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ht field-pieces; one battery of heavy guns, on the right, was manned and officered by the navy. After the assault of May 22d, the enemy's defence was feeble. As the national batteries were built and opened, the rebel artillery-fire slackened, uard road, and was directed against the salient of the work commanding this road, the same which he had assaulted on the 22d of May. It was carried steadily forward, till it reached a large oak-tree, standing alone, about one hundred and twenty yardssitions occupied by McClernand's infantry and artillery, at the beginning of the siege, were substantially those of the 22d of May. Two of the thirty-pound Parrott guns had been sent to McPherson, but the others remained in battery, as before. This on, and made it necessary to establish a strong corps of observation in the rear. Immediately after the assault of the 22d of May, the small cavalry force attached to the command was sent out, to interrupt the enemy's communications, and to obtain a
s of flattery and selfglorifica-tion, and contains many untruths, among which is one of monstrous falsehood. It substantially accuses General McPherson and myself with disobeying the orders of General Grant, in not assaulting on the 19th and 22d of May, and allowing, on the latter day, the enemy to mass his forces against the Thirteenth army corps alone. General McPherson is fully able to answer for himself; and for the Fifteenth army corps I answer, that on the 19th and 22d of May, it attac22d of May, it attacked furiously at three distinct points the enemy's works, at the very hour and minute fixed in General Grant's written orders; that, on both days, we planted our colors on the exterior slope and kept them there till nightfall; that from the first hour of the investment of Vicksburg until now, my corps has been far in advance of General McClernand; that the general-in-chief, by personal inspection, knows this truth; that tens of thousands of living witnesses beheld and participated in the attack