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COUCH'S DIVISION, Sixth Corps, Bakersville.

37th Massachusetts.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Statement showing the number of men composing the Army of the Potomac on the 30th day of September, 1862.

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General McClellan and 1,171 266 1,037 2,474

staff, &c.

General Reynolds, First 14,102 2,014 15,971 32,087

Corps

General Sumner, Second 15,378 3,159 13,315 31,852

Corps

General F. J. Porter, Fifth 17,268 3,268 11,152 31,688

Corps

General Franklin, Sixth 22,568 2,937 13,907 39,412

Corps

General Burnside, Ninth 15,361 2,473 9,964 27,798

Corps

General A. S. Williams, 8,383 1,632 7,144 17,159

Twelfth Corps

General Pleasonton, 4,543 515 2,628 7,686

Cavalry Division

Colonel Allen, Frederick 1,052 343 811 2,206

City

Major Scott, Boonsborough 318 41 83 442

General Banks, Defenses of 73,601 11,810 25,744 111,155

Washington, including

Third and Eleventh Corps

Grand total 173,745 28,458 101,756 303,959

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 30th 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.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 158. September 30, 1862.

The following extract from General Orders, No. 125, of May 18, 1862, from these headquarters, is republished for the information of all concerned, and a strict observance of its provisions in enjoined upon all officers serving in this army:

II. The publication of official report of military events, or the circulation of copies of the same, for private purposes, in advance of their having reached the War Department, and of the authorization of their publication by the Secretary of War, is improper and unmilitary, and is strictly prohibited.

Official report are he property of the Government; they cannot be published or put in circulation without the consent of the proper authority.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.