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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 4, vol 2, Part 1 (Blockade Runners)
Page 615 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

Consolidated abstract from returns of the Confederate Army on or about June 30, 1863.

[Compiled from such returns as are on file in the War Department.]

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Aggregate Aggregate Date

present present of

and return

absent

Army of 6,116 68,343 88,735 133,652 May

Northern 31,

Virginia a 1863

(Lee)

Department of 375 6,047 7,105 11,520 May

Western 31,

Virginia 1863

(Jones)

Department of 470 6,760 8,525 10,176 June

Richmond 20,

(Elzey) 1863

Department of 1,308 18,325 22,822 30,757 June

North 30,

Carolina (D. 1863

H. Hill)

Department of 1,085 15,182 18,752 27,598 May

East 31,

Tennessee 1863

(Buckner)

Department of . . . . 19,400 22,006 27,666 June

South . . . 23,

Carolina, 1863

Georgia, and

Florida

(Beauregard).

Department 3,785 46,622 59,527 83,581 June

No. 2, or 20,

Army of 1863

Tennessee

(Bragg)

Department of 2,657 28,569 36,315 54,747 June

Mississippi 25,

and East 1863

Louisiana b

(Johnston)

Vicksburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,376

forces c . . . . . . . .

(Pemberton)

Port Hudson 291 2,512 4,098 6,273 June

forces 30,

(Gardner) 1863

Department of 254 3,984 5,129 6,226 June

the Gulf 8,

(Maury) 1863

First 131 1,881 2,390 2,995 May

Military 24,

District of 1863

Mississippi

(Ruggles)

Fifth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No

Military . . . . . . . . . . . . return

District of

Mississippi

(Chalmers)

Clinton, La. 116 1,178 1,571 2,470 June

(Logan) 25,

1863

Trans- 1,845 24,202 30,489 46,021 May

Mississippi 31,

Department d 1863

(E. K.

Smith)

Total 18,433 243,005 307,464 473,058

a Alexander's and Garnett's battalions of artillery, Ransom's division of infantry, and other troops in the Valley District, nor reported.

b The Army in Mississippi under the immediate command of Johnston, and exclusive of troops at Vicksburg under Pemberton, at Port Hudson under Gardner, the First and Fifth Military Districts of Mississippi, commanded, respectively, by Ruggles and Chalmers, and Logan's command, near Clinton, La.

c No returns of an approximate date. The "aggregate present and absent" it taken from the paroles at date of surrender.

d Five regiments of cavalry in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona (Magruder), estimated at 3,500, and the District of West Louisiana (Taylor) are not reported.

OFFICE INSPECTOR-GENERAL FIELD TRANSPORTATION,

Richmond, July 2, 1863.

General A. C. MYERS,

Quartermaster-General:

GENERAL: The sources for the supply of horses and mules being well-nigh exhausted in the Confederate States, it has become a question of serious inquiry how the animals necessary for the future equipment of our armies in the field are to be obtained. By purchase, by impressments, and by a system of infirmaries, from which we have been enabled to return a large number of animals recruited for service, we have been able thus far to keep up the transportation and artillery. For the future I see nothing left us but to procure animals from the enemy's country. The present is the only favorable opportunity we have had, and unless we avail ourselves of the chance whilst General Lee is in Pennsylvania I see no hope for us. I therefore respectfully urge that a system be at once adopted for procuring the supply we need. We cannot expect the army now in Pennsylvania to do much more than supply themselves, as the commander and his officers have other matters of importance immediately in hand. We


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