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The opposing forces at Port Hudson, La.: May 23d-July 8th, 1863.

The composition, losses, and strength of each army as here stated give the gist of all the data obtainable in the Official Records. K stands for killed; w for wounded; m w for mortally wounded; m for captured or missing; c for captured.

The Union army.

Nineteenth Army Corps.--Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks.
First division, Maj.-Gen. Christopher C. Augur.

First Brigade, Col. Edward P. Chapin (k), Col. Charles J. Paine: 2d La., Col. Charles J. Paine, Lieut.-Col. Charles Everett; 21st Me., Col. Elijah D. Johnson; 48th Mass., Col. Eben F. Stone; 49th Mass., Lieut.-Col. Burton D. Deming (k), Maj. Charles T. Plunkett; 116th N. Y., Capt. John Higgins. Brigade loss: k, 94; w, 412; m, 20 =526. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Godfrey Weitzel (also commanding the right wing, a provisional division, etc.), Col. Stephen Thomas: 12th Conn., Lieut.-Col. Frank H. Peck (w); 75th N. Y., Col. Robert B. Merritt; 114th N. Y., Col. Elisha B. Smith (m w), Lieut.-Col. Samuel R. Per Lee; 160th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. John B. Van Petten; 8th Vt., Col. Stephen Thomas, Lieut.-Col. Charles Dillingham. Brigade loss: k, 67; w, 406; m, 16 = 489. Third Brigade, Col. Nathan A. M. Dudley: 30th Mass., Lieut.-Col. William W. Bullock; 50th Mass., Col. Carlos P. Messer; 161st N. Y., Col. Gabriel T. Harrow er; 174th N. Y., Maj. George Keating. Brigade loss: k, 5; w, 47; m, 3 = 55. Artillery: 1st Ind. Heavy, Col. John A. Keith; 1st Me., Lieut. John E. Morton; 6th Mass., Lieut. John F. Phelps; 12th Mass. (section), Lieut. Edwin [599] M. Chamberlin; 18th N. Y., Capt. Albert G. Mack; A, 1st U. S., Capt. Edmund C. Bainbridge; G, 5th U. S., Lieut. Jacob B. Rawles. Artillery loss: k, 10; w, 49; m, 10 =69. Unattached: 1st La. Eng's, Corps d'afrique, Col. Justin Hodge; 1st La. Native Guards, Lieut.-Col. Chauncey J. Bassett; 3d La. Native Guards, Col. John A. Nelson, Capt. Charles W. Blake; 1st La. Cav., Maj. Harai Robinson; 2d R. I. Cav., Lieut.-Col. Augustus W. Corliss. Unattached loss: k, 57; w, 171; in, 43 = 271.

Second division, Brig.-Gen. Thomas W. Sherman (w), Brig.-Gen. George L. Andrews, Brig.-Gen. Frank S. Nickerson, Brig.-Gen. William Dwight. Staff loss: w, 2.

First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Neal Dow (w and c), Col. David S. Cowles (k), Col. Thomas S. Clark: 26th Conn., Lieut.-Col. Joseph Selden; 6th Mich., Col. Thomas S. Clark, Lieut.-Col. Edward Bacon; 15th N. H., Col. John W. Kingman; 128th N. Y., Col. David S. Cowles, Capt. Francis S. Keese, Lieut.-Col. James Smith; 162d N. Y., Col. Lewis Benedict, Lieut.-Col. Justin W. Blanchard. Brigade loss: k, 81; w, 498; m, 12 = 591. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Frank S. Nickerson: 14th Me., Col. Thomas W. Porter; 24th Me., Col. George M. Atwood; 28th Me., Col. Ephraim W. Woodman; 165th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Abel Smith, Jr. (m w), Maj. Gouverneur Carr (w), Capt. Felix Agnus; 175th N. Y., Col. Michael K. Bryan (k), Maj. John Gray; 177th N. Y., Col. Ira W. Ainsworth. Brigade loss: k, 34; w, 199; m, 5=238. Artillery: 21st N. Y., Capt. James Barnes; 1st Vt., Capt. George T. Hebard. Artillery loss: k, 1; w, 6 = 7.

