g's army — the fourth being composed of fragments of McCown's and Breckinridge's divisions, and must be much smaller than the average.
Deducting the five brigades, and supposing them composed of only four regiments each, which is below the general average, it gives an infantry reduction of twenty regiments, four hundred each,--eight thousand; leaving a remainder of thirty thousand
It is clearly ascertained that at least two brigades of cavalry have been sent from Van Dorn's command to Mississippi, and it is asserted in the Chattanooga rebel, of June eleventh, that General Morgan's command has been permanently detached and sent to Eastern Kentucky.
It is not certainly known how large his division is, but it is known to contain at least two brigades.
Taking this minimum as the fact, and we have a reduction of four brigades.
Taking the lowest estimate, four regiments to the brigade, and we have a reduction by detachment of sixteen regiments, five hundred each, leaving his present
he art of war, and attended with inevitable results such as our disasters in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Northern Georgia.
2. We must arrange for a sudden and rap
In the Trans-Mississippi Department, say40,000
Department of Alabama and Mississippi, say15,000
Under Hardee (including Longstreet), say60,000
Department of So take possession of Atlanta — thus isolating still more completely the Trans-Mississippi States, and detaching, in a great measure, the States of Mississippi and AlaMississippi and Alabama from the Eastern portion of the Confederacy.
It would also be a deplorable injury to the energetic, populous State of Georgia, and cripple the resources of tharters, and added to the army at or about Dalton, namely:
From Alabama and Mississippi10,000
From South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida8,000
From North Carolina2,, whether to pursue the routed enemy with vigor to the banks of the Ohio and Mississippi, or to return to the several sources, whence the army was gathered, their re