War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0378 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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to allow then to extend their limbs; laboring day ; and night; fed on reduced rations of the poorest kind of food, yet always cheerful always ready and eager that the foe should advance; calm, resolute, their comrades falling around them at every instant under a fire thy were forbidden to return. Such are the claims my noble officers and soldiers have upon the admiration of their countrymen. The list of casualties of the lost exposed portions of the defense of Vicksburg. Many a gallant spirit was sacrificed; let their memory be cherished and their name be honored.

Recapitulation of Casualties.

Killed Wounded

Command Officers Men Officers Men

3rd Louisiana 4 41 6 120

36th Mississippi 4 23 5 68

37th Mississippi 1 16 6 50

38th Mississippi 3 28 5 36

43rd Mississippi 1 20 --- 37

7th Mississippi 2 12 4 32

Battalion

21st and 23rd [22nd] 4 25 8 66

Louisiana

Appeal Battery 2 2 1 6

Emanuel's battery 1 6 --- 8

Ratliff's battery --- 3 1 13

Lowe's battery --- --- --- ---

Pointe Coupee 1 3 --- 5

Battery

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

Brigade headquarters 1 --- 1 ---

Total 24 179 37 443

Total killed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Total wounded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480

Aggregate killed and wounded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 683

Respectfully, submitted.

LOUIS HEBERT,

Brigadier-General.

NOTE. -The casualties my not be exactly correct, but are known to be nearly so. *

Major S. CROOM,

Assistant Adjutant.

Headquarters HEBERT'S BRIGADE.

Camped near Demopolis,

August 31, 1863.

SIR: In answer to your note of the 29th instant, received yesterday. I have the honor to transmit a list of ordnance left by me at Snyder's Mill when ordered thence to Vicksburg on May 17 last. It is impossible for me to give list of ammunition and others stores left, for reasons given below. It is also impossible form me to state what ordnance and

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*But such statement complied from nominal list, appended to Forney's report, p. 369.

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