Friday, April 02, 2010

New York Revolutionary War Pension Rolls.

This seven pages are of the Revolutionary War Pension Rolls of New York. Now this is not all of them as these pages fall under one category. The information on these page is all they show, however there may be additional information in other government documents. If you see a name of interest and would like a look up, state his name and state. My address can be found in my profile.

Note. All documents can be enlarged by pushing on them. After they open they can be enlarged again there is a enlarge box just move arrow around and it will come up.

List of Invalid Pensioners who have been inscribed on the roll of the New York Agency, whose residence, and other information called for by the resolution of the Senate, cannot be ascertained in consequence of the destruction of the papers of the War Office in 1801 and 1814.

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William Burritt, private, $30, dollars per year, Increased to $60, per year.

Job Bartram, Captain, $120,dollars per year, April 20, 1796. Transferred from Connecticut, March 3, 1811. Died July 19, 1813.

John Bogge or Bogue, private, $60, dollars per year.
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Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr.

Birth: Oct. 10, 1832, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama.
Death: Apr. 17, 1904, Bayou La Batre, Mobile County, Alabama.

Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr., also known as "Old Joe Cain", "Chief Slacabormorinico" or "Old Slac", is recognized as the man responsible for the Mardi Gras celebration's rebirth in the years immediately following the Civil War in Mobile, Alabama. The stress of the Civil War brought an end to the annual festivities in Mobile. After the war and under Union occupation, the city was disillusioned and discouraged. On the afternoon of Fat Tuesday in 1866, Joseph Stillwell “Joe” Cain, Jr. set out to raise the spirits of Mobile. Appearing as a mythical Chickasaw Indian, "Chief Slacabormorinico" or “Old Slac”, from Wagg Swamp, he climbed aboard a decorated coal wagon pulled by a mule and held a one-float parade through the streets of Mobile.

This was the beginning of the modern era of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Cain’s reasoning for masquerading as the Chickasaw Indian chief was that the Chickasaw Indians were never defeated, and this was to show the Union occupation, since the south lost the Civil War. He succeeded in what his goal was, which was lifting the Mobile Bay Region from despair and reviving Mardi Gras. In 1867, Joe Cain made his second appearance as “Old Slac”, but this time he is accompanied by the “Lost Cause Minstrels”, 16 former Confederate soldiers playing drums and horns.

This was the origin of The Order of the Myths parade on Fat Tuesday. Cain founded many of the mystic societies and built a tradition of Mardi Gras parades, which continues today. In fact, he is remembered each year on Joe Cain Day, which is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Known as "the people’s day," Mardi Gras revelers decorate anything they can push, pull, or drag for the Joe Cain Procession and parade, which is as much fun to watch as it is to ride. Cain himself participated in each year’s festivity until he died. Joseph Stillwell “Joe” Cain, Jr. was a son of Joseph Cain, Sr. and Julia Ann Turner. He married Elizabeth Alabama Rabby.

Elizabeth Alabama Rabby Cain.

Birth: Jun. 16, 1833, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama.
Death: Jun. 16, 1926, Mobile County, Alabama.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Dr. Lewis Heermann-Navy.

Lewis Heermann was born in Germany, lived most of his life in Louisiana. He enlisted as a Surgeon from Virginia on Feb. 8, 1802, his pay was $50. dollars a month and 2. rations a day.

In the years of 1812 to 1813 and 1815 there is no duty stations given.

In 1814 his station was New Orleans, at this time his last name was spelled Hereman.

In 1818-1826 he was stationed at the Naval Hospital of New Orleans.

In 1827-1829 he was on leave.

In 1830 was station at New Orleans waiting orders.

In 1831 He was Fleet Surgeon in the Mediterranean.

In 1832-33 he was on leave.

The year of 1833 is the list time he can found on the Rosters
His last name was also spelled Herman, Hereman.

I Posted the above Information at Rootsweb, and got a answer from a Christina Clark, who is part of the family, her information is just below. Mrs. Clark, is looking for more information on her family. If you have any information on this part of the family she would be glad to hear from you, she can be reached at the following.

