War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0106 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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Composition and losses of the Union Forces, June 10-23-Continued.


Killed. Wounded. Captain or missing.

Off Men Off Men Off Men. Aggr

Command. ice . ice . ice egat

rs. rs. rs. e.

First Infantry Division 1 19 5 147 - 28 199

Second Infantry Division 3 56 6 247 - 66 378

First Cavalry Division - 9 3 37 - 98 147

Second Cavalry Division 1 15 4 104 1 34 159

Artillery - - 1 10 3 41 55

Grand total 4 99 19 545 4 267 *938

Numbers 3. Report of Captain Franklin E. Town, Chief Signal Officer, including operations March 1-September 2.

WASHINGTON, D. C., September 4, 1864.


Washington City, D. C.:

COLONEL: I have the honor to transmit herewith report of the operations of the signal detachment of West Virginia during the period I commanded it, from March 1, 1864, to September 2, 1864, together with maps exhibiting the stations opened and the lines of communication established.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Signal Corps.

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of the signal detachment of the Department of West Virginia in the field during the campaigns of the spring and summer of 1864:

On the 1st day of March, 1864, in obedience to an order from the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, directing me to take command of the signal detachment of the Department of West Virginia, I proceeded to the headquarters of the department, at Cumberland, Md. My arrival there being just at the time that General Sigel was expected to relieve General Kelley in command of the department, but little could be done until the arrival of General Sigel on the 12th of March. In the intermediate time I got my men into camp and established drills, &c., and continued the station at Martinsburg in communication with station of observation at Mills' Gap. Immediately on General Sigel's assuming command, I waited upon him with a report of the condition of my party and a statement of its needs. He approved my requisition for all things necessary for its equipment, and a communication addressed by me to the Bureau of the Signal Corps asking permission to request a detail of officers having been approved by the Signal Officer of the Army and forwarded to General Sigel, he directed me to select the most suitable officers to be


*Two men of the signal detachment were captured, making an aggregate loss of 940.