h-bore guns, and moved back to the position formerly occupied by Captain Woolfolk's battery, since which time we have remained quiet.
I am happy to state that, although subjected to an enfilading fire of more than twenty guns, (and some of them their heaviest,) our works, though frequently struck, were so strong that none passed through, but several passed over the top and through the embrasure into the pits.
I lost none killed, and only two wounded--Privates Hughes, in leg slightly, and Hailey, in head, from concussion.
One horse was slightly wounded.
I think we could have done them much more damage but for defectiveness of ammunition, causing us to lay aside our former experience of artillerists.
I have, General, the honor to be,
Your obedient servant, J. W. Lewis, Captain, commanding Lewis's Light Artillery.
Report of Captain Govan.
headquarters Company B, Seventeenth Mississippi regiment, December 31, 1862. Colonel Fizer, Seventeenth Mississippi Regiment:
Capt J G Wrigh; R O Linster co C 4th regiment; W Caldwe ; Capt Rhyne; Lieut J J Parker, 2d do; Capt J Andrews, 2d cavalry; R H Earhor; J H Houpe, 57th regiment; W H Jones, co G 1st do; R F Carpenter, co E, 4th do; R P Fennister, 4th do; Capt J F Speck 57th do; Lieut C N Craige, co I 3d do; Jonas Harim 4th do; David Shavel; J N Brotherton 4th do; st Brotherton, 4th do; Lieut R Riclok; Lieut W H McCrery, 4th do; R A Balley 49th do; J H Carr; M 1st do; Lieut Falls, 4th do; Capt. K, 4th do; Capt. Carter 4th do; W Huddle, co B, 57th do; Capt. Craige, 6th do; N B Brooks, 49th do; Rich Hailey 49th do; J W Geforth, co G, 49th do; R old, co I 33d do; Capt Atwell, 48th do; Capt. co B 48th do; W A Ellison, co A, 4th do; D Garnett, 46th do; Capt L C Latham.
Officers in command of North Carolina troops in Virginia will please send messengers to this Depot to convey supplies belonging to them, and forward their signatures by mail to prevent fraud. O, F. Manson. Gen'l Ag't of N. C for Va.