strength of the enemy.
Captain Bumstead's company was directed to proceed to the cross-road leading to the Dover road, to explore, and communicate with Brigadier-General Palmer, whose column was on that road.
The remainder of the troops immediately started upon the expedition, the enemy being reported in some force in the neigh to the city, the enemy having attacked an outpost on the northerly side of the Neuse.
This regiment, with the Fifth Massachusetts, were at once withdrawn by General Palmer, commanding the division, and assigned a position within the lines of the entrenchments.
On the 14th, it was sent out upon the same road to reinforce Colonirected to make their requisitions directly upon the Surgeon-General.
Dressings were also forwarded to the various commands.
The surgeons thus detailed were Dr. Ezra Palmer, surgeon of the Cadets; Dr. John P. Ordway, of the Eleventh Battery; and Dr. J. F. Harlow, of the Second Heavy Artillery.
Every precaution in the power of