Commanded by Brigadier-General Elliott, Third Division, Third Corps, Army of the Potomac, August-, 1863.
COMMAND # of # of TOTAL Camp Aggregate
men officer Parole
110th Ohio Infantry 395 24 419 95
122nd Ohio 669 33 702 --
6th Maryland Inf. 433 36 469 68
87th Penna. 219 15 234 --
67th Penna. 105 12 117 621
Total 1, 821 120 1. 941 784 2,
14th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Camp Parole 38
Total Camp Parole, July 29, 1863 2, 803
Total accounted for . 8, 744
Then on duty 5, 903
The above report is drawn from the morning and tri-monthly reports of the several commanders, and is as correct and definite as the scattered condition of the forces will admit.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
F. A. PALMER,
Captain, and Aide-de-Camp.
WASHINGTON,, September 1, 1863.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
SIR: I have been summoned to this city to appear as a witness before a court of inquiry convened under Special Orders, Numbers 346, current series, Adjutant-General's Office . Until this morning, I had not seen nor did I know the terms of that under . I had only understood that, on the application of Major-General Milroy, forwarded through me as his corps commander, a court of inquiry had been ordered. But, coming here as a witness, I find myself answering to a call which would make me in fact a party defendant to the investigation opportunity to object to the constructions of the court, and without a part in the testimony which has been given ; and also when I have neither been "accused, " and so demanded a court of inquiry, nor has one been "directed" by the President to inquire into my official conduct . Referring to instructions embodied in the order for this court, I find this language: The court will report whether the orders of the General-in-Chief., in regard to the evacuation of Winchester, were complied with, and, if not, by whom they were disobeyed . But the orders of the General-in-Chief. were given only to and through me as the corps commander. I am, therefore, necessarily put upon my defense as at least one of the parties to this proceeding . In any investigation that ensues, there will be involved also, of necessity, the conduct and course of the General--in-Chief in relation to the matter in question ; and yet, as I am distinctly advises, this court, in the finding and report and recorded opinions of which he is