me of which will probably never find their way into public print.
One lady was cooking her dinner when a shell went into the pot, smashing the stove into splinters and tearing up the house, without injury to any one in it.
The following persons were killed: Mr. Groome, Mr. Conner, Miss Holley, Mrs. Cisco, Mrs. Miller, and a little daughter of Mr. Jones among the ladies wounded were Mrs. Hazzard, Mrs. Dr. C. W. Peters, Mrs. H. H. Clements, Mrs. Major T. B. Read, Miss Lucy Rawlings, Miss Maggie Cook, and Miss Hassley.
Among the curiosities of the siege is the following circular, which Commodore Porter got up and attempted to transmit in bombshells.
Three hundred copies of these were placed in a shell, with the hope that out of this number perhaps one might be saved and picked up, but none ever arrived safely in town, and after the surrender an officer of Porter's fleet handed me this copy and told me the story:
To our friends in Vicksburg!
June 28th, 1863 --Cave in,