War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0796 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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Report, &c.-Continued.

Commands. Officers. Enlisted Aggregate.


Third Brigade:

17th New York 9 106 -

16th Michigan 15 97 -

83rd Pennsylvania 11 90 -

44th New York 7 88 -

12th New York 9 150 -

- - 582

Berdan Sharpshooters 9 225 234

Martin's battery 6 129 135

Hazlett's battery 3 109 112

Aggregate - - 3,367

Very respectfully,


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.



Full returns of casualties have not yet been received.

HDQRS. SYKES' DIVISION, Centreville, September 1, 1862.

Present strength of division as follows:

Commissioned Enlisted Aggregate.

Commands. officers. men.

First Brigade 62 1,329 1,391

Second Brigade 52 1,236 1,288

Third Brigade 28 495 523

Batteries First and Fifth

Artillery (three 9 278 287

batteries, twelve guns)

Total 151 3,338 3,489


Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, September 2, 1862-7.30 a.m.

(Received 8.20 a.m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

We had another pretty severe fight last night, in which Reno's and Heintzelman's corps were engaged. The enemy massed his force to turn our position by breaking through at Fairfax, but so far without success. He was repulsed by Hooker and McDowell. As soon as the enemy brings up his forces again he will again turn me. I will give battle when I can, but you should come out and see the troops. They were badly demoralized when they joined me, both officers and men, and there is an intense idea among them that they must get behind the