War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0919 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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say that their purpose was to cross near. Florence in their transports, which would meet them there. Their pontoons have not yet arrived. I have sent a courier to Colonel Roddey, informing him of his movement. I think the two regiments of cavalry that have been ordered here can be supplied with oats and wheat for their animals in this valley for two weeks, when roasting-ears will be ripe, but it will be impossible for the men to subsist without the salt meat which I have asked for, and also some self.

I would suggest that as a means of transporting prisoners who may be captured below, and also of transporting supplies, that the boats running between Rome and Gadsden be ordered to make two or three trips, a week, instead of one, as now. This will be the most expeditions route of communicating with me in the future, and I request that the general will so order it. I recomb the present line of couriers in the most expeditious mode of transmitting dispatch, I am satisfied the enemy intend crossing the river if he can possibly do so. His attempting to cross near Florence indicates his intention to attack General Johnston's rear, and I therefore renew the application that the General Johnston's brigade be sent here. This is the best point for protecting his and your own rear.

Respectfully,

GID. J. PILLOW,

Brigadier-General, C. S. Army.

Abstract from return of the troops in Department Numbers 2, General Braxton Bragg commanding., for July 20, 1863; headquarters Chattanooga, Tenn.

Command. Present

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duty.

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absent absent

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return

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General 22 ... ... 22 24 24

staff.

Polks's

corps:

Infantry. 1,293 14,046 13,81 17,710 25,459 25,771

2

Cavalry. 10 135 135 160 217 301

Artillery. 33 761 743 868 971 941

Total Polk's 1,336 14,942 14,69 18,738 26,647 27,013

corps. 0

Hardee's

corps:

Infantry. 1,150 12,453 12,24 16,616 24,121 24,736

0

Cavalry. 10 119 119 158 205 205

Artillery. 28 638 630 775 877 876

Total 1,188 13,210 12,98 17,549 25,203 25,817

Hardee's 9

corps.

Jackson's

brigade:

Infantry. 112 1,449 1,421 1,876 189 187

Artillery. 8 146 143 160 2,569 2,591

Total 120 1,595 1,564 2,036 2,569 2,591

Jackson's

brigade.

Artillery 25 408 389 483 546 567

Reserve.

Infantry with 19 204 195 259 342 364

Artillery

Reserve.

Total. 44 612 584 742 888 931

Pickett's 4 101 101 105 109 109

company

Sappers and

Miners.

General 8 165 165 182 213 213

Bragg's

cavalry

escort.

Total. 12 266 266 287 322 322