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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The end of the
Summary. 15th July, 1862, 7 to 8 A. M., the Arkansas disabled the Carondalet and chased two other boats down the Yazoo to the fleet; 8 to 9 A. M., ran through fleet of nearly forty armored vessels of safety to Vicksburg; caused burning of a mortar boat; 9 to 10 P. M., received fire of fleet passing from above to combine with lower fleet, and repelled attack by the ram Sumter. 22d July, repelled attacks by rams, the Essex retreating down the river, and Queen of the West retreating up the river. Before the end of July, the seige of Vicksburg had been raised by the departure of one fleet up the river, and of the other down the river. The Arkansas was master of the situation.