This, probably, does not include the men, waiting arms, in camp, when the call was made.
Colonel Hamby, the Adjutant-General of Tennessee in 1876, estimated that his State contributed to that army, before the battle of Shiloh, thirty-two regiments of infantry, ten regiments of cavalry, fourteen companies of artillery, and three engineer companies — about 33,600 men, exclusive of some 6,000 men with Zollicoffer.
But this estimate included the troops under General Polk. General B. R. Johnson, in charge of the organization of Tennessee troops in 1861, reported, on the 29th of November, that one hundred and twenty-seven companies had been raised under the call of 30,000 men, sixty-five of which were fully organized, and the remainder nearly ready.
On Christmas-day he reported that 12,000 or 15,000 men had gone forward under the call.
On the same day, Adjutant-General Whitthorne wrote him, estimating that fifty regiments were in the field from Tennessee.
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