Report of Captain C. M. Jackson, Acting Assistant Inspector-General C. S. Army, of the surrender of Port Hudson.
JULY 9, 1863.
Port Hudson surrendered yesterday at 6 a.m. Our provisions were exhausted and it was impossible for us to cut our way out, on account of the proximity of the enemy's works.
Our casualties during the siege are 200 killed and between 300 and 400 wounded. About 200 men have died from sickness. At the time of surrender,there were only 2,500 men for duty. I came out through the enemy's lines about an hour after the surrender, and tried to ascertain the strength of General Banks' army, but did not succeed; but from may own observation, I am led to believe his force to be 25,000 or 30,000 men.
C. M. JACKSON,
Acting Asst. Insp. General to Major General Frank. Gardner.
General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON.
Numbers 34. Returns of Casualties in the Confederate forces (incomplete).
AT PLAINS STORE.
Officers and men. Killed Wounded Total
Commissioned officers 4 3 7
Non-commissioned - 4 4
Privates 8 29 37
Total 12 36 48
OFFICERS KILLED. - Lieuts. Irvin Pierce and H. J. Gorman, First Mississippi Artillery; Lieuts. M. G. Crawford and G. J. Wilson. Miles' Legion.
SIEGE OF PORT HUDSON.
Officers and men Killed Wounded Total.
Commissioned officers 15 48 63
Non-commissioned 27 49 76
Privates 134 350 484
Total 176 447 623
OFFICERS KILLED. - Lieutenant William Hemingway, Twelfth Infantry; Captain Q. T. Stokely, and Lieuts. W. H. Harrison and P. H. Pruett, Tenth Arkansas Infantry; Lieutenant E. M. Spain, Sixteenth Arkansas Infantry; Lieutenant J. B. Edrington, First Mississippi Artillery; Lieutenant Thomas Frank, First Alabam Infantry; Lieutenant T. M. Bond, Ninth Louisiana, Battalion (Partisan Rangers); Lieutenant Thomas B. Cooke, First Tennessee Artillery. (List incomplete.)
Number died in hospital are included in the body of the report among the wounded.
J. R. BARNETT,
Chief Surgeon Third District.