War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0293 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC. - UNION.

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

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

Sixteenth Army Corps

(Hurlbut):

Headquarters 8 ---- 8

Left Wing (Dodge) 680 12,194 14,848

District of Columbus (A. J. 137 2,957 4,097

Smith)

District of Memphis (Veatch) 212 5,156 6,862

Cavalry division (Grierson) 292 5,536 7,427

Troops in Arkansas* 447 7,425 10,617

Total Sixteenth Army Corps 1,776 33,268 43,859

Seventeenth Army Corps

(McPherson):

Headquarters 21 54 129

First Division (Dennis) 243 4,115 5,313

Second Division (J. E. Smith) 229 3,228 4,188

Third Division (Leggett) 246 4,755 5,984

Fourth Division (Crocker) 207 4,644 5,442

Engineer troops (Tweeddale) 1 1 234

Cavalry (Winslow) 102 2,124 2,770

Cavalry (Osband) 6 125 165

Total Seventeenth Army Corps 1,055 19,046 24,225

U. S. Colored Troops (Hawkins) 289 5,686 7,517

Grand total 4,168 73,014 94,912

Pieces of

artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heavy Field. Station.

present and .

absent.

Sixteenth Army Corps

(Hurlbut):

Headquarters 9 -- ---

Left Wing (Dodge) 18,180 11 50

District of Columbus (A. J. 4,919 -- ---

Smith)

District of Memphis (Veatch) 7,869 61 12

Cavalry division (Grierson) 9,062 -- 20

Troops in Arkansas* 19,740 -- ---

Total Sixteenth Army Corps 59,779 72 82

Seventeenth Army Corps

(McPherson):

Headquarters 142 -- --- Vicksburg,

Miss.

First Division (Dennis) 7,264 2 16 Do.

Second Division (J. E. Smith) 7,011 -- 14 Chattanooga,

Tennessee

Third Division (Leggett) 8,469 -- 22 Vicksburg,

Miss.

Fourth Division (Crocker) 7,333 -- 12 Hebron, Miss.

Engineer troops (Tweeddale) 274 -- --- Vicksburg,

Miss.

Cavalry (Winslow) 3,714 -- 4 Do.

Cavalry (Osband) 225 -- --- Skipwith's

Landing.

Total Seventeenth Army Corps 34,432 2 68

U. S. Colored Troops (Hawkins) 7,517 -- --- Goodrich's

Landing.

Grand total 94,912 74 208

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 1, 1863.

Maj. General G. H. THOMAS,

Commanding Army of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: If the steamer Dunbar is not provided with a piece of artillery she should be, and with a detail of men to work the gun.

A dispatch just received from Foster states that a large number of rebel cavalry has shown itself about Maynardville, which is believed to be Longstreet's flanking column to protect his march by the Rutledge road.

Yours, &c.,

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF ENGINEER, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tennessee, December -, 1863.

Maj. General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: I respectfully recommend that the works constructed for defense of this place have the following designations, viz:

First. The entire line from Singal Hill to the reservoir to be called Fort Sherman.

Second. The fort heretofore known as Fort Wood to be called Fort Creighton, after the colonel of that name killed at Ringgold, November 27.

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* But see Series I, Vol. XXII, Part II, p. 727.

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