The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 38, In Five Parts. Part 3, Reports. Page: 967
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tired, as the command has been marching and fighting for several
days. We have lost some of the most valuable officers in our com-
mand. I don't think the enemy can possibly march to Talladega
before the 5th of next month. If they are moving in that direction
they have not gone far enough for me to determine to what place
they are destined.
For further particulars I will refer you to Lieutenant Ruther,
who will hand you this communication.
I am, yours, &c:,
Report of Capt. Thomas J. Key, Arkansas Artillery. commanding
Hotchkiss' artillery battalion, of operations July 22.
HEADQUARTERS HOTCHKISS' BATTALION,
July 23, 1864.
About noon I moved Captain Goldthwaite's battery immediately
in rear of General Govan's brigade, and so soon as the line of the
enemy was known I ordered it into battery, engaging their battery
and works. Captain Goldthwaite had 2 men wounded (James Wil-
horn slightly and S. B. Wilder severely) and 4 horses disabled.
The loss of Captain Turner's battery consisted in killing of 1 horse
and 4 wounded.
All of which I respectfully submit.
THOS. J. KEY,
Captain, Commanding Battalion.
Report of Lieut. Richard L. Watkins, Lookout (Tennessee) Artil-
lery, of operations July 20.
HEADQUARTERS BARRY'S BATTERY,
September 14, 1864.
In compliance with circular order of this date I have the honor to
submit the following report of the part this battery acted in the
engagement on Peach Tree Creek July 20:
Was ordered to relieve Captain Selden's battery at about 4 p. m.
Went into the action on the left of Pace's Ferry road on General
Walthall's line under galling fire from 4-gun battery in front,
and an enfilading fire from battery on our right, and within easy
range of sharpshooters. We immediately opened with all our guns
on battery in front (our battery being a fourNapoleon gun battery).
After a rapid, and, as I learned from skirmishers, effective fire from
our battery for thirty minutes the battery in front almost ceased to
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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 38, In Five Parts. Part 3, Reports., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154634/m1/984/?q=Key: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.