Of the situation at Vicksburg
we gather the following from the Whig,
of the 21st:
are amusing themselves every day in shelling the city from their twenty and thirty- pounder guns on the tongue of land across the river.
They have inflicted little damage as yet, but their shells are a considerable annoyance, as the iron visitors burst into fragments frequently in the heart of the city, causing pedestrians to "skedaddle" in fine style.
Our guns have not "growled" once in return, and we suppose they will not, as we have always been very prudent about expending our ammunition.
If the Yankees
persevere — and the past should certainly touch us they are the most constant people in the pursuit of an undertaking that the sun ever shone on.--considerable damage may be done.
We cannot believe that they will be satisfied with two small Parrott guns, Our pickets represent them to be working constantly every night, and unless we endeavor to drive them off, gun after gun may spring up until Vicksburg
becomes too warm for comfort.
The river at this point seems preparing for a decline.
It has ceased to rise, and as the river at Memphis
is falling rapidly, as all the upper streams, we may look for the recede here in a day or two.
We have nothing new from the fleet bellow, but are of the opinion the Yankees
are not The boats have not yet appeared at Grand Gulf
The transport Forrest Queen
, which was lying at Brown
's wharf, slipped past Warrenton
on Sunday night, and went on down to the fleet.