Monthly Archives: February 2013

Saturday, February 28, 1863

Camp near Vicksburg We continue work on the canal across the peninsula to bypass Vicksburg. My troops on the Southern end of the canal. With the loss of the Indianola and Queen of the West captured by the enemy, an … Continue reading

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Friday, February 27, 1863

Camp Near Vicksburg It is very wet here. If the water gets much higher, we will all drown. Disappointing news arrives from down river. The ram, Queen of the WEST, was captured by Confederates possibly due to the treachery of … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 26, 1863

Camp near Vicksburg, February 26, 1863 Dearest Ellen, I have yours of the 14th instant and indeed I think all your letters have come somewhat in bunches. But I think all are at hand up to that of the 14th. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 25, 1863

Camp Near Vicksburg TO FRANK J. BRAMHALL1 HeadQuarters 15th Army Corps Frank J. Bramhall Esq. No. 48 Franklin St. NY Dear Sir, Yours of Feb. 12, 1863 is received, and I thank you for the handsome portrait of General Lew … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 24, 1863

Camp Near Vicksburg We are digging and not fighting, so I have more time to write. I sent this letter to my wife, Ellen: Dearest Ellen, I have yours of the 4th & 8th. Charley is with me and I … Continue reading

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Monday, February 23, 1863

Camp Near Vicksburg We have tried the reporter Knox, who against orders, accompanied us to the Yazoo. He is guilty of some charges but not others. I am especially dismayed that the ruling seems to give a commander no means … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 22, 1863

I must reply to the letter from my friend Ord. Ord was my roommate at West Point. I advise him to come West and join Grant’s army. TO EDWARD 0. C. ORD Head Quarters 15th Army Corps, Camp near Vicksburg … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 21, 1863

McPherson’s army corps is at Lake Providence, prosecuting the work there. They could not be of any service in helping on the work here, because there are already as many men as can be employed on it, and then he … Continue reading

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Friday, February 20, 1863

Camp Near Vicksburg The work upon the canal at Lake Providence is progressing as well as possible, with the excessively bad weather and high water we have had to contend against. Most of the time that troops could be out … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 19, 1863

Camp Near Vicksburg We are idle as the Mississippi River laps at our camp. My wife, Ellen, sent me clippings from the Newspapers. The Cincinnati Commercial treats me fairly. However, I think the Cincinnati Commercial misjudges my character somewhat. I … Continue reading

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