Dr. Lewis Heermann from Kassel, Germany. He was in the US Navy 1802 to 1833 when he died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a surgeon for the US Navy who fought in the battle with the Barbary pirates along the north African coast. Later he urged congress to establish hospitals at naval bases. A destroyer ship called USS Heermann was named after him, and this ship was used in WWII to fight the Japanese. Lewis had a son named Adolphus Lewis Heermann who was a well known ornithologist/naturalist/doctor who discovered Heermann's gull. Somehow these two are related to my German grandfather, Dieter Blume. Also, there is another doctor from Germany related to my grandfather who died during the cholera epidemic in St. Louis, Missouri. One of his two daughters was my grandfather's grandmother.


Dr. Lewis Heerman give a deposition, on the event, you well find it very interesting to read.

PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 1828.

DEAR SIR: In compliance with the demand of the honorable the chairman of the Naval Committee of the Senate, “to prepare a written statement of all the particulars relative to the capture, &c., of the Philadelphia,” I do myself the honor herewith to enclose to you also, as chairman of the Naval Committee of the House of Representatives, my testimony (to the best of my recollection and belief) of a series of incidents and facts ‘connected with that affair;” and as, in the acquittal, I have exceeded the bounds orignaI1y prescribed to myself as requisite, it is incumbent on me to state that the information derived “from documents” alluded to in the affidavit, and a strong sense of justice to my deceased companions in arms, has been the ruling motive.
I have the honor to be, with signal respect and esteem, dear sir, your very obedient servant, LEWIS HEERMANN.


On this twenty-sixth day of April, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, before me, William Milnor, an alderman of the city of Philadelphia, and, ex-officio, a justice of the peace of the State of Pennsylvania, duly appointed and sworn, personally appeared Doctor Lewis Heermanu, a surgeon in the navy of the United States, who deposit upon oath: That having been chosen, in common with his brother officers, by the late Commodore Stephen Decatur, then a lieutenant commandant, to accompany him on an expedition which had the destruction of the late United States frigate Philadelphia for its object, then in possession of the enemy of the United States, and lying in the harbor of Tripoli, on the coast of Africa, he, the deponent, departed under the command of the said Stephen Decatur, from Syracuse, in Sicily, on. the third day of February, eighteen hundred and four, in his official capacity as surgeon of the late ketch, (taken a prize by the said Decatur, from the enemy,) and called the Intrepid, for this especial occasion, by the late Commodore Edward Preble, then commanding’ the Mediterranean squadron; also, that the United States brig Syren, Lieutenant Commandant Charles Stewart, sailed in company, for purposes connected with the expedition.

Deponent further declared that, in the pursuit of the above object, great uncertainty and continued hardships were experienced by the officers and crew of the Intrepid, as arising from an accidental supply of putrid provisions, the frail construction and small size of the vessel, with the occurrence of a severe gale, which, in disappointing early success, laid the foundation of apprehensions for eventual failure; the discovery by the enemy of an armed force having been anchored near the port being rendered more than probable.

That, at or before mid-day on the sixteenth of February, the town of Tripoli hove in sight; that, on the evening of the same day, under an unpromising aspect of the weather, a council of officers, held on board the ketch, came to the conclusion of anticipating the hour previously appointed (by Captains Stewart and Decatur conjointly) for entering the harbor: with a full understanding on their part that the aid of the Syren’s boats was necessarily forfeited by this new arrangement, and the safety of retreat out of the harbor placed exclusively at the risk of the officers and men who formed the complement of the Intrepid a bold measure the responsibility of which they justly appreciated, but under existing circumstances was considered a lesser evil than that which would have arisen from procrastination. That by stratagem, and not without difficulty, the ketch was laid alongside the frigate, at or about ten o’clock.

That under an irresistable impetus the assailants boarded and carried her, while Midshipman Thomas O. Anderson, with a crew detached from the brig Syren on the day before, took his assigned station in a boat, for the purpose of dispatching those of the enemy who might flee from the carnage of the boarders; as also to give notice of and attack any of the enemy’s force that might approach the ship. That deponent, according to prior arrangement, was placed simultaneously in command of the Intrepid, with orders suitable to the occasion; that “look-outs” were stationed by him to observe any movement in the harbor, and guard against surprise. That the same precautionary vigilance adopted on board the frigate formed one of the fundamental measures of security, as was proved in the instance of one of the “look-outs,” (believed to have been stationed on the starboard bow of the Philadelphia,) reporting in quick succession the approach of enemy’s boats, and their retreat, with an interval of time just sufficient to execute the order which grew out of it “of killing all prisoners,” and draw from the ketch part of a supply of ammunition, small arms, and pikes, for the defense of the ship.

