War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0501 Chapter XXXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE

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Abstract rom return of the effective strength of McCown's division, &c.-Continued.

RECAPITULATION.

Arms.

Command. Total Total Present Servicea Unservi

effecti present. and ble. ceable.

ve. absent.

Infantry 3,456 3,714 7,047 3,160 22

Artillery 339 349 404

Cavalry 145 163 261 202 12

Grant total 3,940 4,226 7,712 3,362 34

Horses. Artillery.

Command. Ammunit Service Unservi Numbers Ammuni

ion. able. ceable. of tion.

gums.

Infantry 216,178 +4 816

Artillery *6 607

Cavalry 11,455 201 14 ++8 887

Grant total 227,633 201 14 18 2,310

CIRCULAR] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Tullahoma, January 18, 1862.

The great number of officers and men reported "absent with leave" surprises the general commanding, and renders some explanation necessary. By General Orders, Numbers 137, issued from Headquarters Department Numbers 2. knoxville, October 25, 1862, all authority to grant leaves of absence was [reserved] to these headquarters; still, there are now reported over 2,200 "absent with leave".

To correct this, it is ordered that a full report, by name, of each officer and soldier reported "absent the time he left this command, by whose order he is absent, and for what length of time the leave was granted.

Special attention is called to the prohibitory order, and commanders are earnestly invoked to aid the efforts of the commanding general to strengthen the ranks of the army, as all sources have failed except those at our own control.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 8. Tullahoma, January 19, 1863.

Most of the troops of this army not having been mustered on 31st ultimo, owing to the pressing necessities of the service at that time, commanders will cause that important duty to be performed as early as practicable for the period of the two months of November and December.

The quartermaster's department will be prepared to pay the troops as soon as the musters can be completed.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*12-pounders.

+ 6-pounders.

++3-inch rifles.

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