Skip to comments.THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG: No Material Change in the Condition of Affairs; MOST OF THE RIVER BATTERIES SILENCED (6/1/1863)
Posted on 06/01/2023 4:50:39 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
WASHINGTON, Sunday, May 31.
Unofficial dispatches were received here today from the army of Gen. GRANT dated on the 26th. They represent that there had been no material change in affairs there since the 25th. The dispatch boat New National, from Young's Point on Tuesday afternoon, has arrived. The fighting on Monday lasted from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M., when there was a cessation of hostilities to bury the dead.
On the evening of that day, (the 25th) Gen. PEMBERTON asked for two and a half hours' truce to bury his dead, which was granted.
There is no truth in the rumored, death of Gen. STEELE.
11 P.M. -- No official dispatches have been received from Gen. GRANT's army to-day.
CAIRO, Sunday, May 31.
The battle was renewed on Tuesday morning, but no particulars had reached Young's Point.
But few, if any, batteries had been taken.
Shells from Gen. SUERMAN's siege guns come over into the city, as can be seen from the fleet.
Gen. BANKES' forces had not arrived.
Forty-four hundred prisoners are expected here tonight, and will be sent to Indianapolis.
ST. LOUIS, Friday, May 29.
T. S.C. SCOTT, the well-known river man, arrived to night, from Young's Point Sunday last. He has been with GRANT's army and saw some of the operations. He says our forces are well prepared to repel any attack in their rear, and were in the finest spirits, and confident of their ability to capture Vicksburgh and its garrison.
He says the attack on the fortifications on Friday was not made by the entire line, as was reported, but by a force under Gen. BLAIR, which assaulted the big battery and failed. Wherever the rebels attempted to plant guns they were foiled by our sharpshooters.
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Did General Johnston pull the figure of 100,000 out of his arse. I do not believe any Confederate field army came close to that number. Lee had perhaps 80,000 men at Gettysburg.
Did anybody rise chuckle at the “Up the Yazoo”?
The proper word is wazoo not the yazoo.
I’ve struggled to stay serious since the very first “expedition up the Yazoo,” several months ago.
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