WASHINGTON, March 18. – Many exaggerated telegraphic accounts having been made as to the mortality of the army, it is ascertained from official sources that the number of deaths among the regulars stationed here for the quarter ending with March 1861, was 28; for the quarter ending with June, 33 regulars and 46 volunteers; for the quarter ending with Sept., 48 regulars and 79 volunteers; for the quarter ending with December, 108 regulars and 207 volunteers.
Deaths, 639, of which 100 have been caused from wounds. The above deaths were in 257 regiments, including those of the army of the Potomac.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 22, 1862, p. 4