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Thursday, April 30, 1863

Yazoo River, North of Vicksburg Yesterday, I came up the Yazoo with 2 iron clad boats, four or five small stern wheel Gunboats and ten transports carrying a part of Blair’s Division for the purpose of making a simulated attack … Continue reading

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Thursday April 30, 1863

FLAG-SHIP BLACK HAWK, North of Vicksburg I wrote this letter to my wife, Ellen, yesterday before I left. TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN HEADQUARTERS. 15 Army Corps, before Vicksburg, April 29, 1863 Dearest Ellen, I got your letter from Cincinnati and … Continue reading

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Thursday, April 30, 1863

I received the following message from General Grant: BELOW GRAND GULF, Louisiana, April 29, 1863 Major General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, Commanding, Fifteenth Army Corps: We have had terrific cannonading all day, without silencing the enemy’s guns. Finding the position too … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 29, 1863

FLAG-SHIP BLACK HAWK, North of Vicksburg I am commanding a feint on the Yazoo and Haynes Bluff to distract the enemy at Vicksburg from our intentions at Grand Gulf. General Grant is with Admiral Porter at Grand Gulf. Porter will … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 28, 1863

I have communicated to the officers in my command the logic behind the demonstration at Haynes Bluff and what we hope to achieve. I have given orders on how to proceed. HEADQUARTERS Fifteenth ARMY CORPS, Camp before Vicksburg, April 28, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 28, 1863

Millikens Bend, Near Vicksburg General Grant has ordered me to supervise activities at this end. I have given orders to build a road that can take supplies from the river to the Bayou where they can be transported on boats. … Continue reading

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Tuesday April 28, 1863

The boats have arrived for our demonstration on Haynes Bluff. I sent the following to General Grant: CAMP BEFORE Vicksburg, April 28, 1863 Major-General GRANT, Commanding Army in the Field, Carthage: DEAR GENERAL: General Tuttle will finish the road tomorrow … Continue reading

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