War of the Rebellion: Serial 001 Page 0435 Chapter IV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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A.- Table of armament of Fort Pickens and its batteries, &c.-Continued.

Guns. Officers Officers Enlisted men.

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Battery Cameron. Maximum. Minimum. Three reliefs.

Two 10-inch columbiads. 2 1 48

Battery Lincoln.

Fourth 8-inch howitzers. 3 2 96

Two 10-inch sea-coast 2 1 20


One 42-pounder rifled gun. 2 1 24

Glacis of Bastion E.

One 10-inch columbiad. 3 2 30

Required to man and supply 44 26 735

the guns.

General staff. 4 4 8

Post staff. 2 2 6

Medical staff. 3 3 12

Engineers, sappers and 5 5 50


Ordnance. 2 2 40

Guards, orderlies, --- --- 30

teamsters, &c.

Grand total. 60 42 881

At the post-officers, 16 16 ---

field and staff.

Officers and enlisted men 13 13 591

for duty, with guns and


29 29 591

Deficiency. 31 13 290


Fort Pickens, July 3, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: Nothing of interest has occurred at this post since my last letter. Battery Lincoln is finished and armed. Battery Scott has its last 10-inch columbiad now mounting, and the 42-pounder rifled gun will be mounted the forepart of next week. There are four rifled guns and three mortars now here on board the Vanderbilt. I shall land them as soon as possible and mount them as soon as landed.

Not having officers and men enough to man the guns I have mounted, and being about to increase the number, I have felt it to be a duty to bring one of the artillery companies from Tortugas here. i acordingly sent two companies of volunteers to that post, and ordered one of the companies now there to this. They may be expected in about a week, by which time I hope to have the guns and ammunition landed, and will be in a suitable state for either offensive of defensive operations.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel, Commanding.


Fort Pickens, July 10, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Although aware of the unpleasantness of the subject, and of the multiplicity of the cares pressing on the General-in-Chief, I am compelled by a sense of duty to again solicit his attention to the entire insufficiency of the garrison of this fort for its efficient defense. It may seem strange that a post successfully preserved by seventy-five men when almost without armament or protection, should not have enough