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stroyed last fall by my forces, and nothing of consequence raised in vicinity of either place, they can't subsist, provided the river is guarded. I am advised by General Magruder that he has sent Colonel Brooks, with 1,000 men and two pieces of artillery, to the Arkansas for that purpose. If Brooks is fit for his post he has a splendid opening, and can do great service; if not, it will only be another failure. If he is any account, he will know of these movements and can advise General Magruder. I will send copy hereof to General Magruder by to-day's mail.

S. B. MAXEY,

Major-General.

Abstract from return of the Central Sub-District of Texas, Brigadier General Thomas F. Drayton commanding, for the month of December, 1864.

Present

for duty.

Command. Offic Men Effect Aggrega Aggrega

ers ive te te

total present present

presen and

t absent

Staff 7 - - 7 10

Bates' regiment, 13th 29 430 430 517 689

Texas Infantry

Smith's company, 25th 4 44 44 49 67

Texas Cavalry

Dunn's and Goode's 7 87 87 103 157

companies unattached

cavalry

McCord's regiment 11 105 104 163 429

cavalry.

Hughes' light battery 4 62 62 78 97

Welhausen's light 3 53 53 80 96

battery

Nichols' light battery 3 50 50 58 75

Post of Matagorda 1 - - 1 1

Post of Columbia 3 - - 3 3

Post of Velasco 2 - - 2 2

Post of Columbus 1 - - 1 1

Total 75 831 830 1,062 1,627

Abstract from return of the Defenses of Galveston, Brigadier General James M. Hawes commanding, for December 31, 1864.

Present

for duty.

Command. Offic Men Effec Aggrega Aggreg Piece

ers tive te ate s of

total present presen field

prese t and artil

nt absent lery

Staff 11 - - 11 11 -

Dege's battery 4 103 103 129 183 8

light artillery

Bradford's 18 314 314 383 611 -

regiment Texas

Cavalry

8th Regiment 12 256 256 299 436 -

Texas Volunteer

Infantry

2nd Regiment 20 211 211 308 513 -

Texas Volunteer

Infantry

1st Regiment 19 380 380 570 852 -

Heavy Artillery

Timmons' 14 204 204 266 552 -

regiment Texas

Volunteer

Infantry

20th Regiment 19 609 609 718 1,125 -

Texas Volunteer

Infantry

2nd Regiment 23 107 107 147 303 -

Texas Cavalry

Total 140 2,184 2,184 2,831 4,586 8

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