The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 24, In Three Parts. Part 2, Reports. Page: 658
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MISSISSIPPI, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC.
officer, was killed about 4 o'clock in the evening. Just'before dark,
Major [Rice E.] Graves, Breckinridge's chief of artillery, came up and
reported appearances of an attack on our and Breckinridge's front.
[John] Waties' battery of 20-pounders was placed in position on Mc-
Nair's extreme left.
Heavy firing nearly all the morning on Tuesday, 14th instant, with
brisk skirmishing. Evans'line advanced, drove back the enemy, burned
several small houses which afforded position and protection to their
sharpshooters, and then fell back, contrary to orders, to their original
position. In the afternoon a flag of truce, asking suspension of hostil-
ities for burial of enemy's dead. Yankees crowding up to our lines
were ordered off; not moving, a few shots were fired, which produced
the desired effect. After dark the enemy threw several shots into
Wednesday, the 15th instant, passed without the occurrence of any-
thing of special interest. Some artillery firing on our front in the
morning, and in the evening McNair's line of skirmishers were sharply
engaged, but lost no ground.
Artillery opened on our lines about 9 a. min. on Thursday, the 16th.
All quiet in the evening, except the occasional firing of sharpshooters.
At 5 p. m. orders were received and issued to the command to retire
from their position, the movement to commence immediately after night-
fall. This was carried into effect, and by 1 o'clock on the morning of
the 17th the rear of our column had crossed Pearl River in safety.
[CHAS. D.] MYERS,
Assistant Adjutant- General.
General S. G. FRENCH,
JULY 16, 1863.
This report was made by Lieutenant Myers at my request, and a copy
furnished to headquarters.
S. G. FRENCH,
Major- General, Commanding.
Report of Col. H. G. Bunn, Fourth Arkansas Infantry, McNair's
CAMP FOURTH ARKANSAS REGIMENT,
Near Morton, Miss., July 22, 1863.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the
action of the Fourth Arkansas Regiment in the recent operations of the
army in front of the city of Jackson :
With the First and Second Arkansas [Mounted Rifles] Regiments
[dismounted], the Fourth Arkansas acted as a reserve for the brigade.
These regiments were habitually on skirmish and picket duty.
On the 11th of July, at 10 a. min., I was ordered to the front of the
intrenchments on the Raymond road, to support Lieut. Col. D. H. Rey-
nolds, commanding the First Arkansas Regiment, having been specially
charged with the duty of determining the position and strength of the
enemy in that direction. Lieutenant-Colonel Reynolds engaged the
enemy, skirmished in the evening about half a mile in front of the in-
trenchments, and, after a spirited charge, drove them from the ground
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 24, In Three Parts. Part 2, Reports., book, 1889; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154603/m1/658/?q=Tappan: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.