War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0791 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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6. About how much clothing has your squad received since it came to this camp?

None from the Government except that paid to men who have been employed at work. There has been received about 13 pair shoes, 3 shirts, 7 blankets, 10 pair drawers, 1 jacket, 8 pair of socks.

7. Do you draw rations regularly or not?

The rations are drawn regularly.

8. What is the quality of rations drawn?

Medium, with the exception of beef.

9. How do the number of rations ordered compare with the number of men reported by you "for duty" and 'sick in quarters?"

Compare well.

10. Is there, to your knowledge, any defect in the amount of rations issued by the post commissary, taking the order as a basis?

There is a defect, the beef frequently falling short from a quarter to a third in weight, and the bacon or pork from eighth to a sixth in weight; the beef is generally neck and shank parts.

11. Do your men receive prompt medical attendance when reported sick?

They do.

W. W. COMPTON,

Sergeant-Major Barnes' Battery.

Sergeant-major Kain's battery, please answer in writing on the intervening space the following questions:

1. How many men have you in your squad?

I have eighty-four.

2. How many of those are now sick in hospital, detached, and in confinement?

I have four sick in hospital and two detached.

3. How many are there for whom you draw rations?

Seventy-eight.

4. Are there bunks for all men now in your quarters; if not, how many need bunks?

There are bunks for all men.

5. How many blankets, quilts, and comforts have you in your squad?

There are about one hundred that are good.

6. About how much clothing has your squad received since it came to this camp?

I have received none from the Government, but have received a few by private contribution.

7. Do you draw rations regularly or not?

I draw regularly.

8. What is the quality of the rations drawn?

Medium with the exception of beef and meal, which are inferior.