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HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Shelbyville, Tenn., February 20, 1863-9 a.m.

Brigadier General E. C. WALTHALL:

GENERAL: Your courier, who seems to have been detained by pickets, has just arrived.

With respect to your proposed movement, the lieutenant-general commanding desires you to use your own discretion, keeping him advised of your situation and the movements of the enemy.

Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, for February 20, 1863; headquarters Tullahoma, Tenn.

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Officers Men

Polk's corps 1,182 16,217 14 223

Hardee's 960 12,038 6 78

corps

Jackson's 102 757 8 135

brigade

Post duty at 27 270 - -

Tullahoma

Artillery - - - -

Reserve

Wheeler's - - 801 10,809

cavalry

command

General - - 7 141

Bragg's

escort

Total 2,271 29,282 836 11,386

Present for duty

Command Offic Men Effective Aggregate Aggregate

ers total present present

present and

absent

Polk's corps 34 1,025 17,183 22,500 35,461

Hardee's 28 659 12,574 16,365 26,869

corps

Jackson's 7 130 1,003 1,644 2,584

brigade

Post duty at - - 256 402 628

Tullahoma

Artillery 17 223 215 265 341

Reserve

Wheeler's - - 10,717 13,784 21,707

cavalry

command

General - - 140 168 180

Bragg's

escort

Total 86 2,037 42,088 55,128 87,770

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Second Division, Smith's corps, Army of Tennessee, Major General J. P. McCown commanding, for February 20, 1863; headquarters Shelbyville, Tenn.

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Effecti Aggrega Aggrega

ve te te

total present present

present and

absent

First Brigade, 100 1,054 1,054 1,485 2,291

Brigadier

General M. D.

Ector

Second 72 1,046 1,046 1,344 2,061

Brigade,

Colonel Robert

B. Vance*

Third Brigade, 158 1,274 1,274 1,685 2,653

Brigadier

General

Evander McNair

Douglas' 3 84 84 95 103

battery,

Captain J. P.

Douglas

Eufaula Light 3 128 128 136 170

Artillery,

Lieutenant

W. A. McDuffie

Humphreys' 4 103 103 123 130

battery,

Captain J. T.

Humphreys

McCown's 5 76 76 119 247

escort

Total 345 3,765 3,765 4,987 7,655

*Two companies of the Second Brigade in quarantine; not reported.