Report of Major J. Wesley Eldridge, & c. - Continued.
III. - RESPECTING EVILS TO BE REMEDIED.
Ordnance department slow in furnishing supplies, and have ever been so, so far as my wants extended. Some scratches and vermin among the horses. Means are used to eradicate this. Officers attend punctually all calls. No improper use of animals, and with one exception (myself) all officers ride their own horses.
IV. - RESPECTING WANTS TO BE SUPPLIED.
Batteries. Officers to Horses to make Suitable guns.
Stanford's None needed. Full number on None needed.
Eufaula ...do... ...do... One 3-inch
Artillery rifle a
Fenner's b ...do... ...do... Four Napoleons
Batteries. Harness or other Of good ammunition.
Stanford's Good condition; None needed; full
none needed. supply.
Eufaula Complete and in Ammunition good.
Artillery good condition.
Fenner's b ...do... Ammunition good;
a One of the rifle pieces is much worn; if possible, a new rifle gun should be furnished instead.
b A very strong company; has an 8-pounder battery; it could be made useful if furnished with Napoleons.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
J. W. ELDRIDGE,
Major, Commanding Bat. Light Arty., Hood's Corps, Army of Tenn.
[Sub-inclosure Numbers 4.]
Statistical report of the battalion of artillery, of Hood's corps, commanded by Captain Robert Cobb.
Batteries Names of offi- When Whence. With what
cers. enlisted. rank.
Cobb's Captain July 16, Lyon Coun- First
Robert Cobb 1861. ty, Ky. lieutenant.
First July 16, ...do... Second
Lieutenant 1861. lieutenant.
First July 16, ...do... Private.
Lieutenant R. 1861.
Second July 16, ...do... Orderly
Lieutenant B. 1861. sergeant.
Slocomb's Captain C. H. May 26, New Second
Slocomb 1861. Orleans lieutenant.
First Mar 6, ...do... First
Lieutenant W. 1862. lieutenant.
C. D. Vaught
First March 6, ...do... Second
Lieutenant J. 1862. lieutenant.
Second March 6, ...do... Sergeant.
Lieutenant A. 1862.
Second March 6, ...do... Private.
Lieutenant C. 1862.
Mebane's Captain John May 28, Fayette Second
W. Mebane 1861. County, lieutenant.
First Oct. 15, Tennessee Orderly
Lieutenant J. 1861. sergeant.
Second Nov. 25, ...do... Private.
Lieutenant J. 1861.
Second June 3, ...do... Do.
Lieutenant L. 1861.
Batteries Names of What battles What expe- Occasion
officers. in. rience in of pro-
Cobb's Captain See under From Sept, Vice
Robert Cobb head of 1861, to Captain
losses. present time Lyon,
First See losses, ...do... Elected.
Frank P. Baton Rouge,
Gracey and Murfree-
First Excepting ...do... Do.
Lieutenant Baton Rouge.
Second Excepting ...do... Do.
Lieutenant Baton Rouge
B. A. James and Chicka-