War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0519 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. CONFEDERATE.

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Abstract from return of the Department of Tennessee, &c.-Continued.

Present for duty.

Command. Office Men. Effect Aggreg Aggrega Pieces

rs. ive ate te of

total presen present artille

t. and ry.

absent.

Jackson's

Brigade:

Infantry 118 1,230 1,209 1,739 2,446 -

Artillery 7 136 133 157 190 8

Total 125 1,366 1,342 1,896 2,636 8

Artillery 35 573 546 696 851 16

Reserve a

Atlanta, 13 155 154 262 305 -

Ga.

(provost

guard)

Grand total 3,502 41,120 40,364 53,612 74,536 116

a Including infantry attached.

CANTON, August 20, 1863.

Brigadier-General RUGGLES:

The enemy have Grenada. Chalmers reported moving toward Pontotoc, Whitfield toward Greensborough. I wish Chalmers, Whitfield, and Ferguson, united, to remain in presence of the enemy, frighten him, if prudent, impeding his progress or pursuing. I move from this point toward Bankston's Mills tomorrow morning with 1,300 men, where I desire to join the troops above named if practicable, regulating by movements of the enemy. Notify the commanders, which I will do also, by couriers. I fear their next move will be toward you. I assumed command of all cavalry in Mississippi on the 17th.

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

Telegraph to Okolona to General Ferguson, commanding cavalry in the field: Conform as far as possible with the within instructions from General Lee. Keep me informed of your movements.

[D. R.]

BELLEFONTAINE, MISS., August 20, 1863.

[Colonel SLEMONS?]

The enemy having evacuated Grenada, General Chalmers will move with his entire command to that point tomorrow morning. He directs that you proceed there immediately by the most direct route.

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

A. H. CHALMERS.

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.