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Abstract from returns of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Major General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of December, 1864.

[Compiled mainly from subordinate returns.]

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Aggregate

present

General 23 ............ 23

headquarters

Signal Corps 23 152 175

(Norton)

Naval Brigade 22 456 651

(Graham)

1st New York 14 280 518

Engineers

(Serrell)

Fourth 13 203 245

Massachusetts

Cavalry (Rand)

Twenty-fourth 559 16,343 19,383

Army Corps

(Terry)

Twenty-fifth 451 12,570 15,966

Army Corps

(Weitzel)

Cavalry Division 115 3,396 4,102

(Kautz)

District of 96 3,058 4,018

Eastern Virginia

(Shepley)

District of 218 6,033 8,117

North Carolina

(Palmer)

Separate 53 1,344 1,545

Brigade*

(Robinson)

Defenses of 133 4,302 5,072

Bermuda Hundred

(Ferrero)

Grand total 1,720 48,137 59,815

Grand total 1,672 47,195 58,463

according to

department

return

Pieces of artillery

Command Aggregate Heavy Field

present and

absent

General 25 ............. .............

headquarters

Signal Corps 186 ............ .............

(Norton)

Naval Brigade 1,121 ............ .............

(Graham)

1st New York 871 ............. ..............

Engineers

(Serrell)

Fourth 845 ............ .............

Massachusetts

Cavalry (Rand)

Twenty-fourth 44,065 ............ 66

Army Corps

(Terry)

Twenty-fifth 29,346 ............ 54

Army Corps

(Weitzel)

Cavalry Division 5,739 ............. 8

(Kautz)

District of 10,435 24 12

Eastern Virginia

(Shepley)

District of 12,938 101 62

North Carolina

(Palmer)

Separate 2,095 ............. 6

Brigade*

(Robinson)

Defenses of 9,254 ............. .............

Bermuda Hundred

(Ferrero)

Grand total 116,920 125 208

Grand total 113,884 125 130

according to

department

return

Organization of troops in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, commanded by Major General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, December 31, 1864.

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS.

SIGNAL CORPS.

Captain LEMUEL B. NORTON.

NAVAL BRIGADE.

Brigadier General CHARLES K. GRAHAM.

13th New York Heavy Artillery, Company I, Lieutenant Theodore Goupil.

13th New York Heavy Artillery, Company K, Lieutenant Stewart J. Donnelly.

13th New York Heavy Artillery, Company L, Captain Amaya L. Fitch.

13th New York Heavy Artillery, Company M, Lieutenant Frederick S. Paul.

ENGINEERS.

1st New York, Colonel Edward W. Serrell.

CAVALRY.

4th Massachusetts (detachment), Colonel Arnold A. Rand.

TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS.

Major General EDWARD O. C. ORD.+

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*Embraces troops at Harrison's Landing and Forts Pocahontas and Powhatan.

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+On leave from December 28; Bvt. Major General Alfred H. Terry, of First Division, temporarily commanding.