War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0696 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.)

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June 22,[1863.]

Major: The usual sharpshooting from the enemy in front of my lines yesterday. In the evening, the 3-inch rifle on Fort Hill opened fire to get the range of the enemy's works, to attempt and prevent any work being done during the night, when the enemy opened a heavy artillery fire on my left. The enemy continued to strengthen the works on the hill above Edwards', and are also constructing new ones from the river in the direction on the mound at Mint Spring Bayou.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

[Major J. G. DEVEREUX.]

June 21,[1863.]

Major: I would respectfully report that about 4 a. m. yesterday the enemy opened a heavy fire of artillery and sharpshooters on my entire line, which was kept up until 9 o'clock, when it gradually ceased. The usual sharpshooting throughout the day. A portion of my line was also exposed to the fire of guns on the Peninsula.

One wounded in Ward's Battalion ; 3 wounded in Sixty-first Tennessee.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier -General.

[Major J. G. DEVEREUX.]

JUNE 22, [1863.]

MAJOR: I would very respectfully report less sharpshooting than usual along my front. A few shots exchanged with the enemy's lower battery in the evening. The enemy are making a line of intrenchments from the battery recently established near the river to the Valley road; it may be designer for a rifle-pit, or as a protection to get in and out of the battery.

One killed in Sixty-SECOND Tennessee Regiment.

Very respectfully,

JNumber C. VAUGHIN.

[Major J. G. DEVEREUX.]

JUNE 23,[1863.]

MAJOR: I would respectfully report sharpshooting as usual yesterday, with an occasional shell from the artillery until about 8 p. m., when the enemy's sharpshooters opened a heavy fire on my center, with some artillery, continuing about two hours. The enemy continue to work on their intrenchments in valley near abatis.

No casualties.

Very respectfully,&c.,

JNumber C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

[Major J. G. Devereux.]