Category Archives: John S. Bowen

June 25, 1863: No fraternizing with the enemy.

Accounts of Vicksburg are full of descriptions of casual conversation between the two sides along the ramparts, particularly as the siege dragged on. Here Pemberton sends out a circular order to his generals to put a stop to such chat. … Continue reading

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April 29, 1863: Attack on Grand Gulf

John S. Bowen ****************************** New map! Click for large map. *********************************** Grand Gulf was Grant’s first choice of a landing site on the east side of the Mississippi. The Confederates had fortified it well, even if Gen. Stevenson didn’t think … Continue reading

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April 22, 1863: Running transports south

John C. Pemberton, CSA ******************************* On April 22, McClernand got his wish as Admiral Porter made another run past the Vicksburg batteries, this time bringing down transports for the troops to cross the river. The Confederate reports below tell the … Continue reading

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