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to a cotton-bale — in ten minutes this formidable work was in a blaze, and in less than an hour the whole fabric was consumed.
This was the last work built by the Confederates on the Mississippi River.
All the appliances of a fort and a quantity of stores were in the houses at Warrenton.
which the Confederates set fire to and destroyed.
And what houses were left in the town were destroyed by the Mound City's men. Warrenton had been a troublesome place and merited its fate.
On the 15th of May, the admiral joined the fleet in the Yazoo, and on the 16th firing was heard in the rear of Vicksburg — a sign that General Grant's Army was not far off, and that he was driving Pemberton into the
Lieut.-commanding (now captain) Byron Wilson, U. S. N. city.
The flag-ship pushed up the river as near as she could get to the combatants, and it was soon discovered by the aid of glasses that General Sherman's division was coming in on the left of Snyder's Bluff, cutting off the enemy at tha