Operations in Mississippi
July to December, 1863
siege of Jackson
minor operations in the State
service of Mississippians outside the State
battle of Chickamauga
The return of the army which General Johnston had collected at Jackson for June 25th shows the following organization:
Division of Maj.-Gen. John C. Breckinridge—brigades of D. W. Adams, Helm and Stovall, aggregate present, 6,884.
aine, were killed, wounded or captured; the Thirtieth lost 130, and the others similar numbers.
The brigade was about 1,200 strong, and lost 100 killed and wounded, and 845 captured. The remnant of the brigade served with credit next day on Missionary Ridge, losing 28, among them General Walthall, severely, and Adjutant Campbell, of the Twenty-ninth, mortally wounded.
In the battle of Missionary Ridge Lowrey's brigade and Swett's artillery battalion shared the creditable work where Cleburne,
eserve artillery, 294.
Grand aggregate present was reported at 36,315; effective total, 28,154.
Breckinridge's division was ordered forward to Clinton from Jackson, June 30th, and on the evening of July 1st Johnston's army encamped between Brownsville and the Yazoo river. Col. Wirt Adams, reconnoitering near Edwards, reported that the Federal line was weakest south of the railroad, and that the Federal army was suffering greatly from disease, and quite discouraged by its heavy losses.
Manyissippi raids—severely wounded.
In the meantime Colonel Slemons had burned the railroad trestle over Grisson's creek.
About this time Loring's division was at Canton, Whitfield's and Cosby's brigades of cavalry were covering Vicksburg from Brownsville to Raymond, and Wirt Adams, promoted to brigadier-general, was operating at the south.
The latter made a demonstration against Natchez, occupied by a considerable Federal garrison, early in December, but the Federals were promptly reinforced