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near the church, three miles out, he discovered a cavalry picket in the road, when he deployed his men and advanced. He soon discovered a force of about sixty men with two mountain howitzers, when he halted and sent back for re-enforcements to the hospital. When they arrived, twenty-seven in mumber, he deployed and advanced. The right of the line fired and dismounted one man, and the force retreated rapidly. He then advanced with his won guard and train about three miles, when he met the Sixth Missouri Cavalry, who proceeded after the enemy in the direction they retreated. He also learned that this was the same force that captured several ambulances the day previous. He remained last night at Port Gibson and meant with no further dificulty. I consider Lieutenant McElrea entired to great credit for bringing his train through safely with so small a force.

Very respectfully,


Colonel, Commanding.


Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventh Division.


MAY 19-JULY 4, 1863.-The Siege of Vicksburg, Miss.

List of the storming party of the Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps (commanded by Major General Frank P. Blair, Jr.0, led by Captain J. H. Groce, Thirtieth Ohio Infantry, in the assault on the works near Vicksburg, Miss., May 22, 1863.


Rank and name. Comp Regimen Remarks.

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First Lieut George Stockman.. C... 6th Wounded.



Private John Gingher... F... .. Do..

Private John Erwin.. G... .. Do..

Private Patrick Dunning.. F... .. Do..

Private Joseph Labile.. C... .. Do..

Private Henry Frazell.. B... .. Do.. Wounded



Private George Stiner.. A... .. Do..

Private Stilwell Silkwood.. H... .. Do..

Private Joseph Wertick.. A... .. Do.. Wounded.

Private John H. Cook.. E... .. Do..

Private Lewis T. Hunt.. H... .. Do..

Private Patrick O'Conner.. G... .. Do..

Private Edward Wickham.. D... .. Do..

Private William W. Steed.. E... .. Do..

Private Melvin J. Madison.. K... .. Do..

Second Lieutenant Bushrod W. F... 8th Wounded.

Murselman.. Missour


Sergt. Augustus Nagle.. B... .. Do.. Killed.

Private William Russel.. A... .. Do..

Private John Wagner.. F... .. Do..

Private John O'Dea.. D... .. Do..

Private William Reed.. H... .. Do..

Private Benjamin S. Killa.. G... .. Do..

Private Howell G. Trogden.. B... .. Do.. Colour-


Private Henry W. Dorr.. I... .. Do..

Private John G. K. Ayres.. H... .. Do..

Private Nathan Rowley.. G... .. Do.. Killed.

Private Mathew Bickford.. G... .. Do..

Private David Johnston.. K... .. Do..

Private Moses W. Bonnell.. K... .. Do..

Private J. Smith Cunningham.. D... .. Do..

Sergt. James Henry.. B... 113th



Corpl. Elisha Jones.. B... .. Do..

Sergt. J. T. Sleeper.. E... .. Do.. Wounded.

Corpl. J. B. Lane.. E... .. Do..

Private Joseph C. Smith.. B... .. Do..

Private Christoper M. Ralph.. E... .. Do.. Wounded.

Private Isaac Richard.. H... .. Do..