War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0578 NORTH CAROLINA AND S. E. VIRGINIA. Chapter XXX.

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FIFTH DIVISION.

Brigadier General HENRY PRINCE commanding.

First Brigade.

Brigadier General F. B. SPINOLA commanding.

158th Pennsylvania, Colonel D. B. McKibbin.

168th Pennsylvania, Colonel Joseph Jack.

171st Pennsylvania, Colonel Everard Bierer.

175th Pennsylvania, Colonel Samuel A. Dyer.

Second Brigade.

Colonel JAMES JOURDAN commanding.

3rd Massachusetts, Colonel S. p. Richmond.

8th Massachusetts, Lieutenant Colonel J. Hudson.

132nd New York. Colonel G. H. Hitchcock.

158th New York, Lieutenant Colonel W. M. McNary.

ARTILLERY BRIGADE (Eighteenth Army Corps).

Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES H. STEWART commanding.

3rd New York, Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Stewart.

23rd New York Independent Battery, Captain Alfred Ransom.

24th New York Independent Battery, Captain Jay E. Lee.

1st Rhode Island, Battery F, Captain James Belger.

1st U. S., Company C, Lieutenant William K. Pollock.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

New Berne, N. C., April 1, 1863.

Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: Being in temporary command at this point I have the honor to report that General Foster is at Washington, N. C., which point is probably now being attacked by the enemy in force.

There are two regiments in the town as garrison, and three regiments and one battery of artillery have been sent to General Foster, but have not been able as yet to get up, the enemy having a battery on the river below the town. Commander Davenport, U. S. Navy, has sent the only available gunboats from here to engage the battery.

The enemy are in large force in this State now and mean to act on the offensive. I will inform you whatever may arise.

I am, general, with great respect, your obedient servant,

I. N. PALMER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

New Berne, N. C., April 1, 1 863.

Major General JOHN A. DIX,

Commanding Seventh Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that General Foster is at Washington, N. C. where an attack in strong force is probably now going on. Re-enforcements have been started to him, but as yet have not been able to get up to the town, the enemy having a battery on the river below the town. Two gunboats have gone up to engage the battery.

It is possible an attack may be made here whilst the general and his