War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0124 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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Forces Officers Enlisted men Aggregate

Alabama:

4 regiments of infantry 144 4,000 4,144

Georgia:

3 regiments of infantry 108 3,000 3,108

Mississippi:

1 regiment of cavalry 42 1,200 1,242

2 regiments of heavy 136 3,360 3,496

artillery

6 regiments of infantry 216 6,000 6,216

Arkansas:

1 battery of light 5 100 105

artillery

5 regiments of infantry 180 5,000 5, 180

Louisiana:

1 regiment of cavalry 42 1,200 1,242

3 batteries of light 15 300 315

artillery

1 regiment of heavy 68 1,680 1,748

artillery

6 regiments of infantry 216 6,000 6,216

Total 2,804 76,040 78,844

Two regiments were organized in Kansas from negroes, I understood, obtained from Arkansas, though not under my superintendence.

It may be proper to state that, while each State named above is credited with certain regiments, the men did not always come from there, and the companies of a regiment were sometimes made up in two different States. A regiment of 1,000 men was recruited at Evansville, Ind., from Kentucky negroes, and the latter State received credit for them on her quota of the draft. This regiment is not enumerated in the tabular statement.

RECAPITULATION.

Regiments. Officers Enlisted men Aggregate

4 regiments of cavalry 168 4,800 4,968

8 batteries of light 40 800 840

artillery

9 regiments of heavy 612 15,120 15,732

artillery

57 regiments of infantry 2,052 57,000 59,052

Total 2,872 77,720 80,592

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 141.

Washington, October 7, 1865.

I. Commanding generals of military departments and districts will be allowed the following staff officers, and no others:

Generals commanding military departments.-One assistant adjutant- general, one assistant inspector-general, one chief quartermaster, one chief commissary of subsistence, one medical director, one judge-advocate, two aides-de-camp, to be selected from officers of their commands.