War of the Rebellion: Serial 013 Page 0912 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. Chapter XXIII.

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[Inclosure.]

CAMP NEAR SWIFT CREEK, VA., JULY 15, 1862.

Report of light companies serving with Major-General Holmes' division, C. S. Army, July 15, 1862.

Name if battery. From Total Total Number 6-

what number effecti of guns pounder

State of men ve s

*French's Va.. ** 98 6 ......

battery

+Branch's Va.. 137 95 6 2

battery

++Brem's battery N. C. 122 79 6 ......

&Graham's Va.. 63 24 3 2

battery

\Grandy's Va.. 124 70 6 2

battery

\\Lloyd's N. C. 102 74 4 2

battery

Total ...... 538 440 31 8

Name if 12pound Parrott 3-inch Efficiency. Where

battery. er how. rifle rifles statio

itzers ned

*French's 3 1 2 Excellent Near

battery Peters

burg.

+Branch's 2 ..... 2 Good, but Do.

battery needs

drilling.

++Brem's 4 ....... 2 ....do.... Do.

battery

&Graham's ....... ....... 1 Needs drill Do.

battery and

discipline

\Grandy's 2 ...... 2 Needs drill Do.

battery

\\Lloyd's 2 ....... ....... ....do..... Do.

battery

Total 13 1 9

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* Two rifle guns engaged in action near Malvern Cliff on June 30; First Lieutenant Cooper and 8 men wounded; 5 horses killed; did good service. battery also engaged with a gunboat and transport on James River, near Fort Powhatan, on 10th instant.

+ Two rifle guns engaged in action near malvern Cliff on June 30. One man wounded, 1 horse killed and 1 wounded. Did good service. ++One rifle gun engaged in action near Malvern Cliff on June 30; did good service. Battery had men wounded, 4 horses killed and 4 wounded; 1 limber-chest exploded. Battery also engaged gunboat and transport on James River, near Fort Powhatan, on 10th instant.

&Lost two guns in action near Malvern Cliff on June 30, though not directly action. (See indorsement.)

\ Not in any recent action. One gun not in use: awaiting harness.

\\ Not in any recent action.

** Company detached. Total not known exactly.

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The above comprises all of the batteries serving with General Homes' division in the field. There are a number of other batteries throughout the Department of North Carolina, but I have not received any returns from them since the division took the field. All of these batteries, excepting French's and Brem's, have only been under my command for a few days, so that the remarks regarding efficiency, &c., are necessarily more of less imperfect.

JAMES DESHLER,

Colonel and Chief of Artillery, Department of North Carolina.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARTILLERY CORPS,

July 22, 1862.

There is reason to believe that the two guns herein reported as lost from captain Graham's battery were not captured by the enemy, but secured by some company of our own. It is positively affirmed at the ordnance depot in Richmond that a brass 6-pounder, indubitably identified as Captain Graham's, was turned in there disabled, and has been subsequently readjusted and delivered to Captain Graham. Of the caissons and Parrot gun nothing is known; but if the 6-pounder was secured, they may have been. The enemy seem not to have occupied that position in force.

Respectfully submitted.

W. N. PENDLETON,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.