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Abstract from return of the Third Division, Army of the Ohio, Brigadier General O. M. Mitchel commanding, for the month of March, 1862.

Present for duty.

Offic Men. Aggreg Aggregat Pieces

ers. ate e of

Troops. presen present field

t. and artill

absent. ery.

Eighth Brigade 93 2,253 2,676 3,428 ---

Ninth Brigade 92 1,531 2,679 3,484 ---

Seventeenth Brigade 91 2,259 2,812 3,618 ---

Total infantry 276 6,043 8,167 10,530 ---

Artillery (three

batteries) 12 331 336 429 18

Engineers (two

companies)

4 130 153 197 ---

Cavalry (one

regiment) 32 569 734 901 ---

Total. 324 7,073 9,420 12,057 18

Organization of the Third Division, Army of the Ohio, March 31, 1862.

Brigadier General ORMSBY M. MITCHEL commanding.

Eighth Brigade.

Colonel JOHN B. TURCHIN.

19th Illinois, Colonel J. B. Turchin.

24th Illinois, Colonel G. Mihalotzy.

37th Indiana, Lieutenant Colonel C. Gazlay.

18th Ohio, Colonel T. R. Stanley.

Seventeenth Brigade.

Colonel WILLIAM H. LYTLE.

42nd Indiana, Colonel J. G. Jones.

15th Kentucky, Colonel C. Pope.

3rd Ohio, Colonel J. Beatty.

10th Ohio, Colonel W. H. Lytle.

Ninth Brigade.

Colonel JOSHUA W. SILL.

2nd Ohio, Colonel L. A. Harris.

21st Ohio, Colonel J. S. Norton.

33rd Ohio, Colonel J. W. Sill.

10th Wisconsin, Colonel A. R. Chapin.

Artillery.

Captain CYRUS O. LOOMIS.

5th Indiana, battery, Captain P. Simonson.

1st Michigan, battery A, Captain C. O. Loomis.

1st Ohio, Battery E, Captain W. P. Edgarton.

Miscellaneous.

1st Michigan Engineers (two companies), Captain J. B. Yates.

4th Ohio Cavalry, Colonel John Kennett.

COLUMBIA, TENN., April 1, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK, Saint Louis:

My advance is two days' march from here. I shall be with it in two days. The rear starts to-morrow I expect to concentrate at Savannah Sunday or Monday. The telegraph will keep up with us, but I apprehend some difficulty in keeping it open; the enemy's cavalry will have somewhat easy access to it from Florence. I would suggest the employment of a fleet steamer, to be used as an express boat. Our mail cannot come securely by any other route than the river.

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General.