Others, doubtless, have done their duty as well — it may be, better than we. It is foreign to my purpose to complain of any one, to make invidious comparisons; but let justice be done.
If need be, let there be an investigation by competent authority of the whole campaign, in all its parts and policy, and in regard to all its officials, from Milliken's Bend to this place, and tile truth declared.
Your obedient servant, John A. Mcclernand. To His Excellency, Richard Yates, Governor of Illinois.
Indianapolis Journal account.
camp in rear of Vicksburgh.
On Friday, the twenty-second, while accompanying General Smith's aid, I again had an opportunity of witnessing some of the operations.
Brilliantly streamed the sunlight on that May morning over the fort-crowned hills around Vicksburgh.
Traces of serious thought were upon the countenances of the men, for they well knew that to many that gladdening sunlight was, their last.
The order was to open with all our guns, and