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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
nother Yankee raid seemed to have been made into the interior of Mississippi, more railroad is reported to be destroyed, and great doubts wer General Joseph Johnston had arrived and assumed the command in Mississippi. He appears to be an officer in whom every one places unboundeditted no barbarities. In this manner they traversed all the State of Mississippi without meeting any resistance. They were fine-looking men hich overtook his neighbors. Jackson, the capital of the State of Mississippi, is a place of great importance. Four railroads meet here, to Queen Victoria to show her how far advanced the crops were in Mississippi. It was almost painful to hear the manner in which this poor oldee. He told the generals, that if Grant was severely beaten in Mississippi by Johnston, he did not think the war could be continued on its an account of Breckenridge's departure from this army to reinforce Johnston in Mississippi, and thus giving early intelligence to the enemy.
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
hat the men are much better marchers than those I saw in Mississippi. A soldier was shot in Wartrace this afternoon. We s rumor asserts that Rosecrans is strengthening Grant in Mississippi, which General Bragg is not disposed to allow with impune to spare many men for Canada. He acknowledged that in Mississippi, General Grant had displayed uncommon vigor, and met wit to defend it; since that time 20,000 had been sent into Mississippi to reinforce Johnston. I imagine that, as the fortificaof the wretched scenes I had witnessed in his own State (Mississippi), and of the miserable, almost desperate, situation in wmplaining dreadfully of General Johnston's inactivity in Mississippi, and all now despair of saving Vicksburg. They deplore ter will be able to prevent communication with the trans-Mississippi country. Many of the Richmond papers seem to me scarquite a different state of things from Johnston's men in Mississippi. All were well shod and efficiently clothed. In rear o
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, July, 1863. (search)
ederates in the time of their misfortunes, yet I never heard any person use a desponding word as to the result of the struggle. When I was in Texas and Louisiana, Banks seemed to be carrying every thing before him, Grant was doing the same in Mississippi, and I certainly did not bring luck to my friends at Gettysburg. I have lived in bivouacs with all the Southern armies, which are as distinct from one another as the British is from the Austrian, and I have never once seen an instance of insung for my own instruction; that I had been all the way to Mexico, and entered the Southern States by the Rio Grande, for the express purpose of not breaking any legally established blockade. I told him I had visited all the Southern armies in Mississippi, Tennessee, Charleston, and Virginia, and seen the late campaign as General Longstreet's guest, but had in no way entered the Confederate service. I also gave him my word that I had not got in my possession any letters, either public or priv