Skip to comments.THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG: Dispatches from Gen. Grant Received by the War Department; NEWS TO MONDAY LAST (5/30/1863)
Posted on 05/30/2023 4:46:47 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
WASHINGTON, Friday, May 29.
Dispatches from Gen. GRANT, dated near Vicksburgh, May 25, have been received at the War Department to-day.
They represent the siege of Vicksburgh as progressing satisfactorily, and that Gen. Grant is abundantly able to maintain his investment of the town and repel any attack upon his rear.
Forty-five hundred rebel prisoners, captured by Gen. GRANT, arrived in Memphis to-day.
REPORTS RECEIVED IN CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, Friday, May 29.
The Times has a special dispatch dated "In the Field, near Vicksburgh, May 23, 9 o'clock P.M."
This dispatch says:
There has been no fighting to-day.
The troops are resting from yesterday's assault.
Our repulse was complete in all parts of the line.
No discouragement need be entertained of our final success.
We are intrenching ourselves and building rifle-pits.
Cavalry have been sent out toward Canton to ascertain the whereabouts of Gen. JOHNSTON's forces.
Our loss yesterday was not far from 1,000.
The Times has also the following special dispatch:
MEMPHIS, Wednesday, May 27.
The steamer Sultana, from Young's Point, is reported lost.
On Friday the Federal forces were repulsed at Vicksburgh.
The steamer City of Memphis, which left the vicinity of Vicksburgh on Monday last, arrived here to-day, and reports Gen. GRANT as having captured every rebel redoubt.
At one place it was necessary, owing to the steepness of the hill, to scale it with ladders.
Gen. HOVEY led the assault.
The rebels rolled their shells down the hill at the Federals, which exploded among them, making fearful havoc.
The fighting was going on furiously when the City of Memphis left.
The Federal losses are said to be very heavy.
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Wonderful and vivid reporting about the 54th Massachusetts. Despite what the movie portrayed, all the men were freedmen.
“Little credit is given to the sensation stories that Lee’s troops have started movement.”
In essence, their “well placed sources” told the Times that nothing is going on.
It’s interesting that for the past week or so you see little tidbits that point to a movement into PA near Harrisburg. Open source intelligence is around…if you are open to it.
Spoiler alert: Over the next couple weeks the light will dawn. By mid-June - Red alert! Red alert!
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