nsportation to batteries and no more can be obtained.
By command of Major-General Stevenson, G. A. Haywood, A. C. C.
head-quarter's Rowan's battery, near Dalton, Ga., April 10th, 1864.
Major,—I respectfully submit for your consideration a few facts in regard to the feed furnished the stock of this battalion.
I have beens of the subsistence department cannot say that short transportation was the cause of insufficient supplies, for at this time the army was in winter quarters at Dalton, Ga., and the cars were not used for the transportation of troops, but were used exclusively for supplies, except a few furloughed and sick men.
Notwithstanding tnumber of them failed to return.
During the summer of 1863 the Federals occupied a portion of East Tennessee and there was no communication by railroad between Dalton, Ga., and Bristol, Tennessee, therefore the only route left open for these men to return to their command was by the way of North Carolina. Captain Rowan learned tha