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there will be left sixty-five thousand one hundred and thirty-seven bayonets and sabres to throw against Bragg's forty-one thousand six hundred and eighty. I beg leave also to submit the following considerations:-- 1. Bragg's army is now weaker than it has been since the battle, or is likely to be again for the present, while our army has reached its maximum strength, and we have no right to expect further reenforcements for several months, if at all. 2. Whatever be the result at Vicksburg, the determination of its fate will give large reenforcements to Bragg. If Grant is successful, his army will require many weeks to recover from the shock and strain of his late campaign, while Johnson will send back to Bragg a force sufficient to insure the safety of Tennessee. If Grant fails, the same result will inevitably follow, so far as Bragg's army is concerned. No man can affirm with certainty the result of any battle, however great the disparity in numbers,--such results are i
of these were removed from the batteries at Vicksburg, and three intended for gunboats being builtsburg. The enemy has nine (9) boats between Vicksburg and Port Hudson. I cannot send any more trotofore related), in passing the batteries at Vicksburg with a number of his gunboats and transportsson, if it could be done without sacrificing Vicksburg ; but if the latter was lost the former was on my right flank, which would be nearer to Vicksburg than myself in case I should make the movemebove Snyder's Mills. I have decided to hold Vicksburg as long as is possible, with the firm hope tPemberton, commanding Confederate Forces, Vicksburg, Miss.: General: In conformity with agreementdqurters Department of the Tennessee, before Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. General: I have the honor that I had, at the time of the surrender of Vicksburg, about forty thousand pounds of pork and bac sufficient force to break the investment of Vicksburg should it be completed, appreciating the dif[155 more...]
e that time it has been constantly and heavily garrisoned by Federal troops. The possession of this place has been of immense advantage to the enemy. From it, they have threatened at all times an invasion of Arkansas, thereby rendering it necessary that troops should be held in position to repel such invasion. From it they have controlled the trade and sentiments of a large and important scope of country. It has been to them a most important depot for troops in their operations against Vicksburg. In view of these great advantages to them, of the great embarrassment to my movements elsewhere, arising from the proximity of a large and threatening army, and of the deleterious effect on that portion of the State caused by their presence, it was deemed of very great importance that they should be driven from their only stronghold in Arkansas. As a means of raising the siege of Vicksburg, and of keeping the Mississippi river closed, in the event of a surrender of that city, the poli
lly Springs, Miss., Oct. 20, 1862. General: I have the honor to make the following report of the battle of Corinth: Having established batteries at Port Hudson, secured the mouth of Red River and the navigation of the Mississippi River to Vicksburg, I turned my especial attention to affairs in the northern portion of my district. On the thirtieth day of August I received a despatch from General Bragg, informing me that he was about to march into Kentucky, and would leave to General Priately. Other parts of the report, too, require your prompt consideration, especially in the staff department. The reports from the Medical Inspector, coming in, are equally unsatisfactory. Your short time in command and close engagement at Vicksburg have allowed you but little time for these matters, but I trust you will be able, through intelligent and effective staff officers, in correcting some of the evils soon. It is with deep regret I see you lose General Villepigue, as I consider h
olonel Higgins and Captain Squires, and a report of the killed and wounded at these points. Respectfuly, Your obedient servant, M. Lovell, Major General, commanding. Report of Major-General Lovell. headquarters Department No. 1, Vicksburg, May 22, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General Richmond, Virginia: Sir: Herewith I have the honor to transmit the reports of Brigadier-Generals Duncan and Smith, with the accompanying documents, of the operations preceding d was already at Covington. I advised Captain Poindexter to make his way to Mobile with his armed steamers, but he concluded to destroy them. We, however, procured from them some of the guns and ordnance stores, which I ordered immediately to Vicksburg, to be put in position there. On the twenty-fifth, Captain Bailey, of the Federal Navy, demanded the surrender of the city, and that the flags should be taken down, and the United States flag put up on the mint, custom-house, and other publi
ment, the following report of the defence of Vicksburg, and of operations in this district, up to tion of Red River should be opened as high as Vicksburg. Supplies, much needed, existed there, hardfive thousand men, picked from the troops at Vicksburg, and added to his command the whole effectivwonder to all who had witnessed her glory at Vicksburg. Advised of the result of the expedition, Iissippi between the capital of Louisiana and Vicksburg. The results sought by the movements againsisiana, by Major General Van Dorn: I left Vicksburg on the twenty-seventh of July with somewhat ll command the river more completely than at Vicksburg. On the nineteenth day of August, in obediefollowing terms: U. S. S. Oneida, near Vicksburg, May 18, 1862. To the Authorities at Vicksbu the most critical period of the defences of Vicksburg. Batteries incomplete, guns not mounted, trith, Brigadier General, commanding Defences, Vicksburg. Report of Colonel J. W. Robertson. [26 more...]
pturing a few prisoners, taking position within six miles of luka. I expected, from the following despatch, that General Rosecrans would be near enough by the night of the eighteenth to make it safe for Ord to press forward on the morning of the nineteenth, and bring on an. engagement: September 18, 1862. General Grant: One of my spies, in from Reardon's, on the Bay Spring road, tells of a continuous movement, since last Friday, of forces eastward. They say Van Dorn is to defend Vicksburg, Breckinridge to make his way to Kentucky, Price to attack Iuka, or go to Tennessee. If Price's forces are at Iuka, the plan I propose is, to move up as close as we can tonight and conceal our movements; Ord to advance from Burnsville, commence the attack, and draw their attention that way while I move in on the Jacinto and Fulton road, and crushing in their left, cut off their retreat eastward. I propose to leave, in ten minutes, for Jacinto, whence I will despatch you by line of ved
uce to deliver a communication from General Taylor to General Grant, returned and reported the delivery of the despatch to the enemy's pickets at Young's Point. He brought intelligence, derived from sources that I did not wholly credit, that Vicksburg had capitulated on the fourth instant. Not considering this entirely certain, I continued my movements, but the same day I received the intelligence, unfortunately too well authenticated to admit of a doubt. At the same time I received instrund. That the plan referred to would have succeeded, any time before the ninth instant, I do not entertain the slightest doubt. Whether the city could have been held is another question. The fall of Port Hudson, and the almost certain fate of Vicksburg, render my present position in the Lafouche extremely hazardous, and not to be justified on any military grounds. The defences of this bay are far from satisfactory; and the entrance of a hostile fleet would ruin my little army. The enemy wil