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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 21, Part 1 (Fredericksburg)
Page 1057 Chapter XXXIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

Abstract from field return of the Department of Northern Virginia, commanded by General R. E. Lee, December 10, 1862; headquarters Fredericksburg, Va.

Command. Offic Men. Total Aggreg Aggrega

ers. present. ate te

presen present

t. and

absent.

FIRST ARMY CORPS.

Lieutenant-General

LONGSTREET

General staff 13 --- --- 13 14

Staff 15 --- --- 15 16

Anderson's division 556 7,083 8,745 9,373 15,693

Hood's division 539 6,795 7,969 8,569 13,406

McLaw's division 587 7,311 8,640 9,285 14,863

Pickett's division 707 6,860 8,216 9,001 16,771

Ransom's division 260 3,595 4,116 4,394 7,096

Alexander's and 37 586 634 672 968

Walton's battalion

of artillery

Total 2,714 32,230 38,320 41,322 68,827

SECOND ARMY CORPS.

Lieutenant-General

JACKSON.

Staff 13 --- --- 13 13

Ewell's division 616 7,100 8,529 9,209 16,577

A. P. Hill's division 811 10,743 12,091 12,978 21,663

D. H. Hill's division 617 8,327 9,465 10,164 18,575

Jackson's division 479 4,526 5,514 6,067 12,165

Brown's battalion of 24 449 488 513 695

artillery

Total 2,560 31,145 36,087 38,944 69,688

Stuart's cavalry 634 8,512 10,016 10,701 15,908

division

Pendleton's reserve 41 677 752 793 952

artillery

Grand total 5,949 72,564 85,175 91,760 155,375


HDQRS. SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, December 11, 1862.

Major General D. H. HILL:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you cook rations for two days, beginning to-morrow,and put in your haversacks, and be in readiness to move in amy required direction. Until further orders,you will continue to guard against any crossing in your vicinity, which will embrace the points now guarded by General Early, as his division moves at dawn toward Fredericksburg. If, consistently with the above, you can take a position in the direction of General Early's encampment, so as to place you nearer to Fredericksburg, it is desirable, as the enemy has thrown a pontoon bridge across the river, about 2 miles below the town, and it may be necessary for you to move to the point of crossing. You will make a selection of such of the reserve artillery as you may deem important to remain with you, and let the rest of it be in readiness to join the other part of the corps at any moment to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. S. PENDLETON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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