War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0204 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. Chapter XXIII.

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his part indicates an attack on my position, which is only tolerably strong and my forces are too weak to defend it properly. Brigadier-General Sumner told me yesterday he should probably cross the Chickahominy last night. If he did so, and takes post nigh the Old Tavern and this side, I should feel much more secure than I do now.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding Fourth Army Corps.

Number of men composing the Army of the Potomac on the 31st day of May, 1862.

Aggrega Aggreg Aggrega Total

te ate on te aggregat

present specia absent. e,

for l present

duty. duty, and

sick, absent.

and in


General staff, Engineers, 4,767 248 1,333 6,348

Engineer Brigade, cavalry

division, escort to

headquarters, and provost


Second Corps (General 17,412 703 2,571 20,686


Third Corps (General 16,999 1,502 3,910 22,411


Fourth Corps (General 17,132 1,074 7,111 25,317


Fifth Provisional Corps 17,546 976 4,394 22,916

(General Porter's)

Sixth Provisional Corps 19,580 737 3,928 24,245

(General Franklin's)

General Van Alen, 1,139 32 125 1,296

Yorktown and vicinity

Advance guard 2,221 69 302 2,592

Third and Fifth 1,212 33 110 1,355

Pennsylvania Cavalry

Grand aggregate 98,008 5,374 23,784 127,166


Washington, D. C., December 31, 1862.

It is hereby certified that the preceding statement is accurately compiled from the morning report of the 31st day of May, 1862, signed by Major-General McClellan and his assistant adjutant-general, Seth Williams, and now on file in this office.


Assistant Adjutant-General.

Statement of troops under the command of Bvt. Major General John E. Wool, commanding at Fort Monroe, June 1, 1862.

Aggregat Aggrega Aggrega Total

e te on te aggregat

present special absent. e

for duty duty, present

sick, and

and in absent.


Department of Virginia* 11,514 1,483 1,010 14,007

Grand aggregate 11,514 1,483 1,010 14,007


*There troops were placed under the command of Major-General McClellan by General Orders No. 57, from the Adjutant-General's Office, dated June 1, 1862.