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Numbers 68. Report of Brigadier General Charles L. Matthies, THIRD Brigade, Seventh DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH Corps. HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE, SEVENTH DIVISION, Clinton, MISS., July 16, 1863-9. 45 a. m.

SIR: As I informed you in a former dispatch, the enemy advanced in line of battle, from the direction of Brownsville and Livingston, in force; after a sharp skirmish, lasting one hour, they fell back toward Brownsville. We have captured 1 lieutenant and 8 privates from them. I learn they crossed Pearl River night of 14th with five regiments(cavalry and mounted infantry) and two pieces artillery, under command of Jackson the aggregate force amounting to 1, 5000 men. They lost in this skirmish 1 killed; wounded unknown, and the prisoners above mentioned.

Shall I not send a force on Vicksburg road to meet Colonel Chambers?

C. L. MATTHIES,

Brigadier-General.

Brigadier-General McARTHUR.

P. S. -This was held to 10. 15 o'clock. All quiet.

Numbers 69. Return of Casualties in Breckinridge's (Confederate) DIVISION before Jackson, MISS. [Compiled from nominal list.]

Killed Wounded

Command Office Men Office Men Aggre

rs rs gate

Helm's brigade: 41st --- --- --- 1 1

Alabama

2nd Kentucky --- --- --- 1 1

4th Kentucky --- --- --- 2 2

9th Kentucky --- --- --- 1 1

Cobb's [Kentucky] --- 2 1 6 9

battery

Adams' brigade: 32nd --- --- 1 --- 1

Alabama

13th and 20th --- 1 --- 2 3

Louisiana

16th and 25th --- 2 --- 16 18

Louisiana

19th Louisiana 1 --- --- 4 5

Austin's battalion --- --- --- 3 3

Stovall's brigade: --- 1 --- 1 2

1st and 3rd Florida

47th Georgia --- --- 1 1 2

60th North Carolina --- --- --- 2 2

Total 1 6 3 40 50

Numbers 70. Report of Captain C. H. Slocomb, Washington (Louisiana) Artillery, Breckinridge's DIVISION. IN THE FIELD, July 14, 1863.

GENERAL: Sunday, the 12th instant, a force of the enemy, variously estimated at from four to seven regiments, attacked the center of Gen-