Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tuesday, June 30, 1863

Yesterday, Grant exploded another mine under the defenses of Vicksburg. Our soldiers are undermining the defenses very slowly. Grant commands over 70,000 troops; About half are investing Vicksburg. The other half are under my command, guarding against a rescue attempt … Continue reading

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Monday, June 29, 1863

I received the following correspondence from General Grant: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, 
Near Vicksburg, June 29, 1863 Major General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps: GENERAL: Your general order, Number 135, is received. The dispositions you made are … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 28, 1863

I wrote the following letter in reply to my brother, Senator John Sherman: Camp on Bear Creek 20 mi. N.W. of Vicksburg June 28, 1863 Dear Brother, Your letter from Washington came to me out here yesterday. I am here … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 27, 1863

I sent the following to General Grant: HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Camp at Bear Creek, June 27, 1863. Col. JOHN A. RAWLINS, Assistant Adjutant-General SIR: It was my purpose to have come to headquarters yesterday, but the importance of knowing … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 27, 1863

I wrote the following letter to my wife, Ellen: TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Camp on Bear Creek, 20 miles N.W. of Vicksburg June 27, 1863 Dearest Ellen, I am out here studying a most complicated Geography and preparing for Joe … Continue reading

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Friday, June 26, 1863

Camp near Bear Creek, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi General Grant has ordered me away from my troops in front of Vicksburg to command the forces opposing a relief attempt by Joe Johnston. Vicksburg is vital to the Confederates and it is … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 25, 1863

Bear Creek Camp, East of Vicksburg, Mississippi No sign of the enemy other than a few patrols and skirmishes. I received the following from General Grant: HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, 
Near Vicksburg, June 25, 1863. Major General W. T. … Continue reading

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