to advance or to remain in the Railway Brigade as the War Department may determine best for the interest of the Government.
GEO. L. BEAL,
Colonel Tenth maine.
This resolution was the result of a compromise between those who desired to remain in this brigade and those who wanted to go into the field. There was a majority of two to one to remain. The Tenth Maine is now at Martinsburg, where it, or a force equal to it, should be stationed immediately.
D. S. MILES,
Colonel Second Infantry, Commanding Railroad Brigade.
HARPER'S FERRY, June 8, 1862-8 p. m.
Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:
I would respectfully suggest that if the four companies of the Sixtieth New York now on the railroad from Baltimore to Annapolis Junction, and the four companies of the First District Regiment on the railroad from Annapolis Junction to Washington, were relieved by one or two regiments and sent to me as the garrison of this place, I could send forward to General Sigel's division about 800 men belonging to regiments of his command, adding to their discipline and efficiency.
D. S. MILES,
Colonel Second Infantry.
Abstract from Return of Sigel's division, Department of the Shenandoah, for June 8, 1862.
Command Officers Men Aggrega-te Aggrega-te Pieces
present present of field
1st 169 3,323 3,599 4,505 6
2nd 144 2,482 2,689 3,598 3
Total 313 5,805 6,288 8,103 9
REMARKS.-At Harper's Ferry there are stationed, under command of Colonel Miles, about 2,000 men; the greatest part home guards and militia.
Composition of Sigel's Division, June 8, 1862.
Brigadier General JAMES COOPER.
1st District of Columbia, Colonel J. A. Tait.
3rd Maryland, Colonel D. P. De Witt.
102nd New York, Lieutenant Colonel W. Hayward.
109th Pennsylvania, Colonel H. J. Stainrook.
111th Pennsylvania, Colonel M. Schlaudecker.
8th and 12 th U. S. (batt'n), Captain T. L. Pitcher.
1st New York Artillery, Battery L, Captain John A. Reynolds.
5rh New York Cavalry (four companies), Major G. H. Gardner.
Brigadier General JOHN P. SLOUGH.
3rd Delaware, Colonel W. O. Redden.
Purnell Legion, Colonel W. J. Leonard.
11th New York Militia, Colonel J. Maidhoff.
60th New York, Colonel W. B. Goodrich.
78th New York, Colonel D. Ullman.
1st New York Artillery, Battery K, Captain L. Crounse.
1st Maryland Cavalry (battalion), Major J. M. Deems.