War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1197 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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The foregoing is a list of the batteries of the First Division, Artillery, Defenses, the distance separating them, and the number of the men deemed necessary to guard the ammunition at them.

To keep this guard, however, constantly on duty it will be perceived that it is necessary to furnish just double the number of men here estimated for to stand post the alternate days and nights, say about 300 men. It will, of course, be observed also that the above estimated makes no allowance for men who may be taken sick or disabled from other causes (furloughs, &c.), from being on duty, the above being the number of men "oft duty" constantly required for regular guards.

Respectfully submitted.

J. W. ATKINSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, ARTILLERY DEFENSES,

February 3, 1865.

Lieutenant W. R. ROBERTS,

Acting Adjutant, Headquarters Artillery Defenses:

SIR: Below I give a tabular report, showing the number of guns, and the position of each, in my command, on south side James River:

INTERMEDIATE LINE.

Location of Arniament. Distance Distance

works. between between guns.

batteries.

Petersburg One 6-pounder ....

turnpike. gun.

20 feet.

One 10- ....

pounder

Parrott.

Petersburg One 6-pounder 900 yards.

railroad. gun.

40 feet.

One 8-inch ....

army shell

gun.

Between Broad One 12- 900 yards.

Rock and pounder

Petersburg howitzer.

railroad.

50 feet.

One 6-pounder ....

howitzer.

Broad Rock road. One 12- 1,000 yards.

pounder

howitzer.

40 feet.

One 6-pounder ....

gun.

100 yards.

One 6-pounder ....

gun.

50 feet.

One 12- ....

pounder gun.

INNER LINE.

Battery 17. One 32- Petersburg

pounder gun turnpike.

(barbette).

30 yards.

One 32- ....

pounder gun

(barbette).

Battery 15. One 12- 2,000 yards.

pounder boat

howitzer.

40 feet.

One 6-pounder ....

gun.

40 feet.

One 6-pounder ....

gun.

Five 32- Supposed to

pounder ... be 30 yards.

barbette

guns.

Battery 14. One 8-inch 1,000 yards.

naval shall

gun.

20 yards.

One 32- ....

pounder gun.

Supposed to

Three 6- .... be 20 yards.

pounder guns.

Petersburg One 12- .....

turnpike pounder

(omitted). howitzer.

Respectfully,

J. HOWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.