Skip to comments.THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG: Gen. Logan’s Siege Guns Within 100 Yards of the Rebel Works; JOE. JOHNSTON STILL AT JACKSON (6/7/1863)
Posted on 06/07/2023 4:55:26 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, June 6.
The following is a special to the Bulletin:
CINCINNATTI, Saturday, June 6.
Advices from Vicksburgh to June 2, contain no particular news. Gen. GRANT is able to press the siege and take care of JOHNSTON, who is posted still at Jackson. His reported march on Memphis is not confirmed. Our siege guns are close up to the enemy's works, and playing vigorously on them and the town. On the 1st inst. the rebels shot 300 horses on the river bank, being unable to feed them.
Gen. BLAIR is up the Yazoo. Important news is expected from him.
CHICAGO, Saturday, June 6.
A special dispatch from Chickasaw Bayou, dated June 1, says:
"There is no important change to report.
Gen. LOGAN has planted heavy siege guns within a hundred years of the rebel works, and has constructed a covered pathway from behind a high hill, through which his gunners pass to and fro with little danger.
A bearer of dispatches from Gen. PEMBERTON to Gen. JOHNSTON left the rebel lines on Thursday last, and came directly to Gen. GRANT's headquarters, and communicated their contents to Gen. GRANT.
It is reported from Helena, Ark., that Gen. PRICE has removed his entire force from Little Rock to Fort Smith, leaving behind but a single regiment.
Gen. MALMADUKE is at Jacksonport. Ark.
The country between White River and St. Francis is patrolled by guerilla bands, numbering from 600 to 700 men, under Col. Perkins.
These guerrilla bands are extremely enterprising, and extend their operations to a point almost within sight of Helena."
A dispatch to the Cincinnatti Commercial, dated in the rear of Vicksburg. June 30, says:
"Subsistence for the army comes to Lake's Landing, on the Yazoo River,
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