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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 4, vol 2, Part 1 (Blockade Runners)
Page 530 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

and rice), and having around its margin the words: "The Confederate States of America, twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," with the following motto: "Deo vindice. "

Approved April 30, 1863.

Abstract from returns of the Confederate Army on or about April 30, 1863.

Command. Present for Aggregate

duty, officers present.

and men.

Army of Northern Virginia 64,799 77,379

a (Lee)

Department of Western 6,211 7,001

Virginia (Jones)

Department of Richmond 3,030 3,593

(Elzey)

Department of North 23,536 26,838

Carolina (D. H. Hill)

Army of East Tennessee 15,144 17,678

(Maury)

Department of South 32,988 37,520

Carolina, Georgia, and

Florida (Beauregard)

Army of Tennessee (Bragg) 56,999 67,838

Department of the Gulf 4,970 5,271

(Buckner)

Department of Mississippi 48,829 61,495

and East Louisiana

(Pemberton)

On Blackwater, & c., Va. 5,552 6,368

, (French)

Trans-Mississippi 26,047 30,389

Department b (Smith)

Hood's and Pickett's 13,967 16,317

divisions

Artillery, Second Army 2,164 2,410

Corps

Total 304,236 360,097

Continuation:

Command. Aggregate Date of return.

present and

absent.

Army of Northern Virginia 109,859 Mar. 31

a (Lee)

Department of Western 9,747 Apr. 30

Virginia (Jones)

Department of Richmond 4,518 May 1

(Elzey)

Department of North 34,469 May 31

Carolina (D. H. Hill)

Army of East Tennessee 25,554 Apr. 30

(Maury)

Department of South 44,770 Apr. 23

Carolina, Georgia, and

Florida (Beauregard)

Army of Tennessee (Bragg) 98,574 Apr. 30

Department of the Gulf 6,059 Apr. 30

(Buckner)

Department of Mississippi 82,318 Mar. 31

and East Louisiana

(Pemberton)

On Blackwater, & c., Va. 8,246 May 10

, (French)

Trans-Mississippi 46,021 May 31

Department b (Smith)

Hood's and Pickett's 24,686 May 20

divisions

Artillery, Second Army 3,348 May 20

Corps

Total 498,169

a Exclusive of Hood's, Pickett's, and Ransom's divisions (detached south of the James River, in Virginia and North Carolina), the artillery of the Second Army Corps, and Imboden's and Davidson's commands (in the Valley District), for which there are no returns of April 30, or thereabouts. The strength of Hood's and Pickett's divisions, after their return to the Army of Northern Virginia (according to return for May 20), and that of the Second Corps Artillery is entered on last two lines of the table. Ransom's strength is included in the Department of North Carolina for May 31, but Imboden's and Davidson's strength is not of record.

b. Five regiments of cavalry in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona (Magruder), not included, estimated at 3,500, and the District of Louisiana (Taylor) are nor reported.

AN ACT to authorize the Secretary of War to purchase or lease real estate.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase or lease any and all real estate which may by him be deemed necessary for the use of the Government in the conduct of those works or operations submitted by law to the supervision or control of the War Department, and for which appropriations are made by Congress.

SEC. 2. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to ratify and complete any purchase or lease of real estate heretofore made under the direction of the Chief of Ordnance, and all such leases or purchases heretofore made shall be binding as soon as the same are approved by the Secretary of War.

SEC. 3. Every purchase of freehold estate made by authority of this act shall be subject to the condition that the consent of the State within whose limits it lies shall be obtained by the Confederate Government.

Approved May 1, 1863.


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