War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0801 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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to be used by my command or by the infantry command as in the opinion of the commanding general may be expedient. I ask this as most of the pontoons are now constructed.

I am, colonel, yours, respectfully,

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS HOOD'S CORPS,

Numbers 54.

Dalton, Ga., April 20, 1864.

I. The regiments of this corps will have their battle-flags plainly marked with their numbers and the State to which they belong. This is done that in the event of the loss of colors no misunderstanding may arise as to who lost them.

II. But one stand of colors will be used by any regiment in time of battle.

By command of Lieutenant General J. B. Hood, commanding:

J. W. RATCHOFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-general.

Abstract from return of the Army of Tennessee, General Joseph E. Johnston, C. S. Army, commanding, April 20, 1864; headquarters Dalton, Ga.

Present for duty.

Command Officer Men. Effecti Aggrega Aggrega Pieces

. s. ve te te of

total present present artille

present . and ry.

. absent.

General 19 171 171 200 252 ...

headqua

rters

Hardee'

s army

corps:

Headqua 30 233 232 304 416 ...

rters

Infantr 1,906 18,125 17,615 23,615 34,940 ...

y

Artille 48 980 946 1,243 1,628 48

ry

Total 1,984 19,338 18,782 25,162 36,984 48

Hardee'

s corps

Hood's

army

corps:

Headqua 25 162 161 210 288 ...

rters

Infantr 1,507 18,080 17,633 22,337 34,802 ...

y

Artille 44 885 861 1,078 1,333 36

ry

Total 1,576 19,127 18,655 23,645 36,423 36

Hood's

corps

Cavalry

corps:

Headqua 9 ... ... 9 9 ...

rters

Martin' 169 1,757 ... 2,583 6,477 ...

s

divisio

n

Kelly's 179 1,495 1,070 2,303 4,305 ...

divisio

n

Humes' 122 1,228 1,072 1,553 3,042 ...

brigade

Roddley 44 562 471 742 1,038 ...

's

brigade

(two

regimen

ts.)

Artille 17 354 27 420 587 22

ry

Total 540 5,369 2,640 7,565 15,458 22

cavalry

a

Artille 50 822 792 1,016 1,247 36

ry

reserve

Enginee 17 412 409 460 601 ...

r

troops

Grand 4,186 45,266 41,449 58,048 90,965 142

total

a Roddey's brigade transferred to General Polk's department, and has left the army, with the exception of the Fifty-third Alabama Regiment and Twenty-fourth alabama Battalion, which are on picket in our immediate front and number 471 effective. Morgan's and Iverson's brigades (Martin's division) are in rear recruiting their horses, and are not included in the effective total of the army. The entire artillery of Wheeler's cavalry corps, with the exception of one section of Ferrell's battery (effective total 27), is in rear recruiting horses.

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