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End Of The Vicksburg Campaign

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Day
16
Month
January
Year
1863
Copyright
Public Domain
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Off the Mouth of the Yazoio BiTBr, Jair. 3. ) via Cairo, Jan. 4-. $ The xpedition igainst Vicksbur was abandoned yesterday eafe.ly. A single attaek by the enemy was repulsad by our punboats. The Yuzoo ia abnndoned as a base of .operationa, ihe enemy being impregnuble on the front faó:ng the stream. ïhere bas been no fighting of moment f-ince last Monday. Sfotbing basbüön teard of Banks ar FarraguK Gen. MuClernand arrived hero on Phursday oight. The army is now in transport ai Mid(Uet(,nV bend. Noiurther developmonls havo. been made of' lbo moveiuents of Generáis Pemberton and Prico. In Vioksburg the enemy was reinforced to the number of 60,000 men nd they had ICO gun in their bat' tei-ies, besidcs their fiold artiilerv. Our losses on theYiizoo will amfrunt to 2,500 to 3,000. The loss of the enemy is unknown. It bas been raining' hero incessantly for bha past thirty-si.v honra, causin a heavy ri:;e in the Mississippi. The following day both fleets got under way. There was r, coal for the gunboats, and they wure unable to rnise steain. Thero was a ñoud in the nverat this timo Wiih wood fuel, tho transporta took tho in tow, and tnoved slowly along. ïheadvance arrived here last evening and met coal going down the river. Til ere was eon.-iderablo excitement at the mouth of' tlie Arkaneüa BiVer. Tho ram Ponobartinin is down the river, and the gunbouts and rams ai-o waiting fof her.

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