JUNE 3-JULY 10, 1863. -Operations in Northern Louisiana.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
June 4, 1863. -Affair at Lake Saint Joseph.
6, 1863. -Skirmish near Richmond.
7, 1863. -Attacks on Young's Point and Milliken's Bend.
9, 1863. -Action near Lake Providence.
15, 1863. -Action near Richmond.
30, 1863. -Attack on Goodrich's Landing.
Numbers 1. -Brigadier General Elias S. Dennis, U. S. Army, of attack (7th) on Milliken's Bend and action (9th) near Lake Providence.
Numbers 2. -Brigadier General Hugh T. Reid, U. S. Army, of action (9th) near Lake Providence and attack (30th) on Goodrich's Landing.
Numbers 3. -Brigadier General Joseph A. Mower, U. S. Army, SECOND Brigade, THIRD DIVISION, Fifteenth Army Corps, of action (15th) at Richmond.
Numbers 4. -Colonel Lucius F. Hubbard, FIFTH Minnesota Infantry, of action (15th) at Richmond.
Numbers 5. -Actg. Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, U. S. Navy, of attack (7th) on Milliken's Bend and action (15th) near Richmond.
Numbers 6. -Captain Abraham E. Strickle, commissioner, of attack (7th) on Milliken's Bend.
Numbers 7. -Major General Richard Taylor, C. S. Army, of attack (7th) on Young's Point and Milliken's Bend.
Numbers 8. -Major General J. G. Walker, C. S. Army, commanding DIVISION, of attack (7th) on Young's Point and Milliken's Bend, and operations June 10-July 10.
Numbers 9. -Brigadier General Henry E. McCulloch, C. S. Army, commanding brigade, of attack (7th) on Milliken's Bend.
Number 10. -Brigadier General J. M. Hawes, C. S. Army, commanding brigade, of attack (7th) on Young's Point.
Number 1. Reports of Brigadier General Elias S. Devin, U. S. Army, of attack on Milliken's Bend and action near Lake Providence. HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, Near Vicksburg, MISS, June 16, 1863.
GENERAL: Herewith I have the honor of inclosing Brigadier General E. S. Dennis' report of the battle of MILLIKEN's Bend, la fought on June 7, together With a list of casualties.
In this battle most of the troops engaged were Africans, who had but little experience in the use of fire-arms. Their conduct is said, however, to have been most gallant, and I doubt not but With good officers they will make good troops.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,
Adjutant-General of the Army.
*See Owen to Porter, June 16; Grant to Taylor, June 22; Taylor to Grant, June 27; Grant to Taylor, July 4; Halleck to Grant, August 12; Grant to Halleck, August 29; Kent to Rawlins, September 24; in Part III, Correspondence, ETC.