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Particulars of the fighting previous to the investment of Vicksburg. The details of the fighting which preceded the investment of Vicksburg are coming to light. A participant in the recent battle of Baker's Creek furnishes to the Appeal the annexed account of the affair, which is the first connected narrative yet published from a Southern source. The writer dates at Jackson, Miss., May 24: On Friday afternoon, the 15th inst., three divisions of the army under Lieut. Gen. Pemberton
s manly breast with a fragment of a shell.
He was serving with his own hands a twelve pound howitzer, trying to dislodge a piece which was annoying us.
At this time two brigades of Bowen's division were planted, one at the bridge across Baker's Creek and one at the ford, to guard the crossing, while Gen. Loring, with his division; engaged the enemy in front and drove him back.
Baford's brigade was also ordered to support Bowen at the ford, and was in motion for that point, when word was