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Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Department of Richmond, Major General Robert Ransom, jr., commanding, for May 10, 1864; headquarters Richmond, Va.

Present for duty.

Command. Office Men Effectiv Aggrega

rs e total te

present present

General staff 10 --- --- 10

Richmond Defenses 90 1,500 1,628 1,850

Hunton's brigade 124 1,627 1,608 2,057

Chaffin's Bluff 22 357 435 492

Drewry's Bluff 17 309 395 443

2s Maryland Infantry 23 286 286 361

Barton's brigade 106 1,608 1,608 1,945

Total 382 5,687 5,960 7,148

Holcombe (South Carolina) 14 203 201 288

Legion

42nd Battalion Virginia 17 220 216 296

Cavalry

1st Maryland Cavalry 19 279 279 320

Total 50 702 696 904

1st Maryland Artillery 3 74 74 86

2nd Maryland Artillery 4 71 71 87

4th Maryland Artillery 1 50 50 59

Stark's battalion 8 213 209 243

Lighfoot's battalion 12 307 329 362

Total 28 715 733 837

Grand total 470 7,104 7,389 8,899

Gracie's brigade (just --- --- 1,578 2,197

arrived)

--- --- 8,967 11,096

Prisoners.

Command. Aggregat Piec Aggrega Off Men

e es te ice

present of present rs

and fiel and

absent d absent

arti last

ller return

y

General staff 10 -- 10 -- --

Richmond Defenses 2,236 -- 2,216 -- --

Hunton's brigade 2,057 -- 2,951 25 176

Chaffin's Bluff 566 -- 560 -- --

Drewry's Bluff 507 -- 506 -- --

2s Maryland Infantry 466 -- 467 4 51

Barton's brigade 3,325 -- 3,187 53 342

Total 10,062 -- 9,887 82 569

Holcombe (South Carolina) 400 -- 397 1 8

Legion

42nd Battalion Virginia 657 -- 651 2 1

Cavalry

1st Maryland Cavalry 592 -- 591 4 77

Total 1,649 -- 1,639 7 86

1st Maryland Artillery 123 4 --- 1 9

2nd Maryland Artillery 96 4 104 -- --

4th Maryland Artillery 74 2 --- -- 5

Stark's battalion 268 8 266 -- --

Lighfoot's battalion 400 14 393 -- --

Total 961 32 763 1 14

Grand total 12,682 32 12,299 90 669

Gracie's brigade (just --- -- --- -- --

arrived)

--- -- --- -- --

RICHMOND, VA., May 10, 1864.

Major General D. H. MAURY,

Mobile, Ala.:

Unless the services of General Rains are very important at Mobile send him to this city with the least possible delay.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

SPOTSYLVANIA COURT-HOUSE, May 11, 1864.

President DAVIS:

If Hoke's brigade is in Richmond please send him with train of provisions and forage to Guiney's Station. Dispatch necessary. Please answer.

R. E. LEE.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., May 11, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Spotsylvania Court-House, via Guiney's, Va.:

Hoke's brigade left Petersburg this morning with other troops to effect if possible a junction with Ransom at Chester. I have been