War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0460 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN,VA. Chapter XXIII.

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guns to be put in the works to the left of Dam No. 1. That one of the rifle guns now in the middle battery, immediately opposite Dam No. 1, should be removed to an embrasure in the traverse nearly opposite to the same place, and the other rifle gun be placed in the work on the right, where the is an embrasure finished, from which it will be able to fire over the space between the dam and our works opposite. Colonel Cabell has been charged with the execution in detail of these movements.

You will be careful to support with sufficient infantry all artillery, impressing upon the infantry that it is their highest trust to defend it.

Very respectfully,&c.,

A. G. DICKINSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Lee's House, April 23, 1862.

Major General J. B. MAGRUDER,

Commanding Right of Position:

The general commanding directs that you will order a brigade from your command to relieve that of Brigadier-General Anderson, now on duty in the trenches at Dam No. 2.

The general commanding wishes this order executed as soon as possible.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. G. RHETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from Memorandum of the Right Wing, Army of the Peninsula, Major General John B. Magruder commanding, for April 23, 1862.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

First (D. R. Jones')

Division:

Infantry --- --- 5,568

Artillery --- --- 104

Total --- --- 5,672

Second (McLaw's)

Division:

Infantry 637 10,209 11,209

Artillery 14 528 542

Total 651 11,100 11,751

Heavy Artillery 142 555 697

Brigade (R. S. Ewell's)

Cavalry (R. Johnston's) 35 626 661

Cavalry (J. L. Davis') --- 194 194

Cavalry (Poage's) --- 112 112

Total 177 1,487 1,664

Grand total 828 12,587 19,087

Places of artillery.

Command. Aggregate present Heavy. Field.

and absent.

First (D. R. Jones')

Division:

Infantry 9,221 --- ---

Artillery 104 2 4

Total 9,672 2 4

Second (McLaw's)

Division:

Infantry 11,209 --- ---

Artillery 542 1 45

Total 11,751 1 45

Heavy Artillery 697 --- ---

Brigade (R. S. Ewell's)

Cavalry (R. Johnston's) 661 --- ---

Cavalry (J. L. Davis') 194 --- ---

Cavalry (Poage's) 112 --- ---

Total 1,664 --- ---

Grand total 22,740 3 49