of the troops which they command. Men well disciplined, well instructed, and well cared for point the honest officer and true patriot. The reverse shows and officer unworthy of his position,and faithless to the cause.
By command of General Johnston:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
RICHMOND, VA., January 8, 1864.
General J. LONGSTREET, Russellville, Tenn.:
You have authority to order general courts-martial, being senior officer in the Department of East Tennessee; as such you become the commander of that department, which gives you the right to order courts.
General Johnston telegraphs that he has ordered the men of your command to join him.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
Abstract from return of Ransom's division, Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, Major General Robert Ransom, jr. C. S. Army, commanding January 8, 1864; headquarters near Bull's Gap, Tenn.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers Men Effective Aggregate Aggregate
total present present
General 7 ...... ........ 7 7
Corse's 81 1,041 1,041 1,256 1,795
Wharton's 66 862 862 1,015 1,357
Jackson's 44 309 309 408 771
Total 198 2,212 2,212 2,686 3,930
Jones' 111 1,193 1,193 1,477 3,490
Williams' 98 786 786 1,088 2,228
Total 209 1,979 1,979 2,565 5,718
King's 16 326 326 376 556
Grand 423 4,517 4,517 5,627 10,204
a Last report used.
b McClung's battery, aggregate, 53, and Burroughs' battery, 78 not included in this report; at Saltville.
Organization of troops in the Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, commanded by Major General Robert Ransom, jr, C. S. Army, January 8, 1864.
Co. JAMES GILES.
15th Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel Emmett M. Morrison.
29th Virginia, Major Alexander Haynes.
30th Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Chew.
Brigadier General GABRIEL C. WHARTON,
30th Virginia Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel J. Lyle Clarke.
51st Virginia, Colonel Augustus Forsberg.