OFFICE CHIEF OF ARTY., HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE GULF.
New Orleans, La, January 22, 1864
Major GEORGE B. DRAKE,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of the Gulf:
SIR: In the reorganization of the Nineteenth Army Corps I have the honor to propose the following assignment of light artillery in the First and Second Divisions; also the batteries for the Cavalry Division and the garrison of Port Hudson, the latter not to be permanently attached to the Corps d'Afrique:
Company L, First U. S. Artillery, four 12-pounder Napoleons.
Company A, First U. S. Artillery, two 3-inch rifles, two 12-pounder Napoleons.
Sixth Massachusetts Battery, four Napoleons.
Twenty-fifth New York Battery, four 3-inch rifles.
Fourth Massachusetts Battery, two Napoleons and two 3-inch rifles.
Total, twelve Napoleons, eight 3-inch rifles-twenty guns.
Company C, Second U. S. Artillery, four Napoleons.
First Maine Battery, four Napoleons.
Twenty-Sixth New York Battery, four Napoleons.
First Vermont Battery, four 3-inch rifles.
Eighteenth New York Battery, four 20-pounder Parrotts.
Total guns, twelve Napoleons, four 3-inch rifles, four 20-pounder Parrotts-twenty guns.
Company G, Fifth U. S. Artillery, four Napoleons.
Company F, First U. S. Artillery, four Napoleons.
Second Massachusetts Battery, sixth 6-pounder rifles, bronze.
First Wisconsin Battery, four 3-inch rifles.
Total guns, eight Napoleons, four 3-inch rifles, six 6-pounder rifles-eighteen guns.
GARRISON AT PORT HUDSON.
Twenty-first New York Battery, four 3-inch rifles.
Twelfth Massachusetts Battery, three 6-pounder guns and one 12-pounder howitzer.
Second Vermont Battery, four 6-pounder Sawyers.
Total, four 3-inch rifles, four 6-pounder Sawyers, three 6-pounder guns, one 12-pounder howitzer-twelve guns.
The above proposed assignment to the First and Second Divisions, Nineteenth Army Corps, has been submitted to and received the approval of Major-General Franklin.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
Brigadier General, Chief of Arty., Dept. of the Gulf.