aughter some of the fat mules as an experiment; as, if the siege lasted, we must soon come to that diet.
The soup from it was quite rich in taste and appearance.
Some of the ladies ate of it without knowing the difference.
Wednesday morning, July 1--was as serene as if Vicksburgh had never known what war was. The day opened out with a very hot sun, and no firing was heard on the lines, nor shells from the mortars.
The gunboats below were engaged for several hours in shelling the woods, butss to-day.
June 30.--Firing moderate; we threw among them to-day, a keg containing one hundred pounds of powder, with a fuse in it — we are not apprised of the damage it done.
Our muster-rolls were ordered to be made out to-day; n<*> loss.
July 1.--This day is long to be remembered, The firing in the morning was light.
Our regi ment went into the ditches at twelve o'clock; about three o'clock the mine which had been prepared by the enemy under our works was fired; great was the explosion