War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0783 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[Indorsement.]

See Colonel Ives' telegram, December 8, wherein he states that the forces of General Hardee are-

Infantry, effective.............................. 33,000

Artillery, effective............................. 2,500

Cavalry, effective............................... 3,500

State troops at Rome............................. 2,000

At Resaca........................................ 1,100

At Etowah, say................................... 300

Returned from rear in last twenty-four hours..... 1,000

Total............................................ 43,400

The force does not include Longstreet's corps in East Tennessee,

and Wheeler's cavalry with Longstreet.

S. C.

[Inclosure.]

Field return of the effective strength of the Army of Tennessee, December 3, 1863.

Command Effective Total present Aggregate

total present

Infantry. Hardee's corps: 3,548 4,504 4,967

Cheatham's division

Cleburne's division 4,866 5,748 6,263

Stevenson's division 5,027 6,026 6,550

Walker's division 3,238 3,619 3,999

Total infantry of Hardee's 16,679 19,897 21,779

corps

Breckinridge's corps: 3,312 3,581 3,998

Breckinridge's division

Hindman's division 4,945 6,139 6,722

Stewart's division 2,944 3,850 4,269

Total infantry of 11,201 13,570 14,989

Breckinridge's corps

Total infantry 27,880 33,467 36,768

Artillery. Hardee's corps: 359 392 405

Cheatham's division

Cleburne's division 276 366 382

Stevenson's division 279 311 328

Walker's division 206 212 219

Total 1,120 1,281 1,334

Breckinridge's corps: 204 220 229

Breckinridge's division

Hindman's division 301 357 367

Stewart's division 309 354 368

Total 814 931 964

Reserve 313 385 397

Total artillery 2,247 2,597 2,669

Grand total infantry and 30,127 36,064 39,463

artillery

This report does not embrace the brigades of Generals Baldwin and Quarles, arrived since the battle.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.