War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0691 Chapter XXXVI.) THE SIEGE OF Vicksburg, MISS.

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June 1, 1863.

Major: Yesterday morning, at about 3. 30 a. m. the enemy opened a heavy artillery fire on my lines, continuing about one hour. at 6 o'clock one of the enemy's guns opened on the 32-pounder on my extreme right, to which it replied; but, owing to some deficiency in the carriage, it fired but a few shots. Everything unusually quiet during the remainder of the day. About 10 p. m. last night, I moved a portion of Major Stevens' command on the line occupied by the Mississippi State troops, considerably strengthening that part of the line, but it is not yet strong enough on the extreme right. One wounded, sixtieth Tennessee; one wounded (Mississippi States troops), in town.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

Major J. G. DEVEREUX,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

June 2, 1863.

Major: I would respectfully submit the following report of operations on my line:

About 9 a. m. yesterday, the enemy's battery opened fire on the 32-pounder on my right, which was replied to, for the purpose of trying depressed enough. Some sharpshooting yesterday, but more than the usual quiet prevailed. One killed and 3 wounded at 32-pounder; 1 wounded, THIRD Battalion Mississippi States troops.

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

[Major J. G. DEVEREUX.]

June 3, 1863.

Major: I would respectfully submit the following report of operations on my line yesterday:

About 1 a. m. the enemy opened a heavy artillery fire on my line. Everything remained quiet thereafter until near 9 o'clock, when the battery opposite opened fire on the 32-pounder on my right, which was not replied to. This fire was kept up nearly half an hour. With the exception of an occasional shot from sharpshooters, great quiet prevailed until 6. 30 p. m., when the enemy opened until dark. There were no casualties reported.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

Major DEVEREUX.

June 4, 1863.

Major: I would respectfully report the following operation on my line yesterday:

The usual sharpshooting kept up by the enemy, with an occasional shot from my lines. About 8. 30 a. m. the 32-pounder naval gun opened