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Abstract from return of the forces in the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, Brigadier General John Echols, C. S. Army, commanding, for February 28, 1865. (a)

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Effective

total present.

General staff 14 .............. ..............

Vaughn's 145 989 989

brigade

Duke's brigade 35 261 261

Cosby's 22 170 170

brigade

Giltner's 47 499 499

brigade

Witcher's 16 178 178

command

Echols' 35 491 475

infantry

brigade

Preston's 25 190 188

regiment

reserves

Wllace's 4th 8 24 23

battalion

reserves

Page's 11 206 205

artillery

battalion

McCalla's 6 115 115

detachment

Total 364 3,123 3,103

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Aggregate Heavy. Field.

present. present and

absent.

General 14 16 ........... .........

staff

Vaughn's 1,303 3,713 ........... .........

brigade

Duke's 324 702 ........... .........

brigade

Cosby's 243 463 ........... .........

brigade

Giltner's 623 876 ........... .........

brigade

Witcher's 215 438 ........... .........

command

Echols' 662 2,017 ........... .........

infantry

brigade

Preston's 222 826 ........... .........

regiment

reserves

Wllace's 44 403 ........... .........

4th

battalion

reserves

Page's 229 446 ........... 6

artillery

battalion

McCalla's 127 164 ........... .........

detachment

Total 4,006 10,064 ........... 6

a Owing to the impossibility of procuring full returns from the brigades in the field, and the fact that most of those sent in are made on improper forms and very incomplete, this return cannot be complete or satisfactory. Steps have bene taken, however, to render the next full and accurate. No report from Tenth Kentucky Cavalry, which is on furlough; no report from Seventh Confederate Battalion; no report from Thirteenth Virginia Battalion Reserves, which is on furlough. There are about 500 troops on detached service in the department aiding enrolling officers in enforcing the conscript laws and arresting deserters, &c.

Organization of troops in the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, commanded by Brigadier General John Echols, C. S. Army, February 28, 1865.

INFANTRY.

Echols' Brigade.

22nd Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel John McDonald.

23rd Virginia Battalion, Major William Blessing.

26th Virginia Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel George M. Edgar.

Preston's Brigade.

5th Virginia Reserves, Colonel Robert T. Preston.

4th Virginia Battalion Reserves, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel M. Wallace.

13th Virginia Battalion Reserves, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Smith.

CAVALRY.

Cosby's Brigade.

Brigadier General GEORGE R. COSBY.

6th Confederate Battalion, Lieutenant L. C. Norman.

2nd Kentucky Battalion,* Captain J. K. Bradshaw.

3rd Kentucky Battalion,* Captain William T. Havens.

Duke's Brigade.

Brigadier General BASIL W. DUKE.

1st Kentucky Battalion, Colonel William W. Ward.

2nd Kentucky Battalion,--.

3rd Kentucky Battalion, Colonel Joseph T. Tucker.

4th Kentucky Battalion, Captain W. R. Messick.

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*Mounted rifles.

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