extraordinary services are essential to the Government, sufficiently explains the necessity for asking you to do as well as you can with the talent and zeal you can find in your command.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON. Numbers 13.
Washington, D. C., April 30, 1861.
First Lieutenant A. Beckwith, First Artillery, acting assistant commissary of subsistence is relieved from further duty in the quartermaster's department, and is hereby announced as chief of the subsistence department at these headquarters.
By order of Colonel Masnfield:
Abstract from return of the Department of Washington, Colonel Joseph K. F. Mansfield, U. S. Army, commanding, for April 30, 1861.*
Posts. Garrisons Commander Offi Men Aggr Aggr Piec
s. cers egat egat es
e e e of
pres pres fiel
ent ent d
Washingto Departmen --- 9 - 9 9 -
n D. C., t staff
Do. Companies Captain 3 114 128 137 -
D and H, Innis N.
2nd U. S. Palmer
Do. Light Lieutenan 3 69 79 80 6
I, 1st U. Absalom
Do. Company Captain 1 63 73 79 -
E, 2nd U. J. Howard
Washingto Company Lieutenan 1 37 43 47 -
n F, 4th U. t
Arsenal, S. Nathaniel
D. C. Artillery H. McLean
Washingto West Lieutenan 3 69 82 86 6
n, D. C. Point t
Do. Company Captain 1 62 76 83 -
I, 1st U. John H.
Total --- --- 21 414 490 521 12
This return accounts only for the regular troops on duty in the department. For the return of volunteers see next, post. The date of arrivalof the regulars in Washingto is not stated on the return, but other official records furnish the following information: D and H, Second Cavalry, April 14; I, First Artillery, January 29; E, Second Artillery, February 7; F, Fourth Artillery, April 18; West Point Battery, February 1; and I, First Infantry, April 14.