As the enemy is threatening the coast throughout this division I respectfully request to know whether the troops stationed at Roanoke River and ordered to Goldsborough have been asked for again. That portion of the division is more exposed roads meet at Weldon, and nothing to prevent the enemy from coming up the river with their gunboats except an obstruction now in progress of construction below Hamilton.

There can be no doubt but that troops have left New Berne for Roanoke Island, and General Holmes can doubtless spare those sent him from this division.

I inclose to-day a dispatch from below, showing that the enemy are now near Edenton and Roanoke River.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. LORING,

Major-General, Commanding.

I have to-day sent Captain Poor, engineer, to the Roanoke, to select a place for a battery near Halifax.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. LORING,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement Numbers 1.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK, Norfolk, Va., May 2, 1862.

Respectfully forwarded. A similar application was sent from these headquarters on 14th April.

BENJ. HUGER,

Major-General.

[Indorsement Numbers 2.]

RICHMOND, May 3, 1862.

Respectfully returned to General Cooper. The movement of General Johnston renders re-enforcements to General Huger necessary if they were available.

R. E. LEE.