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till more abruptly, and runs for almost the same distance towards the southwest. By this curve a narrow peninsula is formed of the Louisiana shore, which stretches out in the shape of a tongue, not more than a mile or two across. Opposite the lower side of the peninsula, the city of Vicksburg rises, terraced on its rugged site, and commanding the approaches from above and below, for a distance of long cannon-range. The bluffs extend along the eastern bank for nearly twenty miles. From Walnut hills to Warrenton the Mississippi washes the foot of the range. At few places is the interval between the river and the bluff more than six hundred yards; and at the point where Vicksburg stands, the cliffs rise abruptly from the water's edge two hundred feet. Above the town the hills turn to the northeast; the point where the range strikes the Yazoo nearly twenty miles from its mouth is known as Haine's bluff, and was the extreme right of the rebel line. It is very precipitous, and compl
k river bridge gallant charge of Lawler demoralization of rebels firing of bridge capture of prisoners and cannon rapid reconstruction of bridges passage of Black river by entire army pursuit of the rebels to Vicksburg Sherman strikes Walnut hills investment of Vicksburg evacuation of Haine's bluff results of campaign rebel movements during campaign Reflections comparison with Italian campaign in 1796. The gunboats being now all below Grand Gulf, it was possible that the rebels after Grant had got between Haine's bluff and Vicksburg. Fourteen heavy guns had been abandoned, for there was not time to remove them; these were taken possession of by the navy, before the troops arrived. Chickasaw landing, at the foot of Walnut hills, was at once made the base for supplies during the siege; bridges and roads were built, to bring up ammunition and provisions; and the very post that had so long obstructed Grant was thus compelled to minister him strength, while he prosecute
use us to new and surpassing efforts! Let us resolve upon success, God helping us! I join with you, comrades, in your sympathy for the wounded and sorrow for the dead. May we not trust-nay, is it not so—that History will associate the martyrs of this sacred struggle for law and order, liberty and justice, with the honored martyrs of Monmouth and Bunker Hill! John A. McCLERNAND, Major-General commanding. General Sherman to Colonel Rawlins. headquarters Fifteenth army corps, camp on Walnut hills, June 17, 1863. Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. Rawlins, A. A. General, Department of the Tennessee: sir: On my return last evening from an inspection of the new works at Snyder's bluff, General Blair, who commands the second division of my corps, called my attention to the enclosed publication in the Memphis Evening Bulletin of June 13th instant, entitled Congratulatory Order of General Mc-Clernand, with a request that I should notice it, lest the statements of facts, and inference containe