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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
unication with General Grant in the Rear of Vicksburg, and occupies Haines' Bluff. midnight attack on Vicksburg by the Army and Navy. attack on Yazoo City by the gun-boats and destruction of three iron-clad rams. attack on the Vicksburg works, May 22, by the Army and Navy. loss of the Cincinnati before Vicksburg. her guns transferred to the Rear of the City. destruction of nine Confederate steamers up the Yazoo, by Lieutenant-Commander Walker. attack on Vicksburg, June 19, by the Army and Lieutenant-Commander Shirk. Carondelet, Acting Lieutenant Murphy, and the Sterling Price, Commander Woodworth, have been almost constantly under fire of the batteries at Vicksburg since the forty-five days siege commenced. The attack of the 22d of May, by the Benton, Mound City, Carondelet and Tuscumbia on all the water batteries, in which three were silenced and four guns injured or dismounted, was one of the best contested engagements of the kind during the war. On the next attack of th