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WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, May 10, 1863.

Colonel [J. W.] GILLESPIE, Knoxville, Tenn.:

Instead of reporting, as heretofore ordered, with your command, you will proceed to Tullahoma, and report to General Bragg for temporary service in his army.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 10, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Montgomery, Ala.:

One regiment of State troops is ordered to Etowa, Ga. Other cannot go now, for I am sending all disposable troops (10,000) to Pemberton, by order of the War Department.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, for May 10, 1863; headquarters Tullahoma, Tenn.

Present for duty

Infantry Infantry Cavalry Cavalry

Command Officers Men Officers Men

Polk's corps 1,442 17,937 14 205

Hardee's corps 1,223 14,146 8 121

Clayton's

brigade 140 2,380 3 24

District of

Tennessee 135 2,035 3 43

Post Tullahoma 29 312 ....... .......

Artillery

Reserve ....... ....... ........ ........

Van Dorn's

cavalry corps ....... ........ 332 3,707

Wheeler's

cavalry corps ....... ........ 656 8,244

Forrest's

cavalry corps ........ ....... 85 1,589

General Bragg's

escort ........ ....... 7 152

Freeman's

battery ....... ........ ......... .......

Total 2,969 36,810 1,108 14,085

Present for duty

Artillery Artillery

Command Officers Men Effective Aggrega-

total te

present

Polk's corps 51 1,027 18,826 24,356

Hardee's corps 39 706 14,717 18,585

Clayton's

brigade 5 137 2,495 3,137

District of

Tennessee 8 148 2,207 3,250

Post Tullahoma ........ ....... 299 448

Artillery

Reserve 19 311 299 364

Van Dorn's

cavalry corps 2 89 3,748 5,156

Wheeler's

cavalry corps 10 257 8,437 11,398

Forrest's

cavalry corps ......... ........ 1,577 1,742

General Bragg's

escort ......... ....... 152 177

Freeman's

battery 4 99 98 110

Total 138 2,774 52,855 68,723

Command Aggregate Aggregate last

present and return

absent

Polk's corps 35,191 35,380

Hardee's corps 27,025 27,393

Clayton's brigade 3,750 4,152

District of Tennessee 3,880 3,356

Post Tullahoma 590 607

Artillery Reserve 379 332

Van Dorn's cavalry corps 6,952 7,490

Wheeler's cavalry corps 16,352 16,296

Forrest's cavalry corps 2,585 3,365

General Bragg's escort 201 201

Freeman's battery 181 .........

Total 97,086 98,572

NOTTE ON ORIGINAL.-These is evidently error in Forrest's command. He crossed 2,500 effectives over the Tennessee, and Roddey (not reported) had not less than 2,000. This would increase cavalry 2,900. I can only get these reports corrected by degrees.-W. W. MACKALL, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Shelbyville, Tenn., May 11, 1863.

Brigadier-General STEWART:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general directs that your order General Bate to hold the two North Carolina regiments of his brigade ready to move as soon as they shall receive orders.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.