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Abstract from Field Return of troops commanded by Major General W. G. Smith, October 1, 1862 (headquarters, Richmond, Va.).

Present for duty.

Commands. Officers. Men. Effective

total.

Major General S. G.

French, commanding:

Troops in North Carolina 420 7,711 7,515

(Wilmington and Kinston).

Troops in Virginia 242 4,498 4,686

(Petersburg).

Brigadier General H. A. 111 1,660 1,765

Wise's brigade, Chaffin's

farm.

Colonel T. J. Page, 23 265 329

Chaffin's Bluff.

Brigadier General J. 191 2,908 3,044

Daniel's brigade, near

Drewry's Bluff.

Lieutenant Colonel W. 11 147 168

P. Shingler's cavalry,

picketing the Peninsula.

Richmond defenses, light 89 1,693 1,825

and heavy batteries

around Richmond.

Near Brook Run, on Brook

turnpike:

54th Regiment North 27 377 405

Carolina State Troops.

57th Regiment North 30 591 602

Carolina State Troops.

59th Regiment Georgia 28 622 638

Volunteers.

42nd Regiment Mississippi 33 443 470

Volunteers.

Brigadier-General Winder, 40 1,742 1,751

Department of Henrico

(includes Camp Lee, city

guard, &c.)

Colonel Chambliss, on

Rappahannock:

61st Regiment Virginia 17 393 408

Volunteers.

13th Regiment Virginia ... ... ...

Cavalry.*

2nd Regiment North .... ... ...

Carolina Cavalry.*

Captain S. S. Lee, C. S. .... ... ...

Navy, Drewry's Bluff.*

Grand total. 1,262 22,456 23,606

Commands. Aggregate Aggregate

present. present and

absent.

Major General S. G. French,

commanding:

Troops in North Carolina 9,265 10,756

(Wilmington and Kinston).

Troops in Virginia 5,569 6,657

(Petersburg).

Brigadier General H. A. 2,214 2,780

Wise's brigade, Chaffin's

farm.

Colonel T. J. Page, 413 481

Chaffin's Bluff.

Brigadier General J. 3,893 4,922

Daniel's brigade, near

Drewry's Bluff.

Lieutenant Colonel W. P. 223 261

Shingler's cavalry, picketing

the Peninsula.

Richmond defenses, light and 2,238 2,983

heavy batteries around

Richmond.

Near Brook Run, on Brook

turnpike:

54th Regiment North Carolina 502 764

State Troops.

57th Regiment North Carolina 767 978

State Troops.

59th Regiment Georgia 789 991

Volunteers.

42nd Regiment Mississippi 633 741

Volunteers.

Brigadier-General Winder, 2,097 2,522

Department of Henrico

(includes Camp Lee, city

guard, &c.)

Colonel Chambliss, on

Rappahannock:

61st Regiment Virginia 454 741

Volunteers.

13th Regiment Virginia ... ...

Cavalry.*

2nd Regiment North Carolina ... ...

Cavalry.*

Captain S. S. Lee, C. S. ... ...

Navy, Drewry's Bluff.*

Grand total. 29,057 35,577

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*No report received.

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RICHMOND, VA., October 1, 1862.

General JONES, Winchester, Va.:

Inform General Lee that a fleet of one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and thirty transports moved up toward Alexandria on the 29th ultimo; that the enemy had blown up the fortifications at Evansport and Cock Pit Point; that 300 cavalry occupied Warrenton on the same day, paroled the sick and wounded and left at night; that two regiments of infantry, one of cavalry, and a battery of four pieces are moving toward Warrenton and the Rappahannock. These are all the facts. It is reported that Sigel on the 27th ultimo moved on Centreville with 30,000 men, mostly new regiments (destination Gordonsville), and that a large force was to advance immediately toward Richmond via Fredericksburg. We have pretty reliable information that the force at Suffolk has been increased to about 18,000 men.

G. W. SMITH,

Major-General.

HDQRS., Richmond, Va., October 2, 1862.

Major General S. G. FRENCH,

Commanding Department of North Carolina, Petersburg, Va.:

GENERAL: Yours of yesterday is received. I think it advisable to order up the two regiments proposed, i. e., one from Wilmington and one from Kinston, immediately. I would then feel that we had two brigades immediately available for any point, at the same time leaving a respectable