Monthly Archives: January 2013

Saturday, January 31, 1863

I received a letter from my brother, Senator John Sherman with several misconceptions about the events near Vicksburg. I replied with the following letter: TO JOHN SHERMAN Camp before Vicksburg, January 31,1863 Dear Brother, Several Boats have come down of … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 31, 1863

Young’s Plantation, (Near Vicksburg) Today I took action against a reporter who against my direct order, accompanied our troops to the Yazoo last December. The reporter, a Mr Knox has published falsehoods that have damaged the reputation of our troops. … Continue reading

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Friday, January 30, 1863

Here is part of the letter I sent to my wife Ellen: TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Camp before Vicksburg, Jan. 28,1863 Dearest Ellen, Today I received by a Mr. Conyer a letter and pair of socks, also a letter of … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 29, 1863

Young’s Plantation, Louisiana, Camp Near Vicksburg The politician thinks results can be had by breath, but how painfully it begins to come home to the American people that the war which all have striven so hard to bring on and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 28, 1863

Young’s Plantation (Near Vicksburg) The River here is high and the ground is muddy. There is not a lot of room for the men to camp along this narrow levee. Some of the men are housed on the steamboats. The … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 27, 1863

Young’s Plantation (near Vicksburg) My soldiers are camped from here, all across the peninsula to below Vicksburg. We work every day to dig a ditch across the peninsula in hopes that the River will cut a new channel to bypass … Continue reading

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Monday, January 26, 1863

Youngs Point, Louisiana (Near Vicksburg) Youngs Point is opposite the mouth of the Yazoo river. It was large plantation owned by a Mr. Young. From all appearances Mr. Young had a good many slaves but he has left his home. … Continue reading

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