War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 1086 NORTH CAROLINA AND S. E. VIRGINIA. Chapter XXX.

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Abstract from Monthly River of the Department of North Carolina, Major General D. H. Hill, commanding, for May 31, 1863 (headquarters Petersburg, Va.).

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Effective Aggregate

total present

present

General staff 15 2 2 17

District of the

Cape Fear:

Permanent force 153 2,504 2,537 3,450

Clingman's 120 2,085 2,105 2,551

brigade

Colquitt's 148 1,706 1,771 2,077

brigade

Cooke's brigade* 153 2,179 2,198 2,638

Martin's 118 1,995 2,025 2,388

brigade+

Jenkins' brigade 250 2,394 2,401 2,965

Ransom's brigade 182 2,885 2,897 3,274

#

Davis' brigade& 163 2,414 2,418 2,971

Unattached 109 1,452 1,452 1,646

infantry^

Field artillery 68 1,451 1,463 1,678

outside of the

District of the

Cape Fear@

Cavalry 70 920 940 1,183

Grand total 1,549 21,987 22,149 26,838

Command Aggregate Pieces of Aggregate

present field present and

and absent artillery absent last

return

General staff 17 ......... 14

District of the Cape

Fear:

Permanent force 3,984 ......... 3,746

Clingman's brigade 3,328 ......... .........

Colquitt's brigade 2,998 ......... 3,019

Cooke's brigade* 3,505 4 3,462

Martin's brigade+ 2,874 ......... 2,893

Jenkins' brigade 4,120 ......... .........

Ransom's brigade # 4,019 6 4,164

Davis' brigade& 3,455 ......... ...........

Unattached infantry^ 2,643 .......... ..........

Field artillery 1,951 55 ..........

outside of the

District of the Cape

Fear@

Cavalry 1,575 5 ..........

Grand total 34,469 70 ..........

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*June 12. Cooke's brigade has joined the Army of Northern Virginia since May 31. Includes battery attached.

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+Includes infantry of Martin's brigade and not Sixty-second Georgia Cavalry.

#Includes battery attached; 149 captured.

&June 12. Davis' brigade has joined the Army of Northern Virginia since date of return.

^Consists of two partisan battalion, provost and prison guards, and garrison at Fort Powhatan.

@June 12. One of these batteries moved to Richmond since date of report.

Abstract from Field Return of troops, Department of Richmond, Major General Arnold Elzey commanding, for May 31, 1863.

Command Officers Men Effective Aggregate Aggregate

total present present

present and

absent

Brigadier 197 2,333 2,500 2,902 3,579

General

H. A. Wise

Brigadier 203 3,482 3,630 4,089 4,992

General

J. J.

Pettigrew

Colonel 94 1,496 1,636 1,930 2,190

T. S.

Rhett

Lieutenant 24 336 397 466 531

Colonel

J. M.

Maury

Captain 18 281 370 429 459

S. S. Lee

Grand 536 7,928 8,533 9,816 11,751

total

HEADQUARTERS FORCES ON BLACKWATER,

June 1, 1863.

Major GRAHAM DAVES, Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report everything quiet. There are indications that the enemy contemplate withdrawing from Suffolk. It is reported that they are fortifying a line with the left on Deep Creek, some 6 or 7 miles this side of Portsmouth, and have been removing their