War of the Rebellion: Serial 046 Page 0065 Chapter XL. GENERAL REPORTS.

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For defense of Savannah.

Infantry............................................. 6,166

Cavalry.............................................. 420

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6,586

And - light batteries.

For defense of Charleston and Savannah Railroad and land approaches, all arms......................................... 5,516

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Total deficiencies............................................25,216

On April 7, 1863, the day of the attack by the iron-clad fleet, the troops at my disposal in South Carolina and Georgia gave an effective total of 30,040, distributed as follows:

Troops. First Second Third District

Military Military Military of

District. District. District. Georgia.

Infantry....... 6,807 1,819 3,655 5,661

Light artillery. 1,067 288 496 546

Heavy artillery. 2,238 ... ... 2,038

Cavalry........ 1,117 742 1,686 1,880

Total.......... 11,229 2,849 5,837 10,125

But the withdrawal of Cooke's brigade to Norton Carolina immediately after the repulse of the iron-clad fleet on April 7, of Brigadier-General S. R. Gist and W. H. T. Walker's brigades and light batteries about May 4, reduced my force materially.

The department is aware of the circumstances under which this reduction of the troops took place, and int his connection I beg to refer to my letter to the honorable Secretary of War of May 10, and to General Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, of June 15 and July 20, 1863.

The forces in the First Military District on July 10, 1863, were as follows:

Locality. Infantry. Heavy and Cavalry.

light

artillery.

James Island....... 1,184 1,569 153

Morris Island...... 612 289 26

Sullivan's Island.. 204 726 228

City of Charleston. 462 235 153

Total.............. 2,462 2,819 560

Infantry.............................................. 2,462

Heavy and light artillery............................. 2,819

Cavalry............................................... 560

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Total of all arms First Military District............. 5,841

Second Military District.

Infantry.............................................. 441

Heavy and light artillery............................. 281

Cavalry............................................... 676

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Total of all arms [Second Military District].......... 1,398

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