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Abstract from return of the C. S. Forces in South Carolina, January 2, 1865.

Command. Effective Total Aggregate

total. present.

Jones' division (Taliaferro):

Rhett's brigade. 1,555

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Elliott's brigade. 2,459

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Total infantry. 4,014

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Light artillery. 134

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Cavalry. 457

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Total. 4,605

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Wright's division:

Infantry. 1,243 1,336 1,437

Light artillery. 714 764 800

Cavalry. 72 77 80

Total. 2,029 2,177 2,317

Trapier's brigade:

Infantry. 130 148 156

Light artillery. 85 97 99

Cavalry. 34 41 45

Total. 249 286 300

Wheeler's Cavalry Division. 4,919 6,356 6,944

McLaws' division:

Fiser's brigade. 817 875 941

Chesnut's brigade. 1,233

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Harrison's brigade. 2,169 2,612 2,820

Cumming's brigade. 468 505 540

Hardy's brigade. 855 947 991

Total infantry. 5,542 4,939 5,292

Light artillery. 976

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Cavalry. 512

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Total. 7,030 4,939 5,292

Grand total. 18,832 13,758 14,853

[JANUARY 3, 1865. --For Hardee to Cooper, reporting operations, see Part I, p. 1067.]

CHARLESTON, January 3, 1865.

Major-General McLAWS:

General Hardee wishes you to send a staff officer to meet Lieutenant-Colonel Woodruff [Woodford], of General Foster's staff, at Port Royal Ferry to-morrow at 2 p. m. January 4, to receive such communications as he may have. General Hardee wishes General Foster informed that his communication was received too late to send one of his own staff. Please acknowledge receipt of this dispatch.

W. D. PICKETT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARDEEVILLE, January 3, 1865--1 p. m.

Major-General McLAWS:

My information is the enemy came only a short distance this side of Cheves' house yesterday. We are blockading the roads thoroughly to-day.

J. WHEELER,

Major-General.

[JANUARY 3, 1865. --For Wheeler to McLaws (three dispatches), reporting operations, see Part I, p. 1115.]