War of the Rebellion: Serial 036 Page 0787 Chapter XXXVI. ENGAGEMENT AT JACKSON, MISS.

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Return of Casualties in Gist's Brigade in the engagement at Jackson, May 14, 1863.

[Compiled from nominal lists of casualties, returns, &c.]

Killed. Wounded. Captured


Command. Offi Enli Offi Enli Offi Enli Aggre

cers sted cers sted cers sted gate.

. men. . men. . men.

46th Georgia --- 4 2 20 --- 62 88

14th Mississippi --- 2 --- 3 --- --- 5

24th South 1 10 3 35 2 54 105


Hoskins' battery+ --- --- --- 1 --- --- ----

Total 1 16 5 59 2 116 198

Numbers 15. Report of Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt, Forty-sixth Georgia Infantry, commanding Gist's Brigade. HEADQUARTERS GIST'S BRIGADE, near Calhoun, MISS., May 16, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that my brigade-consisting of a battalion of the Forty-sixth Georgia Volunteers, Captain T. B. Hancock commanding; Twenty-fourth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel [Ellison] Capers commanding; battalion Fourteenth Mississippi Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel [W. L.] Doss commanding, and Captain [J. A.] Hoskins' battery Light artillery - on the morning of the 14th instant were posted on the Clinton road, 3 miles from Jackson, with instructions to hold the enemy in check, then approaching in heavy force. He made his appearance at 9 a. m. The action began soon after.

At 2 p. m., in conformity with orders, I withdrew the brigade, not a man having receded an inch, and having resisted successfully the column of the enemy.

All behaved well, officers and men, and won my admiration by their coolness and bravery.

The following is a list of the casualties:++

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Captain Thomas W. HALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


*Lieutenant A. F. Cunningham killed.

+Six horses killed.

++Embodied in tabular statement preceding.