The Yankee., of in facing a little extra spirit into their soldiers, hit upon the expedient of reviving the old story that Vicksburg
How to do it was the question.
There was some reluctance among the liars to venture forth with that stale falsehood.
In this strait the story was ingeniously palmed off upon "a Captain
of Marines!" They knew the marines would swallow it, and by reprinting the story it might help on a little the excitement in the army.
In starting the report they profited by the old adage--"tell it to the marines,
know better." The following is the dispatch:
Reported capture of Vicksburg.
has the following posted on their bulletin board:
"A dispatch from Washington
has just been received at the Navy Yard
, and read to the workmen, that Vicksburg
--At noon to-day a Captain of the marines, at the Navy-Yard
, read a dispatch to the men announcing the capture of Vicksburg