two thousand men at Vicksburg; three thousand were captured at Champion's hill; nearly two thousand at the Big Black bridge, and at least two thousand others at Port Gibson and Raymond, and during the campaign and siege; while those who escaped with Loring, from Champion's hill, could not have been fewer than four thousand.
32,000Surrendered at Vicksburg.
3,000Captured at Champion's hill.
2,000Captured at Big Black bridge.
2,000Captured at Port Gibson, etc.
10,000Killed and wounded in Pemberton's command.
There can no longer be a doubt that many rebel officials persistently and designedly misstated never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo pass expedition and the like could succeed.
When you got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join General Banks; and when you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a