War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0370 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. Chapter XXIII.

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HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, August 11, 1862.

Number of horses belonging to the regiments comprising the Cavalry Division.

Serviceable Unserviceable

FIRST BRIGADE, Colonel 643 31

AVERELL

4th Pennsylvania Cavalry 858 71

[Colonel Childs]

1st New York Cavalry 804 38

[Lieutenant-Colonel Von

Schickfuss]

5th United States Cavalry 430 23

[Captain McArthur]

2,765 163

SECOND BRIGADE, General 299 -

PLEASONTON. 1st United

States Cavalry [Captain

Reno]

6th United States Cavalry 593 62

[Captain Kautz]

8th Illinois Cavalry [Major 814 -

Clendenin]

8th Pennsylvania Cavalry 731 7

[Colonel Gregg]

2,437 69

INDEPENDENT REGIMENT. 6th 618 17

Pennsylvania Cavalry

[Lieutenant-Colonel Smith]

Total 5,820 249

Grand total serviceable and 6,069

unserviceable

Respectfully submitted.

A. J. ALEXANDER,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Harrison's Landing, Va., August 11, 1862.

As the army is ordered to be in readiness for a movement at a moment's notice, and to be prepared to bivouac until a permanent depot is established, the general commanding directs that the allowance of tents to officers serving at these headquarters be reduced to one wall-tent for every two officers and one common tent for every two officers' servants. All tents in excess of this allowance, except such as may be actually necessary for office purposes, will be turned in to the assistant quartermaster at headquarters.

Officers will be expected to reduce their baggage, as far as practicable, and especially to take no large trunks or boxes, and they will see that this reduction is extended to their servants and to the enlisted men serving under their orders, some of whom have now more baggage than is allowed to commissioned officers. The surplus baggage should be plainly marked and turned over to the assistant quartermaster, who will have it stored on the transports.

These reductions must be made immediately on the receipt of the order to move. Captain Dandy will reassign the wagons as to conform more nearly to the diminished number of officers now serving at headquarters and the reductions above ordered.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

[S. WILLIAMS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.