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GOLDSBOROUGH, December 26, 1864.

Major PARKER, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I see by General Leventhorpe's dispatches of yesterday and to-day that the two regiments ordered from him are much needed. The enemy, having re-enforced at Plymouth, are now at Jamesville, twenty-three miles from Fort Branch. Great danger must result from the withdrawal of these troops. If these men are withdrawn no re-enforcements can be sent forward in time to meet the enemy. Every man except provost guard has gone from here. No troops are at Weldon. It is surely not good policy to sacrifice the only strong point we now have on the Roanoke, and with it the forage and subsistence of a fertile region. I respectfully ask that General Leventhorpe be permitted to return the troops he now has.

L. S. BAKER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SUGAR LOAF, December 26, 1864 - 6.30 p. m.

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER, Goldsborough, N. C.:

Let General Leventhorpe return with his two regiments to the Roanoke and meet the enemy.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

Tabular statement of light artillery in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

Battalion Battery. 20-poun-der 10-poun-der 3-inch 12-pounder

and field Parrots. Parrots. rifles. Napole-ons.

officers.

First

Military

District.

Wright's ---- ---- ---- 4

Coit's Pegram's ---- ---- ---- 4

battalion:

Lieutenant Bradford's 3 ---- ---- ----

Colonel b

J. R.

Branch a

Major J. Section of ---- ---- ---- 2

C. Coit Kelly's c

Stribling's Macon's ---- 2 2 ----

battalion:

Major R. Marshall's ---- ---- ---- 4

M.

Stribling

Major J. Sullivan's ---- ---- ---- 4

G. Blount

d

Dickerson's ---- ---- ---- 4

Moseley's Young's ---- ---- ---- 4

battalion

Lieutenant Slaten's ---- ---- ---- 4

Colonel

E. F.

Moseley e

Major W. Miller's ---- 4 ---- ----

H. Caskie

f

Major J. Section of ---- ---- ---- 2

G. Blount Cumming's

g

Sturdi- ---- ---- ---- 4

vant's

12th Martin's ---- ---- ---- 3

Virginia

Battalion

h

Graham's i ---- ---- 3 ----

Continuation:

Battalion Battery. 12-poun-der guns 6-poun-der guns 12-poun-der 6-pounder

and field howitzers howit-zers

officers.

First

Military

District.

Wright's ---- ---- ---- ----

Coit's Pegram's ---- ---- ---- ----

battalion:

Lieutenant Bradford's 2 ---- ---- ----

Colonel b

J. R.

Branch a

Major J. Section of ---- ---- ---- ----

C. Coit Kelly's c

Stribling's Macon's ---- ---- ---- ----

battalion:

Major R. Marshall's ---- ---- ---- ----

M.

Stribling

Major J. Sullivan's ---- ---- ---- ----

G. Blount

d

Dickerson's ---- ---- ---- ----

Moseley's Young's ---- ---- ---- ----

battalion

Lieutenant Slaten's ---- ---- ---- ----

Colonel

E. F.

Moseley e

Major W. Miller's ---- ---- ---- ----

H. Caskie

f

Major J. Section of ---- ---- ---- ----

G. Blount Cumming's

g

Sturdi- ---- ---- ---- ----

vant's

12th Martin's ---- ---- 1 ----

Virginia

Battalion

h

Graham's i ---- ---- 2 ----

a Lieutenant-Colonel Branch has been absent disabled since April 20, 1864, and has never reported through me but once, and then for extension of leave on surgeon's certificate for thirty days from October, 1864.

b One section of Bradford's battery serving at Hicksford, on Petersburg and Weldon Railroad.

c Two sections of Kelly's battery serving, under Colonel Pool, in Second Military District.

d Major Blount temporarily commanding Moseley's battalion.

e Killed December 16, 1864.

f Absent on such leave for five months, from Secretary of War, from November 24, 1864. Application has been made to have Major Caskie relieved from this battalion.

g One section of Cumming's battery serving, under Colonel Pool, in Second Military District.

h Major Boggs was relieved from duty with this battalion and ordered to report to Brigadier-General Walker, commanding Defenses of Richmond and Danville Railroad, by Special Orders, Numbers 252, headquarters Department of Northern Virginia, October

21, 1864.

i Attached to Dearing's brigade of cavalry.