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Captain Fenner's: 6-pounder bronze, 2; 12-pounder bronze howitzers, 2. Two bronze rifles at Baton Rouge.

Captain Bradford's: 6-pounder bronze, 4; 12-pounder bronze howitzers, 2.

Respectfully submitted by your obedient servant,

GEORGE UPSHUR MAYO,

Major Artillery and Chief of Ordnance.

[Inclosure.]

A.-Batteries at Port Hudson, La., as per memorandum of Captain Girard, ordnance officer, October 24, 1862.

Batteries No. of guns Caliber Carriage Cartridge

No. 1 .......... .......... .......... ..........

.......... 42 Barbette 105

No. 2. 3 24 rifled ..do... 100

......... 24 rifled ..do... 125

No. 3. 3 32 rifled ..do... 108

No. 4. 1 8-inch Columbiad 110

No. 5. 1 10-inch ..do 100

No. 6. 1 32 Barbette 115

No. 7. 1 .......... .......... ..........

No. 8. 2 24 rifled ..do... 200

No. 9. .......... .......... .......... ..........

.......... 32 ..do... 100

No. 10. 3 24 rifled Siege 205

.......... 24 rifled ..do... 100

No. 11. 2 24 rifled ..do... 200

.......... 24 rifled ..do... .........

Batte- Solid Shell Spherical Grape Canister Remarks

ries shot case

No. 1 ....... .... ........ ..... ....... Site

abando-

ned

390 .... 48 20 .......

No. 2. 60 24 ........ 15 20

75 34 ........ 25 .......

No. 3. 130 50 ........ ..... ........ Only

one

mounted

No. 4. 110 125 ........ 50 .......

No. 5. 49 50 ........ ..... ........

No. 6. 160 42 ........ ..... 50

No. 7. ....... .... ........ ..... ....... No gun

mounted

No. 8. 80 ..... ........ ..... 20 One

mounted

No. 9. ....... ..... ........ ..... ....... None

mounted

150 ..... ........ ..... .......

No. 10. 150 ..... 100 20 40

150 ..... 100 20 40

No. 11. 80 ..... ........ ..... .......

...... ..... ........ ..... ....... Plat-

form

for

this

gun not

yet

comple-

the,

October

24.

IN CAMP, 6 MILES ABOVE MATAGORDA, ON COLORADO,

October 29, 1862-9 a. m.

Col. X. B. DEBRAY,

Commanding Sub-Military District of Houston:

COLONEL: The last communication from this battalion was forwarded to your headquarters from battalion headquarters on Peyton's Crek, and dated October 27. Almost immediately on receiving the intelligence forwarded the battalion marched to Matagorda. Arriving there, we found all quiet. Two gunboats and several small sail were lying at anchor in the bay, outside of Dog Island Bar, where they are at present. They have made no attempt at landing. R. H. Chinn, provost-marshal of Matagorda, informed me that there were about 1,100 poinds of powder in the town belonging to the county. I have ordered the same removed and have furnished transportation to some place of security. I have taken the same measures in regard to the public records. Both will be conveyed to one Judge Talbot's, on Caney. Many of the citizens of Matagorda would leave the place could they be provided for elsewhere. At my request the negroes, or most of them, are to be removed. A day or two ago I detached a commissioned officer and 30 men to drive all the live stock off Matagorda Peninsula, but on hearing the enemy had possession of it and were there in some force I ordered the return of the party, and concluded to attempt it again and when better prepared. I had ordered the provost-marshal to see that the