War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0702 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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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.

complete battery

organization. efficient.

Stanford's None needed. Full number on None needed.

hand.

Eufaula ...do... ...do... One 3-inch

Artillery rifle a

Fenner's b ...do... ...do... Four Napoleons

Continuation:

Batteries. Harness or other Of good ammunition.

equipments.

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;

full supply.

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.

Frank P.

Gracey

First July 16, ...do... Private.

Lieutenant R. 1861.

B. Matthews

Second July 16, ...do... Orderly

Lieutenant B. 1861. sergeant.

A. James

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.

A. Chalaron

Second March 6, ...do... Sergeant.

Lieutenant A. 1862.

J. Leverich

Second March 6, ...do... Private.

Lieutenant C. 1862.

J. Johnson

Mebane's Captain John May 28, Fayette Second

W. Mebane 1861. County, lieutenant.

Tenn.

First Oct. 15, Tennessee Orderly

Lieutenant J. 1861. sergeant.

W. Phillips

Second Nov. 25, ...do... Private.

Lieutenant J. 1861.

C. Grant

Second June 3, ...do... Do.

Lieutenant L. 1861.

E. Wright

Batteries Names of What battles What expe- Occasion

officers. in. rience in of pro-

artillery. motion.

Cobb's Captain See under From Sept, Vice

Robert Cobb head of 1861, to Captain

losses. present time Lyon,

promoted

First See losses, ...do... Elected.

Lieutenant excepting

Frank P. Baton Rouge,

Gracey and Murfree-

sborough.

First Excepting ...do... Do.

Lieutenant Baton Rouge.

R. B.

Matthews

Second Excepting ...do... Do.

Lieutenant Baton Rouge

B. A. James and Chicka-

mauga.