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MILLEDGEVILLE, December 13, 1861.

Hon. J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of War:

Georgia has several thousand State troops mustered into her service for six months, organized into a division, brigades, regiments, battalions, and companies. Many of the companies consist of less than sixty men, including officers. Will you accept them for local service as organized, if tendered? If you will not, appropriation will be made for their future support by the State. If not, the State must provide for their support [sic]. Please answer immediately.

JOSEPH E. BROWN.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, December 14, 1861.

Hon. HOWELL COBB,

President of the Congress:

I have the honor to submit herewith, in compliance with the resolution passed by Congress on the 10th instant, a statement of the number of troops now in service enlisted for the war and of the States from which they have volunteered. I beg to say that there are a few more regiments, doubtless, that have been mustered in for the war at distant points, the returns of which have not yet reached the Department, that would make the whole number equivalent to about 115 regiments.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of War.

[Inclosure.]

Statement of the number of troops now in the service enlisted for the war and of the States from which they have volunteered.

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Richmond, December 13, 1861.

ALABAMA.

8th Infantry, Colonel John As. Winston.

9th Infantry, Colonel Samuel Henry.

10th Infantry, Colonel John H. Forney.

11th Infantry, Colonel Sydenham Moore.

12th Infantry, Colonel R. T. Jones.

13th Infantry, Colonel B. D. Fry.

14th Infantry, Colonel Thomas J. Judge.

15th Infantry, Colonel James Cantey.

16th Infantry, Colonel W. B. Wood.

17th Infantry, Colonel Thomas H. Watts.

18th Infantry, Colonel E. C. Bullock.

19th Infantry, Colonel Joseph Wheeler.

20th Infantry, Colonel Isham W. Garrott.

22d Infantry, Colonel Z. C. Deas.

23d Infantry, Colonel F. K. Beck.

1st Infantry Battalion, (five companies), Lieut. Colonel J. Q. Loomis.

3d Infantry Battalion (seven companies), Major W. R. Smith.

4th Infantry Battalion (seven companies), Lieut. Colonel J. F. Conoley.

5th Infantry Battalion (seven companies), Lieut. Colonel Nich. Davis.

1st Artillery Battalion (six companies), Major James T. Gee.

Arkansas.

2d Infantry, Colonel J. W. Scaife.

3d Infantry, Colonel Albert Rust.

1st Infantry Battalion (eight companies), Lieut. Colonel J. S. Marmaduke.

1st Cavalry Battalion (four companies), Major Charles W. Phifer.

FLORIDA.

1st Battalion (six companies), Lieut. Colonel W. G. M. Davis.