Confederate Army of the South Regiment/Brigade/Division strengths, April 1865

Luke Freet

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I was wondering if there were similar statistics as the Appomattox surrender numbers to the surrender strength of the Army of the South later that month. I only know of a few units. For example, from Lundberg brigade history, the 1st Texas Consolidated surrendered 501 men on their rolls. I was wondering if similar statistics are available
 

Luke Freet

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Mark L. Bradley's The Battle of Bentonville: Last Stand in the Carolinas has a pretty concise list in it if I recall correctly. I can't find my copy right now, but it has great numbers as far as I know.
Good to know, may look it up later, though it is not in my possession
 

Luke Freet

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I should note I just contacted a friend of mine who owns Bradley's Bentonville book. He says there are NO tables or numbers available for what I ask for. He did mention he had a book on Wyse Fork by another author which contained numbers.
Apparently, H. R. Jackson's Brigade numbered just 76 men.
 

Luke Freet

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From the Wyse Fork Book, detailing Confederate troops in the engagement there:
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RedRover

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I was wondering if there were similar statistics as the Appomattox surrender numbers to the surrender strength of the Army of the South later that month. I only know of a few units. For example, from Lundberg brigade history, the 1st Texas Consolidated surrendered 501 men on their rolls. I was wondering if similar statistics are available
A general return of Confederate Military Forces prior to April, 1865, showed less than 50% of officers and personnel were yet present in the ranks, so far as the data received went.
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This is taken from Charles W. Wesley's interesting, and mercifully concise, "The Collapse of the Confederacy" (1937)
Wesley, Collapse of the Confederacy, Hathi Trust

Jesse Marshall,
Hernando, FL
 
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