91st PA: inspection at Long Bridge

Inspection of 91st etc. at Long Bridge

[source: Official Records series 1 volume 12 pages 225-226]
[from the Records of the McDowell Court of Inquiry, 45th day]
[see also [Report from Washington] North American and United States Gazette (Philadelphia PA), 21 April 1862]


[p.225]
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, April 19, 1862.

Report of Assistant Inspector-General Maj. Roger Jones of the forces assembled at 7 o'clock p.m. at north end of Long Bridge and Aqueduct.

General Wadsworth received the order of the Secretary at 2.45 p.m. Came to War Office at 3.15 p.m. to get the order revoked, which was [p.226] refused, and at 3.30 p.m. General Wadsworth left to execute it. At 4 p.m. he issued his orders.

At the Aqueduct the following troops assembled:

 Armed.Ammunition.Men.
A German regiment Muskets10 rounds948
102d New York, Colonel Wadsworth, [?] two companiesdo.None536
102d New York, Colonel Wadsworth, [?] four companiesdo.40 rounds
86th New YorkCity Guard,four companiesdo.Little200
10th New Jersey,one companydo.do.
   _____
1,684


LONG BRIDGE.
 Armed.Ammunition.Men.
91st Pennsylvania Regiment arrived 7.30 p.m.MusketsSufficient560
10th New Jersey, four companies, arrived 8 p.m....do...None180
2d Regiment District Volunteers arrived 8 p.m....do...35 rounds600
3d New York Cavalry (Colonel Mix): Good horses; all revolvers and sabers, and ammunition; one company, carbines and ammunition.........600
4th Pennsylvania, three squadrons of cavalry: Sabers and revolvers; no ammunition.........575
Two batteries Rocket Battalion, two companies; one company reached ground 8.45 p.m.; the other company reached ground 9.30 p.m.; eight guns, with ammunition........160
Maine Artillery, one battery; only obtained guns yesterday; horses to-day; no ammunition; six rifled guns........115
Total at Long Bridge........2,440
Total at Aqueduct........1,684
Aggregate........4,124


Colonel Mix's cavalry regiment the most efficient regiment by far.

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