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ate forces in Vicksburg at this time were still under the command of Maj.-Gen. Martin L. Smith, who was reinforced from Bragg's army by the Georgia brigade of Seth M. Barton, the Tennessee brigades of John C. Vaughn and John Gregg, and the Alabama brigade of E. D. Tracy. Brig.-Gen. Stephen D. Lee, a distinguished soldier who had b 1,439.
Lee's loss was 36 killed, 78 wounded and three deserted; total, 124.
During the same day an assault was made by A. J. Smith at the sand-bar, where General Barton, who had arrived with his brigade, was posted.
The Federals made five efforts throughout the day to take the breastworks by storm—three times gained the cresughter which occurred here.
Just after the battle, Maj.-Gen. Carter L. Stevenson arrived and took command of the forces.
On the 30th the attack was renewed on Barton, but not with much vigor, and the 31st was given to the burial of their dead by the Federals.
Sherman gave up hope of breaking the Confederate line in the place