“The Queen of the West is now at Warrenton, with the rebel flag flying”

Feb 25 1863.  The Rebels have turned our captured vessel against us.  I wrote Gen. Halleck,

BEFORE Vicksburg, MISS.,

February 25, 1863-12. 30 a. m.,

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

The Queen of the WEST is now at Warrenton, with the rebel flag flying. Distant firing was heard, lasting from 4 p. m. yesterday until 1 this morning. It is supposed to have been between the Queen and Indianola. Apprehension is felt for the safety of the Indianola.

U. S. GRANT.

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 7, p 358-9

O.R., I, xxiv, part 1, 18

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