Diary of Major R. C. M. Page. 59
tery horses, six sergeant's horses, one 2 horse wagon with two mules, and one 4- horse wagon with four mules. Total, forty-eight horses and mules, with harness all in fair order. Ammunition overhauled and carefully repacked. Lynch's and Byrne's remnants ordered back to Wytheville. Former consisted of two Richmond 3-inch rifles, no caissons. Present for duty: Captain J. P. Lynch, First Lieutenant T. C. Elmore (had one eye shot out at Vicksburg), Senior Second Lieutenant William E. Butler, Junior Second Lieutenant John McCampbell; six non-commissioned officers and forty-one pri- vates the company having been captured at Vicksburg and the rest reported unexchanged. Byrne's remnant: Two brass 12-pound howitzers, two Atlanta 3 inch rifles, no caissons. Captain Byrne re- ported as wounded and in hospital at Charlottesville, Va. Present for duty : Lieutenant G. O. Talbot in command, four acting gun- corporals and five privates, besides twenty-three men detailed from Duke's cavalry brigade, by order of General Morgan during his raid. Rest of Byrne's officers and men reported captured in Morgan's raid and now in United States prison at Camp Douglas. No note made ot horses and wagons; probably unserviceable, if any.
October iolh t 1864. My servant and horse not having yet arrived from Petersburg, Va., walked to Saltville. Found there King's; and remnants of Levi's and Sawyer's batteries. King's: three iron 12- pound howitzers, two brass howitzers, one iron 6 pounder, unser- viceable from enlarged vent, and no caissons. Present for duty : Captain William King, Senior First Lieutenant A. B. Smith, Junior First Lieutenant J. S. Buchanan, Senior Second Lieutenant Charles Harris, Junior Second Lieutenant H. L. Branson, fourteen non- commissioned officers and ninety-five privates. Horses and wagons belonged to members of the company, which was raised for local defence and special service, act of Confederate States Congress, Au- gust 2ist, 1861, and General Order War Department, No. 86, series 1863, paragraph 12. Sawyer's battery, so-called, also a local affair, to be worked by salt-works' employees in case of emergency one brass 1 2-pound howitzer, one iron 6-pounder, ancient style with double trail, no caissons and no horses. Captain Sawyer in com- mand. Levi's battery, Captain Barr in command: two iron 12- pound howitzers, one iron 6-pounder, and three caissons. No horses or wagons. Present for duty : Captain Barr, Senior First Lieutenant G. D. Searcy, Junior First Lieutenant W. F. Campbell, ten non- commissioned officers and forty four privates. Ammunition at Salt- ville abundant for the number of chests and in fair condition.