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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 42, Part 2 (Richmond-Fort Fisher)
Page 1213 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

defenses of the western bar and to provide against attack in the rear, while the main body should be posted in the immediate vicinity of the city, or, better still, at or near Masonborough on the coast.

Very respectfully,

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Department of Richmond S. Ewell commanding, August 31, 1864.

Present for duty.

Effective Aggrega-te

Command. Officers. Men. total present.

present.

General staff. 12 ....... ........ 12

Johnson's brigade. 54 435 395 737

25th Virginia 18 238 238 558

Battalion.

1st Regiment 19 287 318 360

Reserves.

Total. 91 960 951 1,655

Gary's cavalry 50 896 889 1,457

brigade.

Artillery 115 2,360 2,552 2,884

defenses.

Grand total. 268 4,216 4,392 6,008

CONTINUATION:

Prisoners.

Aggregate Pieces of

Command. present field Officers. Men.

and artillery

absent.

General staff. 12 ........ ....... .......

Johnson's brigade. 1,772 ....... 49 461

25th Virginia 828 ........ 1 14

Battalion.

1st Regiment 788 ........ ........

Reserves. ........

Total. 3,388 50 475

.........

Gary's cavalry 2,655 ........ 8 180

brigade.

Artillery 3,396 22 2 1

defenses.

Grand total. 9,451 22 60 656

Organization of troops same as June 20, 1864, except that Johnson's brigade, Colonel John M. Hughs commanding, composed of Seventeenth and Twenty-third Tennessee Regiments (consolidated), Forty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Tennessee Regiments (consolidated), and Sixty-third Tennessee Regiment have been added, and Local Defenses Troops, Sixtieth Alabama Regiment and First Battalion Cavalry, are omitted.*

Abstract from monthly return of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, commanding, August 31, 1864.

Present for duty.

Effecti- Aggrega- Aggrega-

Command. Officers Men. ve total te te pre-

present present sent and

absent.

General 12 ....... ....... 12 .......

staff.

First Army

Corps

(Anderson):

Staff. 17 ....... ....... 17 .......

Pickett's 385 4,544 4,544 6,006 11,378

division.

Field's 432 3,944 3,944 5,512 12,475

division.

Kershaw's 377 3,445 3,445 4,769 11,390

division.

Total. 1,223 11,933 11,933 16,316 35,243

Second Army

Corps

(Early):

Staff. 17 ..... ..... 17 19

Breckinrid-ge's 243 2,104 2,104 2,832 6,860

division.

Rodes' 323 3,013 3,013 4,165 16,109

division.

Gordon's 300 2,544 2,544 3,339 14,208

division.

Ramseur's 210 1,909 1,909 2,571 7,363

division.

Total. 1,093 9,570 9,570 12,924 44,559

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*For roster of June 20, 1864, see Vol. XL, Part II, p. 671.

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