tery will be made wholly available in October, though another month may be required for its entire completion. Lieutenant J. W. Glenn, restored to this department by General Johnston, is in charge of the work.
BATTERY GLADDEN (PINTO ISLAND SPIT).
This battery is being enlarged on the extension of its left flank, to contain two more heavy guns. A large part of the embankment has been brought 5 feet above the water, but the work can hardly be finished before the end of November. The means of transportation are very limited.
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Brigadier-General, and Engineer.
Organization of the Army in the Department of the Gulf, commanded by Major General Dabney H. Maury, C. S. Army, September 30, 1863; headquarters, Mobile, Ala.
Brigadier General JAMES CANTEY.
17th Alabama, Colonel V. S. Murphey.
21st Alabama (First Battalion), Colonel C. D. Anderson.
29th Alabama, Colonel John F. Conoley.
4th Louisiana, ---.
30th Louisiana, Lieutenant Colonel Thos. Shields.
15th Confederate Cavalry, Company K.
Battalion Light Artillery, Major D. Trueheart.
Brigadier General J. H. CLANTON.
54th [57th] Alabama, Colonel J. P. W. Amerine.
55th [61st] Alabama.
5th [6th] Alabama Cavalry.
6th [7th] Alabama Cavalry.
Brigadier General F. A. SHOUP.
21st Alabama (battalion), Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Williams.
1st Confederate (Georgia) Regiment, Colonel G. A. Smith.
5th Alabama Cavalry (detachment).
1st Alabama Battalion Artillery, Major J. T. Gee.
Brigadier General W. A. Quarles' Brigade.
1st Texas Sharpshooters.
Hutchinson's Engineer Company.
Gallimard's Sappers and Miners.
15th Confederate Cavalry, Colonel H. Maury.
Bay batteries, Colonel W. E. Burnet commanding.
Selma, Ala. (one company), Colonel W. H. Jenifer.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WESTERN LOUISIANA,
Moundville, September 30, 1863.
Major General J. B. MAGRUDER,
Commanding District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona:
GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, dated Beaumont, September 26, 1863.
The reasons stated in my former communication render it impossible