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The Vicksburg Canal

The Vicksburg Canal image
Parent Issue
Day
3
Month
April
Year
1863
Copyright
Public Domain
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The latest report or tne canai opposuo Vickslwtrg ts tlms : ïlic Sixteentli Illinois bad soveuty feet of the caual assigned to tliem as their fiorlion of tliö work, and they had complutcd ft beforo the water broke away the embankmetit. The only iinpedimeut left is tlirco trtcï and five stunips, in a zigzag position, in' the middle of the canal. The uaniil is seventy feet at the top with bluff bank,and is nine feet deep. The dredges aro sucoessfully at work. The water i now rusbing through at the ratc of eight iiini: miles an hour. The poiut aroundi the bend s fivo miles; the canal is ono niile across, and is a completa succesa, So states L. II Varney, First Lieutenant coiumaiiding Compauy E, One Hundred aml Sixteenth Regiment of Illiiioia Volunteers. Tfiö canal is getting deep in places, and the intermedíate obstructlODB are beiu washed out.

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Old News
Michigan Argus