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NOVEMBER 10, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Via Oxford and Blue Mountain:

It is of the greatest importance that the enemy's telegraphic communication between Chattanooga and Marietta should be kept constantly destroyed. Impress upon all small parties that their object should not be to capture trains, but to break the road and telegraph.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

Abstract from return of the troops in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, Lieutenant General Richard Taylor commanding, for November 10, 1864; headquarters Selma, Ala.

Present for duty.

Command. Office Men. Effect Aggreg Aggreg Aggreg

rs. ive ate ate ate

total presen presen presen

presen t. t and t and

t. absent absent

. last

return

.

General 17 . . . . . . 17 17 25

staff.

District of 13 . . . . . . 13 13 12

the Gulf, a

November 1,

1864, Major-

General Maury

and staff.

Liddell's 133 1. 1. 2. 5. 5.

DIVISION. 652 652 715 552 612

Thomas' 24 202 202 448 1. 1.

DIVISION. 024 032

Post 45 397 415 750 1. 1.

commands. 205 284

Fuller's 80 1. 1. 1. 2. 2.

command. 044 044 356 501 517

Burnet's 52 675 675 939 1. 1.

command. 684 790

Seventh 6 65 65 244 550 554

MISSISSIPPI

(detached).

Total. 353 4. 4. 6. 12. 12.

035 053 465 529 801

District of 162 1. 1. 2. 5. 5.

South 551 551 318 849 505

MISSISSIPPI

and East

Louisiana, b

September 29,

1864,

Brigadier

General Wirt

Adams.

District of 178 1. 1. 2. 5. 5.

North 993 993 841 869 869

Mississippi,

b October 1,

1864,

Brigadier

General J.

R. Chalmers.

District of 252 1. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Central 657 657 188 881 549

Adams, c

October 31,

1864,

Brigadier

General D.

W. Adams.

District of 181 1. 1. 2. 4. 4.

North 951 951 511 543 430

Alabama, c

October 20,

1864,

Brigadier

General P.

D. Roddey.

Total. 773 7. 7. 9. 20. 20.

152 152 858 142 353

Forrest's . . . 3. 3. 3. 3. 3.

cavalry 207 207 857 857 857

command d.

Posts in 145 630 630 896 1. . . .

MISSISSIPPI 091

and East

Louisiana e.

Grand total. 1. 288 15. 15. 21. 37. 37.

024 042 093 636 036

a Forty officers and 1,402 men prisoners of war and 1 officer and 61 men absent in arrest placed with absent with leave. McCulloch's brigade cavalry not on return, it being in motion in WEST Florida; its last return was 774 effective total.

b Thirty-one officers and 284 men prisoners of war and 1 officer and 26 men absent in arrest placed with absent with leave. Mabry's cavalry brigade ordered to report to Chalmers. Hodge's command reported first time.

c Armistead's brigade detached, serving with Army of Tennessee by order of General Beauregard. No report of that brigade. Clanton's brigade serving with Army of Tennessee. Ten officer, 254 men, prisoners of war, included with absent with leave.

d No return from Chalmers' DIVISION belonging to this command. It was left in North MISSISSIPPI by General Forrest in September, but has rejoined the command in Tennessee.

e The posts in Alabama are returned by district commanders; only those in MISSISSIPPI are returned herein. In the absence of report from commanding general District of MISSISSIPPI and East Louisiana the last returns in his district are taken up hereon.