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.
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
Atlanta, 13 155 154 262 305 -
Grand total 3,502 41,120 40,364 53,612 74,536 116
a Including infantry attached.
CANTON, August 20, 1863.
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,
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.
BELLEFONTAINE, MISS., August 20, 1863.
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.