Abstract from field return of McLaws' division for February 27, 1865.
Present for duty.
Command. Officer Men. Effecti Total Aggreg
s. ve present ate
total . presen
Fiser's brigade. . . . . . . 847 875 932
Harrison's . . . . . . 897 972 1. 045
Conner's brigade. . . . . . . 1. 433 1. 486 1. 594
Hardy's brigade. . . . . . . 750 860 913
Blanchard's . . . . . . 411 448 503
Jones' battalion . . . . . . 296 320 332
Grant total. . . . . . . 4. 634 4. 961 5. 319
HEADQUARTERS LEE'S CORPS,
In the Field, February 27, 1865.
Colonel J. M. OTEY, Asst. Adjt. General, Charlotte, N. C.:
COLONEL: I have the honor to make, for the information of General Johnston, the following statement, with reference to the organization, &c., of Lee's corps: When moving from Tupelo, Miss., to Augusta, Ga., Lee's corps, then in hand and in good condition, with about 5,500 muskets, received orders for and made the following changes in its organization, viz: Sharp's and Brantly's brigades, of Johnston's division, were furloughed by organizations and left in that department; Holtclaw's brigades, of Clayton's division, were transferred with Jackson's and Baker's brigades, the former present with less than 100 muskets; the latter not joined, supposed to be with General Cheatham's column. Comming's brigade, Steventon's division, detached at Orangeburg, S. C., to re-enforce General McLaws, under promise from General Hardee that it should be sent by rail to Columbia, is now with General Hardee. Fifty-fourth Virginia, Palmer's brigade, Stevenson's division, Forty-second Georgia, Stovall's brigade, Clayton's division, were detached at Rienzi, Miss., as a guard to wagon train to Columbus, Miss. ; was ordered thence by water and rail to Augusta; is believed to be with General Cheatham. The artillery of the corps was concentrated at Columbus, Miss., and ordered to move the wheels by water and rail to Augusta, the horses overland. Johnston's battalion, Stevenson's division, were at Macon, Ga., on the 5th instant. The wagon train of the corps and horses of the field officers were ordered from Tupelo, via West Point and Macon, to Augusta, Ga. ; were forty miles north of Selma when last heard from.
Effecti Total. Aggrega
Pettus' brigade. 430 485 602
Palmer's brigade. 578 735 855
Deas' brigade. 317 318 443
Manigault's brigade. 290 309 422
Stovall's brigade. 378 412 492
Jackson's brigade. 101 122 155
Temporarily attached: Kanapaux's 81 84 88
Section Maxwell's battery. 32 37 38
Total. 2. 207 2. 502 3. 095