The Story of the Civil War; A Concise Account of the War in the United States of America Between 1861 and 1865 Volume . 3, . 2

The Story of the Civil War; A Concise Account of the War in the United States of America Between 1861 and 1865 Volume . 3, . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...were accepted. In accordance with this agreement,1 the garrison was surrendered at 10 A.m. on the 4th of July, and the Federal forces immediately took possession of the works, and placed guards in the city. Pemberton says: The assertion that the surrender of Vicksburg was compelled by the want of subsistence, or that the garrison was starved out, is one entirely destitute of truth. It must be remembered that for forty-seven days and nights these heroic men had been exposed to burning suns, drenching rains, damp fogs, and heavy dews, and that during all this period they never had by day or by night the slightest relief. The extent of our works required every available man in the trenches. Confined to the narrow limits of a trench, with their limbs cramped and swollen, without exercise, constantly exposed to a murderous storm of shot and shell, while the enemy's unerring sharpshooters stood ready to pick off every one visible above the parapet, is it strange that the men grew weak and attenuated? They had made a most heroic defence. In this campaign, Grant says" that 37,000 prisoners were taken, and about 10,000 of the enemy killed and wounded. His own loss was about 9000 nesujte killed and wounded and 400 prisoners.3 On the 7th of July,4 Grant was appointed MajorGeneral in the regular army, and soon after, s Sherman and McPherson Brigadier-Generals. A year had elapsed since Farragut and Davis met at Vicksburg and fell back for want of support. Meanwhile, Grant had approached from every point of the compass, until at last, in a masterly campaign, he attained one of the three great objects for which the Federal armies were fighting. The greatest obstacle to the opening of the Mississippi was removed, and the other was sure to follow. On more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236626451
  • 9781236626455