That after the hasty retreat of the boats, attributable to the sudden illumination of the gun-deck at this juncture by the lighted candles of the boarders, combustibles were handed on board, a part of which had been received on board the ketch at Syracuse, (where some had been prepared and others purchased,) and a part from the brig Syren after leaving port. That the systematic arrangement of the plan, embracing every contingency licident to the boarding, capturing, and firing the ship, having been formed with consummate skill and foresight, the execution of these objects with the greatest regularity, consumed a smaller space of time that could possibly be imagined. That the boarding officers and crew, literally chased from below deck, were pursued by the flames to the ketch, and herself from the unavoidable difficulty of getting from alongside, was well nigh enveloped.

That to obviate this calamity various and well directed efforts were made without effect, until at last her boats being got ahead, and her rigging, &c., claeared, she was successfully towed out of the influence of the current of air that with great violence rushed from every side towards the flames, which, issuing from the hatchways and seizing the rigging from below to two of the mast-heads then standing, played also most furiously from every gun-port and scupper-hole athwart the ketch. That in the momentary confusion that preceded this escape, the frigate’s boat, which had been captured alongside and the crew killed by Mr. T. O. Anderson’s party at the commencement of the action, got adrift, and the enemy’s flag of the frigate being also lost, left no trophy in possession save one Tripolitan, who toward the close of operations was made prisoner by deponent. That the whooping and screaming of the enemy, on being boarded and defeated, drew an almost instantaneous and continued fire of small arms from two xebecs lying near; and that after throwing a rocket by Captain Decatur, which was done immediately upon possession being had of the ship, a brisk cannonade commenced, arid was kept up from the castle and other batteries.

That, by means of towing, (exclusively by one or both of her boats, ) sweeps inboard, and sails set, the ketch made good her retreat, and had arrived at the rocks forming the outermost boundary of the harbor, when. she was met by the Syren’s boats, who, in being so much nearer at hand than had been calculated on, surprised the nautical officers of the Intrepid quite as much as had the inquiry of the cap- tam of the Philadelphia, before boarding her, “respecting the vessel astern” meaning the brig’ Syren; and proving that, notwithstanding great distance in the offing during daylight, she had been noticed. That, ere this time, the frigate’s guns ad commenced discharging, and those of the enemy now slackened their lire; that now, also, the breeze freshened, and, shortly after, increased considerably, but being fair, made good weather of it.

That, some time after midnight, the ketch joined company with the Syren, then under way, and at a distance in the offing: and that the two vessels reached Syracuse on or about the nineteenth of the same month. Deponent also states that, after the perusal of documents accompanying a report bearing the number 201, of the Naval Committee of the House of Representatives, made at the present session, being the first of the twentieth Congress, he feels himself bound likewise to declare, under oath, that in frequent converse and common parlance with the officers of the brig Syren, on the incidents of the expedition, he never heard any pretensions advanced by them, or either of them, to any agency or cooperation whatever in the consummation of the enterprise within the harbor; and moreover, that nothing did ever transpire, in his intercourse with the officers of that vessel, or those of any other vessel in the squadron, which could have kd to an anticipation of the painful necessity to defend, at this date, the entire and undivided credit, acquired nearly one-fourth of a century ago, by the officers and crew of the late ketch Intrepid, and consecrated no less by official records than the concurrent testimony of a multitude of gallant officers, now no more.
LEWIS HEERMANN, M D., Surgeon U. S. Navy.

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 26th day of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight. WILLIAM MILNOR, Alderman, and, ex-officio, Justice of the Peace.

Col Richard Hanson Weightman.

Col Richard Hanson Weightman.

Birth: Dec. 28, 1816
Death: Aug. 10, 1861.

