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on will manage the provisions they will hold the ditches. having become an accustomed to them, they feel safer in the ditches than anywhere else. In looking over my notes I find I have omitted several very interesting little incidents of the siege. One item: about dusk in the evening some of our boys will halloo over to the Federal, "How are you, boys!" Federal answer, "Bully," (a great word among the soldiers.) Southerners, "let us stop shooting and talk some a while." "Agreed," says Yankee. Then from both sides you will hear them say, "don't shoot," and they all stop shooting and get on top of the breastworks, and for about an hour they will talk and joke each other. Our boys will ask them where is Hunchback, (meaning Gen. Grant.) they then will inquire now they like Gen. Pemberton--how our boys will reply by asking how they like Fighting Joe Heeker? Our boys frequently ask them why they don't take Vicksburg. They frequently get off some pretty good jokes. After talking i