War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0396 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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HEADQUARTERS DIVISION,

June 15, 1863.

MAJOR: Nothing unexpected had occurred during the past twenty-fourth hours my front. The enemy is gradually approaching redan on the right of the stockade; counter works to meet him are being constructed. Artillery firing on my right has been heavy since 12 m. Last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. L. SMITH,

Major-General.

Major R. W. MEMMIMGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DIVISION Headquarters,

June 20,. 1863.

MAJOR: The enemy made no now demonstration on my front yesterday. The continue work in the vicinity of the redan, apparently constructing something similar to a THIRD parallel. It was the intention to explode one of the mines last night, but three being no indications of the enemy working in immediate proximity, it was deferred.

The pickets in front of the center report that the long-roll was beaten in the enemy's camp about 2 o'clock this morning, also that the SECOND of wagon or artillery carriage wheels was heard at the same time. Heavy cannonade along the whole line commenced at daylight, still continuing.

It is probable that the force in front of me has diminished, but I am unable to ascertain with any certain.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. L. SMITH,

Major-General, commanding.

Major R. W. MEMMIMGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DIVISION Headquarters,

June 22, 1863.

MAJOR: The last twenty four hours have passed about as ususal. Considerable sharpshooting on my right. Casualties rather great in number than for some days. An attempt was made to spring one of our mines last night, which failed from some peculiarity which exists in the igniting of powder in tubes. The trains are being prepared. No essential progress has been made by the enemy in their work of approach that can be perceived.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. L. SMITH,

Major-General, commanding.

Major R. W. MEMMIMGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DIVISION Headquarters,

June 27, 1863.

MAJOR: Nothing of interest has transpired along my front during the past twenty four hours, with the exception that the mines near the