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List of ordnance left at Snyder's Mill, May 17, 1863.

10-inch columbiads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

8-inch columbiads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

42-pounder smooth-bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

32-pounder rifles [banded] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

32-pounder rifles [not banded] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

32-pounder smooth-bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

32-pounder Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

30-pounder Parrotts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

24-pounder rifle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

24-pounder smooth-bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Whitworth gun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

12-pounder howitzers, without caissons

[field brass pieces] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Total number of guns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Respectfully,

JOHN G. KELLY,

Assistant Inspector-General.

Respectfully submitted.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

AUGUST 31, 1863.

Number 86. Reports of Brigadier General John C. Moore, c. S. army, coming Brigade. Headquarters MOORE'S BRIGADE, May 21, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to report the following casualties in my command during the day: Killed, 6 ; wounded, 12.

I had four guns disabled by the enemy's artillery, viz: One 18-pounder one James, rifled; one Napoleon, 12-pounder and one Parrot, 10-pounder. I hope to be able to have the two first mentioned and, perhaps, the Napoleon gun in working order by to-morrow morning. The enemy's has been exceedingly galling during the day; in some instances their shots passed entirely through the parapets, killing and wounding men on the inside. They have been able to concentrate the fire of three batteries, at widely distant points, on the same work. One of the most important works on ly line has been without a gun in working condition since about 10. 30 a. m.

The enemy had indicated no design of assaulting in my front during the day. Yesterday troops were massed and moved forward a short distance, but seemed deterred by a few well-directed shots. I fear the move has been deferred indefinitely.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. MOORE,

Brigadier-General.

Major MEMMIMGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Headquarters MOOR'S BRIGADE,

May 27, 1863.

SIR: I hope that I am not an alarmist, yet I cannot help feeling uneasy about the right of my line. All who have seen the position must acknowledge it to be the weakest in our whole line. The enemy occupies with his artillery a position with extended works as strong as ours. He has thrown up works for some twenty or twenty five guns, all bearing on my right. Many of his guns are of much heavier caliber than