commanding general: Lieutenant Charles B. Lamborn, aide-de-camp and acting assistant adjutant-general; Lieutenant William Riddle, aide-de-camp; Captain Robert H. Lamborn, acting aide-de-camp; Colonel C. S. Wainwright, chief of artillery; Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Sanderson, chief of commissary department; Captain F. Lowry, chief of quartermaster's department; Surg. P. Pineo, chief of medical department.
JOHN F. REYNOLDS,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 29, 1862.
Major General N. P. BANKS,
Washington, D. C.:
Please inform me how many new regiments are now disposable for this army, and whether wagons can be had for the transportation of the supplies, &c., if they march to Harper's Ferry.
GEO. B. McCLELLAN,
HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON,
September 29, 1862-1.15 p.m.
Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN,
Headquarters Army of the Potomac:
The twenty regiments which I am now sending you, will leave, exclusive of the permanent garrisons, but three regiments on the lines of defense north of the Potomac and one which has just arrived, under Casey. General Casey is under orders from General Halleck to send two more regiments to Fort Monroe. These four regiments are the only troops disposable north of the Potomac without removing the garrisons. The troops on the other side consist of the Third and Eleventh Corps, Whipple's division, and the cavalry, besides the permanent garrisons of the works. Eight thousand of the troops to go to Frederick will get off to-day; all, I am informed, by to-morrow night. They are to go by railway to Frederick.
N. P. BANKS,
HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON, September 29, 1862.
Regiments ordered to Frederick, under command of Brigadier General Henry S. Briggs, U. S. Army.
Regiments. Colonels. Strength. To whom
20th Connecticut Samuel Ross 1,017 Williams.
21st Connecticut Arthur H. Dutton 960 Burnside.
19th Maine Frederick D. 916 Sumner.
37th Massachusetts Oliver Edwards 971 Couch.
24th Michigan Henry A. Morrow 898 Reynolds.
10th New Hampshire Michael T. 960 Burnside.
11th New Hampshire Walter Harriman 1,030 Burnside.
15th New Jersey Samuel Fowler 885 Franklin.
21st New Jersey Gilliam Van 895 Franklin.
*But see Special Orders, Numbers 30, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, September 30, 1862.