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October 31, 1864.

The following disposition of the troops of the division will be immediately made: The First and Third Brigades will hold the line form the right of Fort Harrison to where the right of the Third Brigade now rests. Lieutenant-Colonel Raulston will move the regiments of his brigade, now in the fort, to their position in the line, relieving the Second Brigade. Colonel Cullen's brigade will be held in reserve, and will go into camp near the woods in front of these headquarters. The position of his camp will be indicated by a staff officer.

By command of Brigadier-General Charles Devens:


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[OCTOBER 31, 1864. - For statement of the "effective strength" of the armies operating against Richmond, see Part I, p.40.]

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

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate


General headquarters 41 --- 41

Provost Guard (Patrick) 47 1,100 1,559

Engineer Brigade (Benham) 32 2,717 3,263

Battalion U. S. Engineers 6 204 252


Artillery (Hunt) 44 1,463 1,605

Guards and orderlies 1 26 96


Signal Corps (Fisher) 9 128 157

Second Army Corps (Hancock) 731 18,075 23,904

Fifth Army Corps (Warren) 707 16,102 22,193

Ninth Army Corps (Parke) 633 15,99 20,919

Second Cavalry Division 143 5,328 6,973


Total 2,394 61,136 80,962

Command. Aggregate Pieces of

present and field

absent. artillery.

General headquarters 44 ---

Provost Guard (Patrick) 2,259 ---

Engineer Brigade (Benham) 3,263 ---

Battalion U. S. Engineers 252 ---


Artillery (Hunt) 1,605 56

Guards and orderlies 96 ---


Signal Corps (Fisher) 157 ---

Second Army Corps (Hancock) 23,904 56

Fifth Army Corps (Warren) 22,193 58

Ninth Army Corps (Parke) 20,919 36

Second Cavalry Division 6,973 8


Total 140,492 214

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



Brigadier General MARSENA R. PATRICK.

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

68th Pennsylvania, Colonel Andrew H. Tippin.

114th Pennsylvania, Captain John S. Crawford.

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

1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Companies C and D, Captain Edward A. Flint.

3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry (six companies), Lieutenant Colonel James W. Walsh.