Brigadier General JAMES R. CHALMERS.
Colonel W. F. SLEMONS.
2nd Arkansas, Colonel W. F. Slemons.
3rd Mississipi (State), Colonel John McGuirk.
5th Mississippi, Colonel James Z. George.
7th Tennessee, Colonel William L. Duckworth.
Mississippi Battery, Captain J. M. McLendon.
Colonel ROBERT McCULLOCH.
1st Mississippi Partisan Rangers, Lieutenant Colonel L. B. Hovis.
18th Mississippi Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander H. Chalmers.
19th Mississippi Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Duff.
2nd Missouri, Colonel Robert McCulloch.
Buckner (Mississippi) Battery, Lieutenant H. C. Holt.
Cahaba, Lieutenant Colonel H. C. Davis.
Columbus, Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles.
Demopolis, Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Wickliffe.
Selma, Colonel Thomas H. Rosser.
Numbers 62. Abstract from field return of the Army commanded by Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk, C. S. Army, February 20, 1864.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers Men Effective Aggregat
General staff and 5 44 44 60
Loring's division 548 5,375 5,372 6,596
French's division 248 2,442 2,417 3,094
Cavalry++ (Lee's) 652 7,685 7,611 9,981
Ruggles' command 11 74 73 102
Cahaba 37 254 254 351
Demopolis 11 138 138 224
Selma 22 174 174 216
Total# 1,534 16,186 16,083 20,624
Command. Aggregate Pieces Remarks.
General staff and escort 96 --- Forney's command
Loring's division 12,336 18
French's division 5,287 8
Cavalry++ (Lee's) 16,640 --- Cheatham's
Ruggles' command 137 ---
Cahaba 501 ---
Demopolis 324 ---
Selma 216 ---
Total# 35,583 26
Numbers 63. Report of Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk, C. S. Army.
MERIDIAN, February 6, 1864. (Received Richmond, 8th.)
The movement in force of the enemy from the Mississippi at Vicksburg, which I dispatched you was contemplated, has been made. A column estimated at 20,000 entered Jackson on the evening of the 5th. Another column (numbers not known) has moved up Yazoo River-intended, probably, for Yazoo City. These columns were
*Composition of the garrisons not indicated on original returns.
+Not accounted for as such on return of Department of the Gulf for this date. Reference is probably to Baldwin's and Mackall's brigades.
++No report from General Forrest, and none of the pieces of artillery in Lee's command.
#The aggregate present and absent includes 1,134 paroled prisoners absent.