War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0336 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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Everything is destroyed; pontoon bridge easily repaired for infantry to cross, and ford about 2 feet deep. Enemy crossing the river all day yesterday; our forces followed. I think my brigade might be withdrawn with perfect safety.

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Brigadier-General.

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Captain, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON,

September 20, 1862 - 2.30 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac:

Telegram of 1.25 received. The military governor of the District of Columbia was instructed a few days since to send forward only such recruits as might arrive in squads, armed and equipped, and in charge of competent officers, and to give the most stringent instructions to the officers to prevent straggling and avoid delay. Orders have just been issued to send none. There are about 50 officers and 3,500 men fit for duty in the camp of convalescents, stragglers, and recruits. They will be organized, so that they can go forward at once when called for.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

Statement showing the number of men composing the Army of the Potomac on the 20th day of September, 1862.

Command Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate

present for on special absent present

duty duty sick, and

and in absent

arrest

General 1.393 226 949 2.568

McClellan

and staff,

&c

General 12.237 856 18.490 31.583

Meade, First

Corps

General 13.604 2.465 11.701 27.770

Sumner,

Second Corps

General 7.219 771 4.417 12.407

Couch's

division,

Fourth Corps

General F. 19.477 1.383 11.819 32.679

J. Porter,

Fifth Corps

General 11.862 1.504 9.990 23.356

Franklin,

Sixth Corps

General 10.734 1.329 12.282 24.345

Burnside,

Ninth Corps

General A. 8.383 1.632 7.144 17.159

S. Williams,

Twelfth

Corps

General 4.543 515 2.628 7.686

Pleasonton,

Cavalry

Division

General 1.110 292 861 2.263

Allen,

Frederick

City

General 2.269 258 1.174 3.701

Kenly,

William-

sport, Md.

Major Scott, 318 41 88 442

Boonsbo-

rough, Md.

General 71.210 13.043 23.586 107.839

Banks,

Defenses of

Washington,

including

Third and

Eleventh

Corps

Grand total 164.359 24.315 105.124 293.798

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., February 27, 1863.

It is hereby certified that the preceding statement is accurately compiled from the morning report of the 20th day of September, 1862, signed by Major-General McClellan and his assistant adjutant-general, Seth Williams, and now on file in this office.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.