War of the Rebellion: Serial 051 Page 0202 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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Report of the effective strength of Breckinridge's division, Hill's corps, carried into the battles of Chickamauga on each day of the battle, September 19 and 20, 1863.

September 19. September 20.

Command Office Men Total Office Men Total

rs rs

Helm's 153 1,260 1,413 152 1,252 1,404

brigade a

Adams' --- --- --- 120 1,082 1,202

brigade b

Stovall's --- --- --- 79 818 897

brigade b

Total 153 1,260 1,413 351 3,152 3,503


Cobb's 4 80 84 3 78 81


Slocomb's 6 120 126 5 107 112


Mebane's --- --- --- 5 68 73


Total 10 200 210 13 253 266


Grand total 163 1,460 1,623 364 3,405 3,769

aOn the 19th, this brigade lost 1 officer and 8 men.

bThe infantry of this brigade not engaged on 19th.

Numbers 299.

Report of Captain Charles Semple, Ordnance Officer.

ORDNANCE OFFICE, BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION, Camp before Chattanooga, October 11, 1863.

GENERAL: In compliance with circular order from the headquarters of the Army of Tennessee, October 6, I have the honor to report that the ammunition made at the several arsenals of the Confederate States for the Enfield rifle, caliber 57, could, in my humble opinion, be much improved by having the ball made sufficiently small to allow the lubrication on the outside of the cartridge, after the manner of the English cartridge. This would greatly facilitate the men in loading, and would prevent the leading of the arm, which now on all occasions of action happens. In this division there were nineteen instances of this particular arm becoming choked and unfit for use, from cause above mentioned, which came immediately under my notice, but there were several other cases of the same kind reported to me after the battle of the 20th ultimo. In al cases where I had issued the English cartridge [some of which I have got on hand] no such consequences were reported to me, nor have I ever heard of a single instance during my experience as ordnance officer, nearly eighteen months.

I have also to report the complaint of the battery commanders of this division of the friction primers made at our arsenals, which they report as perfectly worthless and unreliable.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,


Captain, and Ordnance Officer, Breckinridge's Division.

Brigadier-General MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.