Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sunday, May 31, 1863

Charles Dana is a special advisor to Secretary of War Stanton. He sends reports of our progress to Stanton. He showed me the one he sent today: The siege progresses satisfactorily. Sherman has his parallels completed to within 80 yards … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 30, 1863

Walnut Hills, near Vicksburg Mississippi Lauman’s pickets arrested a party of men this morning making their way to Vicksburg. The spies had letters from Joe Johnston upon their persons, together with 200,000 percussion caps. They represent Johnston as being at … Continue reading

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Friday, May 29, 1863

I wrote the following letter to my Brother, Senator John Sherman: TO JOHN SHERMAN HEADQUARTERS, 15 Army Corps Walnut Hills near Vicksburg, May 29,1863 My Dear Brother, I received a few days since your most acceptable letter of May 7, … Continue reading

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Friday, May 29, 1863

The siege of Vicksburg continues. General Grant getting some larger guns from the Navy to shell Vicksburg from the land. LAKE’S LANDING, MISSISSIPPI, May 29, 1863 Rear-Admiral DAVID D. PORTER, Comdg. MISS., Squadron: Will you have the goodness to order … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 28, 1863

WALNUT HILLS, May 28, 1863 Admiral DAVID D. PORTER, Commanding Mississippi Squadron DEAR ADMIRAL: I was on the hill to our extreme right yesterday morning, to take advantage of any success to be gained by the gunboat attack on the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 27, 1863

Walnut Hills, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi The siege of Vicksburg continues. My sappers have made good progress digging trenches. We should be in position to mine the fort soon. On my right, we have silenced three of the enemy batteries. A … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 26, 1863

Walnut Hills, NEAR Vicksburg, MISSISSIPPI, May 26, 1863 We will move to clear out all enemy in our rear between the Black and the Yazoo River. McPherson and I will each send 3 brigades for this duty. General Blair will … Continue reading

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