SEPTEMBER 2, 1863.
No such report has reached me. I directed it.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
September 1, 1863.
The following is an extract from a note which has been received from the chief of the Defenses of Washington. Corps and other independent commanders are desired to furnish, with as little delay as practicable, statements giving the information asked for. *
The rule now about naming forts and batteries around Washington is to give names distinguished officers killed in battle, or who have died from wounds or sickness after distinguished services. Will you mention cases since the commencement of the Pennsylvania campaign, including Gettysburg? Give dates, localities, and, in few words, circumstances of death.
By command of Major-General Meade:
S. F. BARSTOW,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
September 1, 1863.
General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant General, Army of the Potomac:
SIR: Pursuant to the provisions of circular from headquarters Army of the Potomac, of this date, I have the honor to submit the names of the following officers whose memory should be perpetuated in the history of their country, both from distinguished services and from having yielded up their lives in its defense.
1. Brigadier General Stephen H. Weed, U. S. Volunteers. Distinguished at Gaines' Mill, June 27, 1862; Malvern Hill, June 30 and July 1, 1862; Bull Run Numbers 2, August 30, 1862; Antietam, September 17, 1862; Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; Chancellorsville, especially May 1,2, and 3, 1863, and Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, where he lost his life.
2. Brigadier General Strong Vincent, U. S. Volunteers. Distinguished at the battle of Hanover Court-House, May 27, 1862; Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; Chancellorsville, May 2 and 3, 1863; cavalry fight in front of Aldie the latter part of June, 1863, and especially at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, where he was mortally wounded.
3. Colonel P. H. O'Rorke, captain of Engineers. Prominent at Chancellorsville, on the 1st of May, and distinguished at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, where he lost his life, bravely leading his regiment.
4. Lieutenant Charles E. Hazlett, Fifth U. S. Artillery. Distinguished at Bull Run Numbers 2, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. While stooping by the side of General Weed, to receive his last wishes, a bullet struck the lieutenant in the head and
*See Sykes to Williams, September 1; Warren to Williams, September 6, and French to Williams, October 3. Replies from other corps commanders not found.