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The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], The defence of Mobile — foreign Subjects. (search)
The defence of Mobile — foreign Subjects. Grant will find Mobile well fortified when he reaches there, if he ever does. The city is stripping for the impending conflict at her gates. Gen. Maury has issued the following address to the citizens: Headq'rs Depart't of the Gulf,Mobile; Ala, July 8th, 1863. To the Citizens of Mobile and its vicinity: The calamity which has befallen our arms at Vicksburg has a peculiar significance for you. Mobile may be attacked within a very short time, and we must make every preparation for its successful defence. All able-bodied men within the limits of the city and county must at once organize into companies, and report for duty in defence of this position. Owners of able-bodied slaves are urged to send them immediately to work on the fortifications. Brig Gen. Slaughter will receive the reports of the companies which may be organized, have arms issued to such as have none give orders for their instruction, and assign the
The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], The full of Vicksburg — additional particulars. (search)
on the 3d instant, between 4 and 6 o'clock P. M. It is stated that Grant had made preparations for a grand assault on the next day. From thenday night he received information that Vicksburg had fallen, and Giat Grant was on the opposite bank to dispute the passage of the river. Heon reached General Johnston, then in bivouac on the Big Black.--Had Grant been the enterprising General he has the credit for, it was in his as to prevent this that the latter made a forced march to Jackson. Grant's slow movement enabled him to reach the position and rest two days a victory at so important a point. It does not yet appear whether Grant is in person before Jackson, nor in what force the enemy are. Perhaile and Ohio Road reports that twenty transports, with a portion of Grant's troops, west up the Mississippi after the fall of Vicksburg. its way to take the place of a regiment doing out post duty, one of Grant's masked batteries of four pieces was opened on it. Within a few mi
ithout any new development. The enemy has been firing incessantly, and has been shelling the city all the evening. Another division of Burnside's command reached Grant this evening. [Second Dispatch.] Jackson, July 16th. --The enemy kept up a heavy shelling all night. One-shell passed through General Johnston's quarters without injuring any one. Grant was reinforced yesterday evening by one division of General Burnside's command. We buried 153 of the enemy yesterday. The Vicksburg prisoners have arrived at Brandon. There is still no prospect of a general engagement, but heavy infantry and artillery skirmishing continues. [Third Dispatsed them handsomely. The artillery fire was incessant, and our batteries replied gun for gun. The enemy sought shelter in the woods. Heavy reinforcements for Grant continue to arrive, who are pressed around on our right for the purpose of crossing Pearl river above, and flanking us. The enemy are planting siege guns on their