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HEADQUARTERS EAST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 10, 1865.

Major-General MAURY,

Mobile:

Scouts in direction of Bon Secour report cavalry force of the enemy at Shell Banks from Fort Morgan. A scouting party of fifteen exchanged shots this morning one mile north of Bear Creek. No further information. Roads almost impassable.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Abstract from return of the army in the District of the Gulf, Major General Dabney H. Maury, C. S. Army, commanding, for March 10, 1865.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men.

General staff 12 ...................

Liddell's command:

Staff 9 ...................

Cavalry a 104 1,357

Infantry b 54 660

Artillery 38 547

Total 205 2,504

Cockrell's brigade:

Infantry 153 1,423

Cavalry 5 40

40 Artillery 4 67

Total 162 1,530

Gibson's brigade 58 585

(infantry)

Maury's command:

Cavalry 24 546

Artillery 5 92

Total 29 638

Taylor's command 35 291

(infantry) c

Thomas brigade 79 1,273

(infantry)

Burnet's command 57 801

(artillery) d

Defenses of

Mobile:*

Left Wing (Fuller) 54 785

e

Right Wing (Smith) 39 620

f

Sappers and Miners, 5 118

two companies

(Hutchinson) g

Grand total h 735 9,205

Command. Effective Aggregate Aggregate

total present. present and

present. absent.

General ............. 12 13

staff

Liddell's

command:

Staff ............. 9 9

Cavalry a 1,353 1,772 3,730

Infantry b 656 835 3,039

Artillery 534 754 1,267

Total 2,543 3,370 8,045

Cockrell's

brigade:

Infantry 1,393 2,133 7,674

Cavalry 40 52 53

Artillery 63 77 104

Total 1,496 2,262 7,831

Gibson's 558 781 3,110

brigade

(infantry)

Maury's

command:

Cavalry 544 733 1,188

Artillery 90 112 150

Total 634 845 1,338

Taylor's 288 436 569

command

(infantry) c

Thomas 1,258 1,508 2,237

brigade

(infantry)

Burnet's 782 994 1,498

command

(artillery)

d

Defenses of

Mobile:*

Left Wing 757 960 1,728

(Fuller) e

Right Wing 606 740 1,625

(Smith) f

Sappers and 107 132 200

Miners, two

companies

(Hutchinson)

g

Grand total 9,029 12,040 28,194

h

a Keyser's detachment and Meader's company of cavalry now reporting to General Clanton. The 3rd Alabama Reserves included in the report of cavalry.

b 3rd Alabama Reserves reporting to General Clanton, as represented in above amount of cavalry.

c 1st and 3rd alabama Reserves transferred, and reporting now to General Thomas.

d One battery and 1st Alabama Artillery transferred to Choctaw Bluff.

e Company B, 2nd Alabama Reserves, transferred to Colonel Taylor.

f Now reporting direct, being separated from General Thomas command.

g One company, disbanded and assigned with these two and outside companies.

h Colonel Miles' report not received; it is increased by a dismounted company of artillery, a detachment of sappers and miners, and detachment 1st Alabama Artillery.

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*Artillery Reserves, &c.

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