War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0843 Chapter XVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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It is confidently hoped that the bridge over the Holston at Union will be completed in the current month.

Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

D. LEADBETTER,

Colonel, Commanding.

Extract from weekly report of troops stationed at Forts Donelson and Henry (Fourth Division, Wester Department), under command of Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, C. S. Army.

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RECAPITULATION.

Present for duty.

Office Men. Aggrega

rs. te

Station. present Remarks.

and

absent.

Fort Henry 102 2,037 2,188 Last week's

report; re-

enforced by

Colonel

Stacker's

regiment-say

600 men.

Add Colonel 38 461 847 Last week's

Stacker report.

Fort Donelson 89 1,103 2,175 Present report.

Grand total 229 3,601 5,210

POWHATAN ELLIS, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT DONELSON, January 21, 1862.

Major GEORGE WILLIAMSON:

SIR: General Tilghman is absent at Fort Henry. General Bushrod R. Johnston is in command of this post. This morning, after the above report was made out, Lieutenant Clayton, who reported here this morning, was sent over to Fort Henry with a 12-pounder brass howitzer and a detachment of 15 men from Captain Maney's light battery. Thirteen guns were fired on the Tennessee River this afternoon, supposed to be at or near Fort Henry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

POWHATAN ELLIS, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from weekly return of the command at Cumberland Gap, commanded by Colonel James E. Rains, for January 21, 1862.

Present for duty.

Office Men. Aggreg

rs. ate

Troops. presen

t and

absent

4th Tennessee Infantry, Colonel 25 496 756

Churchwell

11th Tennessee Infantry, Colonel 29 585 875

Rains

Mileham's independent company 4 79 83

infantry

3rd East Tennessee Battalion 12 207 283

Cavalry, Lieutenant-Colonel

Brazelton

Burroughs' artillery company 2 54 72

Engineer Corps 2 2 4

Grand total 74 1,523 2,073