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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 43, Part 1 (Shenanoah Valley Campaign)
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to give you an idea of the condition of the command and of the difficulties with which the commanding officer has had to contend. The most of the troops are now in East Tennessee, in the vicinity of Bull's Gap, where the enemy have lately been making some demonstrations.

I shall at once commence the use of every effort to bring out and organize properly all of the reserve troops in the department. I have given orders for immediate arrangements to be made to bring out of that portion of East Tennessee now under our control all the surplus wheat therein, of which I understand there is a considerable quantity, and I hope to be able to effect something in this way. Brigadier-General Morgan is in the immediate command of the troops in the field in East Tennessee.

I am, general, very respectfully, & c.,

JNO. ECHOLS,

Brigadier-General, & c.

Strength of the Army of Valley District (at and about Bunker Hill, Va.), Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early commanding, August 31, 1864, as shown by inspection reports.*

Troops. Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate

present for present. present and

duty. absent.

Rodes' division

(Rodes):

Battle's brigade, 951 1,163 3,252

Brigadier General Cullen A.

Battle

Grimes' brigade, 883 1,091 3,293

Brigadier General Bryan

Grimes

Cook's brigade, 674 883 2,421

Brigadier General Philip

Cook

Cox's brigade, Brigadier 797 973 4,052

General William R. Cox

Total 3,305 4,110 13,018

Gordon's division

(Gordon):

Terry's brigade,+ 864 987 6,485

Brigadier General William

Terry

York's brigade, # 658 813 3,507

Brigadier General Zebulon

York

Evans' brigade, Colonel 1,311 1,526 4,204

Edmund N. Atkinson

Total 2,883 3,326 14,196

Early's division

(Ramseur):

Pegram's brigade, 621 851 2,325

Brigadier General John

Pegram

Johnston's brigade, 618 774 2,401

Brigadier General Robert D.

Johnston

Godwin's brigade, 806 935 2,270

Brigadier General Archibald

C. Godwin

Total 2,045 2,560 6,996

Artillery (Nelson):

Braxton's battalion, 243 284 380

Lieutenant Colonel Carter

M. Braxton

Nelson's battalion, 275 314 459

Captain Thomas J.

Kirkpatrick

McLaughlin's 262 316 454

battalion, Major

William McLaughlin

Total 780 914 1,293

Grand total $ 8,963 10,910 35,503

Continuation:

Troops. Present Pieces of

effective for artillery.

the field.

Rodes' division

(Rodes):

Battle's brigade, 951 ---

Brigadier General Cullen A.

Battle

Grimes' brigade, 832 ---

Brigadier General Bryan

Grimes

Cook's brigade, 599 ---

Brigadier General Philip

Cook

Cox's brigade, Brigadier 679 ---

General William R. Cox

Total 3,061 ---

Gordon's division

(Gordon):

Terry's brigade,+ 783 ---

Brigadier General William

Terry

York's brigade, # 658 ---

Brigadier General Zebulon

York

Evans' brigade, Colonel 1,210 ---

Edmund N. Atkinson

Total 2,651 ---

Early's division

(Ramseur):

Pegram's brigade, 599 ---

Brigadier General John

Pegram

Johnston's brigade, 598 ---

Brigadier General Robert D.

Johnston

Godwin's brigade, 775 ---

Brigadier General Archibald

C. Godwin

Total 1,972 ---

Artillery (Nelson):

Braxton's battalion, 280 11

Lieutenant Colonel Carter

M. Braxton

Nelson's battalion, 275 12

Captain Thomas J.

Kirkpatrick

McLaughlin's 247 12

battalion, Major

William McLaughlin

Total 802 35

Grand total $ 8,486 35

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* Not including Wharton's division or the cavalry. The report for Wharton's division shows an aggregate of 503 of Echols' (Patton's) brigade, and of 638 of Wharton's brigade "present at inspection;" but gives no indications whatever of the strength of Smith's brigade, nor does it give the stations of these troops. Inspection report of this date for the cavalry not found.

+ Note on original says, "Composed of the remnants of the Virginia regiments of Johnson's division."

# Hays' and Stafford's brigades.

$ For strength of Early's corps and Kershaw's division, as shown by monthly return of the Army of Northern Virginia, see Vol. XLVII, Part II, p. 1213.

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