Fort Anderson (six companies)
Fort Caswell (seven companies).
Fort Fisher (nine companies)
DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA.
7th Confederate Cavalry (detachment).
62nd Georgia Cavalry.
3rd North Carolina Artillery, Company F.
8th North Carolina Battalion.
17th North Carolina.
42nd North Carolina.
50th North Carolina.
Pool's (North Carolina) battalion.
Whitford's (North Carolina) battalion.
Graham's (Virginia) battery.
Starr's (North Carolina) battery.
Saunders' Artillery Battalion. *
Salisbury Prison Guards.
Weldon Provost Guards.
Abstract from return of the Department of North Carolina of North Carolina, Major General W. H. C. Whiting, C. S. Army, commanding, July 31, 1863; headquarters, Wilmington, N. C.
Present for Pieces of
Command. Of-fi-ce-rs. Men. Effec-tive Aggre-gate Aggre-gate Hea-vy. Fie-ld.
total pre-sent. prese-nt and
headquarters 8 3 3 11 14 - -
District of the
Cape Fear 275 3, 4, 5, 6, 92 22
719 265 058 105
North Carolina 221 3, 4, 4, 5, - 26
948 288 847 893
Total 504 7, 8, 9, 12, 92 48
670 556 916 012
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
August 1, 1863.
His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS,
President Confederate States:
Mr. PRESIDENT: My attention has been much given to the organization of the cavalry of this army during the present campaign. I believe I submitter do Your Excellency some of my views on this subject last spring.
I think the brigades, as now composed, even with the reduced numbers in the regiments, are too large for one commander. Three regiments, if full, would be as much as one commander could properly attend to either in camp, on the march, or in battle. But our regiments, unfortunately, are not full, and I therefore propose four regiments to a brigade. I think by reducing the number of regiments in a brigade we shall get more men into the field. The brigade commander having fewer men can pay more attention to each, and I think the number of absentees from the regiments will thus be reduced.
I inclose the proposed organization of the cavalry of this army for your consideration. + You will see that seven brigades are proposed. Four regiments or organizations compose each brigade, with the
*Consisting of Andrew's, Bunting's, Cumming's and Dickson's batteries.