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
Army of 6,116 68,343 88,735 133,652 May
Virginia a 1863
Department of 375 6,047 7,105 11,520 May
Department of 470 6,760 8,525 10,176 June
Department of 1,308 18,325 22,822 30,757 June
Carolina (D. 1863
Department of 1,085 15,182 18,752 27,598 May
Department of . . . . 19,400 22,006 27,666 June
South . . . 23,
Department 3,785 46,622 59,527 83,581 June
No. 2, or 20,
Army of 1863
Department of 2,657 28,569 36,315 54,747 June
and East 1863
Vicksburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,376
forces c . . . . . . . .
Port Hudson 291 2,512 4,098 6,273 June
Department of 254 3,984 5,129 6,226 June
the Gulf 8,
First 131 1,881 2,390 2,995 May
District of 1863
Fifth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No
Military . . . . . . . . . . . . return
Clinton, La. 116 1,178 1,571 2,470 June
Trans- 1,845 24,202 30,489 46,021 May
Department d 1863
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,
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