War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0773 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Let me hear from you as early as practicable, as I desire you should join me early in the morning unless your command is so arranged as to prevent it.

Yours, respectfully,

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

I wish an answer from the nearest brigade commander.

S. D. L.,

Major-General.

Abstract from report of paroled and exchanged prisoners, Maj. General John H. Forney, C. S. Army, commanding, for December 1, 1863; headquarters Enterprise, Miss.a

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Aggregate Aggregate

present present and

absent

General and staff 10 - 10 10

Brigadier-General 3 - 3 5

Mackall's brigade:

General and staff

3rd Louisiana Regiment 3 29 38 417

36th Mississippi 31 160 244 677

Regiment

37th Mississippi 26 442 548 799

Regiment

38th Mississippi 24 115 174 629

Regiment

43rd Mississippi 1 36 45 902

Regiment

7th Mississippi 20 206 271 519

Battalion

21st Louisiana Regiment 20 47 69 232

b

2nd Texas Regiment b 1 23 29 642

Appeal [Arkansas] - 7 7 63

Battery

Total 129 1,065 1,428 4,885

Lieutenant Colonel 4 170 220 725

W. E. Ross' command: 39th

Mississippi Regiment c

Miles' Legion c 2 87 92 993

Hudson's battery c 5 59 64 102

Pointe Coupee Artillery - 27 28 131

c

Watson Battery c - 15 15 106

Total 11 358 419 2,057

Lieutenant Colonel D. 14 79 102 572

Beltzhoover's command:

1st Louisiana Artillery

22nd Louisiana 15 98 113 205

Volunteers

8th Louisiana Battalion 5 30 42 216

Vaiden [Mississippi] 1 10 13 117

Battery

Smyth's Partisan 2 34 37 104

Rangers

28th Mississippi 1 51 54 103

Cavalry, Company I

1st Tennessee Cavalry, 1 10 12 43

Company M

Trans-Mississippi 8 65 81 102

Battalion d

Ward's battalion 12 100 119 227

Total 59 477 573 1,689

1st Mississippi 15 263 279 1,036

Regiment Light

Artillery e

Grand total 224 2,163 2,709 9,677

a This report exhibits, as far can be ascertained, the number of men belonging to the organizations named.

b The large majority of the officers and men have crossed the Mississippi River.

c Exchanged.

d This is a temporary organization, composed of men belonging to regiments whose officers and men have crossed the Mississippi River.

e Two companies not represented.