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Abstract from Return of the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, &c.-Cont'd.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate

present. present and

absent.

Sub-

District of

Houston-

Continued.

Beaumont 21 413 497 636

infantry,

cavalry,

and

artillery.

Matagorda, 23 294 350 497

cavalry

Houston, 9 170 207 724

infantry

and light

battery.

Simmes' 2 58 60 84

Bayou,

cavalry

(unattached

).

Clear 2 57 65 83

Creek,

cavalry

(unattached

).

Highland 1 63 71 87

Bayou,

cavalry

(unattached

).

Morgan's 3 67 76 85

Point,

cavalry

(unattached

).

Harrisburg, 1 8 23 46

sappers and

miners

Lieutenant Col.

Hardeman

commanding:

Columbus, .......... ........... 500 ..........

Arizona

Brigade +

Captain

Rountree

commanding:

Richmond, 4 ........... 125 125

Partisan

Corps

Grand total 333 5,914 8,087 10,007

Horses. Pieces of artillery.

Command. Serviceab Unservice Heavy. Field. Mountai

le. able. n.

Sub-

District

of

Houston-

Continued

.

Beaumont 186 ......... ........ ........ .......

infantry,

cavalry,

and

artillery

.

Matagorda 494 ......... ........ ........ .......

, cavalry

Houston, 104 ......... ........ ........ .......

infantry

and light

battery.

Simmes' 85 ......... ........ ........ .......

Bayou,

cavalry

(unattach

ed).

Clear 88 ......... ........ ........ .......

Creek,

cavalry

(unattach

ed).

Highland 87 ......... ........ ........ .......

Bayou,

cavalry

(unattach

ed).

Morgan's 84 ......... ........ ........ .......

Point,

cavalry

(unattach

ed).

Harrisbur 4 ......... ........ ........ .......

g,

sappers

and

miners

Lieutenant ......... ........ ........ .......

Col.

Hardeman

commandin

g:

Columbus, ......... ......... ........ ........ .......

Arizona

Brigade +

Captain

Rountree

commandin

g:

Richmond, ......... ......... ........ ........ .......

Partisan

Corps

Grand 3,730 25 8 6 1

total

+No return; about 500 men armed.

HDQRS. DIST. OF TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, AND ARIZONA,

Houston, Tex., December 1, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Expedition has sailed from New York for Texas. I find this district sadly in want of more light artillery. Please give an order for two batteries to be turned over to lieutenants whom I have sent to Jackson, Miss., to receive them from Columbus.

J. BENKHEAD MAGRUDER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DIST. OF TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, AND ARIZONA,

Houston, Tex., December 1, 1862.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON,

Commanding Department of the Mississippi:

SIR: An immediate invasion of Texas being expected, and finding this district sadly indeed of light artillery, I have the honor to request that you will send me in charge of lieutenants two batteries, with a full supply of ammunition, from Columbia, Miss. I understand there is a good earl of artillery at that place, and I trust you will be able at once to comply with my request. I find that the small battery of light artillery known as the Valverde Battery, attached formerly to Sbiley's brigade, has been ordered and has gone forward to join General Holmes' command. Want of time prevents me from obtaining orders in regard to this matter from Richmond.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. BANKHEAD MAGRUDER,

Major-General, Commanding.