War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0727 Chapter XVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Bowling Green, Ky., November 30, 1861.

Major A. J. SMITH,

Principal Quartermaster:

A large armed force is being assembled at Corinth and Grenada, Miss. Make arrangements for furnishing supplies. I cannot state that number. You must appoint capable agents and give them large discretion.

Time presses. Act at once.

W. W. MACKALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the First Division, Western Department, commanded by Major General Leonidas Polk, C. S. Army, for November, 1861.*

[Headquarters at Columbus, Ky.]

P r e s e n t f o r d u t y.

Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery.

Troops. Office Men Of Men Of Men Aggreg

rs fi fi ate

ce ce presen

rs rs t

1st Division 199 3,236 19 294 7 173 4,416

2nd Division 236 3,225 21 257 3 74 4,527

3rd Division 139 1,999 10 204 6 221 3,162

4th Division 179 2,789 9 160 12 212 4,265

Stewart's 283 4,286 - -- - --- 5,826

command

Totals 1,036 15,535 59 915 52 1,050 22,196

AGGREGATE PRESENT FOR DUTY.

Infantry............................................... 16,571

Cavalry................................................ 974

Artillery.............................................. 1,102

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Grang aggregate........................................ 18,647

Abstract from return of Division No. 1, Western Department, commanded by Major General Leonidas Polk, C. S. Army, for November, 1861.

P r e s e n t f o r d u t y.

Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery.

Troops Offic Men Of Men Off Men Aggreg

ers fi ice ate

ce rs presen

rs t

Pillow's command 545 8,788 53 816 10 155 12,416

Camp Beauregard 193 2,668 - - - - 3,713

Union City 96 1,563 - - - - 1,705

Fort Pillow 32 713 - - 6 145 984

Memphis 132 2,230 - - - - 2,362

Trenton 48 916 - - - - 964

Fort Henry 48 816 - - - - 864

Island No. 10. 4 48 - - - - 65

Totals 1,098 17,742 53 816 16 300 23,073

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*The returns from which this and the following abstract was made seem to be of the same troops and for the same period, but the classification differs, and there is a discrepancy of 1,378 between the two aggregates of "present for duty."

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