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Brig. Gen. ORRIS S. FERRY.)
Brig. Gen. GILMAN MARSTON.
133d Ohio, Lieut. Col. William Ewing. 143d Ohio, Col. William H. Vodrey. 148th Ohio, Col. Thomas W. Moore. 163d Ohio, Lieut. Col. John Dempsey.
Ist New York Volunteer Engineers, Company L, Lieut. William H. Baldwin. 16th New York Heavy Artillery, Companies E and H, Capt. Henry C. Thompson. 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (detachment), Lient. Frederick Grill. 1st U. S. Colored Cavalry, Company E, Capt. Charles W. Emerson. 1st U. S. Colored Cavalry, Company 1, Capt. Orville L. Howard.
Col. JAMES B. ARMSTRONG.
130th Ohio, Col. Charles B. Phillips.
New York Light, 33d Battery, Capt. Alger M. Wheeler.
4th Massachusetts Cavalry (detachment), Lieut. Col. Francis Washburn.
13th New Hampshire, Lieut. Col. Will- 8th Connecticut, Capt. Charles M. iam Grantman.
Coit. 81st New York, Lieut. Col. John B. 10th New Hampshire, Lieut. Col. John Raulston.
Coughlin. 98th New York, Capt. Williaru Kreutzer. 96th New York, Capt. Warren Luce. 139th New York, Col. Samuel H. Roberts. I 118th New York, Capt. Levi S. Dominy.
23d Massachusetts, Capt. Addison Cen
ter. 25th Massachusetts, Capt. Veranus P.
Parkhurst. 27th Massachusetts, Capt. Adin W. Cas
well. 9th New Jersey, Capt. Augustus Thomp55th Pennsylvania, Capt, John C.
Shearer. 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Lieut.
11th Connecticut, Lieut. Col. William
C. Moegling: 8th Maine, Capt. John E. Bryant. 12th New Hampshire, Capt. Thomas E.
Barker, 148th New York, Lieut. Col. John B.
Murray. 19th Wisconsin, Maj. Samuel K.
Col. G. De Peyster Arden.
Col. HARRISON S. FAIRCHILD.
5th Maryland, Lieut. Col. Solome Marsh.
Brig. Gen. JOSEPH B. Carr.
Col, JEPTHA GARRARD.
1st U. S. Colored Troops, Lieut. Col. Elias Wright.
Col. SAMUEL A. DUNCAN,
4th U. S. Colored Troops, Lieut. Col. George Rogers. 5th U, S. Colored Troops, Col. James W. Conine. 6th U. S. Colored Troops, Col. John W. Ames. 22d U. S. Colored Troops, Col. Joseph B. Kiddoo. 2d U. S. Colored Cavalry (dismounted), Col. George W. Cole.
Col. ALEXANDER PIPER.
3d New York Light, Battery E, Lieut. Lewis H. Mowere.
2d New Hampshire, Lieut. Col. Joab N. Patterson.
Brig. Gen. ISRAEL VOGDES.
155th Ohio, Col. Harley H. Sage.
1st United States Volunteers, Lieut. Col. Charles A. R. Dimon. 20th New York Cavalry, Col. Newton B. Lord.
2d Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, 3d Battalion, Lient. Col.Augustns B. R. Spragne. New York Light Artillery, 8th Battery, Capt. Butler Fitch. 13th New York Heavy Artillery, Lieut. Col. James J. Walsh. 2d U.S. Colored Artillery, Battery B, Capt. Francis C. Choate.
20th New York Cavalry, Company M, Capt. Frederick Stewart.
Col. JOSEPH ROBERTS.
3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Col. Joseph Roberts.
Col. SAMUEL S. FISHER.
138th Ohio, Col. Samuel S. Fisher.
Col. JOSEPH J. MORRISON.
16th New York Heavy Artillery (detachment), Col. Joseph J. Morrison.
DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Brig. Gen. INNIS N. PALMER.
SUB-DISTRICT OF THE ALBEMARLE.
Col. DAVID W. WARDROP.
16th Connecticut, Capt. Joseph H. Barnum. 85th New York, Lieut. Col. Will W. Clarke. 101st Pennsylvania, Lieut. David M. Ramsey. 10311 Pennsylvania, Capt. Thomas A. Cochran.
5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Company D, Capt. James Moran.
SUB-DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT.
