withdrawn and turned into infantry, guarding, until recently, prisoners in Tallahassee. Major Hamilton, quartermaster at Gainesville, reports it difficult to forage horses for artillery at Palatka, because the citizens will not sell their forage without funds, of which he has none.
Respectfully submitted, colonel,by your obedient servant,
G. U. MAYO,
Major, Asst. Insp. of Artillery, Dept. of S. C., GA., and Fla.
HEADQUARTERS, Baldwin, July 4, 1864.
Major GEORGE U. MAYO,
Inspector of Artillery of the Department:
MAJOR: I very respectfully report that I have many men in my command who are destitute of shoes. I have forwarded an estimate of shoes, clothing, and pay to the chief quartermaster twice since being in this district, and his reply is that neither pay nor shoes can be obtained in the department. The clothing in my command is generally good. I have 1 man who was transferred to my company from the Second Florida Cavalry, who is entirely destitute of shoes and clothing, and has not even a change of clothes.
I have the honor to be, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
F. L. VILLEPIGUE,
Captain Kilcrease Light Artillery.
CHARLESTON, July 14, 1864.
Respectfully referred to the chief of artillery, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Major Hutson Lee, quartermaster, thinks shoes and clothing sufficient to supply the artillery troops in Florida are here, and it is urgently recommended, in order to enhance their efficiency, that the articles be sent to Major General Simkins, at Tallahassee, to be distributed as above.
G. U. MAYO,
Saint Mark's Hammock's Fort Cobb.
32-pounder 2 2 2
32-pounder, 2 -- --
24-pounder -- 4 2
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32-pounder 123 -- --
32-pounder 343 -- --
32-pounder 60 -- --
32-pounder 52 -- --
24-pounder 277 -- --
24-pounder 1 -- --
24-pounder 51 -- --
32-pounder 328 -- --
32-pounder 750 -- --
24-pounder 48 -- --
Friction- 900 -- --