Monthly Archives: July 2013

Friday, July 31, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River Near Fox’s, East of Vicksburg, Mississippi We have returned from Jackson and the troops have a well deserved rest. We have routine drills to keep the men fit and trim. Many soldiers are gone … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 30, 1863

I wrote to General Parke: JULY 30, 1863 General PARKE: I was in hopes to meet you at Vicksburg, but you left the day before I got in. My corps is encamped on beautiful ground about 2 miles back of … Continue reading

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Wedesday, July 29, 1863

I sent the following letter to my Brother, Senator John Sherman TO JOHN SHERMAN HeadQuarters, 15 Army Corps. Camp, 18 miles east. of Vicksburg Dear Brother, Since my return from Jackson, I have been very busy. Every General officer but … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 28, 1863

I wrote this letter to my Brother In Law, Phil: TO PHILEMON B. EWING Camp on Black River, 18 miles East of Vicksburg, July 28, 1863 Dear Phil, On the theory that Ellen and all the children are now coming … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 28, 1863

The Confederate wounded in Raymond are in need of medicines. Vicksburg, MISSISSIPPI, July 28, 1863 General SHERMAN: The Confederates at Raymond have sent in for medicines and provisions for their sick left there, about a hundred and FIFTY in number. … Continue reading

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Monday, July 27, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi We have had storms and rain today, relief from the hot weather. General Grant wants an experienced commander to lead the troops against Price in Arkansas. He has requested General Steele, … Continue reading

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Monday, July 27, 1863

HDQRS. 15TH ARMY CORPS, DEPT. OF THE TENNESSEE Camp on Black River, MISSISSIPPI, July 27, 1863 To the Officers and Soldiers of the Fifteenth Army Corps: When, in progress of the war, time and opportunity present a favorable occasion, we … Continue reading

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