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RICHMOND ARTILLERY DEFENSES.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN C. PEMBERTON.

10th Virginia Battalion Heavy Artillery,

Lieutenant Colonel John W. Atkinson.

19th Virginia Battalion Heavy Artillery,

Lieutenant Colonel John W. Atkinson.

18th Virginia Battalion Heavy Artillery, Major Mark B. Hardin.

20th Virginia Battalion Heavy Artillery, Major James E. Robertson.

LIGHT ARTILLERY

Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES E. LIGHTFOOT.

Caroline Light Artillery.

Nelson Light Artillery.

Surry Light Artillery.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF.

Lieutenant Colonel JAMES HOWARD.

9th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Major A. Leyden.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

December 1, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the following desertions from my command since the 20th of November. Nearly all of the deserters went to the enemy.

Wilcox's division - Lane's brigade, 1 officer and 10 men; Scales' brigade, 3 men; McGowan's brigade, 4 men; total, 1 officer and 17 men. Mahone's division - Finegan's brigade, 27 men; Sorrel's brigade, 3 men; Sanders' brigade, 1 man; Weisiger's brigade, 3 men; total, 34 men. Heth's division - Archer's brigade, 4 men; Cooke's brigade, 3 men; MacRae's brigade, 1 man; total, 8 men. Grand total, 1 officer and 59 men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. P. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS,

December 1, 1864.

Respectfully submitted to the honorable Secretary of War for his information. Most of the men are supposed to have gone to the enemy. Scarce provisions, continuous duty in trenches is probably the cause.

R. E. LEE,

General.

[Second indorsement.]

DECEMBER 9, 1864.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

Noted. File. Every effort will be made to remove the causes of desertion, especially that arising from scantiness of provisions.

J. A. S.,

Secretary

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