The number of men composing the Army of the Potomac on the 30th day of April, 1862.
Aggregate Aggrega Aggregate Total
present te on absent. aggregate
for duty. special present
Engineer Brigade, 13,787 798 2,072 16,657
Second Corps 19,054 887 2,061 22,002
Third Corps 34,633 2,009 3,068 39,710
Fourth Corps 33,586 1,886 4,089 39,561
Franklin's division 11,332 270 846 12,448
112,392 5,850 12,136 130,378
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., December 31, 1862.
It is hereby certified that the preceding statement is accurately compiled from the morning report of the Army of the Potomac of the 30th day of April, 1862, signed by Major-General McClellan and his assistant adjutant-general, Seth Williams, and now on file in this office.*
E. D. TOWNSEND,
EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, May 1, 1862.
Your call for Parrott guns from Washington alarms me, chiefly because it argues it argues indefinite procrastination. Is anything to be done?
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 1, 1862-9 p.m.
General E. V. SUMNER,
Commanding Left Wing:
There are indications on our right front of the enemy's attempting something to-night or early in the morning. Please have Richardson ready to move an hour before day if wanted. I do not ask you to keep a good lookout, because I know you are always on the alert.
GEO. B. McCLELLAN,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 1, 1862.
General FITZ JOHN PORTER:
Have you provided the field batteries Lansing asks for? I will have
*See Series I, Vol. V.p.13.