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Abstract from return of the volunteer troops stationed in the Department of Washington, Colonel Joseph K. F. Mansfield, U. S. Army, commanding, for April 30, 1861.


for duty

Posts. Garrisons Commanders. Officers

Capitol 6th Colonel Edward 47

Massachusetts F Jones

Infantry a.

Do 7th New York Colonel 39

Infantry. b Marshall


Do 8th Colonel 42

Massachusetts Timothy Munroe

Infantry. c

Navy-Yard 71st New York Colonel Abram 25

Infantry d. S. Vosburgh

Inauguration Hall 5th Pennsylvania Colonel Robert 38

Infantry. d. P. McDowell

Treasury 5th Colonel Samuel 48

Massachusetts C. Lawrence

Infantry e

Patent Office 1st Rhode Island Colonel 53

Infantry. f Ambrose E.


Assembly Rooms 12th New York Colonel Daniel 39

Infantry. e Butterfield

Caspari's House, 25th New York Colonel 34

Capitol Hill Infantry, g Michael K.


Capitol Pennsylvania ---- 15

Volunteers (5

companies). H

Do District of Colonel 21

Columbia Charles P.

Volunteers. Stone

At different do do 107

points within the


Total ---- ---- 508


for duty .

Posts. Men. Aggregate Aggregate

present present and


Capitol 546 633 633

Do 772 833 837

Do 465 517 696

Navy-Yard 677 702 806

Inauguration Hall 607 671 752

Treasury 717 787 787

Patent Office 1,019 1,104 1,112

Assembly Rooms 819 870 898

Caspari's House, 417 469 488

Capitol Hill

Capitol 475 497 503

Do 468 523 547

At different 2,038 2,242 2,356

points within the


Total 9,020 9,848 10,415

a Arrived April 19.

b Arrived April 25

c Arrived April 26.

d Arrived April 27.

e Arrived April 28.

f First detachment arrived April 26 and second detachment April 28.

g Arrived April 29.

h Arrived April 19 [18.]



Washington, May 1, 1861


Commanding, and other Officers of the Washington Clay Guards:

I am in receipt of your letter, informing me that it is thought by the members of your corps, composed of about 300 men all of whom are now residents of this District, now, that large re-enforcements, have arrive here, [there is] no longer any necessity for their organizatino, and therefore suggst that if their services be no longer needed they be disbanded and honorably discharged. I beg to assure you, and through you those patriotic citizens under your command who, at a time when the capital of the nation was consdiered in danger of invasion, promptly organized themselves to repel it, and since that time have performed most faithful and efficient services, that this Department fully appreciates the value and importance of those services, as well as the patriotism which prompted the performance of them. Concurring with you in the conviction that there exists no necessity for a continuance of their organi-


*Six companies at Assembly Rooms and three companies on Sixth street, near Pennsylvania avenue.