Gun. Where from. Where to. Remarks.
18-pounder. Left-hand gun, Left flank, These guns are
Redoubt Numbers 3. to be rifled
Numbers 4, and banded;
east lines. until they are
they will be
to be rifled
18-pounder. Left-hand gun, Right face, The second of
Redoubt Numbers 3. these guns,
Numbers 5, when rifled
east lines. and banded,
goes to the
18-pounder. Gun Numbers 1, Front face, When one of
position Numbers 3. the 18-
Numbers 1, pounders named
west lines, to above is
the right of rifled, this
the bridge. gun will
12-pounder Redan Numbers Left salient, This gun is to
rifled. 5, Royal's. Numbers 1. be banded.
12-pounder Redan Numbers Left face,
(not yet 6, Royal's. Numbers 1.
12-pounder. Gun Numbers Right face, This gun is
13, position Numbers 1. situated to
Numbers 9, the right of a
west lines. path about the
center of west
lines, to the
right of some
The above is the removal of guns (prescribed for Lieutenant W. W. Legare) from the old to the new lines, to be effected in one day, whenever he receives the order therefor.
AMBROSIO JOSE GONZALES,
Colonel, and Chief of Artillery, Commanding Art. on James Island.
NOTE.- It is worthy of notice that the disposition of these guns still leaves every redan and redoubt on eastern lines armed, with the exception of the two on the extreme right (Royal's), which could be armed with spare guns (8-inch sea-coast howitzers, &c., under Major Manigualt); that the 32-pounders on that line remain intact; that there are still two spare 32-pounders at Fort Pemberton and two on west lines, besides other guns on the latter, which, if placed on works behind New Town Cut, would made a complete double line of defense for the east of James Island, cutting off by a double line all approach to the harbor, or to the western side of the island.
HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,
James Island, October 10, 1863.
Respectfully forwarded, for the information of the commanding general.
A comparison between the within and the report of the Board will show that after the arming of new lines and those in Saint Andrew's, as recommended by the latter, there will still remain a sufficiency of guns to arm powerful works on John's Island, or on the approach to Saint Andrew's by the Second Military District.
When Battery Haskell is provided with 42-pounder carronades, the rebored bronze 18-pounders and the 24-pounder howitzers, some of the valuable siege guns, now there, and others due us, will also be available for new works or for strengthening those already constructed. The requisite siege-carriages for guns now en barbette have been called for some time since from the Chief of Ordnance, by the undersigned.
The note on the within is made, not as a suggestion, but as exhibiting our resources for land defense and the advantages of the construction of new lines.