The last batch of lies.
Whenever a steamer is ready for Europe
, the Yankees
invariably manufacture a fresh batch of lies to send by it. The latest takes out their report of the capture of Vicksburg
by General Sherman
, after five days' fighting.
The New York Tribune
, of the 6th, contained that report in flaming capitals, after the fashion of the New York papers.
On the 8th, Gen. Pemberton
telegraphed to the Secretary of War
, not only that Vicksburg
had not been taken, but that he means to hold it.--With the same steamer goes out Rosecrans
lying dispatch, stating that he had gained a great victory over Bragg
A very pretty victory certainly, in which the victor force 4,000 prisoners, and takes 700, has 10,000 killed and wounded, and kills and wounds 3,500, leaves 31 pieces of cannon with his enemy, and takes none himself.
Of course, in England
, they will not believe a word of all this, but the design is first to cheer the Yankee
nation, and next to prevent those of Europe
from recognising us.