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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 36, Part 3 (Wilderness-Cold Harbor)
Page 861 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

two regiments might do all the guard duty in the city, and that if we would undertake it, he would have us report to him, upon the further condition, however, that we shall be under his absolute command for guard duty, or any other service to which he may oblige us, uncontrolled by you or any other authority; that otherwise he does not want us under his command at all.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. J. EVANS,

Colonel Nineteenth Regiment Virginia Militia.

[Indorsement.]


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF RICHMOND,
June 1, 1864.

Respectfully returned to Colonel Evans.

My statement to him was to effect that I would use that part of the militia which I thought necessary for guard duty; that I did not think the whole of the two regiments would be necessary for that duty; that I would make the service of all as agreeable as possible, but that after being put under my orders I must have abolute control, as of any other troops; otherwise the interference of different parties would make the militia a source of embarrassment, instead of an acquisition to my force. If the militia after being assigned to duty with me is liable to receive orders from any other source than these headquarters as to its position, movements, or duties, I must say that it can be of no use in this department.

R. RANSOM, JR.,

Major-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Department of Richmond, Major General Robert Ransom, jr., commanding, for May 31, 1864; headquarters Richmond, Va.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Effective

total present

General staff 13 --- ---

Gracie's brigade 82 916 916

60th Alabama 23 319 318

Regiment

25th Virginia 32 618 611

Battalion

2nd Maryland 23 286 286

Infantry

Battalion of 18 200 200

Cadets

Total 178 2,339 2,331

1st Maryland 19 279 279

Cavalry a

Holcombe (South 14 203 201

Carolina) Legion

a

42nd Virginia 17 220 216

Battalion of

Cavalry a

Total * 50 702 696

Artillery 124 2,259 2,524

Defenses

1st Maryland 3 74 74

Artillery a

2nd Maryland 4 71 71

Artillery a

4th Maryland 1 50 50

Artillery a

Total 132 2,454 2,719

Grand total 373 5,495 5,746

Continuation:

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

present. present and field

absent. artillery.

General staff 13 14 ---

Gracie's brigade 1,265 2,362 ---

60th Alabama 371 751 ---

Regiment

25th Virginia 722 882 ---

Battalion

2nd Maryland 361 466 ---

Infantry

Battalion of 225 265 ---

Cadets

Total 2,944 4,726 ---

1st Maryland 320 592 ---

Cavalry a

Holcombe (South 288 400 ---

Carolina) Legion

a

42nd Virginia 296 657 ---

Battalion of

Cavalry a

Total * 904 1,649 ---

Artillery 2,893 3,307 38

Defenses

1st Maryland 86 123 4

Artillery a

2nd Maryland 87 96 4

Artillery a

4th Maryland 59 74 2

Artillery a

Total 3,125 3,600 48

Grand total 6,986 9,989 48

Continuation: Prisoners.

Command. Aggregate Officers. Men.

present and

absent last

return.

General staff 11 1 ---

Gracie's brigade 2,416 --- ---

60th Alabama 749 --- ---

Regiment

25th Virginia 881 --- ---

Battalion

2nd Maryland 467 4 51

Infantry

Battalion of 264 --- ---

Cadets

Total 4,777 4 51

1st Maryland 591 4 77

Cavalry a

Holcombe (South 397 1 8

Carolina) Legion

a

42nd Virginia 651 2 1

Battalion of

Cavalry a

Total * 1,639 7 86

Artillery --- --- ---

Defenses

1st Maryland --- 1 9

Artillery a

2nd Maryland 104 --- ---

Artillery a

4th Maryland --- --- 5

Artillery a

Total 104 1 14

Grand total 6,531 13 151

a Copied from last return; no report in.


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