War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 1027 Chapter XXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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PORT HUDSON, March 27, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Enemy has gone back to Baton Rouge, including also troops from west bank of river; has sent back all his mortar-boats and sloops of war. Two gunboats and Essex are all that remain. Rust's wagons ought to be sent; they are much needed.

FRANK. GARDNER,

Major-General.

Heavy ordnance at Port Hudson, La., March 27, 1863.

Commanders. Batte- Caliber. Kind.

ries.

Captain Whitfield. No. 1. Four 62s. Parrott.

Lieutenant Harman. No. 2. {42-pounder Smooth-bore.

24-pounder

24-pounder Rifle.

do.

Captain Riley. No. 3 {32-pounder do.

42-pounder

Smooth-bore.

Captain Seawell. No. 4. {8-inch Columbiad.

10-inch

do.

Captain Ramsey. No. 5. {10-inch do.

42-pounder

32-pounder Smooth-bore.

do.

Captain Kean. No. 6. {24-pounder Rifle.

24-pounder

do.

Captain Sparkman, hot No. 7. {24-pounder Smooth-bore.

shot.

24-pounder

do.

Captain Coffin. No. 8. {24-pounder Rifle.

24-pounder

do.

Captain Le Bisque. No. 9. {8-inch Shell gun.

32-pounder

Smooth-bore.

Commanders. Num- Wight. Date Foundery.

ber.

Captain Whitfield. (*) 70.10.00 (*) (*)

Lieutenant Harman. 239 70.2.05 1822 (*)

1 55.73 1836 (*)

*2 56.41 1826 (*)

Captain Riley. 123 71.41 1834 M. C. W. & Co.

183 (*) (*)

J. C. & Co.,

B. F.., Va.

Captain Seawell. 63 10.5.00 1862 (*)

5 13.800 1862 T. J. W., Va.

Captain Ramsey. (*) 13.380 1862 J. R. & Co.,

T. F.

163 (*) (*)

J. C. & Co.,

4 61.1.21 *182 B. F., Va.

(*)

Captain Kean. 58 5550 1828 (*)

73 5550 1828 (*)

Captain Sparkman, hot 11 5515 1835 (*)

shot.

74 5550 1828 (*)

Captain Coffin. 11 5562 1826 (*)

6 5562 1836 M. C. W. & Co.

Captain Le Bisque. 264 62.2.12 1842 A. S. W.

229 42.2.05 1845

A. S. W.

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*Either not marked or so defaced by time, paint, &c., as not to be distinguishable.

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HDQRS. DIST., OF TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, AND ARIZONA,

San Antonio, March 28, 1863.

Brigadier General W. R. SCURRY,

Commanding, &c.:

SIR: I am instructed by Major-General Magruder to state that the Frontier Regiment of Texas State Troops has been received by him into the Confederate States service, subject to the sanction of the President, as you have been informed by letter from these headquarters.

The major-general commanding directs that you stretch a line of troops across the Indian frontier from Montague County to Fort Clark, using the Frontier Regiment for the southern portion of the line and either Gould's or Stone's regiment for the northern portion of the line. The posts occupied must be preserved, as far as practicable, for the obvious reason that supplies and depots are in existence at these stations. In the event of any two stations, such for instance as Camp Verde and Fort Mason, being so far apart as to allow an invasion by the Indians, you will establish an intermediate post. In all cases the general wishes you to give orders to the commanding officers of these regiments to spread out their companies as much as possible, so as to form a secure protection for persons and property.

The general directs that you cause this to be carried out without the