War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 1049 Chapter XXX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[Inclosure.]

ORDNANCE OFFICE, Wilmington, N. C., May 6, 1863.

Consolidated Reports of siege guns and field artillery in the District of the Cape Fear.

Ordnance. Carriages.

24- 6- 3- 12- 12- 24- 6- 3- 12-

pou pou inc pou pou pou pou inc pou

nde nde h nde nde nde nde h nd

rs. rs, rif r r r r. rif how

bra les how how sie le. itz

ss. . itz itz ge. er.

er, er

iro bra

n. ss.

Major W. L. 3 . . . . 3 . . .

Young.

Captain . 2 . 2 . . 2 . 2

Adams.

Captain . 3 1 2 . . 3 1 2

Paris.

Captain . 3 1 . . . 3 1 .

Ellis, 3rd

North

Carolina

Battalion.

Cavalry B . 2 . . 2 . 2 . 2

[Moore's

Battalion],

3rd North

Carolina

Battalion.

Captain J. . 2 . . 2 . 2 . 2

G. Moore, 3rd

North

Carolina

Battalion.

Total. 3 12 2 4 4 3 12 2 8

Caissons. Forges &c.

6- 3- 12- Batte Forge

pound inch pounde ry s &c.

er. rifle r wagon

. howitz .

er.

Major W. L. . . . . .

Young.

Captain Adams. 2 . 2 1 1

Captain Paris. 3 1 2 . 1

Captain Ellis, 3 1 . 1 .

3rd North

Carolina

Battalion.

Cavalry B 2 . 2 1 .

[Moore's

Battalion], 3rd

North Carolina

Battalion.

Captain J. G. 2 . 2 . .

Moore, 3rd

North Carolina

Battalion.

Total. 12 2 8 3 2

NOTE.-The siege carriages are without limbers.

Respectfully submitted.

JNO. M. PAYNE,

Lieutenant, Ordnance,

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS,

Wilmington, May 6, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded.

I wish the caliber of the field batteries, the small number and the great want of rifled and entire want of Napoleon guns, to be noted.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

May 7, 1863.

Lieutenant General JAMES LONGSTREET, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I have just received yours of 2nd instant upon my return to my former camp.

My letter of the 1st instant, to which you refer, was intended to apprise you of my intended movement and to express the wish rather than the expectation that one of your division could co-operate in it.

I did not intend to express the opinion that you could reach me in time, as I did not think it practicable. The emergency that made your presence so desirable has passed for the present, so far as I can see, and I desire that you will not distress your troops by a forced movement to join me, or sacrifice for that purpose any public interest that your sudden departure might make in necessary to abandon. The only immediate service that your troops could render would be to protect our communications from the enemy's cavalry and assist in punishing them for the damage they have done.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.