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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
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Vicksburg-- replies to General Pemberton General Badeau
Terms of surrender at Vicksburg--General Pemberton replies to General Badeau [The following letter has recently appeared in some of the newspapers, but is worthy of a more permanent record. It is feared that General Badeau, in his Life of Grant, took no pains to be accurate.] Philadelphia, June 12, 1875. Colonel John P. Nicholson: Dear Sir — I give you, with pleasure, my version of the interview between General Grant and myself, on the afternoon of July 3, 1863, in front of the Confed
xtent, feeling myself fully able to maintain my position for a yet indefinite period.
This communication will be handed you, under a flag of truce, by Major-General John S. Bowen.
I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant. John O. Pemberton, Lieutenant-General Commanding.
In due time the following reply was handed to me:
Headquarters Department of the Tennessee, Near Vicksburg, July 3, 1863. Lieutenant-General John C. Pemberton, Commanding Confederate Forces, etc.: