War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0334 KY., SW.VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLIV.

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Brigadier General JAMES R. CHALMERS.

First Brigade.

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.

Second Brigade.


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

total e

present present

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.

present of

and field

absent. artill


General staff and escort 96 --- Forney's command

transferred to

General Maury.+

Loring's division 12,336 18

French's division 5,287 8

Cavalry++ (Lee's) 16,640 --- Cheatham's

division from

Army of

Tennessee not

accounted for.

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.