War of the Rebellion: Serial 060 Page 1135 Chapter XLV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, January 31, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.:

There are indications of another movement of the enemy from the Kanawha. A force was at Raleigh Court-House yesterday and scouted to Pack's Ferry. They were also examining obstructions from Lewisburg to Gauley. I think it highly probable these are only to engage my attention in front, whilst a cavalry force moves from the Kanawha through Tazewell, or from the north by Callaghan's. In either case it very important to have troops on this railroad.

I again respectfully urge that General Wharton's brigade be ordered immediately within this department and on the railroad.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

(Same excepting last paragraph, to General Lee.)

Abstract from monthly return of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1864; headquarters Orange Court-House, Va.

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Effective

total present

Second Army

Corps,

Lieutenant

General R.

S. Ewell:

Staff 14 -- --

Early's 309 3,604 3,604

division a

Johnson's 407 4,156 4,156

division

Rodes' 400 5,042 5,042

division b

Total 1,130 12,802 12,802

Third Army

Corps, Lieutena

nt General

A. P. Hill:

Staff 14 -- --

Anderson's 443 5,577 5,577

division

Heth's 276 4,272 4,272

division c

Wilcox's 370 4,896 4,896

division d

Total 1,103 14,745 14,745

Cavalry Corps,

Major

General J.

E. B.

Stuart:

Staff 12 -- --

Hampton's 166 2,198 2,198

division e

Fitzhugh Lee's 80 1,162 1,162

division f

Total 258 3,360 3,360

Artillery

Reserve, &c.,

Brigadier

General W.

N. Pendleton:

First Army 17 339 339

Corps

Second Army 78 1,348 1,348

Corps

Third Army 95 1,889 1,889

Corps

Cavalry Corps 16 266 226

Total 206 3,842 3,842

Unattached

commands:

Valley -- -- --

District g

Maryland Line 47 706 706

Provost guard 14 281 281

Battalion 7 113 113

scouts,

guides, and

couriers

Total 68 1,100 1,100

Grand total 2,765 35,849 35,849

Command Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

present present and field

absent artillery

Second Army

Corps,

Lieutenant

General R.

S. Ewell:

Staff 14 10 --

Early's 4,703 9,320 --

division a

Johnson's 5,327 10,436 --

division

Rodes' 6,804 12,534 --

division b

Total 16,848 32,309 --

Third Army

Corps, Lieutena

nt General

A. P. Hill:

Staff 14 17 --

Anderson's 6,852 12,272 --

division

Heth's 5,184 8,256 --

division c

Wilcox's 6,012 9,161 --

division d

Total 18,062 29,706 --

Cavalry Corps,

Major

General J.

E. B.

Stuart:

Staff 12 14 --

Hampton's 2,858 5,578 --

division e

Fitzhugh Lee's 1,388 3,015 --

division f

Total 4,258 8,607 --

Artillery

Reserve, &c.,

Brigadier

General W.

N. Pendleton:

First Army 396 562 14

Corps

Second Army 1,668 2,540 74

Corps

Third Army 2,244 3,305 79

Corps

Cavalry Corps 308 476 15

Total 4,616 6,883 183

Unattached

commands:

Valley -- -- --

District g

Maryland Line 844 1,318 7

Provost guard 361 628 --

Battalion 138 221 --

scouts,

guides, and

couriers

Total 1,343 2,167 7

Grand total 45,127 79,672 190

a Hoke's brigade detached.

b Twelfth and Twenty-first Georgia and Forty-third North Carolina not reported.

c Walker's brigade detached.

d Thomas' brigade detached.

e Rosser's brigade not reported; two regiments of Gordon's brigade not reported.

f Lee's brigade and three regiments of Wickham's brigade not reported.

g Not reported.