Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Vicksburgh” in chapter 52, page 335 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...rom the Mississippi River at Randolph, stretch out toward the north boundary of the State of Mississippi, and passing down near the centre of that State, do not touch the river again until they reach Vicksburgh .
All the land between these highlands and the river is very swampy and liable to overflow, except the bluffs at Memphis and a few unimportant points below.
The reader will now understand why we h...
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