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
Turner Three at None. Exchanged Four 12- 89 93 120
's a.. Shiloh; . two 6- pounders
the pounders Napoleon
teams for two s.
sent guns at
Yankee e, and
guns by obtained
General other two
off ten Murfree-
Folwer None.. .do. ......... ..do.. 116 119 155
Sweett One .do. Guns Three 103 107 130
's a disabled exchanged 12-
at Rocky for pounders
Ford. Napoleons Napoleon
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.
Key's None.. None. At time Four 12- 61 63 81
b... parts of pounder
Bledso One .do. Re- Four 12- 80 84 111
e's abandone equipped pounder
c.. d at Elk at Napoleon
Horn. different .
Fergus Four ... Re- Re- 95 100 195
on's guns and enquired enquired
d.. three since since
caissons Missionar Missiona
. y Ridge. ry
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
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.