War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1196 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, ARTILLERY DEFENSES,

February 3, 1865.

Colonel B. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit my estimate of men required for efficiently guarding the property on the line, made by direction of the lieutenant-general commanding.

I am, colonel, very respectfully,

J. W. ATKINSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

Battery. Distance apart. Numb Men. Non-

er comm

of issi

guns oned

offi

cers

Osborne turnpike. .... 2 3 1

Fort Davis. 400 yards. 8 3 1

New Market road. 200 yards. 2 3 1

Fort Lee. 300 yards. 1 3 1

Fort Rosser. 200 yards. 1 3 1

Right of ravine. 300 yards. 4 3 1

Left of ravine. 150 yards. 5 3 1

Fort Atkinson. 150 yards. 3 3 1

Darbytown road. 100 yards. 6 3 1

Rear of McKenzie. 200 yards. 2 3 1

Williamsburg road. 150 yards. 7 3 1

Right of Williamsburg 150 yards. 3 3 1

road.

In front of Poe's. 150 yards. 3 3 1

Left of Mr. Poe's. 150 yards. 1 3 1

York River Railroad. 250 yards. 2 3 1

Right of York River 250 yards. 1 3 1

Railroad.

Right of Mr. 150 yards. 1 3 1

Dickinson's.

Nine-Mile road. 250 yards. 6 3 1

Right of Nine-Mile road. 100 yards. 3 3 1

Right of Creighton road. 1 mile. 2 3 1

Left of Creighton road. 200 yards. 1 3 1

Right of Watts' road. 600 yards. 1 3 1

At Mr. Watts' road. 600 yards. 1 3 1

Left of Watts' road. 150 yards. 2 3 1

Mechanicsville road. 1 mile. 2 3 1

Left of Mechanicsville 800 yards. 2 3 1

road.

Right of Central road. 300 yards. 1 3 1

Do. 100 yards. 1 3 1

Left of exterior line. 800 yards. 6 3 1

Left of Mechanicsville 600 yards. 3 3 1

road and exterior line.

Right of Mechanicsville 500 yards. 1 3 1

road and exterior line.

Do. 200 yards. 1 3 1

Total. ...... 85 96 32

INNER LINE.

Numbers 1. ..... 2 3 1

Numbers 2. 1 mile. 6 3 1

Numbers 3. 1 mile. 1 3 1

Numbers 4. 1 mile. (a) 3 1

Numbers 5. 1 mile. 2 3 1

a Maganize; no guns.