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de was added on Oct. 5. About the same date--i.e., within two or three days after the formation of the Army of the Potomac--the troops under Gen. Banks were organized as a division. Aug. 28, 1861: Franklin's division, consisting of Kearny's and Franklin's old brigade. A third brigade added Sept. 4. Aug. 30, 1861: F. J. Porter's division, consisting of two brigades. A third brigade added Sept. 27. Sept. 12, 1861: Stone's division, consisting of two brigades, Lander's and Peck's. Baker's brigade was added towards the end of the month or early in October. Sept. 14, 1861: Buell's division, consisting of Couch's and Graham's brigades. A third brigade added early in October. Sept. 16, 1861: McCall's division; on the 25th of that month he received the last two regiments of the Pennsylvania Reserves, so that his division consisted of thirteen regiments in three brigades, under Meade, J. F. Reynolds, and Ord. Sept. 28, 1861: W. F. Smith's division, consisting of the Ver
his business! Care after care, blunder after blunder, trick upon trick. I am well-nigh tired of the world, and, were it not for you, would be fully so. That affair of Leesburg on Monday last was a horrible butchery. The men fought nobly, but were penned up by a vastly superior force in a place where they had no retreat. The whole thing took place some forty miles from here, without my orders or knowledge. It was entirely unauthorized by me, and I am in no manner responsible for it. Col. Baker, who was killed, was in command, and violated all military rules and precautions. Instead of meeting the enemy with double their force and a good ferry behind him, he was outnumbered three to one and had no means of retreat. Cogswell is a prisoner; he behaved very handsomely. Raymond Lee is also taken. I found things in great confusion when I arrived there. In a very short time order and confidence were restored. During the night I withdrew everything and everybody to this side of th
e, and our troops appear to be advancing there under Baker. The left, under Gorman, has advanced its skirmishe 21, 1861, 6.45 P. M. To Maj.-Gen. McClellan: Col Baker has been killed at the head of his brigade. I go toig.-Gen. Gen. Stone was evidently misinformed, as Col. Baker had only one battalion of his brigade with him. redeem. We have lost some of our best commanders — Baker dead, Coggswell a prisoner or secreted. The wounded made cautiously. All was reported going well up to Baker's death, but in the confusion following that the rigStone telegraphs for whole division immediately. Col. Baker is killed, and some trouble exists on his right. essenger again returned with the information that Col. Baker would soon arrive with his brigade and take commaast two he fell back to the bluff, where he found Col. Baker, who directed him to take the right of the positie left of our line; shortly after he learned that Col. Baker had been killed. Col. Coggswell then assumed com
552, Army corps, formation, 222, 342. Army organization : infantry, 108 ; artillery, 108 ; cavalry, 109 ; engineers, 110: staff, 110-112. Aspinwall, W. H., 451, 655. Astor. Jr., Col. J. J., 123. 251. Averill, Gen. W. W., at Washington, 222. In Peninsula, 239 ; Yorktown, 260 ; Williamsburg, 339 ; Malvern. 438; White Oak Swamp, 494. In Maryland campaign, 647, 659. Ayres, Capt., 301, 430. Babcock, Lieut. O. E., 124. Bache, Prof., 87, 125, 177, 280. Bailey, Col. G., 380. Baker, Col., 81 ; at Ball's Bluff, 171, 183-187, death 185, 190. Ball's Bluff, Va., battle of, 181-190. Balt. and O. R. R., 50, 102, 190-192. Banks, Gen. N., in Shenandoah Valley, 73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 81, 88, 94, 106, 146, 240, 241, 270, 294, 350, 368 ; Ball's Bluff, 183-188; Pope's campaign, 509 ; South Mountain, 574, 579; Washington, ‘62, 551, 622. Barber's Cross-roads, Va., 647. Barhamsville, Va. 319, 320, 324, 334. Barker, Capt., 320, 321. Barlow, Col., 596, 597. Barnard, Gen. J.