that battle brought him full first lieutenancy), and for acquitting himself most nobly at Chapultepec he received the brevet of captain.
Yet these honours do not show him so much out of the common as what quietly happened between him and General Worth at San Cosme.
He had found a belfry which commanded an important position of the enemy; and to the top of this he, with a few men, had managed to get a mountain howitzer.
Presently General Worth observed, and sent a staff officer for him — Pemberton, of Vicksburg.
Worth expressed his gratification at the services the howitzer in the church steeple was doing, . . . and ordered a captain of voltigeurs to report to me with another howitzer. . . . I could not tell the general that there was not room enough in the steeple for another gun, because he probably would have looked upon such a statement as a contradiction from a second lieutenant.
I took the captain with me, but did not use the gun.
Here in his prompt and perfect sagacity sta
h the enemy.
He now manoeuvred to deceive Pemberton, and easily did so. On May 1 he won the battn four battles, prevented Johnston's joining Pemberton, and was now surrounding Vicksburg itself.
e settled to a siege.
We must remember that Pemberton had made many things easy for him; PembertonPemberton was deceived by his preliminary manoeuvres.
Pemberton set about cutting him from his base a week Pemberton set about cutting him from his base a week after he had no base.
Pemberton divided his own strength instead of falling on him with the whole Pemberton divided his own strength instead of falling on him with the whole of it, when his was scattered.
Pemberton ignored all of Johnston's better recommendations, ending st.
All these follies had been committed by Pemberton; but we must also remember that Grant knew PPemberton was the man to commit them, and fought his campaign accordingly.
And so on July 4, 1863, Vicksburg surrendered.
Pemberton remained seated with his staff as Grant came up on their veranda. cannot be imposed upon with impunity.
So Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg to Grant in a sulky te[4 more...]