Battle of Wilson’s Creek.

Richard H. Weightman was a Civil War Confederate Officer. He served as a Colonel with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was killed during the Battle of Wilson's Creek, near Republic, Missouri, on August 10, 1861. Before the war he had served as a Delegate to the United States Congress from New Mexico Territory in 1851.

Sterling Price, give this account on Richard H. Weightman death.

Richard Hanson Weightman, colonel, commanding the First Brigade of the Second Division of the army. Taking up arms at the very beginning of this unhappy contest, he had already done distinguished services at the battle of Rock Creek, of the lamented Holloway and at Carthage, where he won unfading laurels by the display of extraordinary coolness, courage, and skill. He fell at the head of his brigade, wounded in three places, and died just as the victorious shout of our army began to rise upon the air.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Private Silas Washington Bardwell.

Private Silas Washington Bardwell.

Birth: May 11, 1843
Death: 1909.

Silas Washington BARDWELL was born May 11, 1843 in Tunkhannock Township, Pennsylvania. His father was Silas BARDWELL, born 1807 in Rome twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. His mother was Bathsheba Mahala BALL, born April 23, 1811 in Tunkhannock Township., Pennsylvania. His grandfather was Silas BARDWELL, born 1764 in Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. His grandmother was Lavina ABBOTT.

Silas the "eldest" served three years in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. "Silas BARDWELL, who had served three years in the struggle for Independence, came to Wysox about 1790, settling on a strip of land adjoining that of John HINMAN and extending to the river. He was a son of Lieutenant Perez BARDWELL (also lived in Wysox a few years) and was born, 1764, at Hatfield, Mass. Soon after the war he removed with his father's family to Ontario county, N.Y., where he remained until coming to Wysox. He had married Lavina ABBOTT. In 1811 during an epidemic of smallpox he was stricken and died, and three days later his wife passed away of the same disease. They left eight children, six sons and two daughters".
After 1853 Silas (Jr.) moved to La Salle Co., Illinois taking Silas Washington and his other children with him.

Silas Washington BARDWELL married Mary Susan OLIVER in 1866. Mary Susan Oliver was born March 27, 1847 in La Salle Co., Illnois. They had the following children:
Silas Washington BARDWELL died June 9, 1909 in Great Bend Barton Co., Kansas.

Silas Washington BARDWELL enlisted in 26th Illinois Infantry in August 1861.
He was wounded November 25, 1863 in Chatanooga, Tenn.
He was MIA in November 1864, found to be captured.
Paroled by Confederate Forces April, 1865.

Enlistment records.

SILAS W BARDWELL, Rank Private, Company E., Unit 26th, Ill., U. S. Infantry, Residence BRUCE, LASALLE CO, Ill., Age 18, Height 5' 11, Hair BLACK, Eyes HAZEL, Complexion DARK, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation FARMER, Nativity WYOMING CO, PA ., Joined When AUG 2, 1861, Joined Where OTTAWA, Ill., Period 3 Years, Muster In AUG 2, 1861, Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, Ill., Muster Out JUL 15, 1865, Muster Out Where SPRINGFIELD, IL., Remarks PAROLED PRISONER.

Corporal Robert E. Baugh.

Robert E. Baugh.

He was a civil war solider was of the 7th, Kentucky cavalry, Company H., enlisted as a Private came out as a Corporal.

Birth: 08 MAR 1847 Berea, , Garrard, Kentucky.
Death: 15 MAR 1926 , Madison, Kentucky.

Wife: Candace M Moores, Born, 1859 Of, , Madison, Kentucky
Death, 1938.
Married: 07 AUG 1884 Of, , Madison, Kentucky.


Bessie Baugh, Born, 1887 , Madison, Kentucky.

Hattie Baugh, Born, 1890 , Madison, Kentucky.

Jessie Baugh, Born, 1892 , Madison, Kentucky.

Annie Baugh, Born, Madison, Kentucky.

Henry Baugh, Born, 03 JUL 1902 , Madison, Kentucky.

Brigadier General Alpheus Baker.

Alpheus Baker.

