War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0999 Chapter LVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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and report the facts. The world is getting worse and worse every day. It is astonishing what false representations are made by some parties. I beg, if any representations are made regarding my command, they will be referred tome and not allowed to rest until I am held accountable or am able to prove the charges incorrect.

We were all much shocked at hearing of the President's death, but were much relieved this morning to hear that the report was incorrect.

I hope Hood will meet with success in Tennessee, but reports indicate that we may be disappointed.

With high regard, your obedient servant and friend.

J. WHEELER.

Field returns showing effective total, total present, and aggregate present, including the troops between Grahamville and the Combahee River.

Command. Effec Total Aggre Remarks.

tive prese gate

total nt. prese

. nt.

Fiser's brigade. . . . . . . . . . . . Stationed

near Old

Pocotaligo

.

1st Georgia Regulars. . . 199 209 231

Symons' regiment reserves. . 217 219 244 Not

. numbered.

27th Georgia Battalion. . . 401 447 466

Total. . . 817 875 941

Chesnut's brigade. . . . . . . . . . . . The total

present

and

aggregate

present of

this

command

were not

reported;

this will

be

rectified.

Stationed

at

Grahamvill

e.

1st Battalion South Carolina 141 . . . . . .

Reserves. . .

2nd Battalion South Carolina 139 . . . . . .

Reserves. . .

6th Battalion South Carolina 295 . . . . . .

Reserves. . .

2nd Regiment South Carolina 138 . . . . . .

Militia. . .

3rd Regiment South Carolina 290 . . . . . .

Militia. . .

4th Regiment South Carolina 185 . . . . . .

Militia. . .

Company B, 8th South 40 . . . . . .

Carolina Reserves. . .

Total. . . 1,233 . . . . . .

Harrison's brigade. . . . . . . . . . . . Stationed

at

Coosawhatc

hie.

5th Georgia Regiment. . . 263 313 341

32nd Georgia Regiment. . . 292 304 319

1st Georgia Reserves. . . 166 175 189

3rd Georgia Reserves. . . 451 519 559

47th Georgia Regiment. . . 266 304 328

7th North Carolina Reserves. 132 240 263

. .

1st South Carolina Militia. 402 532 585

. .

1st South Carolina Cavalry. 121 140 145

. .

Detachment South Carolina 76 85 91

Cavalry Reserves.

Total. . . 2,169 2,612 2,820

Cumming's brigade. . . . . . . . . . . . Stationed

at

Pocotaligo

.

5th Regiment Georgia 394 425 452

Reserves. . .

2nd Battalion Georgia 46 52 58

Reserves. . .

Detachment Athens Battalion. 28 28 30

. .

Total. . . 468 505 540

Hardy's brigade. . . . . . . . . . . . Stationed

at

Pocotaligo

.

50th North Carolina 550 627 659

Regiment. . .

10th North Carolina 305 320 332

Battalion. . .

Total. . . 855 974 991

Total infantry. . . 5,542 . . . . . .