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One hundred and seventy-eight waist belts. K

One hundred and eighty-one waist-belt plates.

One hundred and sixty-six bayonet scabbards.

Three hundred and sixty-four cap pouches.

Two hundred and thirty-one gun slings.

Of the above:

Two 12-pounder guns, carriages and limbers, were captured by Major-General Milroy at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, December, 1864.

One 12-pounder howitzer, carriage and limber, was captured by Colonel Palmer from the command of the rebel General Lyon, near Huntsville, Alabama.

Two 6-pounder smooth-bore guns, carriages and limbers, were captured by Major-General Steedman. near Decatur, Alabama.

Three 12-pounder guns, carriages, and limbers; one 10-pounder Parrott rifle and carriage; one 3-inch wrought iron rifle and carriage, United States, were captured at Columbia, Tennessee.

All the remaining artillery and carriages, and all the small arms and accoutrements were captured before Nashville, on the fifteenth and sixteenth December, 1864.

The larger number of ammunition chests captured were filled with ammunition in good condition, and six wagons loaded with similar ammunition were captured before this place.

I am informed that there are, in addition to what are reported above, four guns and carriages now at Pulaski, Tennessee, and three or four guns in the Duck river at Columbia, Tennessee, all captured from the enemy or abandoned by him in his retreat to the Tennessee river.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

A. Mordecai, Capt. Ord., Chief Ord. Dep't, Cumberland. Major-General G. H. Thomas, U. S. A., Commanding Department Cumberland, Eastport, Mississippi.

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