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FORT MONROE, May 31, 1863.

Major-General HOOKER,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

It has been decided to withdraw from West Point and throw the force there up the Peninsula toward the White House. I can get no satisfactory information as to the enemy's force. There was last week a considerable body massed north of Richmond, on the railroad, ready to support Lee at Fredericksburg or Wise at White House. I can hear nothing of them since Wednesday. I will advise you of all my movements. My force is small.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

Morehead City, N. C., May 31, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to communicate that I assumed command of the district on my arrival here yesterday.

I have put 250 men at work on the fort in front of this city to-day.

I have also started things up at Newport Barracks and vicinity, where I found matters very loose. I am in hopes I shall have everything in fine working order in a day or two.

I am, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. B. SPINOLA.

Abstract from Tri-monthly Return of the Department of Virginia (Seventh Army Corps), Major General John A. Dix commanding, for May 31, 1863 (headquarters Fort Monroe, Va.).

Present for

duty.

Command. Offi Men Aggrega Aggrega Aggrega Pieces

cers. te pre the the of field

sent. pres last artille

ent and return. ry.

absent.

Headquart

ers Depar

tment, Maj 17

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17 17 17

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General

John

A. Dix.

Fort Mon

roe, 15 432 582 663 698

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Colonel

S. M.

Alford.

Camp Hami

lton, Majo 15 497 594 623 611

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r

J. A.

Darling.

Norfolk,

Brigadier 120 2,172 2,546 2,692 2,694 6

General

E. L.

Viele.

Suffolk,

Major 966 18,068 22,386 26,821 27,724 100

General

John J.

Peck.

Yorktown,

Major 295 5,050 5,996 6,555 6,563 30

General

E. D.

Keyes.

West Poin

t, 217 4,533 5,351 6,277 6,299

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Brigadier

General

G. H.

Gordon.

Grand 1,645 30,752 37,472 43,648 44,606 136

total.

CONTINUATION:

Present for duty equipped.

Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery.

Offi- Off Offi

Command. cers. Men. ice Men. cers Men.

rs.

Headquarters

Department,

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Major General

John A. Dix.

Fort Monroe,

Colonel S. M. 15 432 --

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Alford.

Camp Hamilton,

Major J. A.

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3 74 15 394

Darling.

Norfolk,

Brigadier 102 1,975 2 54 5 132

General E. L.

Viele.

Suffolk, Major

General John 849 15,773 76 1,391 36 1,326

J.

Peck.

Yorktown,

Major General 238 3,668 3 902 13 448

E. D. Keyes.

West Point,

Brigadier 196 4,121 6 93 8 282

General G. H.

Gordon.

Grand total. 1,400 25,969 12 2,514 77 2,582