War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0872 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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Abstract from return of the Light Artillery is Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, Lieutenant General Richard Taylor commanding, for October 31, 1864; headquarters Selma, Ala.

Present for duty.

Comman Locati Office Men. Effect Aggreg Aggreg Piece

d. on. rs. ive ate ate s of

total presen presen field

presen t. t and artil

t. absent lery.

.

Major-

Genera

l

Maury:

Charpe Mobile 5 64 64 90 122 4

ntier'

s

batter

y

Abbay' do 4 67 67 86 108 4

s

batter

y

Winsto do 4 49 44 76 87 4

n's

batter

y

Lowe's do 2 79 79 105 120 4

batter

y

Tobin' Greenw 2 50 50 57 129 4

s ood,

batter Ala

y

Culpep Pollar 4 58 58 76 158 4

er's d, Ala

batter

y

Brigad

ier

Genera

l D.

W.

Adams:

Clanto In the 1 61 61 72 120 4

n's Field

batter

y

Ferrel do 2 80 80 93 105 5

l's

batter

y

Merrin Opelik 2 40 40 48 83 7

's a, Ala

batter

y

Cahaba Opelik 1 17 17 22 22 2

batter a, Ala

y

Coosa Coosa - - - - - 4

bridge bridge

batter

y

Selma Selma, - - - - - 5

defens Ala

es

batter

y

Major-

Genera

l

Gardne

r:

Ratlif Dry 4 93 90 109 160 4

f's Grove

batter

y

Holme' Clinto 2 14 16 18 88 1

s n, La

batter

y

Brando do 4 37 36 44 66 3

rd's

batter

y

Major-

Genera

l

Forres

t:

Morton West

(a) - - - - 16

's Tennes

batter see

y

Thrall do

(a) - - - - 16

's

batter

y

Rice's do

(a) - - - - 16

batter

y

Hudson do

(a) - - - - 16

's

batter

y

Grant 38 709 702 896 1,377 75

total

a No returns. Each battery has four guns.

Cahaba section, manned by details from infantry; Coosa bridge manned by dismounted cavalry; Selma defenses without men; Captain Holmes, with 50 men, I caisson, 3 guns, transportation wagons, &c., were captured by the enemy October 5, 1864. Bradford's battery was paroled at Vicksburg and has been reorganized since last report. The guns, &c., of Barlow's Battery, composed of details from the cavalry, were turned over to him by order of the lieutenant - general commanding department. The detail company Barlow's battery have returned to their respective commands.

Respectfully submitted.

JNO A. A. WEST,

Major and Chief of Artillery.

NOVEMBER 1, 1864.

General J. C, BRECKINRIDGE,

Commanding the Dept. of East Tenn. and Southwest Virginia:

The undersigned, citizens of Johnson County, Tenn., would represent to you that our county is infested with several bands of bushwhackers, murderers, and deserters, who are committing depredations upon the lives and property of Southern citizens to such an alarming extent that a great many of them had to leave their homes and seek shelter in North Carolina and Virginia. Those that remained at home have embodied themselves together under, arms, trying to hold them in cheek until we can get assistance. We are about twenty in number, taking in boys from fourteen years old and men up to sixty. The disloyal element in this county is too powerful for us to withstand without assistance. There is a very large number of deserters from the Federal army lurking in the woods with guns of the best quality, and could, if they were to unite, destroy every Southern family in the county in a short time and is threatening to do so if we attempt to arrest them. We