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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
s, and a pair of spurs. November 22d.—The Yankee gunboats came down this morning and fired a few rounds, but hastily retired on the appearance of the little Grampus. Great excitement was caused in camp by a report that the enemy had landed in force, and were marching upon us, but it seems that Belmont is yet too fresh in their memory for such reports to be true. November 23d.—Was agreeably surprised, while riding through Columbus to-day, to meet my mother. Dined with her on board the Yazoo. She brought me two comforts. She returns to Memphis to-night. Sunday, November 24th.—Our military authorities seem to act on the principle, the better the day, the better the deed, as Sunday is generally the day selected for moving. Moved our quarters into the house formerly occupied by General Cheatham. November 30th.—The soldiers are busy preparing log-huts for the winter. The ground is covered with snow. I am trying to redeem the time by reading. My books are Tookes's Panthe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Rev. J. G. Law. (search)
s, and a pair of spurs. November 22d.—The Yankee gunboats came down this morning and fired a few rounds, but hastily retired on the appearance of the little Grampus. Great excitement was caused in camp by a report that the enemy had landed in force, and were marching upon us, but it seems that Belmont is yet too fresh in their memory for such reports to be true. November 23d.—Was agreeably surprised, while riding through Columbus to-day, to meet my mother. Dined with her on board the Yazoo. She brought me two comforts. She returns to Memphis to-night. Sunday, November 24th.—Our military authorities seem to act on the principle, the better the day, the better the deed, as Sunday is generally the day selected for moving. Moved our quarters into the house formerly occupied by General Cheatham. November 30th.—The soldiers are busy preparing log-huts for the winter. The ground is covered with snow. I am trying to redeem the time by reading. My books are Tookes's Panthe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 48 (search)
ving got his fill of grass, the other his fill of sunshine and rest. After all the care and devotion I gave to my steed, one of Grant's pilferers borrowed him the day of the surrender. If the mules had a hard time to make a living, it was worse for the men. The animals got little, but it was natural food; the men got little, and it was of a kind disgusting to the sharp-set hunger, that insufficiency both in quality and quantity made chronic. With the fertile valley of the Mississippi and Yazoo to draw from, millions of bushels of corn could have been stored in Vicksburg— abundant rations for the army and its animal equipment, and of a wholesome kind. Two days after we were closed in, Federal prisoners and our surplus mules were driven out because corn was scarce, and as time wore on, the bread of the period, issued to the men, was a cold glutinous paste, a compound of pea meal and flour. Was—finish the query with reference to General Pemberton or his Commissary General, to suit