, in Tennessee.
This latter circumstance accounts for my statement, subsequently, that we had thirty-five thousand (35,000) effectives during the campaign to the Alabama line.
It should, in addition, be observed that Wheeler's cavalry, ten thousand five hundred and forty-three (10,543) in number, as borne upon Colonel Mason's retarge detachment will account for the reduction in the strength of our Army, at Palmetto and Florence, as will be seen later in my narrative of the campaign to the Alabama line, and thereafter into Tennessee.Total Army 23,053 33,393 36,426 80,125 86,982
Respectfully submitted, A. P. Mason, Lieutenant Colonel, A. A. G.
C, and that they were, as I believe, all so returned before the evacuation of Atlanta.
Roddy's. cavalry, upon the very day it reached Atlanta, was ordered back to Alabama.
Gholsen's brigade remained at Atlanta until its evacuation.
It was, however, very small — not numbering more than two hundred and fifty (250) men, and was in m