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Abstract from Tri-monthly Return of the Eighteen Army Corps, Department of North Carolina, Major General John G. Foster commanding, for January 31, 1863 (headquarters New Berne, N. C.).

Present for duty.

Command. Officer Men. Aggrega Aggrega Aggrega

. te te te last

present present return.

. and

absent.

Eighteenth Army 19 ... 19 19 19

Corps, Major

General J. G.

Foster.

First Brigade, 129 2,750 3,454 3,627 3,657

First Division,

Colonel T. J.

C. Amory.

Second Brigade, 112 2,751 3,532 3,843 3,851

First Division,

Colonel H. C.

Lee.

Second Division, ... ... ... 6,787 6,798

Brigadier

General H. M.

Naglee.

Third Division, 26 564 711 5,807 5,807

Brigadier

General O. S.

Ferry.

Fourth Division, 153 3,008 3,653 6,321 6,376

Brigadier

General H. W.

Wessells.

Fifth Division, 231 4,615 5,438 7,074 7,100

Brigadier

General H.

Prince.

1st North 19 432 496 532 543

Carolina Union

Volunteers,

Captain C. A.

Lyon.

Artillery 26 779 1,006 2,216 2,085

brigade,

Brigadier

General J. H.

Ledlie.

3rd New York 40 586 747 933 935

Cavalry, Colonel

S. H. Mix.

Grand total. 755 15,485 19,056 37,159 37,162

Present for duty.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Command. Officer. Men. Officer. Men.

Eighteenth Army ... ... ... ...

Corps, Major

General J. G.

Foster.

First Brigade, 123 2,776 ... ...

First Division,

Colonel T. J.

C. Amory.

Second Brigade, ... ... ... ...

First Division,

Colonel H. C.

Lee.

Second Division, ... ... ... ...

Brigadier

General H. M.

Naglee.

Third Division, ... ... ... ...

Brigadier

General O. S.

Ferry.

Fourth Division, 153 3,008 ... ...

Brigadier

General H. W.

Wessells.

Fifth Division, 239 4,874 ... ...

Brigadier

General H.

Prince.

1st North ... ... ... ...

Carolina Union

Volunteers,

Captain C. A.

Lyon.

Artillery ... ... ... ...

brigade,

Brigadier

General J. H.

Ledlie.

3rd New York ... ... 44 630

Cavalry, Colonel

S. H. Mix.

Grand total. 515 10,658 44 630

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Beaufort, S. C., February 2, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I arrived here last night and entered the harbor this morning. All of my steamers are safe except one, the Pilot Boy, which became disable off Georgetown, S. C., and was left at anchor. I have sent the tug Freeborn to take her back to Beaufort, N. C.

All the sailing vessels of the fleet are within a few leagues of this harbor, and will probably be in safely to-morrow.

The monitors Nahant and Weehawken have not arrived. The supply of ammunition for the iron-clads is not sufficient, and more has to be sent before operations can be begun. The naval preparations will not be completed within two weeks from this time. I shall therefore be obliged to disembark my command to preserve their health until these preparations are completed. In the mean time I shall probably make a movement to distract the enemy's attention, and also make a short trip to New Berne, n. C., to ascertain the condition of affairs there.

If any change of plan is ordered by you resulting from these delays please to have it sent to New Berne by bearer of dispatches within twelve days from this time.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.