Col. THOMAS J. C. AMORY. 17th Massachusetts (three companies), Capt. Henry Splaine. 1st North Carolina (four companies), Col. Joseph M. McChesney. 1st North Carolina, Companies A and D, Capt. James W. Atwili. 1st North Carolina, Company B, Capt. Charles A. Lyon. 1st North Carolina, Company L (mounted), Capt. George W. Graham. 2d North Carolina (five companies), Lieut. Col. Walter S. Poor. 158th New York, Col. Jaines Jourdan. 23. New York Cavalry, Companies A and B, Capt. Emory Cummings. 2d Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company B, Capt. Nehemiah P. Fuller. 3d New York Light Artillery, Battery C (section), Lieut. Enoch Jones.
SUB-DISTRICT OF NEW BERNE.
Brig. Gen. EDWARD HARLAND. 15th Connecticut, Lieut. Col. Samuel Tolles.
1st North Carolina (two companies), Capt. Richard J. Allen. 99th New York (four companies), Capt. John C. Lee. 132d New York, Col. Peter J. Claassen.
9th Vermont, Col. Edward H. Ripley. 12th New York Cavalry, Col. James W. Savage. 2d Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Col. Jones Frankle. 1st North Carolina Colored Heavy Artillery (recruits), Maj. Thorndike C. Jameson.
3d New York Light Artillery, Col. Charles H. Stewart. New York Light, 23d Battery, Capt. Alfred Ransom.
5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (detachment), Lieut. Col. George W. Tew.
III. Capt. Lewis E. Harvie, assistant commissary of subsistence, will report without delay to Maj. F. Molloy, chief commissary of subsistence of Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, to relieve Capt. W. S. Alsop, assistant commissary of subsistence.
XXVII. Maj. G. Campbell Brown, assistant adjutant-general, will report to Lient. Gen. R. S. Ewell, commanding, &c., for assigument to duty as assistant inspector-general, Department of Richmond.
By command of the Secretary of War:
SAML, W. MELTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General. Detachment 24th Battery New York Light Artillery attached.
RICHMOND), VA., July 5, 1864. Maj. T. O. CHESTNEY, Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters :
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that about the 13th of June last a regiment of negroes, commanded by Colonel Draper, of Massachusetts, arrived at Pope's Creek, in Westmoreland County, Va., accompanied by about fifty regular U. S. Cavalry.* They marched to Union Wharf, Richmond County, in divided commands, taking negroes, horses, cattle, , bacon, wagons, farming utensils, &c., all of which were either carried away or burned. About the 14th ultimo, at a place called Hutt's Store, near the center of Westmoreland County, some of the negro troops went to the house of Private George, of Ninth Virginia Cavalry, and committed a rape upon his wife, who had just been confined with a babe only six weeks old. She is now almost a maniac, and begs that some one will kill her. This atrocious crime can be verified by a number of witnesses who are personally cognizant of the fact. In Warsaw, Richmond County, the negro troops attempted to ravish white ladies, but were foiled by the assistance of the female slaves of the households. In the case of Mrs. Belfield, she escaped by flight to the woods. Many other instances could be mentioned of like atrocities if desired. The troops then went up to Layton's, in Essex County, in their boats, landed and commenced destroying all kinds of property, taking off negroes, horses, and cattle, after which they embarked at Tappahannock and went to Point Lookout. On their way down the river they deliberately shelled private residences, which were inhabited only by women and children, but fortunately no one was hurt and no house destroyed. On the 28th ultimo a gun-boat came up Kinsale Creek, in Westmoreland County, and made a reconnaissance of the wharf and landings, and departed without doing any damage.
It is proper that I should remark in conclusion that on the second day after the arrival of the negro troops in Richmond County, Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis, of the Ninth Virginia Cavalry, improvised a force of forty mounted men and a few infantry, composed of furloughed soldiers and citizens generally, and attacked the enemy in open field and drove them back, capturing two, wounding several others, among whom was the colonel, badly injured, and killing four negroes, the whole force having been driven under cover of their gun-boats, which caused them to depart, thus preventing like desolations to other portions of this county. In order to repel similar raids, which are liable to be made upon this insulated section of our State, and to protect the honor of our mothers, wives, and daughters, I respectfully suggest that arms will be furnished for the use of every boy and old man in the several counties in the Northern Neck and in the adjoining counties drained by the Rappahannock, and that such of the citizens as have heretofore remained who may be liable to conscription be exempt from field service in the regular army, so as to be a nucleus of defense for the protection of that section of country.
JNO. S. BRAXTON, Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
(First indorsement.) HEADQUARTERS RICHMOND DEFENSES, July 11, 1864. Respectfully referred to the general commanding Army of Northern Virginia.
It is probable these outrages will be repeated, and it appears likely that if some officer of experience could take a small command to that
* For Draper's report of the expedition, see Vol. XXXVII, Part I, p. 163.