Howard; the ammunition train and the different brigade and division trains in the same order as when marching. I was ordered to remain in this camp, and to keep on hand five days' rations, and hold myself ready to forward any rations or forage, or all of the train, at a moment's notice. I kept the camp supplied with the necessary forage and rations, and sent them forward to the troops form time to time as ordered, using the wagons when possible and the pack mules at times when the bridge was impassable for wagons.
The corps was kept well supplied with forage, rations, and ammunition while on the march and while at Chancellorsville, and were encumbered with no unnecessary wagons except those which were with the First Brigade, Second Division, at Kelly's Ford, and which accompanied the troops on the march, and were finally sent out of the way to the east side of the Rappahannock.
WM. G. LE DUC,
Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief Quartermaster Eleventh Corps.
OFFICE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER TWELFTH ARMY CORPS, May 23, 1863.
Colonel R. INGALLS,
Chief Quartermaster Army of the Potomac:
SIR: In compliance with your telegraphic order of the 22nd instant, I herewith render a report reacting to the quartermaster's department on our late movement, and answer your questions in order in the following table and remarks.
The marching column of the Twelfth Army Corps left Stafford Court-House, Va., on the 27th of April last, marching due west to Hartwood Church.
The following is a list of transportation that accompanied the marching column:
Thrains, &c. Number Number Number Total Number of
of army of of pound number rounds
wagons. packmules. carried of small-arms
by each. pounds ammunition
Corps 4 -- 2,500 10,000 --
Supply 3 -- 2,500 7,500 --
Division 11 -- 2,200 24,200 --
Ordnance 5 -- 2,300 1,500 --
Regiment -- 22 150 3,300 --
Ordnance -- 193 202 88,986 389,860
Tools for -- 5 150 750 --
Total 23 220 10,002 96,236 389,860
Average load on each wagon, 2,313 pounds.
The balance of the train and reserve, consisting of headquarters, regimental, supply, ordnance, and ambulance trains, together with four batteries of artillery, moved from Stafford Court-House on the 27th of April, p. m., toward Banks' Ford, and connected with the marching column at United States Ford on the 1st of May.