d fill with credit any position in a cavalry regiment.
For the brilliant achievements recounted in this report, the army of the Tennessee, their comrades of the Ninth army corps, Herron's division of the army of the frontier, and the navy cooperating with them, deserve the highest honors their country can award.
I have the honor to be, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Major-General U. S. A. Commanding. Col. J. C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.
headquarters, Vicksburgh, July 3, 1863. Major-Gen. Grant, Commanding U. S. Forces:
General: I have the honor to propose to you an armistice for — hours, with a view to arranging terms for the capitulation of Vicksburgh.
To this end, if agreeable to you, I will appoint three commissioners to meet a like number to be named by yourself at such place and hour today as you may find convenient.I make this proposition to save the further effusion of blood