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The plans for the capture of Vicksburg from the first to the last were arranged by General Grant and Admiral Porter.
and carried out to the end with that unanimity of purpose which always leads to success.
General Grant never und harmony of action prevailed which probably never was obtained in any other military and naval co-operation.
Grant and Porter were of assimilated rank, and neither could give an order to the other; therefore it was only through that high courtesy from the naval part of the expedition to capture Vicksburg.
In his reminiscences of the war, he says:
The Navy under Porter was all it could be during the entire campaign.
Without its assistance the campaign could not have been successfully mad him, as will appear from the following letter written after the surrender of Vicksburg.
[detailed report of Acting-Rear-Admiral Porter.]
U. S. Mississippi Squadron, Flag-Ship Black Hawk, off Vicksburg, July 13, 1863.
Sir — I have made re