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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
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Vicksburg-- replies to General Pemberton General Badeau
Terms of surrender at Vicksburg--General Pemberton replies to General Badeau [The following letter has recently appeared in some of the newspapers, but is worthy of a more permanent record. It is feared that General Badeau, in his Life of Grant, took no pains to be accurate.] Philadelphia, June 12, 1875. Colonel John P. Nic
f the Confederate lines at Vicksburg.
If you will refer to the first volume of Badeau's Life of U. S. Grant, you will find a marked discrepancy between that author's ny more of your men before you will enter Vicksburg.
General Grant did not, as Badeau represents, reply, Very well, nor did he turn off.
He did not change his posit between any parties during this interview, as he is represented to have done by Badeau.
But General Grant did at this time propose that he and I should step aside, a e too should consult his corps commanders.
With this our interview ended.
Mr. Badeau's statement is a misrepresentation of the facts as they occurred, and whether