War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0731 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[Inclosure No. 3.]

Field report of the cavalry of Northeastern Mississippi, November 19, 1863, commanded by Colonel R. V. Richardson.

Command Field and Officers Privates Aggregate

staff

Tennessee troops - 43 289 330

Mississippi troops - 49 566 615

[C. S. Army]

Mississippi State - - - 634

troops

Total - 92 855 1,579

I brought through the lines about 800 men in summer clothing, without bedding for a winter campaign, all expecting to return, as soon as armed and equipped, to West Tennessee. During the cold spells of weather many have absented themselves without furlough and gone home. I sent officers with squads into West Tennessee to collect their commands and report to me, but they have been notified of my late expected movement into West Tennessee, and will report as soon as we get there. Then I lost some by death-killed and wounded in the five battles we have fought in the last month-and some by sickness. All these causes have conspired to reduce my Tennessee command.

R. V. RICHARDSON,

Colonel, Commanding Northeast Mississippi.

NOVEMBER 20, 1863.

[Inclosure No. 4.]

Ordnance report of the West Tennessee Brigade, commanded by Colonel Robert V. Richardson.

Arms:

Enfield rifles........................................ 165

Austrian rifles....................................... 65

Mississippi rifles.................................... 2

Sharps rifles......................................... 19

Colt rifle............................................ 1

Maynard rifles........................................ 3

Shotguns.............................................. 10

Springfield rifles.................................... 7

Musket................................................ 1

Bayonets.............................................. 78

Bayonet-scabbards..................................... 78

Colt navy pistols..................................... 118

Colt army pistols..................................... 33

Accouterments:

Cartridge-boxes....................................... 171

Cap-boxes............................................. 139

Waist-belts........................................... 110

Cross-belts........................................... 120

Ammunition:

Enfield cartridges................................... 11,400

Austrian cartridges.................................. 1,000

Navy pistol-cartridges............................... 800

Army pistol-cartridges............................... 300

Ammunition in wagons.......................rounds.... 16,000

Number of serviceable horses......................... 247

Number of unserviceable horses....................... 40

This report only shows the arms and equipments in the hands of my Tennesseeans on this side the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.