each, which I suppose can be easily done, or a certain specified time can be given for it to be tried, and if it is not done then let a further consolidation take place. If the above plan is approved by the general, a list of captains and other officers will be handed in to-morrow.
Colonel Lewis was captured in South Carolina and paroled. If his nomination should be objected to on that account another name will be presented.
HEADQUARTERS CONNER'S BRIGADE,
April 5, 1865.
The following is an exhibit of the effective, aggregate, and aggregate present and absent of this brigade, with the proposed plan for consolidating it, together with remarks to sustain it:
Regiments. Total. Aggregate. Aggregate
Second. . 184 206 497
Third. . 247 265 542
Seventh. . 234 252 548
Eighth. . 62 69 357
Fifteenth. . 182 202 579
Twentieth. . 263 290 1,120
Third 137 144 296
Total. . 1,309 1,428 3,939
It is proposed to consolidate the brigade into three regiments, as follows: Second, 184, Lieutenant Colonel William Wallace, Second; Twentieth, 263, Major J. M. Partlow, Twentieth; total, 447; Captain J. D. Graham, Second. Third, 247, Lieutenant Colonel F. S. Lewis, Fifteenth; Fifteenth, 182, Major R. P. Todd, Third; total, 429; Captain J. K. G. Nance, Third. Seventh, 234, Lieutenant Colonel E. T. Stackhouse, Eighth; Eighth, 62, Captain T. A. Hudgens, Seventh; battalion, 137; total, 433; Captain J. Harris, battalion. Deduct aggregate present, 1,428, from aggregate present and absnet, 3,939, and you have 2,511 men absent; deduct from this, by allowance, 1,200 for disabled men and those not exchanged and leaves a balance of 1,311 men as a basis to draw from to fill up the three regiments to 640 men easily, and in all probability to 800. By this means the brigade organization will be preserved; furthermore, three regiments can be officered to more advantage than two.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant, &c.,
J. D. KENNEDY,