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Abstract from Return of the Department of Indian Territory, commanded by Brigadier General Albert Pike, for May, 1862.

Present for duty

Troops. Offic Men Aggrega Aggrega

ers te te

present present

and

absent.

FORT WASHITA.

Captain Marshall's company 4 66 71 94

FORT M'CULLOCH.

Colonel Alexander's Texas 30 299 404 806

cavalry

Colonel Taylor's Texas 20 315 425 873

cavalry

Captain Witt's Texas cavalry 2 28 46 82

Captain Corley's Arkansas 3 70 88 102

cavalry

Colonel Dawson's Nineteenth 22 222 397 902

Arkansas Infantry

Major Woodruff's battalion 11 152 219 271

artillery (fourteen pieces

of artillery)

CHOCTAW NATION.

Colonel Cooper's First 27 707 818 1,026

Choctaw and Chickasaw

Regiment

Colonel Folsom's First 31 686 769 961

Choctaw Regiment

Major Folsom's First Choctaw 9 199 216 293

Battalion.

CREEK NATION.*

Colonel McIntosh's First - - - 900

Creek Regiment

Lieutenant-Colonel - - - 400

McIntosh's First Creek

Battalion

Captain McSmith's - - - 125

independent company

CHICKASAW NATION.*

Lieutenant-Colonel Harris' - - - 450

First Chickasaw Battalion

SEMINOLE COUNTRY.*

Lieutenant-Colonel Jumper's - - - 380

First Seminole Battalion

CHEROKEE COUNTRY.*

Colonel Stand Watie's First - - - 900

Cherokee Regiment

Colonel Drew's Second - - - 1,000

Cherokee Regiment

Grand total 159 2,744 3,453 9,565

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*No report. Estimated as above on original return.

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PRICEVILLE, MISS., June 9, 1862.

His Excellency the PRESIDENT:

DEAR GENERAL: The movements of the army from Corinth to Tupelo and this place have occupied my attention so exclusively that I have found it impossible until to-day to answer your letter in regard to Governor Rector's proclamation. Before doing so now I must express to you my appreciation of your kindness in making me suggestions as to the propriety of making a reply to the people of the Trans-Mississippi District on the subject of that proclamation. I had previously thought of replying to Governor Rector, but found upon diligent inquiry that his people indignantly repudiated his pernicious opinions and that he stood almost alone with them. I had concluded therefore to act in the matter by sending some one to Arkansas in my stead during my absence to organize the troops from Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri already assembling there in considerable force, and to put them in the field against the common enemy. This I conceived would be a sufficient antidote