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The very latest from the North.

Petersburg, May 28th.
--The Baltimore American, of the 26th, evening edition, has been received here. The latest from Vicksburg is contained in the following "official dispatch," dated Friday night, 22d inst., 9 P. M:

‘ An ordnance officer writes that our loss is not very heavy for the position we have gained. The rebels make a firm resistance. I think we shall have the place to morrow. We completely encircle the town, and to night our men have their colors planted on the enemy's works, and are lying on the extreme slope.

The gun and mortar boats are in front of Vicksburg, working away. Our captures thus far are 6,000 prisoners and 74 pieces of artillery. Grant is in good spirits. If we take Vicksburg we shall accrue 15,000 prisoners, with Pemberton & Co.

(Signed,) S C. Lyford.

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