Third division, Brig.-Gen. Halbert E. Paine (w), Col. Hawkes Fearing, Jr. Staff loss: w, 1.

First Brigade, Col. Timothy Ingraham, Col. Samuel P. Ferris: 28th Conn., Col. Samuel P. Ferris, Lieut.-Cel. Wheelock T. Batcheller, Maj. William B. Wescome; 4th Mass, Col., Henry Walker; 16th N. H., Col. James Pike; 110th N. Y., Col. Clinton H. Sage. Brigade loss: k, 20; w, 127; m, 20 = 167. Second Brigade, Col. Hawkes Fearing, Jr., Maj. John H. Allcot, Col. Lewis M. Peck: 8th N. H., Lieut.-Col. Oliver W. Lull (k), Capt. William M. Barrett; 133d N. Y., Col. Leonard D. H. Currie (w), Capt. James K. Fuller; Maj. John H. Allcot; 173d N. Y., Maj. A. Power Gallway (in w), Capt. George W. Rogers; 4th Wis., Col. Sidney A. Bean (m w), Capt. Webster P. Moore. Brigade loss: k, 115; w, 483; m, 86 = 684. Third Brigade, Col. Oliver P. Gooding: 31st Mass. (7 co's), Lieut.-Col. W. S. B. Hopkins; 38th Mass., Lieut.-Col. William L. Rodman (k), Maj. James P. Richardson; 53d Mass., Col. John W. Kimball; 156th N. Y., Col. Jacob Sharpe. Brigade loss: k, 48; w, 265; m, 8 = 321. Artillery, Capt. Richard C. Duryea: 4th Mass., Lieut. Frederick W. Reinhard; F, 1st U. S., Capt. Richard C. Duryea; 2d Vt., Capt. Pythagoras E. Holcomb. Artillery loss: k, 1; w, 4; m, 2 = 7.

Fourth division, Brig.-Gen. Cuvier Grover.

First Brigade, Col. Richard E. Holcomb (k), Col. Joseph S. Morgan: 1st La., Lieut.-Col. William O. Fiske; 22d Me., Col. Simon G. Jerrard; 90th N. Y., Col. Joseph S. Morgan; Maj. Nelson Shaurman; 91st N. Y., Col. Jacob Van Zandt; 131st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Nicholas W. Day. Brigade loss: k, 84; w, 359; m, 27 =470. Second Brigade, Col. William K. Kimball: 24th Conn., Col. Samuel M. Mansfield; 12th Me., Lieut.-Col. Edward Ilsley; 52d Mass., Col. Halbert S. Greenleaf. Brigade loss: k, 32; w, 125; m, 3 = 160. Third Brigade, Col. Henry W. Birge: 13th Conn., Capt. Apollos Comstock; 25th Conn., Lieut.-Col. Mason C. Wild; 26th Me., Col. Nathaniel H. Hubbard; 159th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Charles A. Burt. Brigade loss: k, 34; w, 128; m, 10=172. Artillery, Capt. Henry W. Closson: 2d Mass., Capt. Ormand F. Nims; L, 1st U. S., Capt. Henry W. Closson; C, 2d U. S., Lieut. Theodore Bradley. Artillery loss: w, 5; m, 3 = 8.

cavalry, Col. Benjamin H. Grierson.

6th Ill., Col. Reuben Loomis; 7th Ill., Col. Edward Prince, 1st La., Maj. Harai Robinson; 3d Mass., Col. Thomas E. Chickering; 14th N. Y., . Cavalry loss: k, 10; w, 37; n, 47 =94.

Corps D'Afrique: 6th Inf.,----; 7th Inf.,----; 8th Inf.,----; 9th Inf.,----; 10th Inf.,----. Corps d'afrique loss: k, 15; w, 12 ; m, 4 = 31.

Total Union loss: killed, 708; wounded, 3336; captured or missing, 319 = 4363.

General Banks, in his official report, says that on May 27th, when h-e first assaulted the enemy's works, his effective force had been reduced to less than 13,000, and that at the time of the surrender “the besieging force was reduced to less than 10,000 men.” But the returns of Banks's command for May 31st ( “Official Records,” Vol. XXVI., Pt. I., pp. 526-528) show not less than 30,000 officers and men of all arms “present for duty” at Port Hudson, besides the Corps d'afrique, which is not re-ported on any of the returns for that month. According to the return for June 30th ( “Official Records,” Vol. XXVI., Pt. I., p. 611), the “present for duty” (including the Corps d'afrique) aggregated 23,962, but Colonel Irwin, who (as assistant adjutant-general) made all these figures, informs us that those for May 31st and June 30th were totals of former months carried forward, whereas the actual strength was as given by him on page 595.--editors.

The Confederate army.

Major-General Frank Gardner.
Line Commanders: Brig.-Gen. W. N. R. Beall, Col. W. R. Miles, and Col. I. G. W. Steedman.

Garrison Troops: 1st Ala., Col. I. G. W. Steedman, Lieut.-Col. M. B. Locke, Maj. Samuel L. Knox; 49th Ala., Maj. T. A. Street; Maury (Tenn.) Artillery (attached to 12th La. Heavy Art'y Battalion); 1st Ark. Battalion, Lieut.-Col. B. Jones; 10th Ark., Lieut.-Col. M. B. Locke, Lieut.-Col. E. L. Vaughan, Maj. C. M. Camrgile; 11th and 17th Ark. (detachment); 12th Ark., Col. T. J. Reid, Jr.; 14th Ark., Lieut.-Col. Pleasant Fowler; 15th Ark., Col. Ben. W. Johnson; 16th Ark., Col. David Provence; 18th Ark., Lieut.-Col. W. N. Parish; 23d Ark., Col. O. P. Lyles; 4th La. (detachment), Capt. Charles T. Whitman; 9th La. Battalion (infantry), Capt. R. B. Chinn; 9th La. Battalion (Partisan Rangers), Lieut.-Col. J. H. Wingfield, Maj. James De Baun; 12th La. Heavy Art'y Battalion, Lieut.-Col. P. F. De Gournay; 30th La. (detachment), Capt. T. K. Porter; La. Legion, Col. W. R. Miles, Lieut.-Col. Frederick B. Brand; La. Battery Capt. R. M. Boone (w), Capt. S. M. Thomas; La. Battery (Watson), Lieut. E. A. Toledano; 1st Miss., Lieut.-Col. A. S. Hamilton, Maj. Thomas H. Johnston; 39th Miss., Col. W. B. Shelby; Claiborne (Miss.) Light Infantry, Capt. A. J. Lewis; 1st Miss. Light Artillery (Abbay's, Bradford's, and Herod's batteries); Miss. Battery (English's), Lieut. P. J. Noland; Miss. Battery (Seven Stars Art'y), Lieut. F. G. W. Coleman; B and G, 1st Tenn. Heavy Art'y (attached to 12th La. Heavy Art'y Battalion), Lieut. Oswald Tilghman and Capt. James A. Fisher; Tenn. Battalion (composed of details from 41st, 42d, 48th, 49th, 53d, and 55th Tenn. regiments), Capt. S. A. White-side.

Cavalry and Mounted Infantry (operating outside of the post), Col. John L. Logan: 11th and 17th Ark. (consolidated),----; 9th Tenn. Battalion,----; Cochran's Battalion,----; Garland's Battalion,----; Hughes's Battalion,----; Stockdale's Battalion,----; Robert's Battery (section),----.

According to an incomplete report ( “Official Records,” Vol. XXVI., Pt. I., p. 144), the loss of the garrison of Port Hudson during the siege was 176 killed, and 447 wounded = 623. General Banks reports ( “Official Records,” Vol. XXVI., Pt. I., p. 55), “that with the post there fell into our hands over 5500 prisoners.” There appears to be no statement of the strength of the garrison at any time during the investment. The effective strength of Logan's command, June 25th, was 1296. See “Official Records,” Vol. XXVI., Pt. II., p. 82.

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