War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1154 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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dee, commanding the department, concurring, I respectfully recommend for this position Colonel A. J. Gonzales, for more than two years, and a half chief of artillery of this department, and now the senior colonel of artillery.

I have the honor to be, geneal your obedient servant,

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Artillery, &c.

[First indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded approved.

Colonel Gonzales is chief of artillery in this department, and his long experience, his thorough and practical knowledge of artillery, and his great industry and zeal, fully entitle him to the position of brigadier-general of artillery.

W. J. HARDIE,

Lieutenant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

Respectfuly submitted to Honorable Secretary of War.

JOHN W. RIELY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the Department of North Carolian, Major General Robert F. Hoke, C. S. Army, commanding, for February 10, 1865.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Effective

total present.

STAFF.

General. . 6 1 1

Second 9 3 3

District. .

Third 4 . . . . . .

District. .

Total. . . 19 4 4

INFANTRY.

Second 163 2,229 2,318

District. .

Third 79 1,093 1,236

District. .

Hoke's 380 4,586 4,826

division. .

Total. . . 622 7,908 8,380

HEAVY

ARTILLERY.

Second 7 165 198

District. . .

Third 17 189 310

District. .

Total. . . 24 354 508

LIGHT

ARTILLERY.

Second 18 527 561

District. . .

Third 20 532 571

District. . .

Total. . . 38 1,059 1,132

CAVALRY.

Second 29 455 488

District. . .

Third 31 546 574

District. .

Total. . . 60 1,001 1,062

Engineer 3 82 83

troops. .

Signal Corps. 1 31 31

. .

Grand total. . 767 10,439 11,200

.

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Pieces of

present. present and field

absent. artillery.

STAFF.

General. . 7 13 . . .

Second 12 12 . . .

District. .

Third 4 11 . . .

District. .

Total. . . 23 36 . . .

INFANTRY.

Second 2,622 5,309 . . .

District. .

Third 1,408 2,282 . . .

District. .

Hoke's 5,568 11,823 . . .

division. .

Total. . . 9,598 19,414 . . .

HEAVY

ARTILLERY.

Second 249 457 . . .

District. . .

Third 354 461 . . .

District. .

Total. . . 603 918 . . .

LIGHT

ARTILLERY.

Second 624 806 20

District. . .

Third 612 732 25

District. . .

Total. . . 1,236 1,538 45

CAVALRY.

Second 538 695 . . .

District. . .

Third 646 908 . . .

District. .

Total. . . 1,184 1,603 . . .

Engineer 93 98 . . .

troops. .

Signal Corps. 32 38 . . .

. .

Grand total. . 12,769 23,645 45

.

NOTE. -General Bragg is absent under orders.