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of his successful expedition were the capture of 750 privates and 35 commissioned officers, with all their arms, accouterments, ammunition, and 16 wagons and teams. The troops here captured constituted the remainder of the brigade so successfully attacked by Major-General Van Dorn on the 5th instant.

The skillful manner in which these generals achieved their success exhibits clearly the judgment and gallantry which animated them, and the discipline and good conduct of the brave troops of their commands. Such signal examples of duty the general commanding takes pleasure in commending. They are worthy of imitation by all commands, and deserve the applause and gratitude of their comrades in arms and their country.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly field return of the Army of Tennessee, General Braxton Bragg commanding, for March 31, 1863.

Present for duty.

Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery.

Command. Offi- Men. Offi- Men. Offi- Men.

cers. cers. cers.

Polk's corps. 1,244 18,041 17 266 39 1,024

Hardee's 1,041 13,684 6 66 31 711

corps.

Jackson's 89 1,148

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6 117

brigade.

Post 27 306

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Tullahoma.

Artillery

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19 241

Reserve.

Van Dorn's

cavalry

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513 6,003

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corps.

Wheeler's

cavalry

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650 8,592 11 279

corps.

General

Bragg's

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6 128

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escort.

Total. 2,401 33,179 1,192 15, 106 2,372

055

CONTINUATION:

Effective Aggregate Aggregate

Command. total. present. present and

absent.

Polk's corps. 19,019 24,948 36,375

Hardee's corps. 14,239 18,311 26,906

Jackson's brigade. 1,242 2,286 3,055

Post Tullahoma. 293 444 619

Artillery Reserve. 231 278 331

Van Dorn's cavalry 5,968 7,395 12,019

corps.

Wheeler's cavalry 8,795 11,763 16,790

corps.

General Bragg's 128 158 195

escort.

Total. 49,915 65,583 96,290

Table showing effective strength of the Army of Tennessee, January 20 and April 1, 1863.

Command. January 20, April 1, Increase.

1863. 1863.

Polk's corps. 15,766 19,019 3,253

Hardee's corps. 10,978 14,239 3,261

Jackson's brigade. 780 1,242 462

Wheeler's cavalry. 6,440 8,516 2,076

Forrest's cavalry 2,173 2,535 362

brigade.

Total. 36,137 45,551 9,414

Wheeler's artillery .................................. 279

Reserve Artillery .................................... 231

Post Tullahoma ....................................... 293

General Bragg's escort ............................... 128

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931

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Re-enforcements received since January 20, 1863

(Van Dorn's cavalry) ................................. 3,433

Deduct Pegram's brigade (detached) ................... 1,644

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Actual re-enforcements ............................... 1,789