War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0407 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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With a numerous field artillery of Napoleon 12-pounder guns, another line of defense can soon be made at any point. On John's Island this line might be very valuable, either by itself or in advance of stronger works resting on the StoNumbers

AMBROSIO JOSE GONZALES,

Colonel, and Chief of Artillery, Commanding Art. on James Island.

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, October 12, 1863.

Respectfully referred for remarks of General Gilmer, second in command.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

[Third indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., October 14, 1863.

When the guns for the new lines have been place in position, the remainder can remain where they are, until assigned to other works. The question of a line of defense in one for future consideration.

J. F. GILMER,

Major-General, and Second in Command.

Western lines.

Numbers of-

Batter Gun. Kind of Remarks.

y. ordnance.

1 {1 18-pounder*. Smooth-bore, siege.

1 {2 18-pounder*. Do.

2 {3 24-pounder Smooth-bore, field, Austrian.

howitzer.

2 {4 24-pounder Do.

howitzer.

--- --- 24-pounder*. Siege, right of Holmes' house

(first lunette).

3 5 24-pounder Smooth-bore, siege.

howitzer*.

4 {6 32-pounder, Smooth-bore, naval, on

naval. barbette carriage.

4 {7 24-pounder*. Smooth-bore, siege, damaged.

5 8 12-pounder. Smooth-bore, siege.

6 9 24-pounder*. Do.

7 10 24-pounder Smooth-bore, field, Austrian.

howitzer.

8 {11 6-pounder. Smooth-bore, field.

8 {12 6-pounder. Do.

9 13 12-pounder* Smooth-bore.

10 14 12-pounder. Smooth-bore, siege.

11 15 24-pounder*. Do.

12 16 32-pounder. Smooth-bore, naval.

13 17 24-pounder*. Smooth-bore, on barbette

carriage.

Only the guns marked with an asterisk (*) will go to the new lines, James Island.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST FLORIDA, Numbers 846.

Lake City, October 9, 1863.

Captain J. C. Chambers will reoccupy Bay Port with his command immediately, and will hold the place at all hazards until relieved.

By order of Colonel Thomas:

J. R. FINEGAN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.