War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0815 Chapter XVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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range of the guns of our works to remove at once, as their houses will be used as a part of the defense or removed to make the defense more perfect.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. MACKALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Knoxville, January 1, 1862.

S. COOPER, Adjutant-General, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: My brigade is composed partly of companies organized in East Tennessee and in part of West Tennesseans. Colonel White's regiment, composed exclusively of East Tennesseans, is well equipped, having muskets. This regiment is very near General Zollicoffer's encampment in Southeastern Kentucky. Another regiment, four companies of which were organized by myself, and ordered to Fort Pillow, on the Mississippi, below Columbus, by order of General Pillow, are well armed. Colonel Looney's regiment, made up of Eastern and Western Tennessee companies, is at this post, under orders to march on to-morrow to join General Zollicoffer. Many of this regiment are on the sick list. I have arms enough for all whoa re able to march.

When I organized these regiments I advised the War Department that I had 1,620 Tennessee rifles, and requested an order upon the ordnance departments of Nashville and Memphis to have these weapons remodeled. Of these guns, upon the orders issued in September last, I have received 520 with the saber bayonet attached. I have in addition to the above 200 muskets. These will complete the equipment of Colonel Looney's regiment, which has orders to move on, as before stated. I will have enough guns to equip Colonel Gillespie's regiment within thirty days.

I have assurances from Colonel Hunt, of the Memphis ordnance department, that my guns shall be forwarded as rapidly as possible. The Government shops in this place are now actively employed in repairing the guns collected at this post.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. CARROLL,

Brigadier-General.

RICHMOND, January 1, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General C. S. Army:

SIR: As suggested by you in a conversation on yesterday, I briefly commit to writing the views then presented by me touching General H. Marshall's command in Eastern Kentucky.

The forces present and expected of General Marshall are about as follows:

Battalion Kentucky mounted men........................... 450

Colonel John S. Williams' Kentucky infantry................. 900

Colonel Trigg's Virginia infantry regiment............... 750

Battery artillery, four pieces, 60 men................... 60

In the field at Paintsville.............................. 00

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On Sandy.................................................2,160

This force was located as follows when I left headquarters on the 20th December: