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Doc. 61.-Vicksburg and Baton Rouge. Report of Major-General Van Dorn. headquarters District of the Mississippi, Jackson, Miss., September 9, 1862. General: I have the honor to submit, for the information of the War Department, the following report of the defence of Vicksburg, and of operations in this district, up to the present time: Pursuant to orders I assumed command of this district, and of the defences of Vicksburg, on the twenty-seventh day of June, 1862. Prior to my ar
issippi, which Baton Rouge is not, and batteries there will command the river more completely than at Vicksburg.
On the nineteenth day of August, in obedience to orders from the headquarters of the department, I moved from Port Hudson for Jackson, Mississippi, with a portion of the force, leaving Brigadier-General Ruggles in command with------troops.
In concluding this report, I have to express my obligations for the prompt and cordial support which I received at all times from the Major-Gener