War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0864 Chapter L. THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN.

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HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

In the Field, Ga., July 4, 1864-4.10 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

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,

Brigadier-General, &c.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDNANCE OFFICE,

Vining's Station, July 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General MACKALL,

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.

Vining's. Atlanta.

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

cartridges.

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

rounds.

10-pounder Parrott, 256 204 460

rounds.

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.