Tuesday, September 15, 1863

Camp on the Big Black River, Near Vicksburg Mississippi

Our troops continue to push the enemy away from the Mississippi River. Last Thursday, our troops captured Fort Smith, Arkansas and Chase Sterling Price out of Little Rock. General Grant is in New Orleans. I am taking care of much of the business here.

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Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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