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Percentage of the sick among the troops of the First Division, &c.-Continued.

Commissioned officers. Enlisted men.

Prese Prese Per Presen Pres Per

Troops. nt. nt cent. t. ent cent.

sick. sick. sick sick.

Second Brigade.

7th Connecticut 16 3 18.8- 489 101 20.7-

Volunteers.

7th New Hampshire 22 1 4.5+ 406 45 11.1-

Volunteers.

6th Connecticut 21 2 9.5+ 555 77 13.9-

Volunteers.

3rd New Hampshire 27 7 26.- 548 70 12.8-

Volunteers.

Total. 86 13 15.1+ 1,998 293 14.7-

Third Brigade.

11th Maine 21 3 14.3- 503 39 7.8-

Volunteers.

100th New York 19 - - 426 20 4.7-

Volunteers.

24th Massachusetts 21 3 14.3- 589 51 8.7-

Volunteers.

10th Connecticut 24 3 12.5 523 43 8.2+

Volunteers.

1st Maryland 29 4 13.7+ 677 35 5.2-

Cavalry.

Total. 114 13 11.4 2,718 188 6.9+

Company M, 1st 1 -- - 109 5 4.9-

U. S. Artillery.

1st Connecticut 4 -- - 126 3 2.4-

Light Battery.

5th New Jersey 5 -- - 126 3 2.4-

Battery.

Total. 10 -- - 361 11 3.+

Total First 285 33 11.5+ 7,059 864 12.2+

Division.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., July 10, 1864.

Colonel J. B. HOWELL,

Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to send you the inclosed* statement of the percentage sick among the troops of this division and to call your attention to the fact that each of the four regiments of your brigade is in a worse sanitary condition than any other, with but one exception, in the command, and that the average of the First Brigade is nearly 19 per cent. as compared with 15 per cent. in the Second Brigade, and 7 per cent. in the Third Brigade.

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

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT POWHATAN, July 10, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

I have had the telegraph wire repaired below here, and I have got reason to believe that the inhabitants along the line protect and harbor the men that destroy it. My officer reports they were fired upon three times from houses on Cabin Point. What course shall I pursue in regard to citizens along line?

G. S. INNIS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

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*See Terry to Hawley, next, ante.

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