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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 3 Browse Search
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th Ohio volunteer infantry, commanding Twenty-ninth brigade. Colonel John T. Miller, Twenty-ninth Indiana volunteers, commanding Seventh brigade. Captain Jas. St. Clair Morton, commanding pioneer brigade. Captain James H. Stokes, commanding Chicago battery. Major John H. King, commanding Fifteenth United States infantryographical Engineer, and Lieutenants T. F. Murdoch and H. M. Williams, Aids-de-Camp. Respectfully submitted, Samuel Beatty, Colonel, commanding. Captain J. St Clair Morton's report. The following is a full abstract of the official report of Captain James St. Clair Morton, corps of engineers, commanding brigade of pioneeCaptain James St. Clair Morton, corps of engineers, commanding brigade of pioneers: The pioneer brigade of the Army of the Cumberland consists of three battalions of infantry, selected from forty different regiments, and the Chicago Board of Trade battery, Captain Stokes. Captain Bridges, of the Nineteenth Illinois, commanded the First battalion; Captain Hood, of the Eleventh Michigan, the Second, and Capt
t in a condition to be moved, had been previously carried to the rear. The right wing retired towards Brandon by the new Brandon road, and the left wing by the old Brandon road. The cavalry remained to destroy the bridges over Pearl River and observe the enemy. The evacuation was not discovered by the enemy until the next day. Our loss during the siege was estimated at seventy-one killed, five hundred and four wounded, and about twenty-five missing. The army retired, by easy marches, to Morton, distant about thirty-five miles from Jackson. Desertions during the siege and on the march were, I regret to say, frequent. Two divisions of the enemy, with cavalry, drove our cavalry through Brandon on the nineteenth, returning to Jackson the next day. Their object seemed to be to destroy the railroad bridges and depots. Colonel J. L. Logan, commanding a mounted force around Port Hudson, reported three successful engagements with detachments of the enemy. On the twelfth of July I