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Report of Brig

Report of Brig. Gen. Elias S. Dennis, U.S. Army, of attack (7th) on Milliken's Bend and action (9th) near Lake Providence.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,
Near Vicksburg, Miss., June 16, 1863.


GENERAL: Herewith I have the honor of inclosing Brig. Gen. E. S. Dennis' report of the battle of Milliken's Bend, La., fought on June 7, together with a list of casualties.
In this battle most of the troops engaged were Africans, who had but little experience in the use of firearms. Their conduct is said, however, to have been most gallant, and I doubt not but with good officers they will make good troops.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. S. GRANT,
Major-General.

Brig. Gen. LORENZO THOMAS,
Adjutant-General of the Army.

Inclosure - Brig. Gen. Elias S. Dennis

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