War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0645 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION. Chapter XXXIX.

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Abstract from return of the Department of Virginia, Major General John A. Dix, U. S. Army, commanding, for July 10, 1863; headquarters, Fort Monroe, Va.

Present for

duty

Stations and Officers Men Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate last

commands present present return

and

absent

General 18 --- 18 18 18

headquarters

Camp Hamilton 2 68 72 82 82

[Cassells]

Fort Monroe 28 869 1, 143 1, 222 1, 177

[Roberts]

Norfolk [Viele] 118 2, 124 2, 508 2, 678 2, 683

Portsmouth 196 3, 448 4, 189 5, 049 5, 073

[Corcoran]

Yorktown: --- --- --- --- 3, 971

Foster's

command*

Getty's command 379 6, 325 7, 234 11, 573 9, 741

Keyes' command+ --- --- --- --- 16, 612

Spear's --- --- --- --- 1, 069

command*

Spinola's --- --- --- --- 2, 231

command+

Wistar's 202 3, 866 4, 575 5, 477 1, 397

command

TOTAL 943 16, 700 19, 739 26, 099 44, 054

Abstract from return of the Department of North Carolina (or Eighteenth Army Corps), Major General John G. Foster, U. S. Army, commanding, for July 10, 1863; headquarters, New Berne, N. C.

Present for

duty

Stations and Officers Men Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate

commands present present last

and return

absent

General 20 --- 20 22 22

headquarters

District of 59 1, 245 1, 592 1, 979 1,

Beaufort 979

[Heckman]

District of 91 1, 397 1, 764 2, 223 2,

the Albemarie 240

[Wessells]

District of 41 1, 061 1, 418 1, 604 1,

the Pamlico 604

[McChesney]

New Berne, 258 5, 529 7, 321 9, 066 9,

N, C++ 074

Department of --- --- --- 10, 065 10,

the South 065

[detached]

TOTAL 469 9, 232 12, 115 24, 959 24,

984

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

July 11, 1863-9 a. m.

Honorable J. K. DUBOIS,

Springfield, Ill.:

It is certain that after three day's fighting at Gettysburg, Lee withdrew and made for the Potomac; that he found the river so swollen as to prevent his crossing; that he is still this side, near Hagerstown and Williamsport, preparing to defend himself; and that Meade is close upon him, and preparing to attack him, heavy skirmishing having occurred nearly all day yesterday.

I am more than satisfied with what has happened north of the Potomac so far, and am anxious and hopeful for what is to come.

A. LINCOLN.

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*Transferred to Getty's command.

+Transferred to Washington, D. C.

++Colonel Amory commanding First Division, Colonel Jourdan commanding brigade, and Brigadier-General Wild commanding U. S. Colored Troops.

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