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[Inclosure.]


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS,
San Antonio, February 26, 1861.

Statement of the number of troops to be removed from the Department of Texas, in compliance with General Twiggs' agreement with the commissioners on the part of the State of Texas.

Compani Medical Field Company Ordnan

es. officer officer officer ce

s. s. s. sergea

nts

and

hospit

al

stewar

ds.

To embark at the

Brazos.

Third Infantry. 10 3 3 25 4

Two companies, E 2 . . . . . . 6 . . .

and G, Second

Cavalry.

Total. 12 3 3 31 4

To embark at

Indianola.

Second Cavalry 8 4 2 17 3

(eight companies).

First Infantry 5 2 2 13 4

(five companies).

Eighth Infantry 9 5 1 19 4

(nine companies).

Total. 22 11 5 49 11

Grand total. 34 14 8 80 15

Enlist Landre Officer Aggreg

ed sses. s' ate.

men. servant

s.

To embark at the Brazos.

Third Infantry. 762 40 34 871

Two companies, E and G, 121 8 6 141

Second Cavalry.

Total. 883 48 40 1. 012

To embark at Indianola.

Second Cavalry (eight 588 32 25 671

companies).

First Infantry (five 385 20 17 443

companies).

Eighth Infantry (nine 472 36 21 558

companies).

Total. 1. 445 88 63 1. 672

Grand total. 2. 328 136 103 2. 684

Besides the officers and enlisted men included in the above list, there is one doctor and one paymaster stationed at Fort Brown, and one paymaster at Fort Bliss. One ordnance sergeant is stationed at Brazos Santiago, and a hospital steward at Fort Brown.

C. A. WAITE,

Colonel, U. S. Army, Commanding Department.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS, Numbers 34.
San Antonio, February 26, 1861.

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel D. T. Chandler, U. S. Army, will proceed to the headquarters of the Army and deliver the dispatches with which he is charged. He will travel with all possible haste, as it is important that the information contained in the communications intrusted to his charge should reach Washington as early as possible.

On arriving in Louisiana Colonel Chandler will communicate with the governor of that State, and ascertain it a safe transit for the troops evacuating Texas will be afforded through the State of Louisiana, with permission to purchase the necessary supplies and secure the required means of transportation. For this purpose he will deliver a communication addressed to the governor of that State by the commissioners on behalf of the committee of public safety of the State of Texas. After having complied with these instructions Colonel Chandler will return to San Antonio.

By order of Colonel C. S. Waite:

W. A. NICHOLS,
Assistant Adjutant-General.


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