War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0720 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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One of the largest store-houses in the town had been appropriated by the United States medical purveyor, and was filled with medicines, instruments, and hospital stores. The supply was very large, and intended, as I was told by the Federal surgeons, for the armies under the command of Generals Shields and Fremont, as well as that of General Banks. Most of the instruments and some medicines (badly needed at that time by our army) were issued to the surgeons and the rest sent to Charlottesville, Va., where they were turned over to a medical purveyor. No invoice was made of them. There were also two large, very well furnished hospitals accommodating about 700 patients. The stores in these hospitals were left for the use of the sick and wounded Federals, and a few of your own men, who were too ill or badly wounded to be removed.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

HUNTER MCGUIRE,

Surgeon and Medical Director, Second Corps.

Lieutenant Colonel C. J. FAULKNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 63. Reports of Major W. J. Hawks, Commissary of Subsistence, C. S. Army, of stores captured.

SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Guiney's Station, Va., February 8, 1863.

GENERAL: The following statement of property captured by your command is as nearly complete as I can make it.

At Front Royal:

Flour.........................................barrels... 85

At Winchester and Martinsburg:

103 head of cattle......................pounds gross.. 92.700 Bacon.......................................pounds.... 14.637

Hard bread....................................do...... 6.000

Sugar.........................................do...... 2.400

Salt........................................ bushels.. 350

At Harper's Ferry:

Salt pork...................................pounds.... 1.315

Salt beef......................................do..... 1.545

Bacon..........................................do..... 19.267

Hard bread.....................................do..... 155.954

Rice...........................................do..... 628

Coffee.........................................do..... 4.930

Sugar..........................................do..... 209

Candles........................................do..... 67

Soap...........................................do..... 280

Beans.........................................bushels. 9

Salt...........................................do..... 154

Vinegar.......................................gallons. 180

Molasses.......................................do..... 80

At McDowell nothing was captured except hard bread, which was issued to troops passing through - an extra ration.

At Winchester, Martinsburg, and Harper's Ferry large amounts of supplies were carried off by division wagons, of which no report was