time when the last ration should be served out.
On the 26th of June, this was the condition of affairs in the city.
The gun-boats were by turns throwing shells day and night; the mortars kept up an incessant bombardment.
which if it damaged no works demoralized the enemy's troops; a constant fire from the Army and Navy guns in the rear was kept up, day and night, and a 6-inch rifle battery taken from the gun-boats was served with great skill by General McArthur on the left flank.
General Mc-Pherson had blown up what was called the citadel of the Confederate works, and mounted on the debris four 9-inch guns from the squadron, and some rifled 30-pounders.
These guns now commanded a large portion of the enemy's works, and when they opened fire the requiem of Vicksburg was sung by the shrieking shell, as they flew through the air carrying death and destruction all over the city.
On the 4th of July, 1863, that historic day was rendered more memorable by the surrender of Vicksbur
Arthur Price; Boatswain, James Brown.
Iron-clad steamer Nahant.
Commander, John Downes; Lieutenant-Commander, D. B. Harmony; Assistant Surgeon, C. E. Stedman; Assistant Paymaster, Edwin Putnam; Acting-Master, Wm. W. Carter; Acting-Ensigns, C. C. Ricker and C. E. Clark; Engineers: First-Assistant, F. J. Lovering; Second-Assistant, T. H. Bordley; Third-Assistants, Abram Michener and W. S. Neal.
Commander, James M. Duncan; Ensign, A. H. McCormick; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, G. E. Mc-Pherson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. C. Boardman; Acting-Masters, C. F. Mitchell and R. B. Arrants; Acting-Master's Mates, Peter Mookler, A. J. L. Baker and G. M. Smith; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Nicholas Coyle; Acting-Third-Assistants, A. A. Odell, Benjamin Cobb, Jr., and W. W. Thain.
Steam gun-boat Sebago.
Commander, John C. Beaumont; Lieutenant, H. M. Blue; Assistant Surgeon, John P. Quinn; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, S. G. Thorn; Acting-Masters, Thomas M. Gar