Wheeler's cavalry corps: Maj.-Gen. W. H. Martin's division, including the Alabama brigade of Gen. J. T. Morgan and the Georgia brigade of Gen. Alfred Iverson; Brig.-Gen. J. H. Kelly's division, composed of the Confederate brigade of Gen. W. W. Allen, and the Tennessee brigade of Col. G. G. Dibrell; Brig.-Gen. W. Y. C. Humes' division—Humes' Tennessee brigade, Arkansas and Texas brigade of Col. Thomas Harrison, Kentucky brigade of Col. J. W. Grigsby, and Alabama brigade of Col. M. W. Hannon.
The artillery of Hardee's corps consisted of four battalions under Col. Melancthon Smith; of Hood's corps, three battalions under Col. R. F. Beckham; of the cavalry corps, one battalion under Lieut.-Col. F. H. Robertson.
The Georgia brigade of Gen. H. W. Mercer
, composed of the First volunteer regiment, Col. C. H. Olmstead
; Fifty-fourth, Lieut.-Col. Morgan Rawls
; Fifty-seventh, Lieut.-Col. C. S. Guyton
; Sixty-third, Col. G. A. Gordon
, was afterward added, from Savannah
, and assigned to Walker
's brigade was brought from Mobile
The strength of the army of Tennessee, according to the abstract of returns for April 30th, was as follows: Hardee
's corps, 25,782; Hood
's corps, 24,379; Wheeler
's corps, 10,058; artillery reserve, engineers, etc., 1,500.
The aggregate present was 61,947.
Of this there were reported present for duty, 4,524 officers and 48,333 men. The effective total present was reported at 41,434.
The addition of Cantey
's brigade brought in about 2,000 effectives, Mercer
's brigade about 3,000.
's and Harrison
's brigades of cavalry were not counted, being in the rear recruiting horses.
The strength of the Federal
armies is stated in General Sherman
On the 27th of April I put all the troops in motion toward Chattanooga, and on the next day went there in person.
My aim and purpose was to make the army of the Cumberland 50,000 men, that of the Tennessee 35,000, and that of the Ohio 15,000.
On the first of May the