War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0783 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Abstract from returns of the Department of the Gulf, Major General N. P. Banks, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of October, 1863.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

General headquarters. ... ... ...

Staff. 28 ... 28

Headquarters troops. 3 79 88

Engineer troops 131 1.975 2.532

(Houston)*.

Total. 162 2.054 2.648

Thirteenth Army Corps

(Dana):

Staff and pioneers. 17 11 36

First Division 252 3.957 4.929

(Lawler).

Second Division 203 3.551 4.416

(Dana)+.

Third Division 207 3.174 3.679

(McGinnis).

Fourth Division 210 2.831 3.607

(Burbridge).

Artillery detached. 5 343 377

Total Thirteenth Army 894 13.867 17.044

Corps.

Nineteenth Army Corps

(Franklin):

Staff and escort. 12 40 84

First Division 138 2.934 5.728

(Weitzel)++.

Third Division 107 2.629 3.007

(Grover).

Reserve Artillery. 5 132 147

Total in the field.# 262 5.735 8.966

La Fourche District ... ... ...

(Birge)||.

First Brigade, Fourth 48 1.430 1.994

Division, Nineteenth

Army Corps.

Other troops. 35 786 936

Total. 83 2.216 2.960

Cavalry Division (Lee). ... ... ...

First Brigade (Fonda). 37 753 958

Second Brigade (Mudd). 44 839 1.056

Other troops. 66 1.106 1.298

Total in the field.** 147 2.698 3.312

Defenses of New Orleans

(Beckwith):++

Second Brigade, Fourth 75 1.685 2.069

Division, Nineteenth

Army Corps (Cahill).

Other troops. 93 2.647 3.362

Total. 168 4.332 5.431

Baton Rouge, La.

(Cooke):

Second Brigade, First 58 1.668 2.236

Division, Nineteenth

Army Corps (Gooding).

Other troops. 20 544 699

Total. 78 2.212 2.935

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregat Heavy. Field. Remarks.

e

present

and

absent.

General ... ... ... New Orleans,

headquarters. La.

Staff. 31 ... ... New Orleans,

and on Rio

Grande

Expedition.

Headquarters 122 ... ... New Orleans,

troops. La.

Engineer troops 2.715 ... ... New Orleans

(Houston)*. and Breasher

city.

Total. 2.868 ...

Thirteenth Army

Corps (Dana):

Staff and 46 ... ... New Orleans,

pioneers. La.

First Division 9.126 ... 6 Near New

(Lawler). Iberia, La.

Second Division 6.998 ... 16 Rio Grande

(Dana)+. Expedition.

Third Division 5.525 ... 6 Opelousas, La.

(McGinnis).

Fourth Division 5.851 ... 10 About

(Burbridge). Opelousas, La.

Artillery 533 ... 24 New Orleans,

detached. La.

Total Thirteenth 28.079 ... 62

Army Corps.

Nineteenth Army

Corps

(Franklin):

Staff and 117 ... ... Near

escort. Opelousas, La.

First Division 6.366 ... 12 Do.

(Weitzel)++.

Third Division 4.886 ... 8 Opelousas, La.

(Grover).

Reserve 185 ... 8 Near

Artillery. Opelousas, La.

Total in the 11.554 ... 28

field.#

La Fourche ... ... ... Thibodeaux.

District

(Birge)||.

First Brigade, 2.702 ... ...

Fourth Division,

Nineteenth Army

Corps.

Other troops. 1.137 ... 12

Total. 3.839 ... 12

Cavalry Division ... ... ... In the field.

(Lee).

First Brigade 1.970 ... ... Do.

(Fonda).

Second Brigade 1.469 ... 4 Do.

(Mudd).

Other troops. 1.922 ... 6 Do.

Total in the 5.361 ... 10

field.**

Defenses of New

Orleans

(Beckwith):++

Second Brigade, 3.988 ... 8

Fourth Division,

Nineteenth Army

Corps (Cahill).

Other troops. 3.527 4 9

Total. 7.515 4 17

Baton Rouge, La.

(Cooke):

Second Brigade, 3.000 ... ...

First Division,

Nineteenth Army

Corps (Gooding).

Other troops. 1.157 32 4

Total. 4.157 32 4

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*Includes the Fifteenth and Twenty-second Infantry Regiments, Corps d'Afrique.

+Including cavalry and engineer troops attached.

++Exclusive of Second Brigade, accounted for at Baton Rouge.

#The Fourth Division accounted for in the La Fourche District and Defenses of New Orleans.

||Troops at Bayou Boeuf, Brashear city, Donaldsonville, Napoleonville, and Thibodeauz.

**Does not include the Third Massachusetts, at Port Hudson; First Texas, on Texas Expedition; and Fourth Wisconsin, at Baton Rouge.

++Troops at New Orleans, Bonnet Carre, Donaldsonville, Forts Jackson, Macomb, Pike, and Saint Philip, and at Ship Island.

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