War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0405 Chapter XXXVI. THE SIEGE OF Vicksburg, MISS.

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JULY, 3, 1863.

I object to a surrender of the troops, and am in favor of holding the position, or attempting to do so, as long as possible,



Abstract from statements of ordnance and ordnance stores lost and destroyed in the First Brigade, Smith's DIVISION, during the siege at Vicksburg.

Ordnance and small-arms Destroyed* Captured+ Total

Guns and howitzers: 30- 1 --- 1

pounder Parrott

3-inch rifles 1 1 2

Whitworth gun 1 --- 1

32-pounder gun --- 1 1

24-pounder howitzer --- 1 1

12-pounder howitzers --- 2 2

6-pounder guns --- 5 5

Small-arms: Percussion --- 1,467 1,467

muskets, caliber 69

Enfield rifles, caliber --- 500 500


Mississippi rifles, --- 50 50

caliber 54

Rifled muskets, caliber --- 121 121


Number 90. Report of Brigadier General F. A. Shorup, c. S. Army, commanding THIRD Brigade. DALTON, GA. April 11, 1864.

GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit, inclosed the report of operations of my brigade during the siege of Vicksburg. Before leaving Vicksburg, I rendered a report to Major-General Smith, which was lost. I was directed by General Pemberton some time ago to make another and send it to you direct.

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

F. A. Shoup,


General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, C. S. Army.



Vicksburg MISS,

July 8, 1863.

MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of my brigade during the siege of Vicksburg:

On May 18, I was ordered to send a regiment of my command on the Graveyard road, to a point near Willis' to cover a foraging pay colonel


*The 30-pounder and Whitworth burst; trunnions knocked off 3-inch rifle.

+Also 118,530 rounds of small-arms ammunition.