War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0433 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Proposed armament of batteries along the eastern margin of James Island, from Secessionville to Fort Johnson, &c.-Continued.

At present in To be placed To be taken Proposed

position. in position. away. armament.

BATTERY

TATOM.*

2 8-inch siege 2 4.62's, --- 2 8-inch siege

howitzers. rifled. howitzers.

1 12-pounder 2 shell guns. 1 12-pounder 2 4.62's,

James. James. rifled.

2 shell guns.

BATTERY

HASKELL.+

1 4-inch 1 8-inch --- 1 4-inch

Blakely. columbiad. Blakely.

1 8-inch sea- --- --- 1 8-inch sea-

coast howitzer coast

(to be used as howitzers.

a shell gun

only, to be

taken from

Battery

Cheves.)

1 4.62, --- 1 4.62, 1 8-inch

rifled. rifled. columbiad (as

shell gun).

1 12-pounder --- 1 12-pounder 1 20-pounder

James. James. Parrott.

1 20-pounder --- --- 1 24-pounder,

Parrott. rifled and

double banded.

1 24-pounder, --- ---

rifled and

double banded.

1 24-pounder --- --- 1 24-pounder

smooth-bore. smooth-bore.

2 10-inch sea- --- --- 2 10-inch sea-

coast mortars. coast mortars.

BATTERY

CHEVES.

5 8-inch --- 2 8-inch 3 8-inch

columbiads, columbiads. columbiads, to

much worn. be used as

shell guns

only.

BROOKE GUN 1 8-inch shell --- 1 8-inch shell

BATTERY. gun. gun.

BATTERY

SIMKINS.

2 8-inch shell 1 8-inch 1 8-inch shell 1 8-inch navy

guns. columbiad. gun (much shell gun.

worn).

3 10-inch sea- --- --- 1 8-inch

coast mortars columbiad (as

(the best from shell gun).

Battery

Cheves.)

1 6.40 Brooke --- 1 6.40 Brooke 3 10-inch sea-

gun. gun. coast mortars.

BAY BATTERIES.

3 10-inch --- ---

columbiads.

FORT JOHNSON.

1 8-inch, --- --- 3 10-inch

rifled and columbiads.

banded.

1 8-inch

rifled and

banded.

TOWER BATTERY.

++

3 10-inch 1 6.40 Brooke --- 3 10-inch

columbiands. (from columbiads.

Simkins.)

1 7-inch 1 6.40 Brooke --- 1 42-pounder,

Brooke. (from city). rifled, double

banded.

1 7-inch

Brooke.

1 6.40 Brooke

gun.

BATTERY

WAMPLER.

1 10-inch --- --- 1 10-inch

columbiad. columbiad.

1 10-inch --- --- 1 10-inch

columbiad. columbiad.

BATTERY

GLOVER.@

3 32-pounders, --- --- 3 32-pounders,

rifled (two rifled.

vacant

chambers.)

BATTERY At pounder --- 2 24-pounder

Numbers 5 (NEW time 2 24- smooth-bores.

LINES). pounder

smooth-bores

from Battery

Reid.

2 24-pounder --- 2 24-pounder

howitzers howitzers.

(from old

lines).

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*Two shell guns recommended for Battery Tatom. To be designated by chief of artillery.

+In addition to the "proposed armament," the commanding general hs ordered two 42-pounder carronades to this battery.

++The 6.40 Broke gun from the city to be put in Tower Battery is reported unserviceable. If this be so it should be replaced by a 42-pounder, rifled and double banded.

@It is advisable to place a heavier armament in Battery Glover, when it can be obtained, and the present armament should then be sent to localities suited for it.

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