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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)
e and other points through Generals Lee and Stevenson, for materials to secure the immense raft constructed across the Yazoo river, opposite the seige guns of Snyder's Bluff. The raft was about to give way from the pressures of at least 6,000 tons t of the fight induced the Commodore and Commander to run back the troops and leave for safe quarters at the mouth of the Yazoo. I learned two things by this fight—that counter-sunk batteries located below the sky line are safe batteries for gunnarch of General Grant through Mississippi by the way of Holly Springs, Abbeyville and Grenada; the trying to force the Yazoo river—ought to have opened General Pemberton's eyes to the fact that Grant was trying to kill two birds with one stone, viz, if no further orders were received, and blow up all guns not moveable. Further orders to sink all steamboats in the Yazoo river completed the programme of destruction. With the celerity born of necessity the road to Vicksburg was in a few hour
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
e and other points through Generals Lee and Stevenson, for materials to secure the immense raft constructed across the Yazoo river, opposite the seige guns of Snyder's Bluff. The raft was about to give way from the pressures of at least 6,000 tons t of the fight induced the Commodore and Commander to run back the troops and leave for safe quarters at the mouth of the Yazoo. I learned two things by this fight—that counter-sunk batteries located below the sky line are safe batteries for gunnarch of General Grant through Mississippi by the way of Holly Springs, Abbeyville and Grenada; the trying to force the Yazoo river—ought to have opened General Pemberton's eyes to the fact that Grant was trying to kill two birds with one stone, viz, if no further orders were received, and blow up all guns not moveable. Further orders to sink all steamboats in the Yazoo river completed the programme of destruction. With the celerity born of necessity the road to Vicksburg was in a few hour