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Abstract from return of the troops of the Upper District Arkansas, commanded by Brigadier General W. J. Hardee, August 31, 1861.

Present for duty.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Troops. Infan- Caval- Offi- Men.

try. ry. cers.

First Arkansas Infantry 24 394 ... ...

(Cleburne).

Second Arkansas Infantry 31 457 ... ...

(Hindman).

Battalion attached to Second 19 281 ... ...

Regiment.

Fifth Arkansas Infantry 38 557 ... ...

(Cross).

Sixth Arkansas Infantry 29 369 ... ...

(Lyon).

Seventh Arkansas Infantry 32 593 ... ...

(Shaver).

Three companies artillery ... ... ... ...

(Shoup).

Light battery (Roberts). ... ... ... ...

Regiment of cavalry ... ... 31 351

(Borland).

Three companies of cavalry ... ... 13 135

(Phifer).

Grand total. 173 2,651 44 486

Present for duty.

Artillery.

Troops. Offi- Men. Aggre- Aggre-

cers. gate gate

pres- pres-

ent. ent

and

absent

First Arkansas Infantry ... ... 506 531

(Cleburne).

Second Arkansas Infantry ... ... 680 742

(Hindman).

Battalion attached to Second ... ... 458 476

Regiment.

Fifth Arkansas Infantry ... ... 689 722

(Cross).

Sixth Arkansas Infantry ... ... 552 604

(Lyon).

Seventh Arkansas Infantry ... ... 796 905

(Shaver).

Three companies artillery 14 217 264 283

(Shoup).

Light battery (Roberts). 2 85 92 97

Regiment of cavalry ... ... 479 568

(Borland).

Three companies of cavalry ... ... 148 181

(Phifer).

Grand total. 16 302 4,664 5,109

Abstract from monthly report of McCulloch's brigade, Provisional Forces, C. S. Army, commanded by Brigadier General Ben. McCulloch, for August 31, 1861.

Present for duty.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Troops. Offi- Men. Offi- Men.

cers. cers.

McNair's regiment Arkansas 38 570 ... ...

infantry.

McRae' battalion. 13 150 ... ...

Herbert's regiment 27 450 ... ...

Louisiana infantry.

Choctaw and Chickasaw ... ... 44 969

mounted rifles.

McIntosh's regiment ... ... 32 414

Arkansas rifles.

Churchill's regiment ... ... 31 440

Arkansas cavalry.

Greer's regiment Texas ... ... 36 867

cavalry.

Grand total. 78 1,170 143 2,690

Troops. Aggregate Aggregate

present. present and

absent.

McNair's regiment Arkansas 693 695

infantry.

McRae' battalion. 272 294

Herbert's regiment Louisiana 658 847

infantry.

Choctaw and Chickasaw mounted 1,039 1,085

rifles.

McIntosh's regiment Arkansas 620 662

rifles.

Churchill's regiment Arkansas 535 768

cavalry.

Greer's regiment Texas cavalry. 992 1,042

Grand total. 4,809 5,393

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., September 1, 1861.

JOHN ROSS, Principal Chief, and

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL of the Cherokee Nation:

SIRS: I am in receipt of your letter of August 23, also a copy of the proceedings of a mass meeting of the Cherokee people.

Permit me to congratulate you upon the course you have thought proper to pursue. The people of the Confederate States and those of the Cherokee Nation must share a common destiny. Their interest and institutions are the same. Then let us as brothers co-operate against a common enemy to us and those institutions, and drive them from our borders whenever they dare approach them. I will most gladly receive the regiment you tender the Confederate States so soon as you collude a treaty with the same. At the same time will take this occasion to inform you of the fact of my having already authorized Colonel Stand Waite to raise a force for the protection of your northern border, but at the same time not to interfere wither the neutrality of the Nation by occupying a position within its limits. Your northern border shall be