The Civil War in Texas: An Exhibit from the Texas State Library and Archives
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John Bankhead Magruder to Pendleton Murrah, March 23, 1864

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John Bankhead Magruder to Governor Murrah, March 1864

Memorandum

Troops in Texas exclusive of Ford’s
and McCulloch’s command about

 

4,500

Ford’s command

1,300

McCulloch’s “

1,000

Total

6,800

   

Available against Enemy from East

9,500

Strength of Enemy

At Little Rock

20,000

“ Alexandria & below on the river

23,000

“ Brashear City & on Teche

20,000

On Rio Grande

2,000

At Saluria & on Mustang Isd [Island]

4,000

Total

69,000

Indian Territory

6,000

 

75,000

Confederate Troops on
Trans-Miss Dept:
______[?] Army about 10,000
Taylor’s without Green’s Divn [Division] &
the troops lately sent from

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John Bankhead Magruder to Pendleton Murrah, March 23, 1864. Records of Governor Pendleton Murrah, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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