War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0674 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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reduced. When they shall have been strengthened in the manner I propose I am confident that no opposing general would think of approaching them with less then with less than 100,000 men and a siege train.

In what is already done the money was advanced by the corporation of Cincinnati. Although the plan and the execution were carried forward in great haste there has been no waste of means in their construction. I had the cordial support of the committee of the council and of their agent, Samuel Stokes, esq. The energy and assiduity of this gentleman in procuring materials and attending to details enables us to discharge most of the workmen in the short space of three weeks. In this way the entire cost of the works thus far, including materials and the mounting of the guns and surveys, has not exceeded $6,000.

CHAS. WHITTLESEY,

Colonel Twentieth Regiment, and Chief Engineer Dept. of the Ohio.

[Inclosure.]

Batteries erected and in contemplation for defenses of Cincinnati, Ohio, and their armament.

Number of guns

mounted. Capacity of the

Nu Batteries now 32-pdrs. 24-pdrs. 32-pdrs. 24-pdrs.

mb ready for their

er guns,

Cincinnati side

of the Ohio

River.

1 Price's Hill ........ ........ ....... .......

2 Platforms ........ ........ ....... .......

3 Numbers 1 1 ........ 1 ........

(Point of Hill)

4 Numbers 2. 1 1 1 1

(Quarry)

5 Mount Adams ........ ........ ....... ........

6 Catholic Church 2 ........ 2 ........

7 North Battery, ......... ......... ....... 1

Covington side

of the Ohio

River.

8 Ludlow's Hill ......... ......... ........ 1

9 Riggs Battery ......... ......... ........ 1

10 Fort Mitchel 4 1 4 1

11 Kyle Battery ......... ......... ........ ........

12 Quarry Battery 1 1 1 1

13 Tunnel Battery 1 1 1 1

14 Three Mile 1 1 1 1

Creek Battery

15 Shaler Battery 2 ........ 2 ........

16 Beech Wood ........ 2 ....... 2

Battery

Total mounted 13 7

Total capacity ........ ........ 13 11

Capacity of ........ ........ ........ 3

proposed

Total ........ ........ 13 14

batteries.

Nu Batteries now ready 18-pdrs. 12-pdrs. Howitzers

mb for their guns, 24-

er Cincinnati side of pounders

the Ohio River.

1 Price's Hill .......... .......... .........

2 Platforms .......... .......... .........

3 Numbers 1 (Point of .......... .......... 1

Hill)

4 Numbers 2. (Quarry) .......... ........... 1

5 Mount Adams .......... ........... .........

6 Catholic Church 1 ........... 1

7 North Battery, 1 ........... 1

Covington side of the

Ohio River.

8 Ludlow's Hill 1 ........... 1

9 Riggs Battery 1 ........... 1

10 Fort Mitchel 2 3 2

11 Kyle Battery 2 ........... 1

12 Quarry Battery .......... .......... 1

13 Tunnel Battery .......... 1 1

14 Three Mile Creek .......... ........... 1

Battery

15 Shaler Battery 1 ........... 1

16 Beech Wood Battery .......... ........... 1

Total mounted

Total capacity 9 4 14

Capacity of proposed 8 5 8

Total 17 9 22

Auxiliary works contemplated on the Covington side.

24-pdrs. 18-pdrs 12-pdrs. 8-inch 24-pdrs.

howitzer. howitzer

Forrest 1 1 ........ 1 ......

Hill

Raid Knob ........ 1 1 ....... 1

Pleasant ....... 1 1 ....... 1

Run

Brick-Yard 1 1 ........ 1 .......

Knob

Locust ....... 1 1 ........ 1

Point

Peach ....... 2 ....... 1 .......

Orchard

Riffin's 1 ...... 1 1 .......

Hill

River ....... 1 1 1 .......

Bluff

Total 3 8 5 5 3