October 20, 1863.
Respectfully submitted to the commanding general.
J. F. GILMER,
Major-General, and Second in Command.
OCTOBER 20, 1863.
G. T. BEAUREGARD,
HDQRS. MIL. DIST. OF GEORGIA, Numbers 45.
Savannah, October 20, 1863.
Brigadier General R. E. Colston, Provisional Army, C. S., having been assigned to duty in the District of Georgia, is hereby placed in command of the troops heretofore attached to Taliaferro's brigade, and the lines and batteries manned by them, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
Brigadier-General Colston's command will include the First Volunteers, Georgia Regiment, Colonel Olmstead; the Fifty-seventh Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Colonel Barkuloo; the Sixty-third Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Colonel Gordon; the First Florida Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Hopkins; Lieutenant-Colonel Pritchard's command, Major A. L. Hartridge's command, and Captain Hanleiter's command. It will embrace the city lines and the batteries at Fort Bartow, Greenwich, Thunderbolt, Beaulieu, and Rose Dew, and the Isle of Hope.
By command of Brigadier-General Mercer:
W. W. GORDON,
Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Abstract from return of the army in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, General G. T. Beauregard commanding, for the period ending October 20, 1863; headquarters Charleston, S. C.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers. Men. Effective
Wise' brigade. 157 2.081 2.151
First Military District. 971 13.926 15.444
Second Military District. 36 940 1.043
Third Military District. 118 2.197 2.434
Fourth Military District. 86 1.047 1.171
District of Georgia. 231 3.244 3.900
District of Middle Florida. 105 1.757 1.877
District of East Florida. 81 1.313 1.346
Total. 1.785 26.505 29.366
Command. Aggregat Aggregat Pieces
e e of
present. present artiller
Wise' brigade. 2.536 3.103 ---
First Military District. 18.286 25.632 35
Second Military District. 1.098 1.466 10
Third Military District. 2.901 4.116 18
Fourth Military District. 1.460 2.583 8
District of Georgia. 4.854 6.746 20
District of Middle Florida. 2.592 4.167 ---
District of East Florida. 1.565 2.020 8
Total. 35.292 49.833 99