War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0146 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 24, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

GENERAL: I find Warren holds down to Quarles' Mills and Ford, which is just above Burnside. I have directed Warren to push Crawford's division down the river beyond Quarles' Mills till he needs some enemy, and uncovering Ox Foed if possible. It seems to me Burnside, might send up to Quarles; Mills and cross a few there.

Crawford is directed to communicate with Burnside as he goes down. Will you inform Burnside of this.

Respectfully,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OR THE POTOMAC, MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE,

May 24, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit to you the following report of the number of wounded of the Army of the Potomac during the present campaign, May 5 to May 22, 1864:

Number of wounded sent to Washington via Belle Plain....15,148

Number of wounded remaining in fredericksburg May 23.....5,830

Number of wounded in Wilderness (about)....................600

Total...................................................21,578

Number of officers.........................................851

Number of enlisted men..................................20,727

Total...................................................21,578

Number of wounded in-

Second Corps.............................................7,840

Fifth Corps..............................................6,301

Sixth Corps..............................................5,787

Cavalry Corps..............................................650

Total...................................................21,578

To the above total must be added the number of wounded of the Cavalry Corps during the recent expedition which number is not yet know at this office. The number of wounded in the Ninth Corps, so far as it can estimated from the reports received from the Fredericksburg hospitals, is about 3,500.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. A. McPARLIN,

Surgeon, U. S. Army, Medical Director.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 24, 1864.

The wounded now with this army will be sent to Porton Royal under the direction of the chief quartermaster and medical director. As far as practicable, empty wagons will be used for the purpose. Sur-