The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc. Page: 694
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694 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. [CHAP. XLIV.
Report of Maj. M. Smith, commanding artillery, Hardee's corps-Continued.
Turner's a ..
Three at Shiloh;
the teams be-
ing sent after
by Gener al
off ten guns
from the field.
One disabled at
One captured at
at Elk Horn.
Ferguson'sd. Four guns and
lost at Look-
lost on retreat.
None ...... ....
guns at Perry-
ville, and ob-
New harness re-
ceived and cais-
At times parts of
....do ... .
Napoleons ar d
o bo bo
891 93 129
a Equipment and condition good.
b Equipment good, but knapsacks and haversacks needed; condition good.
c Equipment incomplete, otherwise good.
d Need some few equipments; condition good.
III.-RESPECTING EVILS TO BE REMEDIED.
The only disease at present among the animals is "scratches " and
a few cases of "scours," and some of the horses have vermin. For
scratches, wash clean and apply soft soap and grease; also, blue-
stone, copperas, white-lead, poke-root, and red-oak bark have been
used. For vermin a strong decoction of tobacco has proved effica-
cious, with sulphur given ini the food. The horses the past winter
have been severely affected with a severe and fatal distemper (now
not prevalent) strongly resembling glanders. Various remedies
were tried without success. The horses on exhibition of first symp-
toms were removed from the other horses, as the disease was very
contagious. Steps have been taken to procure a veterinary surgeon,
the want of whom is much felt. Failure of supplies were at times
reported up to February 12 (time about the present organization);
since then none have been reported. No officers are reported for
neglecting stable-calls, watering, or grooming. No improper use of
animals. A stringent order is in force in this regiment that Govern-
ment horses are not to be used only on Government business.
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152650/m1/703/?q=keys: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.