The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 17, In Two Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc. Page: 818
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WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS.
gregate, 384; for duty, 178; the Third Battalion, aggregate, 399; for
duty, 197 (at the time they were detached from this post). They were
sent to Vicksburg by order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton of date No-
vember 28, 1862, and are now there in the actual service of the Confed-
erate States. These troops never were mustered into the service of the
Confederate States, but have been and still are performing guard and
other duties at this post. In obedience to Special Orders, No. 33, from
General Price's headquarters, dated Headquarters District of Tennes-
see, Tupelo, September 5, 1862, I have furnished to these troops sub-
sistence, camp and garrison equipage, arms, and ammunition, upon the
receipts of Brigadier-General Harris, commanding.
The State troops are styled by the Governor Minute-Men; have offi-
cers detailed to drill and instruct them; have consequently arrived at
a certain degree of proficiency, and will compare favorably with Con-
federate States troops of the same length of service.
Colonel Burgin, who left this post in command of the battalion of
Minute-Men, is stationed at Snyder's Bluff, and, I learn, in command of
a brigade. These troops are armed with muskets, caliber .69, most of
them altered percussion-lock.
The Fifth Regiment is stationed 1j miles north of Columbus, on the
military road near the fortifications.
Captain Rice's company of heavy artillery is stationed 1 miles north
of Columbus, on the Aberdeen road. They have no battery ; they have
30 percussion muskets, 10 Enfield rifles, 4,000 buck-and-ball cartridges,
5,000 musket-caps and all necessary accouterments; 2 horses, 2 mules,
and 1 wagon; all in good condition. This company is to serve the guns
on the fortifications.
Captain Thrall's company of heavy artillery is stationed 1 miles north
of Columbus,. on the Aberdeen road. They have one 32-pounder siege
gun, one 3-inch rifle gun, and one 6-pounder smooth-bore gun, with
equipments; 103 rounds 12-pounder blank cartridges, 30 rounds 12-
pounder Read shot, 40 rounds 12-pounder canister, 51 percussion mus-
kets and accouterments, 4,000 musket-cartridges, and 4,000 percussion
caps; all in good condition. This company is also to serve guns on the
Captain Owens' company of light artillery is stationed 1- miles north
of Columbus, on the military road. They have five 6-pounder guns
(bronze), limbers and caissons for same; one 3.3-inch rifle (bronze), limber
and caisson; one battery wagon and limber, one battery forge and limber,
500 solid shot, fixed; 400 spherical-case, fixed; 80 canister, fixed (all for
6-pounders); 100 3.3-inch rifle Read shot, 100 3.8-inch rifle shell, 240
blank cartridges; equipments nearly complete; all in good condition.
They also have 100 horses, 16 mules, and 3 baggage wagons. The men
are all in good condition, well clothed, &c.
Maj. W. A. Hewlett's battalion Partisan Rangers is stationed at
Buttahatchee Bridge, 12 miles north of Columbus, on the Aberdeen
road. They have 307 double-barrel guns and accouterments, 320 sa-
bers and belts, 45 flint-lock pistols, 8,320 rounds of cartridges, 4,320
percussion caps; all in good condition.
Captain White's cavalry company is stationed 4- miles northwest of
Columbus, on the road to Buttahatchee Bridge. They have 113 double-
barrel guns (some of them inferior), 60 holster-pistols, 113 cavalry sa-
bers, with necessary accouterments for guns, pistols, and sabers, camp
equipage, &c.; one wagon and 6 mules; all in good condition. This
company is engaged particularly in outpost and scouting duty.
The battalion of heavy artillery, composed of the companies com-
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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 17, In Two Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc., book, 1887; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154627/m1/818/?q=Thrall: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.