HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,
In the Field, Ga., July 4, 1864-4.10 p. m.
GENERAL: The enemy is moving around my left flank, and are now very near the road leading to General Armstrong's headquarters. I have not learned what force is thus flanking me. My skirmishers are being forced back by cavalry, and cannot discover what is in its rear. My position here is now no longer tenable, as I have no protection either on the right or left. I am moving back.
I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,
L. S. ROSS,
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 155.
Richmond, July 4, 1864.
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XIII. Major G. W. Crane, quartermaster, will report to General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding, &c., for assignment to duty with Brigadier General L. E. Polk's brigade.
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By command of the Secretary of War:
SAML. W. MELTON,
Vining's Station, July 4, 1864.
Chief of Staff, Army of Tennessee, Hdqrs. of the Army:
GENERAL: I have the honor herewith to transmit to you statement of ammunition:
Articles. On cars at In Total.
Cartridges: ... ... ...
Caliber .57. 33,000 30,000 63,000
Caliber .54. 225,000 122,000 347,000
Caliber .69. 108,000 68,000 176,000
Musket-caps. 115,000 100,000 215,000
Pistol-caps. 110,000 ... 110,000
Whitworth rifle 1,250 1,250 2,500
Pistol army cartridges. 6,134 ... 6,134
Pistol navy cartridges. 3,040 ... 3,040
12-pounder gun, rounds. 300 1,140 1,440
12-pounder howitzer, 202 1,450 1,652
10-pounder Parrott, 256 204 460
3-inch rifled, rounds. 266 326 592
Besides the above, invoices from Selma were received; that on the 1st instant, 200,000 cartridges, caliber .57, were forwarded to Atlanta. Thirty thousand cartridges, caliber .57, I informed by Colonel Wright, was to be finished yesterday evening, and very day the same number will be manufactured. Five thousand rounds of ammunition is in progress of manufacturing at Augusta, and is daily, parts of it, forwarded to Atlanta. The 20-pounder Parrott ammunition, 400 rounds, is preparing at Atlanta, and I am informed will be ready this evening.