Birth: May 28, 1828, Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Death: Oct. 2, 1891, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Brigadier General, CSA. He taught school in South Carolina and Georgia while he was studying law. After moving to Alabama, he was admitted to the Alabama bar in 1949. He began to practice law and was elected to the Alabama constitutional convention. When war seemed inevitable, he enlisted as a private in a local militia, the Eufaula Rifles. Shortly thereafter he was named captain of Company B of the 1st Alabama. When the Civil War began his company was sent to Pensacola, Florida and late in 1861 to Tennessee. When the First Alabama enlistment expired he was named colonel of the 4th Confederate Infantry Regiment. Following action in New Madrid, he was captured at island #10, an island in the Kentucky bend of the Mississippi River.

A few months later he was involved in a prisoner exchange and named colonel of the 5th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In the Vicksburg campaign, he was wounded at the battle of Champion's Hill and was promoted to brigadier general. He was wounded again at Ezra Church and after recovery his brigade was assigned to the Department of the Gulf near Mobile Alabama. His brigade rejoined the main Western army in time to take part in the Carolina campaign. Baker and his brigade were captured at Bentonville, North Carolina on 19 March 1865. By then the war was almost over and upon release returned to his law practice in Alabama. In 1878, he moved his practice to Louisville, Kentucky where he remained until his death. Baker is buried among the wartime Confederate burials, instead of in the veterans' section, because his last wish was to be buried among his soldiers. An empty space was held in his honor among the wartime burials of Confederate POWs who were held in Louisville.

Part of a battle report.

Camp Forrest, MISS.,
August 28, 1863.

In the mean time Featherston's brigade was put into position to protect the rear of the retreating forces and to cover the falling back of Buford's brigade. This duty was ably and gallantly executed. This latter brigade (Buford's) about this time met a charge of the enemy (infantry, cavalry, and artillery), and repulsed him in splendid style with great slaughter, the heavy fighting being done by the Twelfth Louisiana, a large regiment, under the able and daring [T. M.]Scott. This and the gallant [Edward] Goodwin, thirty-FIFTH Alabama Regiment, had also distinguished themselves in the charge upon the enemy's center, and about this time the brave Alpheus Baker, of the FIFTY-fourth Alabama, was severely wounded in another part of the field.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

William W. Mackall & Gilbert Moxley Sorrel.

William W. Mackall.

Birth: Jan. 18, 1817

Death: Aug. 12, 1891.

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in the District of Columbia, he graduated from the US Military Academy in 1837 and was commissioned an officer in the 1st US Artillery. He distinguished himself in the Seminole War, Mexican War and at the start of the Civil War declined promotion to Lieutenant Colonel to serve in the Confederate Army. Commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel on the staff of General Albert Sidney Johnston, he was promoted Brigadier General in 1862.

He was assigned to the command of the Confederate forces at Madrid Bend, where he was captured by Union troops and was prisoner exchanged in August, 1862. In 1863, he was given command of the district of the Gulf and was appointed chief of staff by General Braxton Bragg. He was on duty in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana in 1864 and fought in the campaign against Union General Sherman from Dalton to Atlanta. He was relieved from his staff duties at his own request, but continued to participate in Confederate operations until he surrendered to the Union in Macon, Georgia, on April 20, 1865. After the war, he became a farmer and real estate speculator in Virginia.

Aminta Elizabeth Douglass Sorrel Mackall.

Birth: Jul. 8, 1823, Georgia.
Death: Nov. 19, 1904.

Wife of General William Whann Mackall, CSA, daughter of Francis Sorrel of Savannah, GA, and sister of General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, CSA.


Son: William Whann Mackall.

Birth: Jul. 8, 1853, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
Death: Aug. 23, 1939, Prince William County, Virginia,

Wife: Anne Hunton Green Mackall.

Birth: Mar. 26, 1858, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
Death: Aug. 28, 1928, Prince William County, Virginia.

Wife of William Whann Mackall, son of Confederate Civil War General, William Whann Mackall.

Daughter: Frances Sorrel Mackall.

Birth: Aug. 15, 1847.
Death: Jul. 1, 1933.

Only daughter of General William Whann Mackall, CSA, and Aminta Sorrel Mackall. Niece of General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, CSA.


