Battles & Leaders of the Civil War
THE OPPOSING FORCES IN THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN.
CONFEDERATE RIVER-BATTERY ON THE RIDGE SOUTH OF VICKSBURG.
General Blair to General Pemberton : ST. LOUIS, January 24, 1874. GENERAL J. C.
PEMBERTON, Fauquier County, Virginia. DEAR GENERAL : I take pleasure, in answer to your letter of the 19th of January, in saying that it was generally understood in our army that General J. Johnston's courier, conveying dispatches to you previous to the battle of Baker's Creek or Champion Hills, betrayed his despatches to General Grant, and also your answers to General Johnston's orders, so that, in fact, General Grant had the most precise information as to your movements and those of General Johnston. I do not know positively from General Grant these facts, but the matter was spoken of by the officers of our army in such a way as to leave no doubt in my mind. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, FRANK P. BLAIR.
THE OPPOSING FORCES IN THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN.May 1st-July 4th, 1863.
The composition, losses, and strength of each army as here stated give the gist of all the data obtainable in the Official Records. K stands for killed ; w for wounded ; m w for mortally wounded ; m for captured or missing ; c for captured.
UNION FORCES : ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Maj.-Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
Escort : A, 4th Ill. Cav.. Capt. Embury D. Osband. Engineers : 1st Batt. Eng. Regt. of the West, Maj. W. Tweeddale.
NINTH ARMY CORPS (joined June 14-17), Maj.-Gen. John G. Parke.
First Division, Brig.-Gen. Thomas Welsh.
First Brigade, Col. Henry Bowman : 36th Mass., Lieut. Col. John B. Norton ; 17th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Constant Luce; 27th Mich., Col. Dorus M. Fox; 45th Pa., Col. John I. Curtin. Third Brigade, Col. Daniel Leisure : 2d Mich., Col. William Humphrey,; 8th Mich., Col. Frank Graves ; 20th Mich., Lieut.-Col. W. Huntington Smith ; 79th N. Y., Col. David Morrison; 100th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Matthew M. Dawson. Artillery : D, Pa., Capt. G. W. Durell.
First Brigade, Col. Simon G. Griffin : 6th N. H., Lieut. Col. Henry H. Pearson; 9th N. H., Col. Herbert B. Titus ; 7th R. I., Col. Zenas R. Bliss. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Edward Ferrero : 35th Mass., Col. Sumner Carruth; 11th N. H., Lieut.-Col. Moses N. Collins; 51st N. Y., Col. Charles W. Le General; 51st Pa., Col. John F. Hartranft. Third Brigade, Col. Benjamin C. Christ : 29th Mass., Lieut.-Col. Joseph H. Barnes; 46th N. Y., Col. Joseph Gerhardt; 50th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Thomas S. Brenholtz. Artillery : L, 2d N. Y., Capt. Jacob Roemer.
ARTILLERY RESERVE, E, 2d U. S., Lieut. Samuel N. Benjamin.
THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Maj.-Gen. John A. McClernand, Maj.-Gen. Edward O. C. Ord.
Escort: L, 3d Ill. Cav., Capt. David R. Sparks.
Pioneers : Indpt. Co., Ky. Inf.. (Capt. Wm. F. Patterson.
NINTH DIVISION, Brig.-Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus (w).
Brig.-Gen. Albert L. Lee, Brig.-Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus. Staff loss : Big Black Bridge, w, l.
First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Theophilus T. Garrard, Brig. Gen. Albert L: Lee (w), Col. James Keigwin : 118th Ill., Col. John G. Fonda ; 49th Ind., Col. James Keigwin, Maj. Arthur J. Hawhe, Lieut.-Col. Joseph H. Thornton ; 69th Ind., Col. Thomas w. Bennett, Lieut.-Col. Oran Perry; 7th Ky., Maj. H. W. Adams, Lieut.-Col. John Lucas, Col. Reuben May; 120th Ohio, Col. Marcus hi.
Spiegel. Brigade loss : Port Gibson, k, 18 ; w, 102 ; m, 3 =123. Champion's Hill, k, 11 ; w, 44 ; 111, 13 = 68. Big Black Bridge, w, 1. Vicksburg, assault May 19th, k, 1 ; w, 28 = 29 ; assault May 22d, k, 15 ; w, 87 = 102. Second Brigade, Col. Lionel A. Sheldon, Col. Daniel w. Lindsey : 54th Ind., Col. Fielding Mansfield ; 22d Ky., Lieut.-Col.
George W. Monroe; 16th Ohio, Capt. Eli W. Botsford, Maj. Milton Mills ; 42d Ohio, Lieut: Col. Don A. Pardee, Maj. William H. Williams, Col. Lionel A. Sheldon ; 114th Ohio, Col. John Cradlebaugh (w), Lieut.-Col. John H.
Kelly. Brigade loss : Port Gibson, k, 15; w, 66=81.
Champion's Hill, k, 6 ; w, 42 ; m, 13 = 61. Big Black Bridge, k, 10 ; w, 14 ; m, 1 = 25. Vicksburg, assault May 19th, k, 1 ; w. 34 = 35 ; assault May 22d, k, 14 ; w, 63; m, 1=78. Cavalry: 2d Ill. (5 co's), Lieut.-Col. Daniel B. Bush, Jr. ; 3d Ill. (3 co's), Capt. John L. Campbell; 6th Mo. (7 co's), Col. Clark Wright. Cavalry loss : Champion's Hill, k, 2 ; w, 2 = 4. Artillery, Capt. Jacob T. Foster: 7th Mich., Capt. Charles H. Lanphere; 1st Wis., Lieut. Charles B. Kimball, Lieut. Oscar F. Nutting.
Artillery loss : Port Gibson, k, 3 ; v', 7 = 10. Big Black Bridge, w, 4.
TENTH DIVISION, Brig.-Gen. Andrew J. Smith.
Escort: C, 4th Ind. Cav., Capt. Andrew P. Gallagher.