War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0370 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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Report of ordnance and ordnance stores lost in Forney's DIVISION during siege of Vicksburg, MISS.

Command Hebert's Moore's Total*

brigade brigade

30-pounder Parrots --- 1 1

20-pounder Parrotts 2 --- 2

10-pounder Parrotts 2 2 4

2. 9-inch rifles 2 1 3

Guns 24-pounder --- 3 3

and howitzers



18-pounder guns --- 3 3

12-pounder --- 2 2


12-pounder 8 1 9


12-pounder James' --- 2 2


6-pounder guns 4 4 8

Whitworth guns --- 1 1

Enfield rifles, 1,000 1,500 2,500

caliber 577

Small Muskets, caliber 69 750 1,000 1,750


Rifles, caliber 54 750 500 1,250



August 25, 1863.

This DIVISION particulated only in the fight of Snyder'S mill and the siege of Vicksburg. The above report is from the most reliable data on hand. ordnance and ordnance stores were lost at Snyder's Mill, and instructions from the lieutenant-general commanding. His report has not been received at these headquarters.

Respectfully submitted.


Major and ordnance Officer, Forney's DIVISION.

Number 85. Report of Brigadier General Louis. Hebert, c. S. Army, commanding Brigade. HEADQUARTERS HEBERTS' BRIGADE. May 21, 1863.

MAJOR: I have the honor to report, as far as can be ascertained, the effect of top-days' engagement on the line of my brigade. Soon after daylight, the enemy opened their batteries and line of sharpshooters, and kept up their fire with rapidity and serous effect during the day, to dark, even since an occasional shot is fired from one of their batteries. Besides undergoing the fire on my brigade front, one of extreme NIGHT HAS SUFFERED FROM THE sharpshooters on the left of Brigadier-General Moore, and very severely from a battery in front of Brigadier-General Moore. This battery has been very effective against my headquarters.

The enemy's sharpshooters are in close proximity, and the batteries have injured much of our parapets. The two 20-pounder Parrots remaining on my line have bee dismounted, and are unserviceable. One


*The detailed statement of carriages, limbers, and caissons, and of artillery and small-arm ammunition, omitted. It shows 38 carriages, 37 limbers, 36 caissons, 5,520 rounds of artillery ammunition, and 281,000 rounds of small-arm ammunition.