nnessee, near Vicksburgh, July 4. To Major-General N. P. Banks, Commanding Department of the Gulf:
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, N. P. Banks, Major-General Commanding.
Port Hudson, July 8. To Major-General Banks, Commanding U. S. Forces:
General: I have the honor to acknowledge States service as may be designated by Major-General Banks, with the ordinary formalities of rendiin the bright light of a waning moon, from General Banks's headquarters; and I heard the voice of Cck, General Andrews, Chief of the Staff of General Banks, made his grand entrance into the rebel fol Augur, on his way to the headquarters of General Banks.
He and his staff seemed to be quite at harmy — in looking at the gay cavalcade, as General Banks and staff, with a full escort, accompaniedonderful rapidity and dexterity with which General Banks wheeled his army round from Alexandria andagainst them.
At this juncture came out General Banks's call for a storming party of one thousan