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[CHAP. XXXI.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

Camp near Knoxville, Md., October 10, 1862-10 a.m.

General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General, U. S. Army, Washington:

There has been much delay in passing supplies over the Cumberland Valley Railroad. The obstacles seem to be near Harrisburg. Forage can be purchased in that vicinity quite cheap. I would recommend that Captain Eddy be sent there. He is acquainted with the country and its resources.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Chief Quartermaster.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Army of the Potomac, Major General George B. McClellan commanding, for October 10, 1862, headquarters near Knoxville, Md.

Present for duty.

Command. Officer Men. Aggregat Aggregat

s e e

present present

and

absent

Headquarters, staff, 179 1,300 1,773 2,881

escorts, &c.

First Corps, Brigadier 722 13,951 17,805 32,804

General John F.

Reynolds

Second Corps, Major 819 15,527 20,138 32,578

General D. N. Couch

Fifth Corps, Major 790 17,287 21,648 30,613

General F. J. Porter

Sixth Corps, Major 1,177 23,879 29,112 41,974

General W. B.

Franklin

Ninth Corps, Major 592 13,135 15,879 24,083

General A. E.

Burnside

Twelfth Corps, 605 13,618 17,646 25,509

Brigadier General A.

S. Williams

Cavalry Division, 194 4,349 5,058 7,686

Brigadier General A.

Pleasonton

GARRISONS.

Frederick City, 49 1,133 1,448 2,148

Colonel S. H. Allen

Boonsborough, Colonel 12 301 355 440

John K. Murphy

Total army in the 5,139 104,480 130,862 200,752

field

Total Defenses of 3,212 76,323 95,242 120,127

Washington

Grand total. 8,351 180,803 226,104 320,879

Piece of artillery

Aggregate

present

Command. Heavy. Field. and

absent

last

return.

Headquarters, staff, - - 2,474

escorts, &c.

First Corps, Brigadier - 40 32,087

General John F.

Reynolds

Second Corps, Major - 42 31,852

General D. N. Couch

Fifth Corps, Major - 71 31,688

General F. J. Porter

Sixth Corps, Major - 56 39,412

General W. B.

Franklin

Ninth Corps, Major - 35 27,798

General A. E.

Burnside

Twelfth Corps, - 57 17,159

Brigadier General A.

S. Williams

Cavalry Division, - - 7,686

Brigadier General A.

Pleasonton

GARRISONS.

Frederick City, - - 2,206

Colonel S. H. Allen

Boonsborough, Colonel - - 442

John K. Murphy

Total army in the - 301 192,804

field

Total Defenses of 429 4 111,155

Washington

Grand total. 429 305 303,959

ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Washington, D. C., October 11, 1862-12 m.

Colonel R. INGALLS,

Quartermaster, General McClellan's Headquarters:

The 100 cars referred to by Mr. Smith were asked for by Colonel McCallum, on requisition of the Commissary Department, to transport 500,000 rations, ordered to Hagerstown from Alexandria. They have all been furnished, loaded, and gone. The customary supplies for Frederick and Harper's Ferry are also sent regularly. I am certain that the clothing and stationery sent to Harper's Ferry must be there; it has all left the depot here. There was some little unavoidable delay here for want of cars, but all has now gone, and, with each of the last lots sent, special messengers went. I am informed that there are a number of cars with quartermaster's stores not yet unloaded at Harper's Ferry.