The Official Site of Fort DeRussy, Louisiana
of the role of the 32nd Iowa Inf.
in the capture of Fort DeRussy, Louisiana
From The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 34
Report of Col. John Scott, Thirty-
Steamer Southwester, near Fort De Russy, La., Mar. 15, 1864.
captain : In relation to the part sustained by my command in the capture of Fort De Russy, on yesterday, I have the honor to report that when the attack commenced my regiment, preceded by the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, Third Indiana Battery, and Twenty-
With devout thankfulness that the list is so short I append statement of casualties.*
I am, very respectfully, your most obedient,
Colonel, Commanding Regiment.
Capt. C. T. Granger
Acting Assistant Adjutant-
* Nominal list (omitted) shows 1 killed and 2 wounded