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and the responsibility for the disaster be fairly apportioned. For this and nothing else have I asked, and I shall urge this with all possible energy. Although under all other circumstances I should be willing to go to some other theater of war, under these circumstances I am satisfied with my command as it is and where it is. I consider it a duty to myself and my men to stand right here until the mist that hangs over the events of the 2nd of May is cleared up.

Besides, I had a conversation with General Hooker, in the course of which this subject was incidentally touched, and he pronounced himself decidedly opposed to my going, either without or with my troops.

I am, general, most respectfully, yours,

C. SCHURZ,

Major-General.

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Headquarters Eleventh Corps.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 22, 1863.

General Schurz expressed in a conversation with me on the 19th instant his desire to go with his division to some other army. I wondered at it at the time. I believe that it would militate against him and his command to be transferred at this juncture. I withdraw my request, and will make every effort to reconcile all difficulties arising from the different nationalities in this command.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

HDQRS. ELEVENTH CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Near Brooke's Station, May 21, 1863.

List of German troops in the Eleventh Army Corps.

[Forwarded by Major General O. O. Howard, May 21, 1863.]

Present and absent

Command For duty Total Commissioned Enlis-ted men Total

officers

First

Division:

41st New York 371 428 25 584 609

54th New York 243 280 21 382 403

68th New York 259 311 29 410 439

153rd 639 686 36 815 851

Pennsylvania

107th Ohio 443 512 24 667 691

Second

Division:

27th 289 394 27 449 476

Pennsylvania

73rd 328 375 26 482 508

Pennsylvania

29th New York 310 350 32 485 517

Third

Division:

74th 384 417 31 500 531

Pennsylvania

75th 248 277 27 413 440

Pennsylvania

45th New York 452 525 31 559 590

119th New York 279 357 31 487 518

82nd Illinois 359 423 35 554 589

58th New York 207 253 19 339 358

26th Wisconsin 471 548 31 794 825