War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0075 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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Abstract from return of the Department of the Tennessee, &c. -Continued.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

Fifteenth Army Corps

(Sherman):

Staff 5 --- 5

Eighth DIVISION (Stuart's) 259 5,616 7,539

Eleventh DIVISION (Steele) 309 5,562 8,813

Total 573 11,178 16,357

SEVENTEENTH Army Corps

(McPherson):

General headquarters 13 67 94

THIRD DIVISION (Logan) 327 6,248 7,535

Sixth DIVISION (McArthur) 286 4,811 6,038

Seventh DIVISION (Quinby) 321 5,853 7,423

Engineer troops (Bissell) 2 --- 632

Total 949 16,979 21,722

Sixteenth Army Corps

(Hurlbut):

Staff 9 26 35

District of Columbus 316 5,169 7,028

(Asboth)

District of Memphis, 348 5,375 9,112

(Veatch)

Fourth DIVISION (Lauman) 310 6,101 7,466

Eighth DIVISION (J. E. 199 3,379 4,383

Smith)

Cavalry Brigade (A. L. 51 1,064 1,588

Lee)

Left Wing (Hamilton):

Staff 6 --- 6

District of Corinth (Dodge) 389 7,859 10,284

District of Jackson 515 8,926 11,626

(Sullivan)

First DIVISION (Denver) 322 5,595 7,196

Cavalry Brigade (Grierson) 88 1,914 2,976

Total 2,553 45,408 61,190

Grand total Department of 5,193 93,988 128,850

the Tennessee.

Pieces of

artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heav Fiel Headqua

present y. d. rters.

and

absent.

Fifteenth Army Corps

(Sherman):

Staff 7 -- --- Young's

Point.

Eighth DIVISION (Stuart's) 10,287 -- 20

Eleventh DIVISION (Steele) 11,132 2 16

Total 21,426 2 36

SEVENTEENTH Army Corps

(McPherson):

General headquarters 111 -- --- Lake

Provide

nce.

THIRD DIVISION (Logan) 9,519 4 20

Sixth DIVISION (McArthur) 7,391 -- 16

Seventh DIVISION (Quinby) 9,368 -- 20 Near

Memphis

Engineer troops (Bissell) 804 -- ---

Total 27,193 4 56

Sixteenth Army Corps

(Hurlbut):

Staff 35 -- --- Memphis

, Tenn.

District of Columbus 8,507 32 7 Columbu

(Asboth) s, Ky.

District of Memphis, 10,758 (*) (*) Memphis

(Veatch) .

Fourth DIVISION (Lauman) 8,674 -- 24 Moscow,

Tenn.

Eighth DIVISION (J. E. 5,432 -- 8 Near

Smith) Memphis

Cavalry Brigade (A. L. 2,115 -- --- Germant

Lee) own,

Tenn.

Left Wing (Hamilton):

Staff 6 -- 32 La

Grange,

Tenn.

District of Corinth (Dodge) 11,753 26 26 Corinth

, MISS.

District of Jackson 14,234 -- 20 Jackson

(Sullivan), Tenn.

First DIVISION (Denver) 8,666 -- --- La

Grange.

Cavalry Brigade (Grierson) 2,976 -- 117 Do.

Total 73,156 58 277

Grand total Department of 160,266 64

the Tennessee.

WASHINGTON, March 1, 1863.

Major General U. S. GRANT,

Near Vicksburg, MISS.:

GENERAL: There is a vacant major-generally in the Regular Army, and I am authorized to say that it will be given to the general in the field who first wins an important and decisive victory.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK.

(Same to Major-Generals Hooker and Rosecrans.)

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Vicksburg, March 1, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel John A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-GENERAL:

COLONEL: General Ross reports, under date of the 23rd instant [ultimo], that the gunboats had been in Moon Lake for the previous two days, and would start down the Pass on the morning of the 24th; also that he was embarking his DIVISION on the 23rd, with the expectation of following the gunboats in two days. He had strong hope that the Pass will be navigable by our boats, but thinks, in consequence of swiftness

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*Not reported in original.

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