War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0758 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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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.

Very respectfully,

L. McLAWS,

Major-General.

Colonel Lewis was captured in South Carolina and paroled. If his nomination should be objected to on that account another name will be presented.

Very respectfully,

L. McLAWS,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS CONNER'S BRIGADE,

April 5, 1865.

GENERAL:

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

present and

absent.

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

Battalion. .

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,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.