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Abstract from return of the Middle Department (Eighth Army Corps), Major General Robert C. Schenck commanding, for the month of February, 1863; headquarters, Baltimore, Md.

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Aggregate Aggregate

present present

and

absent

Department

staff 36 ...... 36 36

First Division,

Brigadier

General B. F. 718 13,980 17,243 19,215

Kelley

Second

Division,

Brigadier

General R. H. 209 4,068 5,024 5,696

Milroy

First Separate

Brigade,

Brigadier

General H. H. 84 1,603 1,892 2,098

Lockwood

Second Separate

Brigade, Bvt.

Brigadier

General

William W. 94 2,176 2,907 3,394

Morris

Third Separate

Brigade,

Brigadier

General H. S. 170 3,062 3,718 4,251

Briggs

Post of

Annapolis, Md.,

Colonel C. A.

Waite 28 456 576 713

Post of

Philadelphia,

Brigadier

General W. R. 11 187 222 263

Montgomery

Post of Fort

Delaware,

Lieutenant

Colonel D. D. 13 429 544 549

Perkins

First Battalion

Connecticut

Cavalry,

Captain

Charles 3 97 264 342

Farnsworth

Total 1,366 26,058 32,426 36,557

Pieces of artillery

Command Aggregate Heavy Field Remarks

last

return

Department

staff 36 ..... .....

First Division,

Brigadier Harper's

General B. F. 18,669 25 38 Ferry

Kelley

Second

Division,

Brigadier Winche-ster

General R. H. 6,714 ..... .....

Milroy

First Separate

Brigade, Point

Brigadier Lookout,

General H. H. 1,508 ..... ..... Md.

Lockwood

Second Separate

Brigade, Bvt.

Brigadier Fort

General McHenry,

William W. 3,478 ..... ..... Md.

Morris

Third Separate

Brigade,

Brigadier

General H. S. 4,372 ...... 6 Baltimore

Briggs

Post of

Annapolis, Md.,

Colonel C. A.

Waite 713 ...... ......

Post of

Philadelphia,

Brigadier

General W. R. 646 ...... ......

Montgomery

Post of Fort

Delaware,

Lieutenant

Colonel D. D. 419 67 6

Perkins

First Battalion

Connecticut

Cavalry,

Captain

Charles 317 ...... ..... Baltimore

Farnsworth

Total 36,872 92 50

NOTE ON ORIGINAL RETURN.- The above return is as nearly correct as can be rendered on account of the confusion and incorrectness of the several returns of subordinate commanders, particularly those of Major-General Milroy and Brigadier-General Kelley.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

March 1, 1863. (Received 1. p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

The following dispatch has just been received from General Geary at Stafford Court-House, who says the party communicating the information is entirely reliable.* The portion of it relating to Fitzhugh Lee is verified by his late appearance here.

FEBRUARY 26, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN W. GEARY:

DEAR SIR: I wish to inform you that the rebels have sent 1,000 cavalry to Frank Adams', near Aldie, Loudoun County, Va. Major White's battalion and Major Strayhern's [?] battalion and a Virginia regiment of cavalry of General Stuart have also arrived at the same place. All of the above rebel troops were there on February 22, and issued orders that no citizen should bring any provisions within our lines, and that they came to enforce an order that no provisions or supplies of any kind shall be sent out of their lines. Fitzhugh Lee has moved with 5,000 troops-cavalry, infantry, and artillery-to Culpeper Court-House, and I have also reliable information that General Jackson is now encamped 10 miles below Fredericksburg.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

DUMFRIES, March 1, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel H. C. RODGERS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Our scout brought in information to-day that there was a force of cavalry and artillery at Warrenton. They came there day before yester-

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*Copies telegraphed by Potter to Hays and Stoughton, March 1.

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