Justice to Missourian.
--The following official order from Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton
does justice to the gallant Missourian
who aided in the defence of Vicksburg
Headq'rs Demopolis, Ala., July 25th, 1863.
Special Order, No.
I. The President
, desiring to acknowledge his appreciation of the heroism and noble valor displayed by the troops from the State of Missouri
during the siege of Vicksburg
, and in the various engagements preceding that, the following extract from a telegram received by the Lieutenant-General
Commanding from him, is published; "The gallant Missourian
have my cordial thanks.--Their patriotism will be remembered.
I hope others will emulate their heroism, and follow their example."