War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0156 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX., N. MEX. Chapter XXXVIII.

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the volleys of the enemy's sharpshooters. He escaped unhurt after repeating thrice this gallant feat, that called forth the enthusiastic cheers of the brave men who lined our works.

There is still occasional firing, and it is probable that the attack will be renewed to-night, preparatory to an attempt to charge the works in the morning. The men are in excellent spirits and will do all their duty.

I am, major, respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. F. DE GOURDNAY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Left Wing, Heavy Batteries.

Major T. F. WILLSON, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, HEAVY BATTERIES,

Port Hudson, La., July 2, 1863.

MAJOR: Captain Felix Le Bisque, Company B, Twelfth Louisiana Battalion, died yesterday in the general hospital, after a protracted illness.

My batteries were again engaged to-day with the enemy's guns recently placed on the opposite side of the river. The 32-pounder rifled gun at Battery Numbers 10 was dismounted by a shot cutting down the check. The gun is not injured. Captain [W. N.] Coffin, commanding, was slightly wounded. We are unable to say what damage was inflicted on the enemy.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. F. DE GOURNAY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Left Wing, Heavy Batteries.

Major T. F. WILLSON, Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 41. Reports of Colonel I. G. W. Steedman, First Alabama Infantry, of operations May 25-July 7.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING,

Port Hudson, La., May 26, 1863.

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the following casualties of my command in yesterday's engagement, viz:

Command Killed Wounded Missing Total

1st Mississippi ... 4 4 8

1st Alabama 2 8 1 11

15th Arkansas 2 5 1 8

Wingfield's cavalry 1 1 ... 2

Captain [A. J.] Lewis .... ... 1 1

company*

Captain [R. T.] English's .... 1 .... 1

company

Watson Battery+ ... 2 .... 2

39th Mississippi .... 4 1 5

Total 5 25 8 38

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*Four horses killed.

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+Three horses wounded.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

I. G. W. STEEDMAN,

Colonel, Commanding Left Wing.

Major T. F. WILLSON, Assistant Adjutant-General.