War of the Rebellion: Serial 042 Page 0280 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX. N. MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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[Indorsement.]

Captain EDMUND P. TURNER:

I respectfully refer the within to the major-general commanding, being perfectly confident that it was gotten up in no spirit of insubordination, but in an earnest and patriotic desire to be placed in more active service. The facts, as stated, are true, the assurances, based upon the promises of the major-general, were given by the colonel commanding.

I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. C. ROBERTSON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding Terrell's Regiment, Texas Cavalry.

Abstract from returns of the Department of the Gulf, Major General Dabney H. Maury, C. S. Army, commanding, for September 30, 1863; headquarters, Mobile, Ala.

Present for duty.

Stations and Officer Men. Effecti Aggrega Aggreg

commands. s. ve te ate

total. present presen

. t and

absent

.

Mobile, Ala. 162 2.202 2.484 3.175 4.807

Pollard, Ala. 88 1.410 1.508 1.915 3.428

Forts Morgan, 57 953 1.110 1.303 1.683

Gaines, and Grant.

Camp Cummings 146 978 1.067 1.428 2.135

(Quarles'

brigade).

Hall's Mills 25 418 431 494 835

(Fifteenth

Confederate

Cavalry).

Selma, Ala. 11 63 81 100 135

Total. 489 6.024 6.681 8.415 13.023

Abstract from returns of the Trans-Mississippi Department, Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army, commanding, for September, 1863.

Present for duty.

Commands. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

District of Texas, New

Mexico, and Arizona

(Magruder):

Eastern Sub-District 232 3.359 4.454

(Scurry).

Northern Sub-District 56 688 941

(Bankhead).

Western Sub-District 145 2.265 2.816

(Bee).

Total. 433 6.312 8.211

District of Western

Louisiana (Taylor):

Forces on Red River 559 6.412 9.424

(Mouton).

Forces south of Red River 329 3.613 4.867

(Walker).

Sub-District of Northern 210 2.526 3.831

Louisiana.

Total. 1.098 12.551 18.122

District of Arkansas 771 7.761 10.655

(Holmes).

District of Indian 323 3.722 4.899

Territory (Steele).

Grand total. 2.625 30.346 41.887

Pieces of artillery.

Commands. Aggregate Heavy. Field.

present

and

absent.

District of Texas, New

Mexico, and Arizona

(Magruder):

Eastern Sub-District 6.720 ... ...

(Scurry).

Northern Sub-District 1.250 ... 4

(Bankhead).

Western Sub-District 3.667 4 13

(Bee).

Total. 11.637 4 17

District of Western

Louisiana (Taylor):

Forces on Red River 13.325 12 10

(Mouton).

Forces south of Red River 7.823 ... 6

(Walker).

Sub-District of Northern 5.564 ... 18

Louisiana.

Total. 26.712 12 34

District of Arkansas *20.005 ... 32

(Holmes).

District of Indian 8.019 ... ...

Territory (Steele).

Grand total. 66.373 16 83

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*Includes unattached cavalry, "estimated at" 500, present and absent.

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