War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0695 Chapter XXXVI.) THE SIEGE OF Vicksburg, MISS.

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Last night the enemy opened fire from the land batteries, on what was supposed to be some boats going in the direction of the gunboat Cincinnati, with what result could not be ascertained.

Very respectfully,&c.,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

Major J. G. DEVEREUX,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

June 16, 1863.

Major: The usual sharpshooting on my line yesterday. The artillery fire was directed altogether on my right. The enemy are strengthening their works near the Edwards house, and have some new ones in process of construction, but not any nearer than those erected some time since. One killed in Sixty-first Tennessee.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

Major DEVEREUX,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

June 17, 1863.

Major: I would respectfully report the usual sharpshooting along my lines; some cannonading in the evening. The enemy opened fire from a new position in front of my left near Edwards' negro quarters, and between them and the river. One killed in Sixty-SECOND Tennessee Regiment.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[JNumber C. VAUGHN,]

Brigadier-General.

Major J. G. DEVEREUX.

June 18,[1863.]

Major: The usual sharpshooting along my line yesterday; considerable cannonading on the right during the early part of the day; also some artillery fire on my left about 11 a. m. Everything unusually quiet during last [night]. One killed in Sixty-SECOND Tennessee Regiment.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

[Major J. G. DEVEREUX.]

June 19,[1863.]

Major: Everything unusually quiet along the line yesterday; some sharpshooting at intervals during the day. About 10 o'clock last [night] the enemy's artillery in front of my left opened fire in the direction of the river at what was supposed to be some skiffs. One killed; one wounded in Sixtieth Tennessee.

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

[Major J. G. DEVEREUX.]