GRAND GULF, April 30, 1863.
Send me cartridge-bags, shot, and shell for Grayson's gun. Also 10-pounder Parrott ammunition. Major [G. U.] Mayou knows caliber. Wirt Adams has met the cavalry raid near Fayette and drove them toward Brookhaven. Dispositions for the morning perfected. Troops in fine spirits.
JNO. S. BOWEN,
JACKSON, April 29, 1863.
Brigadier General John S. BOWEN, Grand Gulf:
In the name of the army, I desire to thank you and your troops for your gallant conduct to-day. Keep up the good work by every effort to repair damages to-night. Yesterday I warmly recommended you for a major-generally. I shall renew it.
J. C. PEMBERTON,
APRIL 29-MAY 1, 1863. -Demonstration on Haynes' and Drumgould's Bluffs, or engagement at Snyder's Mill, MISS.
Number 1. -Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps.
Number 2. -Brigadier General Louis Hebert, c. S. Army.
Number 1. Report of Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps. ON BOARD FLAG-SHIP BLACK HAWK, Below Haynes' Bluff, May 1, 1863.
DEAR GENERAL: Am this moment in receipt of yours from below Grand Gulf. + Have sent orders for Steele's and Tuttle's DIVISIONS to move to Perkins', and shall follow to-morrow. We will be there as soon as possible.
Tuttle will move by the new road, and Steele by Richmond.
Yesterday the new Choctaw, followed by all the other gunboats and our transports, approached the Bluff. We kept up a heavy fire, which was returned by the enemy. The Choctaw was struck FIFTY-three times, but her injuries are not in any vital part. Strange to say, no one was hurt. The De Kalb also was uninjured. The Tyler caught one shot on her water-line, which is repaired. I disembarked the command at Blake's negro quarters, and made disposition as for attack, which was kept up till after dark, drawing heavy fire.
*See also Sherman's report of engagement at Jackson, &c. For reports of Lieutenant Commanders K. R. Breese, James M. Pritchett, Frank M. Ramsay, and John G. Walker, u. S. Navy, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 7, 1863.
+See Grant to Sherman, April 29, in "Correspondence, ETC," Part III, p. 246.