War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0659 Chapter LII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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The following table exhibits the amount of fire of the different batteries under my command during the battle and also during the entire siege up to July 31:

Total firing to July 31.

30- 4 1/2- 13- 10- 8-inch Coehor

pounde inch inc inch mortar ns.

Batteries.a r guns. h mort s.

Parrot mor ars.

ts. tar

s

Numbers 1 833 - - - - -

Near Numbers 3 - - 45 - - -

Numbers 4. 1,361 - - - - -

Numbers 5. 2,116 - - - 2,197 -

Near Fort - - - - - 1,776

McGilvery, Numbers

9

Numbers 10. - - - - 2,145 -

Near Numbers 11. - - - - 1,023 271

Near Numbers 12. - - - - - 1,507

Near Numbers 14. - - - - 836 -

Fort Morton - 331 - - - -

Near Numbers 15 - - - - - 315

Near Numbers 17. - 534 - - - -

Fort Rice - - - 360 - -

Near Numbers 20. - - - - 217 -

Fort Sedgwick - 195 - - - -

Total 4,310 1,060 45 360 6,418 3,869

Fire during battle of July 30.

30- 4 1/2- 13- 10- 8-inch Coehor

pounde inch inc inch mortar ns.

Batteries.a r gusn. h mort s.

Parrot mor ars.

ts. tar

s.

Numbers 1 65 - - - - -

Near Numbers 3 - - - - -

19

Numbers 4. 176 - - - - -

Numbers 5. 206 - - - 174 -

Near Fort - - - - - 121

McGilvery, Numbers

9

Numbers 10. - - - - 337 -

Near Numbers 11. - - - - 136 267

Near Numbers 12. - - - - - 334

Near Numbers 14. - - - - 259 -

Fort Morton - 331 - - - -

Near Numbers 15 - - - - - 315

Near Numbers 17. - 216 - - - -

Fort Rice - - - 360 - -

Near Numbers 20. - - - - 217 -

Fort Sedgwick - 300 - - - -

Total 447 847 19 360 1,123 1,037

a See preceding table for armament and commanding officer.

The aggregate number of rounds fired in front of Petersburg up to July 31 was thus 16,062 rounds, amounting to about 300 tons, and during the battle of July 30, 3,833 rounds, amounting to about 75 tons. The firing on the Bermuda Hundred lines, between the arrival of the siege train and July 31, nearly ceased, amounting only to nineteen 10-inch mortar shells, six 4 1/2-inch shells, and three 20-pounder Parrott shells. Thus the entire expenditures from the opening of the campaign to July 31 was 18,061 rounds, amounting to 325 tons.

At 11.35 p.m. July 30, 1864, I received a telegram from General Hunt to move with urgent haste certain siege ordnance and siege material from the batteries at Petersburg to my depot at Broadway Landing, on Appomattox River.

The following table exhibits what was moved. The distances are accurately taken from the engineer maps of the Army of the Potomac. It will be seen that the mean distance per piece, exactly computed, is eight miles:

Armament.

Name of battery. No. Character. Dista Distan Remarks.

a nce ce for

to one

depot piece.

Miles Miles.

Fort Sedgwick... 6 4 1/2-inch 9.3 55.8 Fifth

guns Corps

front.

Near Battery 20 6 8-inch 9.1 54.6 Do.

mortars

Near Fort Rice 10 10-inch 8.5 85.0 Do.

mortars

Battery 17 6 4 1/2-inch 8.0 48.0 Do.

guns

Near Battery 18 6 Coehorns 8.8 52.8 Do.

Fort Morton 6 4 1/2-inch 8.0 48.0 Ninth

guns Corps

front

Near Battery 14 4 8-inch 8.2 32.8 Do.

mortars

Battery 4 3 30-pounder 5.4 16.2 Eighteent

Parrotts h Corps

front.

Battery 1 4 ...do........ 4.0 16.0 Do.

51 ............. ..... 409.2

On railroad near 1 13-inch ..... ...... Sent six

Battery 3. mortar miles to

City

Point

Total. 52 ............. ..... ......

a See sketch by Major Michler, dated September 13, 1864.