War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0650 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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In announcing these achievements, the commanding general takes special pleasure in adverting to the promptness of the officers in striking a successful blow whenever the opportunity offered, and the endurance and gallantry with which the men have always supported their commanders.

These deeds give assurance of vigilance, activity, and fortitude, and of the performance of still more brilliant actions in the coming campaign.

R. E. LEE,

General.

Abstract from return of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, for the month of February, 1863.

Present for duty.

Effective Aggrega-

Command. Officers. Men. total te pre-

present. sent.

General staff. 16

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16

First Army Corps

(Longstreet):

Staff*.

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Anderson's 489 7,104 7,104 9,170

division.

McLaws' division. 481 7,436 7,436 9,278

Pickett's

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division*.

Hood's division*.

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Ransom's

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division*.

Total First Army 970 14,540 14,540 18,448

Corps.

Second Army Corps

(Jackson):

Staff. 19

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19

A. P. Hill's 671 9,884 9,884 12,481

division.

D. H. Hill's 546 8,258 8,258 10,526

division.

Early's division. 591 7,149 7,149 9,301

Trimble's 438 5,686 5,686 7,591

division.

Total Second Army 2,265 30,977 30,977 39,918

Corps.

Stuart's cavalry 403 5,912 5,912 7,618

division++.

Artillery in rear 149 3,552 3,552 4,064

(Pendleton):

Valley District. 245 3,578 3,578 4,372

Grand total. 4,048 58,559 58,559 74,436

CONTINUATION:

Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

Command. present and last return. artillery.

absent.

General staff. 16 17

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First Army Corps

(Longstreet):

Staff*.

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15

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Anderson's 14,512 14,884 8

division.

McLaws' division. 13,833 14,178

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Pickett's

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13,894

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division*.

Hood's division*.

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14,375

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Ransom's

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division*.

Total First Army 28,345 57,346 8

Corps.

Second Army Corps

(Jackson):

Staff. 21 20

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A. P. Hill's 19,545 19,969 6

division.

D. H. Hill's 15,934 17,057 (+)

division.

Early's division. 14,625 15,051 4

Trimble's 12,550 12,430 (+)

division.

Total Second Army 62,675 64,527 10

Corps.

Stuart's cavalry 11,532 12,359 12

division++.

Artillery in rear 5,407 4,205 (+)

(Pendleton):

Valley District. 6,211 6,021 7

Grand total. 114,186 144,475 37

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*Detached.

+Not reported on the original return.

++One regiment detached, and not reported.

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Abstract from return of the Department of Western Virginia, Major General Samuel Jones, C. S. Army, commanding, for the month of February, 1863; headquarters, Dublin, Va.

Present for duty.

Aggrega-te pre-

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate sent and

present. absent.

First and Third 86 1,329 1,576 1,929

Brigades

(Brigadier

General John

Echols).

Second Brigade 94 1,540 1,833 2,320

(Colonel George

S. Patton).

Fourth Brigade 70 1,235 1,426 1,657

(Colonel John

McCausland).

Total infantry. 250 4,104 4,835 5,906

Cavalry Brigade 148 1,699 2,188 3,555

(Brigadier

General A. G.

Jenkins).

Artillery (one 24 563 1,046 1,294

battalion and five

batteries).

Grand total. 422 6,366 8,069 10,755

CONTINUATION:

Command. Aggregate last Pieces of

return. artillery.

First and Third Brigades 1,736

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(Brigadier General John

Echols).

Second Brigade (Colonel 2,199

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George S. Patton).

Fourth Brigade (Colonel 1,636

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John McCausland).

Total infantry. 5,571

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Cavalry Brigade (Brigadier 3,296

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General A. G. Jenkins).

Artillery (one battalion and 1,276 36

five batteries).

Grand total. 10,143 36