War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0728 OPERATIONS IN KY.,TENN.,N.ALA.,AND S.W.VA. Chapter XVII.

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AGGREGATE PRESENT FOR DUTY.

Infantry............................................... 18,840

Cavalry................................................ 869

Artillery.............................................. 316

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Grand aggregate........................................ 20,025

Abstract from return of Fourth Division, Western Department, Colonel John S. Bowen, First Missouri Infantry, commanding, on November 30, 1861.

[Headquarters Camp Beauregard, Ky.]

Present for duty.

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First Brigade:

9th Arkansas 35 483 611 822

Kentucky Battalion 12 267 324 351

22nd Mississippi 38 597 795 873

Watson battery 5 94 111 124

Williams' battery 2 43 49 54

Total 92 1,484 1,890 2,227

Second Brigade:

10th Arkansas 35 348 649 695

1st Mississippi Valley 32 563 742 787

1st Missouri 27 531 663 739

Hudson's battery 5 75 105 109

Cavalry battalion 9 160 211 237

Total 108 1,677 2,370 2,567

Grand total 200 3,161 4,260 4,794

FORT PILLOW, December 1, 1861.

Major-General POLK:

SIR: In obedience to order of Colonel De Russy, received by telegram yesterday, I now report to you conditions of things at this post:

We have in all fifty-eight 32-pounder guns; fifty-seven of them are mounted and ready for use; the remaining one is not mounted, for want of suitable carriage. Four of these guns are rifled and mounted in battery marked A on your camp, in place of the red guns sent to Columbus. Two guns have been recently sent to Memphis to be rifled, and will be mounted in same battery.

We have platforms ready for sixteen guns and room for eighteen more platforms not yet built.

The parapet of entire back line, as laid off on your map, is finished, except a small amount of work on a heavy embankment which crosses the Fulton Road Valley. I had commenced work extending the north end of entrenched line from the top of the hill down to Cold Creek, but the hands were taken to New Madrid and did but little work on it. The remaining work to be dome is about one mile of banquette, a half mile of clearing of timber, and the dressing up of the entire north or left flank.

The magazine in Battery B is finished; the work on the others was suspended for the want of timber. We now have timber sufficient