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Return of Casualties in picket engagement and during bombardment of Port Hudson, La., on the evening and night of March 14, 1863.

[Compiled from nominal lists.]

Command. Enlisted Officers. Enlisted Aggregate

men men.

killed.

1st Alabama Heavy ...... 1 ....... 1

Artillery

49th Alabama ....... ....... 1 1

9th Louisiana ....... ....... 1 1

Partisan Rangers

12th Louisiana ....... 1 2 8

Battalion

Louisiana Region ....... ....... 1 1

(Miles')

1st Mississippi ....... ....... 2 2

Artillery

1st Tennessee ....... ....... 2 2

Battalion

1st Tennessee ....... ....... 1 1

Battalion Heavy

Artillery

10th Tennessee ....... ....... 2 2

30th Tennessee 1 1 3 5

51st Tennessee ....... ....... 1 1

Total 1 3 16 20

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, No. 31. Port Hudson, La., March 18, 1863.

The major-general commanding expresses his acknowledgments to the troops under his command for their handsome conduct during the engagement with the enemy's fleet on the night of the 14th instant. The excellent spirit shown by all during this terrific cannonading evinces the determined bravery which animates them. the coolness, bravery, and skill shown by the men at the batteries is deserving of the highest praise, and this conduct is a just compliment to the officers in command of the batteries. The important and gallant services rendered by the signal corps, under Captain Youngblood, is also deserving of special mention. Driven back from station to station, they still continued to give important information up to the last moment.

By command of Major General Frank. Gardner:

T. FRIEND WILLSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PORT HUDSON, March 19, 1863.

Three steamboats here an more coming. I will take care of them. Enemy has strong force on west side of river. Those on this side have gone back to 9 miles of Baton Rouge.

FRANK. GARDNER,

Major-General.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON.

PORT HUDSON, March 21, 1863.

Enemy on this side has gone back to Baton Rouge. Large force on west side. I do not think they have got above me yet.