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Lawson will send them all to you. The commanding general wishes you to designate some rendezvous for them, and have rolls prepared as fast as they report, informing them that their pay and rations will commence from that time. I will telegraph Captain Wheeler to send all those from Beaufort and Morehead to you. The commanding general hopes that you will make such arrangements as will insure the presence of all when the time comes for them to go.

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


Assistant Adjutant-General.

[AUGUST 31, 1864. - For the "effective strength" of the Union forces operating against Richmond, see Part I, p. 39.]

Abstract from return of the Army of the Potomac, Major General George G. Meade, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of August, 1864.

Present for duty.

Command Offi-cers Men Aggre-gate Aggre-gate Pieces

present present of

and field

absent artil-lery

General headquar-ters 36 ..... 36 39 .....

Provost Guard 51 870 1.353 1.935 .....


Engineer Brigade 41 1.619 2.124 2.574 ....


Battalion U. S. 6 290 343 405 .....



Artillery (Hunt) 38 1.210 1.383 1.675 44

Guards and order-lies (Ingalls) 3 80 85 96 .....

Signal Corps 11 151 183 220 .....


Second Army Corps 721 12.512 19.233 45.021 45


Fifth Army Corps 675 11.658 18.418 33.595 54


Ninth Army Corps 433 10.621 15.461 33.199 26


Second Cavalry 146 3.696 6.237 11.012 4

Division (Gregg)

Total 2.161 42.707 64.856 129.771 173

Organization of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George G. Meade, U. S. Army, August 31, 1864.



Brigadier General MARSENA R. PATRICK.

80th New York (20th Militia), Colonel Theodore B. Gates.

68th Pennsylvania, Colonel Andrew H. Tippin.

114th Pennsylvania, Colonel Charles H. T. Collis.

1st Indiana Cavalry, Company K, Captain Theodore Majtheny.

1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Companies C and D, Captain Charles F. Adams, jr.

3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry, Companies A, B, and M, Major James W. Walsh.


Brigadier General HENRY W. BENHAM.

15th New York (five companies), Major William A. Ketchum.

50th New York, Colonel William H. Pettes.*


*Commanding detachment at Washington, D. C., the remainder of regiment serving in the field under subordinate officers.