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Abstract from Return of the Department of the Gulf, Major General N. P. Banks commanding, for the month of December, 1862 (headquarters, New Orleans, La.).

Present for duty.

Command. Officer Men. Aggregat Aggregat

s e e

present present

and

absent.

New Orleans, La. Major 23 - 23 23

General N. P. Banks and

staff

Baton Rouge, La. Brigadier 6 - 6 6

General C. Grover and

staff

Infantry 486 9,586 11,393 13,721

Cavalry 5 149 169 194

Artillery 8 319 366 395

Total 528 10,054 11,957 14,339

Carrollton, La. Brigadier 6 - 6 6

General T. W. Sherman and

staff

Infantry 293 5,607 6,793 7,481

Cavalry 2 41 45 79

Artillery 10 239 263 288

Total 311 5,887 7,107 7,854

Brigadier General G. Weitzel 9 - 9 9

and staff

Infantry 63 1,772 2,216 2,520

Cavalry 7 228 265 283

Artillery 8 225 256 303

Total 87 2,225 2,746 3,115

Pensacola, Fla., Brigadier 2 - 2 2

General N. Dow and staff

Infantry 72 1,138 1,726 1,885

Artillery 10 253 329 361

Total 84 1,391 2,057 2,249

Defenses of New - - - -

Orleans, Col. T. W.

Cahill

Infantry 80 1,286 2,005 2,951

Artillery 10 327 396 429

Total 90 1,613 2,401 3,380

Independent commands 371 8,612 10,240 11,137

Grand total 1,471 29,782 36,508 42,074

REMARKS ON ORIGINAL RETURN. - The last return from this department was for the month of September. It is almost impossible to account for the difference of aggregates without merely forcing the figures.

RICH'D B. IRWIN.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DECEMBER 31, 1862.

Organization of troops in the Department of the Gulf, commanded by Major General Nathaniel P. Banks (headquarters, New Orleans, La.), December 31, 1862.

GROVER'S DIVISION (not yet brigaded).*

Brigadier General C. GROVER commanding.

13th Connecticut.

24th Connecticut.

25th Connecticut.

2nd Louisiana.

12th Maine.

22nd Maine.

26th Maine.

41st Massachusetts.

52nd Massachusetts.

6th New York.

91st New York.

131st New York.

133rd New York.

159th New York.

161st New York.

173rd New York.

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*So says original return, but for Grover's division, see Special Orders, No. 599, December 30, p. 626.

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