War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0147 Chapter XXXVIII. SIEGE OF PORT HUDSON, LA.

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line, he will see how few men I have to guard a long and important front. Every day that I pass along it, my apprehensions are greatly increased.

I am, respectfully,

W. N. R. BEALL,

Brigadier-General.

Lieutenant J. S. LANIER, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. BEALL'S Brigadier, Jackson Road, June 14, 1863.

GENERAL: The men have repulsed several charges on this line. The First Mississippi is scarce of caps; can you send me any? I am trying to get them from the regiments on the right. Our loss thus far small; that of the enemy large. Most of our guns (artillery) are disabled on this line. Fire of artillery from enemy very severe.

Respectfully,

W. N. R. BEALL,

Brigadier-General.

[Major-General GARDNER.]

HDQRS. BEALL'S Brigadier, Port Hudson, La., June 14, 1863.

MAJOR: The loss of the First Mississippi Regiment in to-day's engagement is very severe-18 killed and about 14 wounded. The command is much reduced. Cannot the 100 men ordered to Colonel [B. W.] Johnson for duty be returned to the regiment?

Very respectfully,

W. N. R. BEALL,

Brigadier-General.

Major T. F. WILLSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Military District.

[Inclosure.]

Report of Casualties in Beall's brigade up to June 1, 1863.*

Command. Killed Wounded. Missing. Total

1st Alabama, Company K 2 2 - 4

49th Alabama 3 18 11 32

10th Arkansas 14 20 49 83

12th Arkansas 3 11 - 14

15th Arkansas 12 39 30 81

16th Arkansas 2 3 - 5

23rd Arkansas 7 28 5 40

1st Arkansas Battalion 1 1 - 2

12th Louisiana - 6 - 6

Artillery Battalion,

Company D

Watson (Louisiana) 2 10 - 12

Battery

1st Mississippi 5 13 1 10

39th Mississippi 2 4 - 6

1st Mississippi Light 11 33 - 44

Artillery Battalion

1st Tennessee Artillery 2 2 - 4

Battalion, Company B

1st Tennessee Artillery 2 4 - 6

Battalion, Company G

Total 68 194 96 358

Respectfully submitted.

W. N. R. BEALL,

Brigadier-General.

[Major-General GARDNER.]

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*These casualties are probably included in Surg. J. R. Barnett's returns.

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