Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.



Huntsville, Ala., April 11, 1864.

 Maj. Gen. W. T. SHERMAN,
Comdg. Mil. Div. of the Mississippi, Nashville, Tenn.:

GENERAL: In pursurance to Special Orders, No. 24, paragraph V, dated April 11, 1864, from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, I have the honor to make the following report:

The effective force of the department is 67,505, distributed as follows:

The Fifteenth Army Corps, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan commanding, 17,763, situated on the line of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad between Stevenson and Huntsville.

The Sixteenth Army Corps, Maj. Gen. S. A. Hurlbut commanding, 32,605, stationed as follows: Left Wing, Brig. Gen. G. M. Dodge commanding, 10,944 strong, stationed between Decatur and Pulaski, Tenn. Cavalry Division, Brigadier-General Grierson commanding, 5,153 strong, in the vicinity of Memphis. The District of Memphis, Brigadier-General Buckland commanding, 7,208 strong. The balance of the corps are at Cairo, Columbus, Paducah, and on the Red River expedition.

The Seventeenth Army Corps, ------ ------- commanding, 10,104 strong, stationed at Vicksburg and Natchez, under command of Brig. Gen. J. McArthur. The remainder of the Seventeenth Army Corps are at home on veteran furlough, and will rendezvous at Cairo, under command of Generals M. M. Crocker and M.D. Leggett. Corps D'Afrique, Brig. Gen. J.P. Hawkins commanding, 7,017 strong, stationed at Vicksburg and Natchez.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,



SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.


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