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Abstract from Monthly Return of the Department of North Carolina, Major General John G. Foster commanding, for the month of August, 1862.

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Officers. Men.

First Brigade.

Colonel T. J. C.

AMORY.

17th Massachusetts

Volunteers,

Lieutenant-Colonel

Fellows..

23rd Massachusetts

92 2,545

Volunteers, Colonel

John Kurtz..

25th Massachusetts

Volunteers, Major

Josiah Pickett..

27th Massachusetts

Volunteers, Colonel

H. C. Lee..

Second Brigade.

Colonel T. G.

STEVENSON.

10th Connecticut

Volunteers,

Lieutenant Colonel

B. S. Pardee..

24th Massachusetts

40 1,186

Volunteers,

Lieutenant Colonel

F. A. Osborn..

9th New Jersey ................... ...................

Volunteers, Colonel

C. A. Heckman..

5th Rhode Island ................... ...................

Volunteers, Captain

Job Arnold..

Grand total.. 132 3,731

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate

present. present and present and

absent. absent last

monthly

return.

First Brigade.

Colonel T. J. C.

AMORY.

17th

Massachusetts

Volunteers,

Lieutenant-

Colonel Fellows..

23rd

3,477 3,836 3,638

Massachusetts

Volunteers,

Colonel John

Kurtz..

25th

Massachusetts

Volunteers, Major

Josiah Pickett..

27th

Massachusetts

Volunteers,

Colonel H. C.

Lee..

Second Brigade.

Colonel T. G.

STEVENSON.

10th Connecticut

Volunteers,

Lieutenant

Colonel B. S.

Pardee..

24th

1,555 1,792 1,785

Massachusetts

Volunteers,

Lieutenant

Colonel F. A.

Osborn..

9th New Jersey ............. .............. ............

Volunteers,

Colonel C. A.

Heckman..

5th Rhode Island ............. .............. ............

Volunteers,

Captain Job

Arnold..

Grand total.. 5,032 5,628 5,423

WASHINGTON, D. C., September 2, 1862.

Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe:

The great danger of Washington renders it necessary that the remainder of Keyes' corps be sent here as rapidly as possible; at least all of it that you can spare.

The entire army of the enemy is before us, and the fighting has been daily for a week with varying results.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH CORPS,

Yorktown, Va., September 3, 1862.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith the proceedings of a board of officers convened at this place by my orders to examine and report upon the condition of the defenses of Yorktown and what is necessary to place them on a proper footing.

In regard to the force necessary the report of the board corresponds pretty nearly with my letter of 27th ultimo* on the same subject. It would be well to place three gunboats in York River; one or two should be kept moving continually, otherwise this fire river will be greatly used for the comfort of the enemy, and perhaps for our annoyance.

I remain, respectfully, your most obedient servant,

E. D. KEYES,

Major-General, Commanding Fourth Corps.

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*Not found.

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