The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 45, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports, Correspondence, etc. Page: 1,253
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CHAP. LVII.j CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFDERATE.
The command will not accompany the wagons. The men, therefore,
will be prepared with four days' cooked rations in haversacks. The
hour for the command to move will be given to-morrow morning.
By command of Brigadier-General Jackson:
J. H. MARTIN,
Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
November 27, 1864.
Commanding Cavalry Division:
GENERAL: General Hood directs me to say that he wishes you to
direct Colonel Biffle to order Colonel Holman to report to me, with all
the men of his (Colonel Holman's) command now on duty with that
E. J. HARVIE,
Colonel and Inspectoi'-General.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CHALMERS' DIVISION,
No. -. In the Field, November 27, 1864.
I. Colonel Biffle, commanding brigade, will order Colonel Holman to
report with his command at once to Col. E. J. Harvie, inspector-gen-
eral of General Hood's staff, for duty.
By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:
L. T. LINDSEY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant- General.
Corinth, Miss., November 27, 1864.
Inspector at Post :
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, as yet, there is only one bat-
tery at this post; this is a howitzer battery of four brass pieces, com-
manded by Captain Thrall, from General Forrest's command. In con-
junction with this report I would respectfully suggest that, after an in-
spection of the works around this post (accompanied by Major Wintter,
chief engineer), it is my opinion that for military defense there should
be at least sixteen pieces of artillery in the works of the post-this is
the minimum amount that will be necessary for defense of the place-
and then not one-half the artillery positions will be occupied. These
guns should be of the following description: battery (4pieces) Parrotts,
1 battery (4 pieces) Napoleons, 2 batteries (8 pieces) howitzers; total,
4 batteries (16 pieces).
I would respectfully call the attention of the general commanding to
this statement, and request attention at earliest practicable moment.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. W. ELDRIDGE,
Major, Commanding Artillery at Post.
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