War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0957 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Mobile, February 7, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded to department headquarters. The bad weather of last week has interfered with work and somewhat damaged the defenses.

D. H. MAURY,

Major-General, Commanding.

Morning report of army impressed negroes, February 4, 1865.

Aggregate February 3, 1865................................ 680

Aggregate February 4, 1865................................ 680

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Absent with leave......................................... 1

Absent without leave...................................... 122

Sick in quarters.......................................... 23

Sick in hospital.......................................... 13

Detached in quartermaster's department.................... 125

Detached on Mobile and Great Northern R. R................. 50

Detached with Major Myers, chief of ordnance.............. 6

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Total detached in other departments, absent, &c........... 340

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Detached on works at Blakely.............................. 176

Detached in city intrenchments, engineer service.......... 164

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Total..................................................... 340

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Total impressed negro force............................... 680

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Recapitulation:

Impressed negroes on other than engineer duty............. 340

Forrest negroes on other than engineer duty............... 438

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778

Impressed negroes on engineer duty........................ 340

Forrest negroes on engineer duty.......................... 368

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708

----Total negro force on hand.................................... 1,486

Respectfully submitted.

J. B. VAUGHAN,

Captain and Superintended Engineer Working Force.

Respectfully forwarded.

SAML. H. LOCKETT,

Colonel and Chief Engineer, Dept. of Ala., Miss. and East La.

ENGINEER OFFICE,

Mobile, Ala., February 5, 1865.

Morning report of the Forrest captured negroes, February 4, 1865.

Aggregate February 3, 1865.................................... 806

Aggregate February 4, 1865.................................... 806

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Absent without leave......................................... 18

Sick in quarters............................................. 28

Sick in hospital............................................. 96

Detached with Major Myers, chief of ordnance................. 5

Detached with Doctor Sherard, Verona Hospital................ 9