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The Impossibility of Johnston saving Vicksburg The Mobile Register says: The proposition of the fall of Vicksburg being absolute, it is now plain that it has fallen with the least possible harm to us. If it had held out only twenty-four hours longer, Johnston's army would, without any doubt, have been out to pieces. Johnston was on the Big Black, and on Saturday night his army bivouackeJohnston was on the Big Black, and on Saturday night his army bivouacked with orders to move on Grant's entrenchments at two o'clock in the morning. Before the hour arrived, the news of Pemberton's capitulation was received. From what has since been learned of Grant's position, it is now known that if Johnston's force had been doubled and troubled it could never have got through the works of Grant. The country for miles was defended by felled timber — every gorge
by a superior force?
We claim that we have been fortunate in saving the gallant little army of Johnston, as well as the Vicksburg garrison, from further loss.
The latter will before long be exchange