War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0693 Chapter XXXVI. THE STATE OF Vicksburg, MISS.

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in mound in front of my left. Heavy artillery fire from the enemy at intervals during the day. One wounded in THIRD Mississippi State troops.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

Major J. G. DEVEREUX.

June 8, 1863.

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

Less sharpshooting than usual, and but a few shots from the enemy's artillery. Artillery fire kept up by enemy on the right of my line during the right. No casualties.

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

[Major J. G. DEVEREUX.]

June 9, 1863.

Major: I beg leave to submit the following report of operations yesterday:

The usual sharpshooting early in the day, falling off toward noon. The enemy's artillery opened on my line in the morning, about noon, and in the evening, and a heavy fire was kept up on my right during the night. The mortar boats threw some shells on this part of the line about 12 m. No casualties reported. Five men reported as deserters in Sixty-first Tennessee Regiment.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

Major DEVEREUX,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE,

June 10, 1863.

Major: On the line occupied by my command, the usual sharpshooting from the enemy yesterday. A heavy artillery fire from the enemy's batteries, mostly directed against the water batteries and the left of my line.

Vera respectfully,&c.,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

Major J. G. DEVEREUX,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

June 11,[1863.]

Major: In consequence of the heavy rain yesterday, but little sharpshooting from the enemy. No artillery fire.