Skip to comments.THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG: Three Unsuccessful Assaults upon the Enemy’s Works; REGULAR SIEGE OPERATIONS COMMENCED (6/2/1863)
Posted on 06/02/2023 4:53:37 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
WASHINGTON, Monday, June 1.
Up to 11 o'clock to-night, no additional intelligence had been received from Gen. GRANT'S army later than the previous dispatch of the 28th, when it was stated that Gen. GRANT'S forces were progressing as favorably as could be expected, and Gen. GRANT had no fear of the result.
CINCINNATI, Monday, June 1.
The Gazette has advices up to the 27th of May, through a Staff officer of one of Gen. GRANT's Generals, who left for Washington last evening.
Three assaults had been made by our forces upon the rebel stronghold, in all of which we were repulsed.
The last assault was made by Gen. SHERMAN, with twenty thousand men, in which we lost six hundred killed and a large number wounded.
Our outer line is within one hundred yards of the rebel works.
Our sharpshooters prevent the rebels from working their guns.
The rebel works in the rear of the city are far more formidable than those in front.
Gen. JOE JOHNSTON is in the neighborhood of Jackson, with about 15,000 men, short of provisions and ammunition.
No apprehensions are felt of any serious attack in our rear.
The staff officer says that Gen. GRANT has taken 8,400 prisoners and 84 pieces of artillery.
The Commercial has full particulars of the operations of Gen. GRANT's army up to the 22d of May.
When our army advanced upon the City of Vicksburgh, it was confident of an easy conquest; but the ground in the rear of the city was found so broken, and rugged and wild, as to be almost impassable for artillery.
The rebel fortifications were discovered to be very formidable, being grass grown, and showing that preparations had long since been made to stand a siege upon the land side.
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The Siege of Vicksburg: Three Unsuccessful Assaults upon the Enemy’s Works – 2-5
The War in the Southwest – 5
Important from Kentucky: Cavalry Reconnoissance from Somerset toward Monticello – 5
The Abolitionist View of the War – 5-6
News from Washington: Our Special Washington Dispatches – 6
Editorial: The Rebellion as Opposed to the Nationality of Race – 6-7
Grant’s Base – 7
Editorial: Operations at Vicksburgh – 7
An Abolition View of the War – 7
Editorial: Gen. Price’s Peregrinations – 7
The President’s Foot Needed – 7-8
A Piteous Appeal – 8
Editorial: The Democratic Sentiment on the War – 8
Editorial: The Reported Capture of Puebla – 8
The fog of war is interesting even on a big scale. It is one month until the largest battle on American territory, Gettysburg and it is not even on the radar, no one knows what is going to take place over the next 30 days or so.
Colonel Cromwell of the 47th Illinois paid the ultimate price thinking with his member instead of his head. I am sure his “lady friends” were lovely Southern belles but going back to a city your army has evacuated is not smart.
I’m sorry but I can’t figure out which item in today’s NYT you are referring to.
Page 3 bottom on 2nd column from left.
Got it. Bad move, Colonel.
My great grandfather was within the Vicksburg Garrison during every si glen day of the siege. He was surrendered by Genr’l Pemberton , briefly held as a POW and then given Union Parole. Whereupon he walked home, to fight no more .
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