War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0783 Chapter XXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Abstract from Return of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, commanded by General G. T. Beauregard, February 17, 1863.

Commanding Troops. Present for Present for

officer. duty. duty.

Officers. Men.

Brigadier First Military 332 4,960

General R. S. District South

Ripley Carolina.

Brigadier Second 120 1,600

General J. Military

Hagood District of

South Carolina

Brigadier Third Military 223 2,704

General W. S. District of

Walker South

Carolina.

Brigadier Fourth 112 1,304

General J. H. Military

Trapier District of

South

Carolina.

Major C. City of 11 187

Alston, jr. Charleston

siege train.

Brigadier District of 262 4,851

General H. W. George

Mercer

Brigadier District of 38 780

General J. East Florida

Finegan

Brigadier District of 30 628

General Middle Florida

Howell Cobb

Grand total .............. 1,128 17,014

Commanding Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of Pieces

officer. present. present and artillery of

absent. . artiller

y.

Heavy. Field.

Brigadier 6,442 8,136 224 42

General R. S.

Ripley

Brigadier 1,986 2,573 7 8

General J.

Hagood

Brigadier 3,571 4,725 3 15

General W. S.

Walker

Brigadier 1,741 2,277 9 10

General J. H.

Trapier

Major C. 235 279 .... 12

Alston, jr.

Brigadier 6,108 7,473 125 36

General H. W.

Mercer

Brigadier 915 1,249 3 12

General J.

Finegan

Brigadier 734 952 ..... .....

General

Howell Cobb

Grand total 21,732 27,664 371 135

NOTE.-Infantry, cavalry, and artillery so reported on return that they cannot be separated.

NOTES FROM ORIGINAL RETURN.

Effective total for the defense of Charleston, including First, Second, and Third Military Districts.

Infantry.............................................. 5,859

Cavalry............................................... 2,556

Light artillery....................................... 823

Heavy artillery....................................... 1,557

Total................................................. 10,795

In District of Georgia there are ten heavy pieces not in position and twenty-five light pieces not in service. No reason assigned.

In District of East Florida there are two 6-pounders not yet issued in store.

Effective total for the defense of Savannah, District of Georgia.

Infantry................................................ 1,543

Cavalry................................................. 2,556

Light artillery......................................... 823

Heavy artillery......................................... 1,703

Total................................................... 5,464

SAVANNAH, GA., February 18, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, &c., Richmond:

Shall I call on Governors of Georgia and South Carolina for all the State troops and militia they can furnish for the defense of Savannah and Charleston. If so, how many days? Please answer immediately.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.