War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 1039 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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I would be pleased if you would allow my brother, who is on his way to Richmond, to be the bearer of the request.

I remain, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES R. CHALMERS.

Abstract form filed return of the Army of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, Lieutenant General William J. Hardee, C. S. Army, commanding, for July 30, 1863; headquarters, near Morton, MISS.

Present for

duty

Command. Office Men. Effective Aggregate Aggregat

rs total present. e

present. present

and

absent.

General and 13 ----

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13 15

staff

Loring's

DIVISION:

Infantry 542 4,034 3,963 5,174 12,929

Artillery 20 414 397 475 660

Breckinridg

e's

DIVISION:

Infantry 429 4,125 4,026 5,151 9,082

Artillery 17 297 284 338 425

French's

DIVISION

Infantry 615 4,963 4,892 6,482 10,486

Artillery 14 349 343 391 482

Walker's

DIVISION:

Infantry 534 5,531 5,449 7,049 12,201

Cavalry 4 47 46 63 98

Artillery 13 327 320 389 505

Cavalry 335 3,354 3,343 4,519 6,659

DIVISION

(Jackson's)

Artillery 4 87 80 96 105

attached

Reserve 16 239 236 289 352

Artillery

Total* 2,556 23,767 23,379 30,429 53,999

Organization of the Army of the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, Lieutenant General William J. Hardee, C. S. Army, commanding, July 30, 1863. #

BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION,

Major General John C. BRECKINRIDGE.

D. W. Adams' Brigade.

Colonel R. L. GIBSON.

32nd Alabama, Major James E. Austin.

13th and 20th Louisiana, Captain E. M. Dubroca.

16th and 25th Louisiana, Colonel D. Gober.

19th Louisiana, Major L. Butler.

14th Louisiana Battalion Sharpshooters, major James E. Austin.

Kentucky Brigade.

Brigadier General BEN. H. HELM.

41st Alabama, Colonel M. L. Stansel.

2nd Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hewitt.

4th Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Adair.

6th Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel M. H. Cofer.

9th Kentucky, Colonel J. W. Caldwell.

Stovall's Brigade.

Brigadier General M. A. STOVALL.

1st and 3rd Florida, Colonel W. S. Dilworth.

4th Florida, Colonel W. L. L. Bowen.

47th Georgia, Major J. S. Cone.

60th North Carolina, Lieutenant Colonel James M. Ray.

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*Note on original states that " the column of 'effective total' [23,379] embraces only the muskets present. " This is true only for the infantry; that column embraces for the cavalry and artillery all non-commissioned officers and privates "present for duty. " The return does not report the "military districts. "

#General Joseph E. Johnston commanding the department. This roster is compiled from DIVISION returns, and does not embrace the military districts included in the department.

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