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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
f the Surrender of Vicksburg, by Lieutenant-General J. G. Pemberton, to Major-General U. S. Grant, U sphere. It ended by Grant promising to send Pemberton a proposition in writing before night, and bral Legget, quartered at Fort Hill, received Pemberton's reply to Grant, and immediately forwarded ers received it and read it to the General. Pemberton accepted the terms proposed, in the main, bustantly wrote a reply, refusing to accede to Pemberton's amendments in full. He declined subjectiowilling to suffer any further delay, he gave Pemberton to understand that if these modified terms whould open fire upon him at nine o'clock. Pemberton accepted the terms. McPherson's corps was irmally receive the stipulated surrender from Pemberton. When the work was finished, he was joined spective staff officers, and, accompanied by Pemberton and his staff, rode into the city in triumphst made known. but refused, hoping, like General Pemberton at Vicksburg, even while shot and shell [1 more...]