Charles Green Mackall.

Birth: Dec. 22, 1882
Death: May 8, 1945, Prince William County, Virginia.

Grandson of Civil War Confederate General, William Whann Mackall, and grand nephew of Civil War Confederate General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel.

Francis Sorrel Mackall.

Birth: Jan. 10, 1898, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
Death: May 8, 1939, Prince William County, Virginia.

Grandson of Civil War Confederate General, William Whann Mackall, and grand-nephew of Civil War Confederate General Gilbert Moxley Sorrel.

Gilbert Moxley Sorrel.

Birth: Feb. 23, 1838

Death: Aug. 10, 1901.

Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, was a Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a clerk for a railroad at the outbreak of the Civil War. He also was a Private in the Georgia Hussars, a militia company. After witnessing the reduction of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, he participated in the capture of Fort Pulaski, Georgia, then went to Virginia, where, before First Bull Run, he secured a position on Lieutenant General James Longstreet's staff as Captain and volunteer aide-de-camp. From that battle until the Wilderness, his Civil War career was inextricably linked to that of Longstreet. As Longstreet rose in rank to command of the I Corps, his duties increased, and he eventually became the I Corps's chief of staff.

Rising to the rank of Colonel, he participated with Longstreet in every major campaign in the East and went with his commander to the West during the Chickamauga and Knoxville campaigns. During the Battle of the Wilderness, where Longstreet was critically wounded, he personally led 4 brigades in a successful envelopment of the Union left. On October 27, 1864, he was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned to command of a brigade in Major General William Mahone's division. Later that autumn he sustained a leg wound in the battles around Petersburg, Virginia. On February 7, 1865, he fell with a severe chest wound in an engagement at Hatcher's Run.

He was returning to his command when the Confederate army was surrendered at Appomattox. After the war he returned to Savannah. A merchant, he was also connected with a steamship company. In 1905 he published Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, one of the most valuable and perceptive memoirs of an aide. He later would die near Roanoke, Virginia.

Colonel Roger Weightman Hanson.

Roger Weightman "Old Flintlock" Hanson.

Birth: Aug. 27, 1827.

Death: Jan. 4, 1863.

Roger W Hanson was a Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Although he favored neutrality when the Civil War began, when Union troops moved into his native state, he joined the Kentucky State Guard. Commissioned Colonel in command of the 1st Kentucky Brigade, his penchant for discipline earned him the nickname "Old Flintlock". His command was sent to help the garrison at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, where he was forced to surrender on February 16, 1862. Held as a prisoner of war, he was exchanged in August 1862 and was promoted Brigadier General in command the 4th Kentucky Brigade in December 1862. When the division was ordered to make an assault on the Union lines at Murfreesboro, Kentucky, on January 2, 1863, he led his brigade in the attack, was mortally wounded and died two days later.

Virginia Peters Hanson.

Birth: Aug. 27, 1824.

Death: Oct. 16, 1888.

Wife of Roger Weightman Hanson.
Married: November 15, 1853, Woodford County Kentucky.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Colonel Andrew Eugene Erwin

Andrew Eugene Erwin.

Birth: Oct. 2, 1830, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Death: Jun. 25, 1863, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.

The siege of Vicksburg.

On June 26, 1863, the Sixth Missouri Infantry, colonel Eugene Erwin, was in reserve in rear of the THIRD Louisiana Infantry, colonel Eugene ERWIN, was in reserve in rear of the THIRD Louisiana Infantry, which occupied the redan north of the Jackson road. About 4 p. m. this day the enemy exploded a mine;, blowing up the outer portion of this redan, and immediate soon as the explosion occurred, arched to this point. The enemy occupied the outer slope of this work, and Colonel Erwin and the THIRD Louisiana and Infantry occupied a inner corps-work a 25 feet from the enemy, to carry this redan, but every effort of the enemy was successfully repulsed. In this struggle, colonel Eugene Erwin, of the Sixth Missouri Infantry, a most fearless, prudent, and meritorious officer, was pierced by two balls and poured out the crimsoned treasures of his heart on his country altar, and now, among the lifeless defenders of Vicksburg, fills a patriot soldier's gave.