War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0341 Chapter XXXVI. THE SIEGE OF Vicksburg, MISS.

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Number 76. Report of Lieutenant Colonel D. Beltzhoover, first Louisiana Artillery. Demopolis, ALA. August 290, 1863.

SIR: As near I can ascertains, the heavy, guns lost at Vicksburg were as follows:

Localities Lower City front Upper Total

garrison garrison

10-inch 3 2 3 8

columbiads

9-inch navies 1 --- --- 1

8-inch --- --- 1 1

columbiads

10-inch mortars 1 --- --- 1

42-pounders 2 --- 1 3

32-pounder 1 --- 4 5

rifles

32-pounder 3 1 1 5

smooth-bores

Brooks'. * 1 --- 1 2

Blakely's. + 1 --- --- 1

6-pounder field --- 2 --- 2

guns

Aggregate 13 5 11 29

I cannot give any idea of the ordnance stores lost, because I have none of the reports of returns. During the siege the commanders of garrisons had nothing to do with the ordnance stores further than to see that hey were taken care of. Ammunition &c. Was sept to the batteries and removed from them without our knowledge. Colonel Higgins and all his staff are absent, and I get no better information than given above.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. BELTZHOOVER,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Louisiana Artillery.

R. R. HUTCHINSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Number 77. Reports of Major General Cter L. Stevenson, c. S. Army, commanding DIVISION. HEADQUARTERS ON THE RIGHT. Vicksburg, June 12, 1863.

MAJOR: General Barton reports that the enemy are crossing troops at Warrenton, supposed to be those that came to the upper landing on yesterday afternoon.

Respectfully,

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

Major-MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Both burst, and were entirely unserviceable.

+Burst at muzzle, but was cut off and used afterward.

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