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The artillery defenders of Fort Gregg. New Orleans, August 20, 1891. Mr. R. A. Brock, Secretary Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Va.: dear Sir: I observe in the last volume of the Southern Historical Society Papers (XVIII) sent me several communications from General James H. Lane in reference to the actions of his brigade on different fields and and occasions, that the old question as to the defenders of Fort Gregg is again revived. The old question as to who the real defenders were will not down Mississippians, North Carolinians or Georgians; and again the credit of the artillery is given to Chew's Maryland battery. General Lane in a letter to you dated September 17, 1890, writes (Southern Historical Magazine, Volume XVIII, page 80): The true defenders at Fort Gregg were a part of Lane's North Carolina brigade, Walker's supernumerary artillerists of A. P. Hill's corps, armed as infantry, and a part of Chew's Maryland battery. Harris' brigade and a few