No. 4. -- Report of Ordnance Sergeant D. Wilber, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Fort Macomb.


FORT MACOMB, LA., January 31, 1861.

SIR: I have the honor to report myself at this post. I will also report that Lieut. R. C. Capers, with a detachment of the First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, took charge of this post on the 28th instant. I turned over all the property under protest, closed my public accounts, transmitted them to the departments to which they belong, and, as there is no use at present for an ordnance sergeant at this post, I will request leave of absence for three months to visit my family in Portland, Me.

Respectfully, I am, sir, your most obedient servant,


Ordnance Sergeant, U. S. Army. Col. S. COOPER, Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D.C.

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