War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0369 Chapter XXXVI. THE SIEGE OF Vicksburg, MISS.

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The siege of Vicksburg was a contest which tried more the endurance and resolution of the men and their company and regimental commanders than the sill of their generals.

My men during the siege did their duty and their whole duty to the entire satisfaction of their general, and I trust of their country. The patience with which my troops submitted to the many privations and hardships to which they were sustained throughout, are worthy of all praise, and merited a better fortune.

The casualties ining the siege were as follows: Hebert's brigade-killed, 203, wounded, 480. Moore's brigade-killed, 72; wounded, 385. Total-killed, 275; wounded, 865*.

I inclose herewith the reports of the brigade commanders.

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

JNumber H. Forney,

Major-General.

Major R. W. MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

A D D E N D A .

Return of Casualties in Forney's DIVISION during the siege of Vicksburg. +

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

Killed Wounded

Command Office Enlis Office Enlist Enlis Aggre

rs ted rs ed men ted gate

men men

MISSI

NG ++

Hebert's 1 --- 1 --- --- 2

brigade:

Staff

3rd Louisiana 4 45 10 109 7 175

21st 2 14 7 43 1 67

Louisiana

22nd 2 11 1 22 1 37

Louisiana

36th 4 24 5 67 1 101

Mississippi

37th 1 16 6 50 7 80

Mississippi

38th 3 22 5 38 2 74

Mississippi

43rd 1 24 --- 33 --- 58

Mississippi

7th 3 14 2 31 --- 50

Mississippi

Battalion

Appeal 2 2 1 4 --- 9

Battery

Emanuel's 1 6 --- 6 --- 13

battery

Pointe Coupee 1 3 --- 5 --- 9

Artillery

Ratliff's --- 3 1 12 2 18

battery

Ridley's --- --- --- 2 --- 2

battery

Total 25 194 39 416 21 695

Moore's --- 16 2 36 --- 54

brigade: 37th

Alabama

40th Alabama --- 18 1 38 --- 57

42nd Alabama 1 7 1 18 --- 27

35th 3 17 4 78 --- 102

Mississippi

40th 1 11 5 33 --- 50

Mississippi

2nd Texas 3 36 5 60 --- 104

Sengstak's --- 4 1 6 --- 11

battery

Tobin's --- 1 1 11 --- 13

battery

Pioneer --- 3 --- 4 --- 7

company

Total 8 113 20 284 --- 425

Grand total& 33 307 59 700 21 1,120

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*But see Addenda, following.

+ For names of officers killed or died of wounds, as far as they can be ascertained by the official records, see p. 329.

++Deserters.

&But see Forney's report, above.

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