War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0433 Chapter XXXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Abstract from field return of the Army of Tennessee, General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army, commanding, for December 1, 1862; headquarters, Murfreesborough, Tenn.

Present for duty.

Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery.

Command. Offi Men. Offi Men. Offi Men.

cers. cers. cers.

Polk's corps*. 1,282 14, 19 347 47 1,143

564

Hardee's corps. 968 10, 8 127 34 696

991

Smith's corps+. ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

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Wheeler's ---- ---- 282 3, ----

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division. 891

Grand total. 2,250 25, 309 4, 81 1,839

555 365

CONTINUATION:

Effective Aggregate Aggregate

Command. total. present. present and

absent.

Polk's corps*. 17,247 20,128 32,955

Hardee's corps. 13,015 14,956 25,785

Smith's corps+. 12,300

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Wheeler's 4,222 4,847 6,969

division.

Grand total. 46,784 39,931 65,709

Abstract from weekly return of Polk's corps, Army of Tennessee, for December 1, 1862.

Present.

Effective Aggregate

Command. total. Aggregate. present

and absent

Infantry:

Cheatham's division. 5,471 6,386 12,091

Withers' division. 5,796 6,597 11,356

Breckinridge's division. 4,425 5,403 7,550

Total infantry. 15,692 18,386 30,997

Artillery:

Cheatham's division. 367 394 474

Withers' division. 334 353 434

Breckinridge's division. 482 582 743

Total artillery. 1,183 1,329 1,651

Cavalry:

Cheatham's division. 50 56 80

Withers' division. 122 133 165

Breckinridge's division. 142 160 192

Wharton's brigade. 1,553 1,762 2,347

Total cavalry. 1,867 2,111 2,784

Grand total++. 18,742 21,826 35,432

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Murfreesborough, December 1, 1862.

Brigadier General JOSEPH WHEELER,

Chief of Cavalry, La Vergne:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to say that you will relieve the command of Brigadier-General Morgan as soon as you can

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*But see Polk's return, following.

+Note on original return says, "Smith's corps, infantry, estimated at 12,300, effective."

++See Polk's corps, in return preceding.

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