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The Daily Dispatch: August 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], Recollections of the surrender of Vicksburg. (search)
f upon the ground, the shell in the meanwhile passing underneath exploded directly under him, sending him sprawling into the air like a big toad, and never injured him in the least. A great many incidents of this kind occurred, some 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 on