Monthly Archives: August 2013

Monday, August 31, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi As to the Press of America it is a shame and a reproach to a civilized People. When a man is too lazy to work, & too cowardly to steal he … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 30, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi Today I attended mass with Ellen and the children. Afterward I went horseback riding with Minnie and Willy. We rode along the Big Black River visiting the many camps on our … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 29, 1863

I received a letter from General Halleck asking for my personal view about bringing these states back into the Union. I will think on it and respond. WASHINGTON, August 29, 1868 Major-General W. T. SHERMAN, Vicksburg, Mississippi My DEAR GENERAL: … Continue reading

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Friday, August 28, 1863

Camp Near the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg Though full of corruption & base materials, our country is a majestic one, full of natural wealth and good people. They have risen, not in full majority, but in enough to give … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 27, 1863

General Lew Wallace has written me in search of a command and to complain of his treatment by Grant after Shiloh. Grant was disappointed that Wallace failed to arrive on the field of battle with his troops in a timely … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 26, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi Last night we had a fine concert by the one of the military bands. Willy and Tommy have taken to camp life and have been adopted by the Thirteenth Regular Infantry … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 25, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg, Mississippi The Mississippi is now ours, not by concession but by Right, by the Right of manly power. We dare and defy any Enemy to attack it. Slavery as a Power is … Continue reading

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