War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0700 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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Report of Major Albert R. Country, &c.-Continued.



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. to es pou poun other ammuniti

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Douglas' None a 13 ... 4 None needed None

needed as yet. needed.

Garrity's ...do... 24 b 2 ... ......... Do.

Dent's... ...do... 20 ... c 2 None needed Do.



a Of the horses required 35 have been condemned as unserviceable.

b The guns required are such as I would prefer if as liberty to fill out the command to my choice.

c But six Napoleons would make the armament very good. There would then be two Napoleon and one rifle battery, the rifle battery consisting of two Parrotts and two Confederate States 3-inch rifles.

The horses are carried to water twice a day in column of twos at a walk, under command of a sergeant. In the morning pass the officer of the day, who inspects each animal closely and reports condition.


Major, Commanding Artillery Battalion, Beckham's Regiment, Hood's corps, Army of Tennessee.

[Sub-inclosure Numbers 3.]

Report of Major J. Wesely Elrige* respecting his battalion of artillery, in reply to General W N. Pendleton's interrogatories.

Batte Names of officers. When Whence. Bank

ries. entered entered.


Stanf Captain Thomas J. May 17, Grenada, Captain.

ord's Stanford............ 1861. Miss....

First Lieutenant Hugh May 17, ...do... First

R. 1861. lieutenan

McSwine............. t.

Second Lieutenant May 17, ...do... Private.

James S. 1861.


Junior Second Nov. 6, ...do... Do.

Lieutenant William A. 1861.


Eufau Captain McDonald Feb. 26, Eufaula, Junior

la... Oliver. 1862. Ala..... first



First Lieutenant Feb. 26, ...do... Junior

William J. McKenzie. 1862. second



Second Lieutenant Feb. 26, ...do... Sergeant.

William H. Woods. 1862.

Junior Second March 1, ...do... Private.

Lieutenant Francis M. 1861.


Fenne Captain Charles E. April New First

r's.. Fenner.............. 15, 1861. Orleans.. lieutenan

t of


First Lieutenant T. Mey 16, Jackson, First

J. 1862 Miss.... lieutenan

Duggan.............. t.

Junior First May 16, Jackson, First

Lieutenant W. L. T. 1862. Miss.... lieutenan

Cluverious. t.

Second Lieutenant E. May 16, ...do... Do.

Montgomery............ 1862

Junior Second May 16, New Sergeant.

Lieutenant C. J. 1862. Orleans..



* Major J. W. Eldridge entered Tennessee State April 1, 1861, as a private from Memphis Tenn; was promoted to the rank of major in May, 1861, and transferred to Confederate service July 1, 1861; raised a light battery by authority of the Secretary of War; was captain of same October 15, 1861, reported to General A. S. Johnston, Boiling Green, Ky.; engaged in the battle of Corinth, and complimented on the field by General Donelson for gallantry and valuable service. Appointed major artillery January 7, 1863, by recommendation of Generals Braxton Bragg and Breckinridge; assigned to duty with Major General A. P. Stewart as chief of artillery; had command of his batteries at Hoover's Gap and Chickamauga; mentioned in official report of battle of Chickamauga by General Stewart for gallantry and effective use of artillery alright time and place.