War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 1292 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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Abstract from return of the Central Sub-District of Texas, Colonel Joseph Bates commanding, for the month of April, 1865.

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Sub-district staff - -- -- -- --- - -

13th Regiment Texas 19 392 392 530 724 - -

Volunteer Infantry

McCord's regiment (Texas) 13 76 102 124 317 - -

cavalry

Hughes' battery, light 4 42 52 56 107 - 4

artillery

Goode's company, 25th 3 28 34 37 68 - -

Regiment Texas Cavalry

Dunn's company, Waller's - -- -- -- --- - -

regiment (Texas) cavalry

Total 39 538 580 747 1,216 - 4

Abstract from return of the defenses of Galveston, Colonel Ashbel Smith commanding, for the month of April, 1865.

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General's staff 10 -- -- 10 13 - -

2nd Texas Volunteer 25 395 395 492 783 - -

Infantry

8th Texas Volunteer 15 294 294 356 503 - -

Infantry

Timmons' volunteer 20 315 315 382 547 - -

infantry

Cook's regiment 28 430 430 605 825 - -

heavy artillery

Dege's battalion 6 74 74 118 153 - 8

light artillery

Mann's regiment 29 400 400 493 682 - -

volunteer cavalry

Pyron's regiment 14 150 150 190 299 - -

volunteer cavalry

Total 147 2,058 2,058 2,646 3,805 - 8

Organization of troops in the defenses of Galveston, commanded by Colonel Ashbel Smith, April 30, 1865.

2nd Texas, Colonel Ashbel Smith.

8th Texas, Colonel Alfred M. Hobby.

Timmons' regiment, Colonel Barnard Timmons.

Mann's cavalry regiment, Colonel Walter L. Mann.

Pyron's cavalry regiment, Colonel Charles L. Pyron.

1st Texas Heavy Artillery, Colonel Joseph J. Cook.

7th Artillery Battalion, Batteries 5 and 8, Captain A. E. Dege.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Shreveport, La., May 2, 1865.

Honorable ROBERT ROSE:

SIR: Having entire confidence in Your patriotism and experience, I have deemed You a suitable person to present to His Majesty the Emperor certain views as to the future interests of the Confederate States and of the Empire of Mexico. As the military commander of this department, I have no authority to appoint diplomatic agents or to initiate negotiations with foreign powers. Yet in the present condition