210 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Milan XLVIII.
department of this army since the morning of May 23, 1864, to
which date I have before reported,* to the evening of June 4, 1864 :
Second Corps 2,899
Fifth Corps 1,181
Sixth Corps 1,665
Ninth Corps 1,155
Eighteenth Corps 1,551
Cavalry Corps 669
Total 9, 120
Of this number there were wounded at the battle of North Anna.... 1, 003
On the south side of Pamunkey River 8,117
To the above number should be added about (wounded who are yet 850
on the field under fire of sharpshooters, and who cannot be brought
Making a total of 9 , 970
No. of wounded previously reported up to May 23 25, 078
Grand total 35, 048
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THS. A. McPARLIN,
Surgeon U. S. Army, Medical Director.
Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE,
November 28, 1864.
GENERAL : I have the honor to submit to you a report of the con-
dition and operations of the medical department of the Army of the
Potomac under my direction.
January 14, 1864, I relieved Surg. J. Letterman, U. S. Army. The
excellent condition of the department at that period evidenced the
success of his labors. It became my duty to prepare it for a cam-
paign which would demand its highest powers. At that time the
army contained the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Cavalry
Corps, the Artillery Reserve, Provost-Marshal-General's and Engi-
neer Brigades. Preparation of supplies (and facilities for their stor-
age, transportation, and distribution-) in amount proper for campaign
became necessary. Relief from the field of experienced officers, and
clianges in the organization of the army, wrought others in the med-
ical department ; absent officers were recalled ; vacancies noted and
filled ; the maxima of personnel and material allowed were made
known and maintained. To some extent means of transportation
for the medical department remained with the regimental quarter-
masters. As late as March 29, 1864, Surg. E. B. Dalton, U. S. Vol-
unteers, ascertained some deficiencies of ambulances, hospital tents,
and transportation in the Second Division, Cavalry Corps. Fre-
quent inspections were made to secure all wagons, harness, mules,
camp and garrison equipage, clothing, and other quartermaster's
property, and funds were drawn by the Ambulance Corps as re-
quired in its service and duties incident to the care and comfort of
the sick and wounded.
*See Part III, p. 146.