War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0438 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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CAMERON'S HILL, October 17, 1863-6.10 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Rebel camp-fires extend from east to a point 25 degrees east of south in one unbroken line, being most numerous east-southeast and southeast, at which two points there are more troops than at last report. Should think there were two brigades additional at the point southeast.

HOWGATE,

Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS PIONEER BRIGADE, Chattanooga, Tenn., October 17, 1863.

Report of the number of commissioned officers and enlisted men in the Pioneer Brigade, and how employed, October 17, 1863.

Duty. Office Men. Aggreg

rs. ate.

First Battalion,repairing roads and

bridges between this post and Jasper, 19 732

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Tenn.

Pontoon companies of the First and

Third Battalion in charge of bridges at 11 332

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Bridgeport, Ala.

Detached on pioneer duty with 6 126

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Major-General Sheridan

On duty at Bridgeport, Ala., in charge 10 282

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of pontoon transportation,teamsters,&c.

On duty at Murfreesborough, Tenn.,at the

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20

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fortifications and at the saw-mills.

On engineer duty at Murfreesborough, 4

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Tenn

Absent with supply train 1 30

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Absent sick 3 119

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Prisoners of war

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24

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Absent without leave

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11

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Absent on detached duty 3 5

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Teamsters

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30

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Total absent 57 1,711 1,768

Superintending working parties on 5

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fortifications

On duty making approach to pontoon 1 50

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bridge

On duty making boom 3 43

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On fatigue duty at pontoon bridge 2 74

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On duty assisting in laying pontoon 2 96

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bridge

On duty on steamer Paint Rock 1 81

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On duty making flying bridge 1 48

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On duty laying pontoon bridge 2 85

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On duty repairing engine for

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13

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water-works

On duty as mechanics at the tool

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39

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department

On duty profiling fortifications 1 16

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On duty with Lieutenant Chandler,

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4

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staking out works on fortifications

On guard at General Morton's

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35

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headquarters, ammunition-store,tools,

on the works, and reliefs.

On guard at brigade headquarters, and

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20

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reliefs

On guard at the battalions, and reliefs

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20

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Present sick 4 54

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Teamsters

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50

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Present on special,extra,or daily duty 24 86

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Total present 46 814 860

Total absent 57 1,711 1,768

Total present 46 814 860

Total number in the Pioneer Brigade, 103 2,525 2,628

present and absent

C. L. LAMBERSON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brig. General JAMES ST. CLAIR MORTON,

Commanding Pioneer Brigade.