War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0694 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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Report of Major M. Smith, commanding artillery, Hardee's corps-Continued.

II. RESPECTING BATTERIES-Continued.

L o s s e s S t r e n g h t .

Batter Guns. Trans Re- Armament Tota Aggr Agg

ies. porta equipment . l egat reg

tion. s pres e ate

received. ent. pres pre

ent. sen

t

and

abs

ent

.

Turner Three at None. Exchanged Four 12- 89 93 120

's a.. Shiloh; . two 6- pounders

the pounders Napoleon

teams for two s.

being Yankee

sent guns at

after Perryvill

Yankee e, and

guns by obtained

General other two

Polk, Napoleons

brought at

off ten Murfree-

guns sborough.

from the

field.

Folwer None.. .do. ......... ..do.. 116 119 155

's a.

Sweett One .do. Guns Three 103 107 130

's a disabled exchanged 12-

at Rocky for pounders

Ford. Napoleons Napoleon

. s.

Semple One Three New Four 12- 109 114 143

's a.. captured wagon harness pounder

at Murf s receive Napoleon

reesboro captu ed and .

ugh. red caissons.

and

lost

on

retre

at.

Key's None.. None. At time Four 12- 61 63 81

b... parts of pounder

harness. howitzer

s.

Bledso One .do. Re- Four 12- 80 84 111

e's abandone equipped pounder

c.. d at Elk at Napoleon

Horn. different .

times

with

different

articles.

Fergus Four ... Re- Re- 95 100 195

on's guns and enquired enquired

d.. three since since

caissons Missionar Missiona

. y Ridge. ry

Ridge.

Howell Two 6- None. Received Received 101 105 125

's pounders two two

a... lost at howitzers howitzer

Lookout since s since

Mountain Missionar Missiona

. y Ridge. ry

Ridge.

a Equipment and condition good.

b Equipment good, but knapsacks and haversacks need; condition good.

c Equipment incomplete, otherwise good.

d Need same few equipments; condition good.

III. RESPECTING EVILS TO BE REMEDIED.

The only disease at present among the animal is "scratches" and a few case of "scours", and some of the horses have vermin. For scratches, wash clean and apply soft soap and grease; also, blues tone, copperas, white-lead, poke-root, and red-oak bark have been used. For vermin a strong decoction of tobacco has proved efficacious, with sulphur riven in the food. The horses the past winter have been several affected a severe and fatal distemper (now not prevalent) strongly resembling glanders. Various remedies were tried without success. The horses on exhibition of first symptoms were removed from the other horses, as the disease was very contagious. Steps have been taken to procure a veterinary surgeon, the want of whom is much felt. Failure of supplies were at times reported up to February 12 (times about the present organization); since then none have been reported. No officers are reported for neglecting stable-calls, watering, or grooming. No improper use of animals. A stringent order is in force in this regiment that Government, horses are not to be used only on Government business.