“Gunboats have left here to co–operate in the attack on Vicksburg.”

June 28 1862 Wrote Gen. Halleck, “News has just been received from Commodore Farragut. Gunboats have left here to co–operate in the attack on Vicksburg. A land force of 13,000 is said to be up from New Orleans. One, if not two, gunboats will be here in the morning from mouth of White River. I have sent a force from here, and thus opened again the telegraph communication; will endeavor to keep it so. I have written and telegraphed via Columbus, Ky.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 166

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 43

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