War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0299 Chapter XXXVI. THE SIEGE OF Vicksburg, MISS.

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I herewith submit a list of the casualties in my command for the time covered by this report.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant.

T. E. G. RANSOM,

Brigadier-General of Vols. Comdg. SECOND Brigadier Sixth Div.

Lieutenant Colonel W. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, SEVENTEENTH Army Corps.

[Inclosure.]

Severely Slightly

Killed wounded wounded MISSING

Command Off Enl Off Enl Off Enli Offi Enli Aggre

ice ist ice ist ice sted cers sted gate

rs ed rs ed rs men men

men men

11th 1 2 -- 28 2 11 --- 9 53

Illinois

14th 1 14 2 41 3 39 --- 4 104

Wiscon-

sin

17th -- 5 1 14 5 28 --- 5 58

Wiscon-

sin

72nd 2 20 3 24 2 44 --- 5 100

Illinois

95th 2 23 4 45 4 75 --- 8 161

Illinois

Total 6 64 10 152 16 197 --- 31 476

T. E. G. RANSOM,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Comdg. SECOND Brigadier, Sixth Div., SEVENTEENTH Army Corps.

CYRUS F. DICKEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Number 50. Report of Colonel Thomas W. Humphrey, ninety FIFTH Illinois Infantry.

HDQRS. NINETY-FIFTH Regiment Illinois VOL. INFTY. SECOND Brigadier SIXTH DIV. SEVENTH DIV. SEVENTEENTH A. C. DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Natchez, MISS., August 14, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to report that at 11 a. m. May 19, when about 700 yards in front of the enemy's works at Vicksburg MISS. I WAS shown BY brigadier -General Ransom a written order from Major-general McPherson, ordering a simultaneous advance upon the enemy at 2 p. m. I was at the same time further ordered by General Ranson to secure a position previous to that hor 2 p. m. as near to the enemy as possible without unnecessarily exposing my command. Accordingly, after reconnoitering as much as time and circumstances would permit, I gained without loss a position in rear of the SECOND ridge in front of the enemy's works . The SEVENTEENTH Wisconsin, lieutenant, colonel McMabon, on my right, started on the charge before the Fourteenth Wisconsin, eleventh and Seventy-SECOND Illinois came in sight.

Although, according to my time, the appointed hour had not arrived by seventeen minutes, yet the firing was so continues as to render