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the number at 2,000, and heavy artillery heard at Varnell's Station all day. I am in a poor position for defense here owing to General Steedman's order, and do not expect to save the depot or public stores in case of attack. I would like to have you come here and see for yourself.

H. G. GIBSON,

Colonel Second Ohio Heavy Artillery.

CLEVELAND, August 15, 1864.

General AMMEN:

Captain Crowell, at Varnell's, reports Dalton in possession of the rebels; General Steedman thinks it is not the case. I have sent a train to Varnell's to bring away the garrison if the commandeer thinks he cannot hold his position.

H. G. GIBSON,

Colonel Second Ohio Heavy Artillery.

CIRCULAR.] ARTILLERY HDQRS., MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS.,

Before Atlanta, August 15, 1864.

The entire supply of field artillery ammunition with the army to- day and at all accessible depots (exclusive of the contents of the ammunition chests) being 212 rounds per gun of 3- inch, 246 rounds of 12- pounder, and 235 rounds of 20- pounder, and existing circumstances rendering communication with Chattanooga uncertain for some days to come, it is important that all unnecessary or doubtful expenditure of field artillery ammunition be prohibited, and the strictest economy in its use by for the present enjoined upon battery commanders.

WILLIAM F. BARRY,

Brigadier- General, Chief of Artillery.

Semi- monthly field report of the artillery of the Army of the Tennessee.

Effective force.

Batteries Officers. Men. Guns. Caisson

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Fifteenth Army Corps,

Major T. D. Maurice,

chief of artillery:

4th Ohio Independent 4 95 6 6

2nd Missouri 1 93 4 4

Artillery(F)

1st Illinois (A and B) 1 103 4 4

1st Illinois (H) 2 84 3 4

1st Illinois (F) 2 123 6 ...

1st Iowa 1 80 4 4

Sixteenth Army Corps,

Major William H. Rose,

chief of artillery:

1st Michigan (C) 4 116 4 4

14th Ohio 4 160 6 6

1st Missouri (H) 2 81 6 6

1st Michigan (B) 3 87 6 6

2nd United States (F) 1 52 ... ...

Casualties men.

Batteries Rounds Horses. Killed. Wounded

ammunitio .

n on

hand.

Fifteenth Army Corps,

Major T. D. Maurice,

chief of artillery:

4th Ohio Independent 698 119 ... ...

2nd Missouri 517 65 ... 1

Artillery(F)

1st Illinois (A and B) 389 70 .... ...

1st Illinois (H) 333 72 ... ...

1st Illinois (F) 192 51 ... ...

1st Iowa 643 65 ... 2

Sixteenth Army Corps,

Major William H. Rose,

chief of artillery:

1st Michigan (C) 800 61 ... ...

14th Ohio 1,170 87 ... 1

1st Missouri (H) 768 106 ... 2

1st Michigan (B) 1,070 83 ... ...

2nd United States (F) ... ... ... ...