War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0520 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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List of light batteries in the Army of the West, &c,-Continued.

Battery an 12- 12- 6- 6- 2-inch,

command. pounder pounder pounder pounder iron

Napoleon guns, guns, guns,

, bronze iron iron iron.

Culbertson's ........ ........ 2 ........ .......

battery

(Barry)

Adams'

brigade,

Loring's

division.

Charpentier' ........ ........ 4 ........ ........

s battery

(Charpentier

), Loring's

division.

Pointe ....... ....... ....... ........ .......

Coupee

Battery

(Bouanchand)

, Buford's

division.

Reserve 4 ....... ....... ........ ........

battery

(Smith),

Reserve

brigade, Lori

ng's

division.

Hoskin's ........ ....... 1 ........ ........

battery

(Hoskins),

Ector's

brigade,

French 's

division.

Culpeper's 2 ........ ........ ....... ........

battery

(Culpeper),

McNair's

brigade,

French's

division.

1st Missouri 4 ....... ........ ........ ........

Battery

(Guibor),

Cockrell's

brigade.

Thrall's ....... ....... 4 ....... .......

battery

(Thral),

Ruggles'

brigade.

Moore's ........ ....... ........ ....... ........

section

(Moore) at

Brandon.

Waties' ........ ....... 2 ........ .......

battery

(Waties,) at

Brandon.

Enterprise ........ ....... ........ ....... .......

(post)

Columbus ........ ....... 1 5 .......

(post)

Meridian 6 2 4 1 .......

(depot)

Okolona (in ........ ....... ........ ....... .......

transitu)

Total 18 2 26 6 2

Battery an 1.5625- 12- 12- 2.9-inch 2.9-

command. inch pounder pounder 1- inch,

William howitzer howitzer pounder iron,

breech-, bronze s iron Parott short

loading guns, (cavalry

iron)

Culbertson's ..... 2 ....... ....... .......

battery

(Barry)

Adams'

brigade,

Loring's

division.

Charpeniter' ....... ....... ....... ....... .......

s battery

(Charpentler

), Loring's

division.

Pointe ....... ........ 4 ........ ........

Coupee

Battery

(Bouanchand)

, Buford's

division.

Reserve

battery

(Smith),

Reserve

brigade, Lori

ng's

division.

Hoskin's ....... ....... 2 ........ .......

battery

(Hoskins),

Ector's

brigade,

French 's

division.

Culpeper's ....... ....... ........ 1 ......

battery

(Culpeper),

McNair's

brigade,

French's

division.

1st Missouri ........ 2 ........ ....... .......

Battery

(Guibor),

Cockrell's

brigade.

Thrall's ....... ....... ........ ....... .......

battery

(Thral),

Ruggles'

brigade.

Moore's ........ ....... ....... ........ .......

section

(Moore) at

Brandon.

Waties' ........ 2 ....... ....... ......

battery

(Waties,) at

Brandon.

Enterprise ....... ........ 2 ....... ........

(post)

Columbus 2 ....... ........ ....... ........

(post)

Meridian ....... ....... ........ ....... ........

(depot)

Okolona (in ....... ........ ........ ....... ........

transitu)

Total 6 11 8 1 1

Rifled.

Battery an 3-inch 3-inch 3-inch, 3.3- 3.67-

command. bronze steel iron inch, inch

bronze Sawyer

Culbertson's ........ ....... ....... ........ .......

battery

(Barry)

Adams'

brigade,

Loring's

division.

Charpeniter' ........ ........ ....... ....... ........

s battery

(Charpentler

), Loring's

division.

Pointe ........ ........ ........ ....... ........

Coupee

Battery

(Bouanchand)

, Buford's

division.

Reserve ....... ........ ........ ....... .......

battery

(Smith),

Reserve

brigade, Lori

ng's

division.

Hoskin's 2 ...... ....... ....... .......

battery

(Hoskins),

Ector's

brigade,

French 's

division.

Culpeper's ....... ....... ....... ....... .......

battery

(Culpeper),

McNair's

brigade,

French's

division.

1st Missouri ....... ........ ....... ....... .......

Battery

(Guibor),

Cockrell's

brigade.

Thrall's ....... ....... ....... ....... ........

battery

(Thral),

Ruggles'

brigade.

Moore's 1 ....... ....... ....... .......

section

(Moore) at

Brandon.

Waties' ....... ....... ....... ....... .......

battery

(Waties,) at

Brandon.

Enterprise ....... ....... ........ ....... .......

(post)

Columbus ....... ....... ........ ....... .......

(post)

Meridian 2 ...... ....... ....... .......

(depot)

Okolona (in ........ ........ ........ ....... ......

transitu)

Total 7 4 1 1 2

Battery an 3-inch 6- 12-pounder

command. pounder mountain

bronze howitzers

Culbertson's ......... ..........

battery

(Barry)

Adams'

brigade,

Loring's

division.

Charpeniter' ....... .........

s battery

(Charpentler

), Loring's

division.

Pointe ........ ..........

Coupee

Battery

(Bouanchand)

, Buford's

division.

Reserve ........ ..........

battery

(Smith),

Reserve

brigade, Lori

ng's

division.

Hoskin's ........ ..........

battery

(Hoskins),

Ector's

brigade,

French 's

division.

Culpeper's ........ ..........

battery

(Culpeper),

McNair's

brigade,

French's

division.

1st Missouri ......... ..........

Battery

(Guibor),

Cockrell's

brigade.

Thrall's 2 .........

battery

(Thral),

Ruggles'

brigade.

Moore's ........ ..........

section

(Moore) at

Brandon.

Waties' ........ ..........

battery

(Waties,) at

Brandon.

Enterprise ........ .........

(post)

Columbus ........ .........

(post)

Meridian ........ .........

(depot)

Okolona (in ........ .........

transitu)

Total 2 4

Respectfully,

C. F. VANDERFORDS,

Captain, &c.

MERIDAN, MISS., January 5, 1864.

DALTON, January 6, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 29th ultimo.* I am unable to confer with General Breckinridge as you desire, he being absent.

The question of converting good infantry into bad cavalry has so often been put before me that my opinions are formed on the subject, and I am glad to be able to say agree fully with yours. Let me beg you, therefore, to adhere to and be governed by the opinion you express. We now want infantry very much, and this Kentucky brigade,though small, is an excellent one. We do not want cavalry; the proportion in all our armies is too great.

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*See Vol. XXXI, Part III, p. 877.

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