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[131] time, as I did not think it judicious to inform the enemy of the numerical weakness of our forces. The following statements have been taken from those papers by Major Walter H. Taylor, of the staff of General Lee, who supervised for several years the preparation of the original returns.

A statement of the strength of the troops under General Johnston shows that on May 21, 1862, he had present for duty as follows:

Smith's dvision, consisting of the brigades of Whiting, Hood, Hampton, Hatton, and Pettigrew10,592
Longstreet's division, consisting of the brigades of A. P. Hill, Pickett, R. H. Anderson, Wilson, Colston, and Pryor13,816
Magruder's division, consisting of the brigades of McLaws, Kershaw, Griffith, Cobb, Toombs, and D. R. Jones15,680
D. H. Hill's division, consisting of the brigades of Early, Rodes, Raines, Featherston, and the commands of Colonels Ward and Crump11,151
Cavalry brigade1,289
Reserve artillery1,160
Total effective men53,688

statement of the strength of the army commanded by General R. E. Lee on July 20, 1862

Department of Northern Virginia and North CAROLINApresent for duty
OfficersEnlisted Men
Department of North Carolina72211,509
Longstreet's division5577,929
D. H . Hill's division5508,998
McLaws's division5147,188
A. P. Hill's division51910,104
Anderson's division3575,760
D. R. Jones's division2133,500
Whiting's division2523,600
Stuart's cavalry2953,740
Pendleton's artillery1031,716
Rhett's artillery781,355
Total, including Department of North Carolina4,16065,399

Army of Northern Virginia, September 22, 1862 present for duty

OfficersEnlisted Men
Longstreet's command1,41019,001
Jackson's command:
D. H. Hill's division3104,739
A. P. Hill's division3184,435
Ewell's division2803,144
Jackson's division1832,367

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