War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0394 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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herefore felt when the soldiers they should be Texans. And this was enticed in the marched and special respect with which the enemy officer, and men, after the surrender, during our stay in Vicksburg, were not to treat and speak of the members of the SECOND Infantry. When the SECOND Texas Infantry marched through the chain of the enemy's entinels, the spirits of most of the men were even then at the highest pitch of fighting valor. Release from the obligation of their parole, and arms placed in their hands, they would have wheeled about, ready and confidant.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

ASHBEL SMITH,

Colonel SECOND Regiment Texas Volunteer Infantry.

Captain J. . LOUGHBOROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ADDENDA.

Report of the killed, wounded, Missing, and died of disease or privation, of the SECOND Regiment Texas Volunteer Infantry, in the siege of Vicksburg.

Strength of the regiment, May 17, 1863 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468

Killed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Wounded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Missing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Died of privation or sickness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Recovered perfectly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Recovered permanently disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Died of wounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Total dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Total dead and permanently disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Total dead, permanently disabled, and missing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

B. W. LECOMPT,

Adjutant.

Number 88. Reports of Major General M. L. Smith, C. S. Army, commanding DIVISION. HEADQUARTERS SMITH/S DIVISION. Vicksburg, May 23, 1863.

MAJOR: THE enemy made three assaults on my right yesterday were each time handsomely repulsed, and with apparently considerable loss. Brigadier-General Baldwin was wounded rather severely about 12 o'clock and left the field, one prisoner was taken last nighty. Other parts of the line were free form assaults, but sustained a continuos fire from sharpshooters and light batteries. No report of casualties yet received. The SEVENTEENTH and Twenty-eight General Forny early in the afternoon, and have not rejoined the DIVISION. The 30-pounder Parrot burst yesterday while firing on an advancing column of the enemy.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. L. SMITH,

Major-General,

Major R. W. MEMINHCER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.