War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0749 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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desire respectfully to place these views before the Secretary of War, and to ask that we be permitted to manage our hospitals in the manner I have above indicated.

I have the honor to, be respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

Abstract from tri-monthly field return of the Army of Tennessee, General Braxton Bragg commanding, for April 10, 1863; headquarters Tullahoma, Tenn.

Present for duty.

Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery.

Command. Offi Men Offi Men Offi Men

cers cers cers

Polk's corps. 1,260 17,859 11 201 41 1,026

Hardee's 1,067 13,833 5 57 32 684

corps.

Jackson's 139 1,558

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6 121

brigade.

Post 20 195

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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

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627 7,877 11 279

cavalry corps

General

Bragg's

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6 138

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escort.

Total. 2,486 33,445 1,162 14,276 109 2,351

CONTINUATION:

Effective Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate

Command. total. present. present last

and absent report.

Polk's corps. 18,770 24,690 36,128 36,377

Hardee's 14,348 18,488 26,831 26,906

corps.

Jackson's 1,656 2,760 3,498 3,055

brigade.

Post 182 333 621 619

Tullahoma.

Artillery 231 288 327 452

Reserve.

Van Dorn's

cavalry 5,968 7,395 12,019 12,019

corps.

Wheeler's 8,109 10,949 15,243 16,667

cavalry corps

General

Bragg's 137 165 199 195

escort.

Total. 49,401 65,077 94,866 96,290

NOTES ON ORIGINAL RETURN.

Since the enforcement of the conscript law by officers from this command has been suspended, this army has ceased to increase.

Army of Tennessee.

April 1, effective total ............................... 49,915

April 10, effective total .............................. 49,401

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Decrease ............................................... 514

Previous to the 1st of April, the recruits and stragglers returning to the army overbalanced the sick sent to the rear. Since the 1st of April, the sick sent to the rear overbalanced the recruits and stragglers returning to the army.

Abstract from field return of the Army of East Tennessee, Brigadier General W. G. M. Davis commanding, for April 10, 1863; headquarters Knoxville, Tenn.

Present for duty.

Offi Effective Aggregate Aggregate

Command. cers Men. total present. present and

present. absent.

Infantry. 547 7,579 7,579 10,180 14,243

Cavalry. 358 5,322 5,322 6,521 9,771

Artillery. 38 779 779 1,251 1,614

Total. 943 13,680 13,680 17,952 25,628