tween the Court-House and the Church, expecting thereby to distract our attention and so get an opportunity to press forward his infantry for assault. Most likely his chief effort will be made near the corner where the road from the Court-House toward Massaponax Church crosses our line. That region of our line is deemed less strong than some others. It has been examined, and its defense arranged by General Smith, engineer, Colonel Walker, whose proper command is there, General Long, and myself, but we wish your judgment exercised also upon it. Besides, a few more guns near there in reserve, or in position on the line, may be valuable, and we shall have to depend on your reserve for them, as all Walker's and Long's are exhausted. Will you be so good as to visit the locality in the morning as soon as you can see at all, and have up near there in some safe place say an additional battery - any additions you deem important. Please confer with Colonel Walker about it, if you can find him; he is at the Frazier house, on the left hand, as you go from your headquarters to the Court-House. If you cannot see him, arrange for what you deem best with Lieutenant-Colonel Richardson, commanding the guns near there.
Very truly, your obedient servant,
W. N. PENDLETON,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.
Shells are pretty lively all about the Court-House, and between there and the Frazier house.
Report of ammunition in the ordnance trains of the artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, May 18, 1864.
Rounds of - First Second Third Grand
Corps. Corps. Corps. Total.
Napoleon shell 170 72 176 418
Napoleon shot 208 --- 136 344
Napoleon case 960 104 1,000 2,064
Napoleon 8 --- 16 24
3-inch rifle 920 140 580 1,640
3-inch rifle --- --- 54 54
10-pounder 982 432 572 1,986
10-pounder --- --- 18 18
20-pounder 272 288 72 632
20-pounder --- 8 --- 8
24-pounder 72 --- 24 96
24-pounder 72 --- --- 72
12-pounder 170 --- --- 170
Total 3,834 1,044 2,588 7,466
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 115.
Richmond, May 18, 1864.
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XV. Colonel P. T. Moore, Provisional Army, C. S., is temporarily assigned to duty in organizing and placing in the field the reserve forces of Virginia, and will report to Brigadier General J. L. Kemper, commanding, & c., in this city.
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By command of the Secretary of War: