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service, and it will be seen from the tabular statement furnished by General Meade that it is in great need of reorganization and recruiting. It has nearly eighteen months more to serve. If the exigencies of the service will permit, I think it will be well to send the regiments home for a month, provided the Governor of the State will engage to send them back to their old corps at the end of that time, filled up.

W. B. FRANKLIN,

Major-General, Commanding Left Grand Division.

[Inclosure.]

DECEMBER 21, 1862.

Statement showing the number of officers and men present for duty, absent with authority, and the number required to fill the several regiments of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, forming part of the Third Division, First Army Corps, on December 19, 1862.

P r e s e n t. A b s e n t.

Regiments. Office Men. Office Men.

rs. rs.

1st Rifles (Bucktails) 16 273 8 282

1st Pennsylvania Reserve 15 374 10 288

Volunteers Corps

2nd Pennsylvania Reserve 9 235 15 205

Volunteers Corps

3rd Pennsylvania Reserve 21 431 9 236

Volunteers Corps

4th Pennsylvania Reserve 16 333 7 238

Volunteers Corps

5th Pennsylvania Reserve 13 309 17 271

Volunteers Corps

6th Pennsylvania Reserve 22 355 10 318

Volunteers Corps

7th Pennsylvania Reserve 16 329 11 308

Volunteers Corps

8th Pennsylvania Reserve 12 292 19 336

Volunteers Corps

9th Pennsylvania Reserve 16 385 12 270

Volunteers Corps

10th Pennsylvania Reserve 15 335 13 350

Volunteers Corps

11th Pennsylvania Reserve 14 274 12 384

Volunteers Corps

12th Pennsylvania Reserve 10 319 16 254

Volunteers Corps

Total 195 4,244 159 3,740

Aggregate. Number required.

Regiments. Office Men. Office Men.

rs. rs.

1st Rifles (Bucktails) 24 555 15 425

1st Pennsylvania Reserve 25 662 14 318

Volunteers Corps

2nd Pennsylvania Reserve 24 440 15 540

Volunteers Corps

3rd Pennsylvania Reserve 30 667 9 313

Volunteers Corps

4th Pennsylvania Reserve 23 571 16 409

Volunteers Corps

5th Pennsylvania Reserve 30 580 9 400

Volunteers Corps

6th Pennsylvania Reserve 32 673 7 307

Volunteers Corps

7th Pennsylvania Reserve 27 637 12 343

Volunteers Corps

8th Pennsylvania Reserve 31 628 8 352

Volunteers Corps

9th Pennsylvania Reserve 28 655 11 325

Volunteers Corps

10th Pennsylvania Reserve 28 685 11 295

Volunteers Corps

11th Pennsylvania Reserve 26 658 13 322

Volunteers Corps

12th Pennsylvania Reserve 26 573 13 335

Volunteers Corps

Total 354 7,984 153 4,684

Respectfully submitted.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding Division, &c.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 360. Camp near Falmouth, Va., December 23, 1862.

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XI. Major General G. G. Meade, will report to Major-General Hooker, commanding center grand division, to take command of the Fifth Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Burnside:

EDWARD M. NEILL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARIETTA, December 23, 1862.

Major N. H. McLEAN,

Chief of Staff, Cincinnati:

General Schenck telegraphs General Kelley that the whole line of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to the Ohio has been put in General