who have two regiments encamped on the left of the Mississippians. They are divided into a regiment commanded by Col. Clayton, of 10 companies--800 men; and a battalion of 8 companies--600 men — under Lieut.-Col. Steadman. Several of the Alabama companies are assigned to batteries; one of them, under Lieut. Howard, having charge of the two 10-inch gun battery. The Alabamians are much cut up in their encampments and occupy a large space in the line. On their left are the Georgia Regiment, Col. Ramsey, 10 companies--750 men. This regiment, with the Alabama Regiment, and Capt. Girardey's artillery company in charge of the redoubt in the rear of Fort Barrancas, and battalion 63, make up the second division, commanded by Col. Clayton. The extreme left, extending from the Hospital to a point beyond the Navy Yard, is the division which Col. Gladden commands, and consists of the Florida Regiment, Col. Anderson, 620; of Major Lary's Georgia Battalion, 350; of Capt. Lee's artillery company, 114--composed entirely of artisans and mechanics; and of 1st Battalion of the Louisiana Regiment, 520, Col. Adams; the Zouaves, 505, Lieut.-Col. Coppens; and the Marines, 109. The army of Gen. Bragg may, therefore, be thus stated accurately: Brigadier-General Commanding, Braxton Bragg; Inspector-General, J. H. Forney; Chief of Engineers, W. H. Stevens; Chief of Ordnance, W. R. Boggs; Adjutant-General, R. C. Wood; Aids, George D. Garner, Thomas Ellis; Surgeon-General, A. J. Foard; Quartermaster, L. A. O'Bannon; Chief of Subsistence, T. W. Jones.
Though some of the regiments are quite deficient in the drill, I do not believe that a better and more efficient body of fighting men could be assembled in any part of the world.
They compose the very best class of our Southern people, ardent, earnest, and resolute young men. They can never be conquered, or even defeated; they may be destroyed and annihilated; but when the Lincolnites subdue the country or the people which he has undertaken to subjugate, as long as we have such men to fight our battles, the spoils of his victory will be a blasted and desolated country and an extinct people.
|First division--Col. J. R. Chalmiers.|
|1st Mississippi Regiment, Col. Chalmers,||787|
|2d Mississippi Regiment, Col. Phillips,||841|
|Quitman Artillery, Capt. Lovell,||75|
|Vicksburg Artillery, Capt. Tull,||60|
|Judson Artillery, Capt. Carr,||63|
|Second division--Col. Clayton.|
|1st Alabama Regiment, Col. Clayton,||800|
|2d Alabama Battalion, Lieut.-Col. Steadman,||600|
|1st Georgia Regiment, Col. Ramsey,||760|
|Third division--Col. Gladden.|
|One regiment Louisiana Infantry-two battalions.|
|1st Battalion, Lieut. Col. Adams, (regulars,) 6 companies,||620|
|Battalion of Zouaves, Lieut.-Col.Coppens.||505|
|Georgia Battalion, Major Lary,||350|
|1st Florida Regiment, Col. Anderson,||615|
|Ind. Artillery Company of Savannah, Capt. Lee,||114|
|troops at Pensacola under Major Bradford.|
|2d Battalion of First Louisiana Regiment:|
|Louisiana Guards, Capt. Todd,||103|
|Crescent Rifles, Capt. Fisk,||92|
|Shreveport Greys, Capt. Beard,||138|
|Grivot Guards, Capt. Rightor,||92|
|Orleans Cadets, Capt. Dreux, (detached),||103|
|Total number of troops,||6,708|
--Special Correspondence of the New Orleans Delta.