War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1266 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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gade, however worthy or distinguished. This arises in part form experience resulting from the consolidation of regiments, and in part from a desire to preserve its identity in connection with its past history, its honorable deeds on fields that will be memorable in all future ages, the toils, privations, and heroic deeds, as well of the living as of the venerated dead, the memories of whose virtues hallow the very name it bears, unworthy though that name be. The men and officers still hope to return in triumph to their native State, and none but they can perhaps appreciate the unspeakable pride they will have, bearing there a distinct name and organization with all the glorious associations of the past. Though I may be excused for peculiar sentiments of regard for this brigade, I believe, in recommending that the combination proposed be not authorized, I but pointedly subserve the real interest of the Confederacy and the public good.

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of the Department of Richmond, Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell commanding, for September 20, 1864.

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Effective Aggregate

total present present

General 12 ........ ............ 12

staff

Johnson's 17 341 385 745

brigade

25th 13 208 325 542

Virginia

Battalion

1st 19 287 318 360

Virginia

Regiment

Reserves

Total 79 836 1,028 1,647

Gary's 52 813 1,245 1,522

cavalry

brigade

Artillery 103 2,228 2,458 2,804

Defenses

Grand total 246 3,877 4,731 5,985

Prisoners

Command Aggregate present Pieces of field Officers Men

and absent artillery

General 12 .............. ........ ....

staff

Johnson's 1,734 ............. 47 461

brigade

25th 844 .............. 1 14

Virginia

Battalion

1st 788 .............. ....... ....

Virginia

Regiment

Reserves

Total 3,366 ............. 48 475

Gary's 2,670 .............. 7 177

cavalry

brigade

Artillery 3,305 26 2 1

Defenses

Grand 9,353 26 57 653

total

Abstract from return of the First Military District, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, Brigadier General Henry A. Wise commanding, for September 20, 1864.

Present for duty

Command Officers Men Effective Aggregate

total present present

Staff 4 10 10 14

Holcombe 26 368 396 490

Legion

C. S. 9 32 35 50

Zouave

Battalion

44th 12 161 167 196

Virginia

Battalion

Virginia 11 135 144 171

Reserves

Do 23 368 393 426

18th 25 352 396 437

Georgia

Battalion

and

Virginia

Reserves

Prisoners of war.

Command Aggregate present Pieces of field Officers Men

and absent artillery

Staff 14 ............. ....... ...

Holcombe ............ 10 68

Legion 647

C. S. 73 .............. ....... ...

Zouave

Battalion

44th 289 ............. ........ ...

Virginia

Battalion

Virginia 284 ............. ....... ...

Reserves

Do 989 .............. ....... ...

18th 680 .............. ........ ...

Georgia

Battalion

and

Virginia

Reserves