Northern Reports from Vicksburg.
correspondent, under date of the 25th inst., writes us as follows:
A Yankee officer who came over in flag of truce boat yesterday said, ‘"Grant
had telegraphed Halleck
that he had driven Pemberton
from his outer line of entrenchments, captured 57 guns, (all Pemberton
had except three.) And his line extended from Haines's Bluff all around to the river below Vicksburg
, and that he had invested Vicksburg
."’ If so, it is the worst "investment" Grant
Of course it is untrue.
Hot climates seem to increase the fecundity of falsehood in the Yankee
This time last year Pope
he had taken 10,000 prisoners at Corinth
I am not going to believe that Vicksburg
It is simply impossible, unless Pemberton
is a traitor, which I cannot believe.
There is no use being despondent in advance, and censure is unjust until we know it is deserved.
Last night there was considerable commotion among the Yankees
over the river, a great rattling of planks, etc. Our boys were wide awake.
This morning I hear that cavalry in some force were seen two miles below town, on the north bank of the Rappahannock
, of course.