approved by General Breckinridge
Arrived in Richmond
, I left the letter at the War Department with the request that it be attended to immediately.
Saw Colonel Leroy Broun
, of the Ordnance Department.
Explained to me that the grooves of the two worthless United States
3-inch navy Parrotts captured near Bull's Gap
were worn out towards the breach, and hence worthless.
He ordered several guns sent to Wytheville
, and a selection was made.
, 1865.—Returned to Wytheville
The artillery of the department now consisted of: Lynch
, four United States
3-inch rifles, three caissons; Burroughs
, two United States
3-inch navy Parrotts (good), two iron 6-pounders, four caissons; Douthat
, four 12-pound howitzers, four caissons; King
, three brass 12-pound howitzers, one Richmond
3 inch rifle, no caissons; total, sixteen guns, eleven caissons.
All other guns in the department sent back to Richmond
, so that the only bad piece we had now was the Richmond
3-inch rifle, none of which had ever been worth hauling about any way. Remnants of McClung
's and Sawyer
's men were merged into Lynch
, 1865.—Wytheville, Virginia
. Lieutenant J. Henry Cochran
reported to me for duty.
, 1865.—Captain Lynch
sent to Grayson county, Virginia
, to collect stragglers.
About this time General Breckinridge
was appointed Confederate States Secretary of War
in place of James A. Seddon
, and Brigadier-General John Echols
succeeded to the command.
Bridges destroyed by Stoneman
last month quickly rebuilt by Major Poore
, 1865.—Up to this time had remained in winter quarters.
, who on the 14th of March had been ordered to Farmville, Virginia
, via Lynchburg
, had his order revoked, and reported to me at Wytheville
Supplied with fifty-nine new battery horses, in excellent condition, those unserviceable being turned over to Major McMahon
supplied with horses and harness, and others also where needed.
, 1865.—King reported to me at Wytheville
, and Lynch
, who had been sent to Marion
on the 25th, returned.
, 1865.—Moved with Douthat
's and Burroughs
' batteries, and camped at Brick Church, near Marion
, leaving Lynch
, 1865.—Returned and camped near Mount Airy
on to Wytheville
Marched with Douthat
's battery to-night by an old road to Wytheville
, and all