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came out of the city ten days ago, took the oath of allegiance, and was allowed to go home, five miles back. He will probably be condemned as a spy. Gen. Joe Johnston is reported to be moving towards Jackson, but not in sufficient force to attack us. Philadelphia, June 5.--A special dispatch from Cincinnati to-day to the Bulletin, but entirely discredited by that paper, says: "A report is current to-day that Gen. Joe Johnston instead of marching on Grant's rear to relieve Pemberton is advancing on Memphis. The report comes in various shapes, and is somewhat credited." Francis M. Drexel, member of the firm of Drexel & Co., of Philadelphia, was killed there on the 5th by being run over by a street railroad car. Gen. Hooker has been to Washington to consult with Lincoln upon the propriety the correspondents say of giving him (Hooker) the control of the army without referring to Washington for plans. For criticism on his handling of the army at Chancello
if we must." [Great cheering.] Doings in the army of the Potomac. A correspondent of the New York Tribune, writing from the Army of the Potomac, gives the following items: The enemy reviewed twenty-five regiments on their right wing, yesterday, within sight of us. That there was that number of regiments was calculated from the amount of colors visible. This was intended as a demonstration, in order to blind us to the fact of a part of their army having departed to reinforce Pemberton. A gathering of their troops about thirty miles up the Rappahannock, with the ostensible show of crossing, may be for the same purpose. All day yesterday men were departing in cars from near Fredericksburg, but it is impossible to tell whether for the South or for some point on the road where they might alight, and unknown to us, join the forces up the river. Their motives are difficult to penetrate. Spies, if we have any, can learn little that is definite, and deserters, like private
onghold of the Confederacy or a Federal garrison. If Grant, after compelling Pemberton to abandon the indecisive field of Baker's Creek and then forcing him to hurrh troops, he might have gone pell mell into Vicksburg with a large portion of Pemberton's discomfited soldiers. The point at which he made his attack on Tuesday uld have carried it like a "flash, " but he dallied until Tuesday. Meanwhile Pemberton eat no "idle bread." It was dig, work, work; and by the time General Grant was ready to "go and see Gen Pemberton," his house had been set in order, and he was prepared to "receive company," and Grant received one of the most bloody entertain. I have not learned whether Grant wanted to bury his dead or not. If he had Pemberton would not have permitted it, for it would require stouter hearts than there af the Vicksburg batteries. If Grant, on being so murderously repulsed by Pemberton before Vicksburg, had wheeled round and marched against Johnston he could hav
federates after the capitulation. The Northern papers at last give us the official correspondence which took place at the surrender of Vicksburg. We give it with some additional particulars of the scenes attending the capitulation: Gen Pemberton to Gen. Grant. Headquarters, Vicksburg; July 3, 1863. Major Gen. Grant, Commanding U. States Forces. General — I have the honor to propose to you an armistice for — hours, with a view to arranging terms for the capitulation of Vicksbuin his ultimatum in writing, to which Gen. Pemberton promised to reply before night, hostilities to cease in the meantime. Gen. Grant then conferred at his headquarters with corps and division commanders, and sent the following letter to Gen Pemberton, by the hand of Gen. Legan and Lieut. Col. Wilson. General Grant's ultimatum. Headquarters, Dep't of Tennessee, Near Vicksburg, July 3. 1863. Lieutenant General J. C. Pemberton, Commanding Confederate Forces, Vicksburg, Mississippi:
The army of Vicksburg. Lieutenant-General Pemberton has issued an order to the paroled army of Vicksburg, of which the following is an extract: The President has entrusted to my discretion the granting of furloughs to this army. Never did the country require the services of her defenders more than at this time. It was the President's most anxious desire that this army, which has distinguished itself by a gallantry and endurance of hardships almost without parallel in defence of the most important point in the Confederacy, should be kept together, and by an immediate exchange, meet and defeat the enemy upon an equal field. Many of you have been long absent from your homes, and I fully sympathize with you in your natural desire to see those you best love. The President has yielded to my application, and you are permitted to visit your homes for the longest period the country can possibly dispense with your services. Some of you will remain at home a longer and some a less
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], Experience of a Scout going into and coming out of Vicksburg (search)
going into and coming out of Vicksburg On the 24th of May General Johnston dispatched Lamar Fontaine, the "hero upon crutches," with a verbal message to General Pemberton, in Vicksburg. He carried forty pounds of percussion caps, besides his blanket and crutches. The narrative of the dangerous adventure, published in the Mobksburg, and gave a loud buzzed for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy, amid the vivas of our sailors, who gave him a joyful reception and assisted him to Gen. Pemberton's quarters. After resting a day and night in the city he started out with a dispatch from Gen Pemberton to Gen. Johnston. He embarked on his same canoe,Gen Pemberton to Gen. Johnston. He embarked on his same canoe, and soon reached the enemy's fleet below the city. He avoided their picket boats on both shares, and fleeted near their gunboats. He passed so near one of these that through an open porthole he could see men playing cards and hear them converse.--At Diamond Place he landed and bade adieu to his faithful "dug-out" After hobbling