Consolidation of companies.
correspondent of the New York Herald
It is the intention of Gen. McClellan
to consolidate the different companies of each regiment of the regular army.
The exigencies of the service hitherto have made it necessary to scatter this force, so that there is hardly anywhere a whole regiment of the old army together.
To effect this consolidation, a number of companies of infantry are to be sent to Pickens
, where the rest of their regiments are stationed, and other companies are to be brought from Fort Pickens
here to fill up the regiments to which they belong.
Thus, in a little while, each of the regiments will be all together, for the first time since the Mexican
war, and in some instances for the first time since they were organized.