War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0118 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX., N. MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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JUNE 14.

General DWIGHT:

General Grover's column is reported ready, and will move forward at once to the assault.

By order of Major-General Banks:

RICH'D IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 14.

General BANKS:

Our skirmishers and sharpshooters are within 20 rods of the parapet; a ravine between them and the parapet is full of fallen timber, and raked by artillery on my right and left.

DWIGHT,

General.

JUNE 14.

General DWIGHT:

Grover seems to be attacking now.

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General

JUNE 14.

General BANKS:

General Dwight cannot advance farther until the skirmishers silence the field batteries.

DWIGHT,

General.

JUNE 14.

General BANKS:

The Parrotts have made them haul back from their guns; none now in sight of them.

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 14.

Colonel IRWIN:

All quiet but sharpshooting. As the First and Second Brigades cannot retire, General Dwight cannot again at present. Shall throw up rifle-pits at dark.

FISKE,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp.

JUNE 20.

Commodore PALMER:

General Banks wishes to say to General Grant that he has perfect confidence of success.

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 20.

General BANKS:

I hear that Vicksburg has fallen, and that 20,000 fresh troops are in the rear. Is it true?

ALDEN,

Captain.

JUNE 26.

Captain ALDEN:

It is a rumor, and can be traced to no reliable source.

RICH'D B. IRWIN.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 29.

Captain ALDEN:

The commanding general requests you to spare your tug, if possible, to take ammunition from Springfield Landing to Donaldsonville. Please answer.

RICH'D B. IRWIN

Assistant Adjutant-General.