cheerfully submit to all privations, and are only anxious to have an opportunity of displaying their devotion to their country.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. FREMONT,
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
No. 2. Return of Casualties in the Union forces.
[Compiled from nominal lists of casualties.]
Command. Offi-cers Enlisted Offi-cers Enlis-ted men
25th Ohio ....... 6 1 50
32nd Ohio ...... 4 3 49
75th Ohio ....... 6 1 31
82nd Ohio ....... 6 5 45
3rd West Virginia. ....... 4 1 41
Total. ....... 26 11 216
Command. Offi-cers Enlisted Aggrega-te Remarks
25th Ohio ....... 1 58
32nd Ohio ....... ....... 56 Lieutenant
75th Ohio ....... 1 39
82nd Ohio ....... 1 57 Lieutenant
3rd West Virginia. ....... ........ 46
Total. ...... 3 256
No. 3. Report of Brigadier General Robert C. Schenck, U. S. Army, commanding brigade.
HDQRS. SCHENCK'S BRIGADE, MOUNTAIN DEPARTMENT,
Camp Franklin, May 14, 1862.
I have the honor in my dispatches, heretofore transmitted through you, to inform the general commanding of my march with my brigade from Franklin to McDowell to the relief of Brigadier-General Milroy, who, with his force, fallen back to and concentrated at the last-named place, was threatened with attack by the combined armies of the rebel Generals Jackson and Johnson. By leaving my baggage train under a guard in my last camp, on the road 14 miles from McDowell, I was able to push forward so as to make the whole distance (34 miles) in twenty-three hours. I added, however, but little numerical strength to the army I was sent to relieve. My brigade, consisting of but three regiments, and with several companies then on detached and other duty, brought into the field and aggregate of only 1,300 infantry, besides De Beck's battery, of the First Ohio Artillery, and about 250 of the First Battalion of Connecticut Cavalry. With this help I reached General Milroy at 10 a.m. on the 8th instant. I was, to use his own expression, "just in time." I found his regiments of infantry partly in line of battle in the plain at McDowell, covering some of the various approaches from the mountain, and partly disposed as skirmishers on the