The Words of War: The Civil War Battle Reportage Of The New York Times and The Charleston Mercury...and What Historians Say Really Happened

By Donagh Bracken

Within the media, political standpoint usually alters the view of truth. The phrases of struggle illustrates this via putting in juxtaposition the reportage of the recent York occasions and The Charleston Mercury's assurance of eighteen battles from citadel Sumter to Appomattox court docket condo. Following every one battle's insurance is a synopsis of every conflict because the glossy historian appears again at it.Setting up each one battle's assurance is a remark through the writer within which he offers attention-grabbing historical past details on a number of the participants engaging within the action.Sketches by way of conflict artists despatched via Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated journal lend visible colour to every battle's coverage.The phrases of struggle includes an index and bibliography.

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The subsequent dispatch has simply been bought U. S. MISSISSIPPI SQUADRON. FLAGSHIP Black Hawk July four, 1863 Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the army SIR: i've got the respect to notify YOU THAT VICKSBURG SURRENDERED TO the U.S. FORCES at the 4TH OF JULY. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, D. D. PORTER, performing Rear Admiral. Unofficial experiences from Cairo Cairo, ailing. , Tuesday, July 7. The dispatch boat has simply arrived the following from Vicksburg. She left at 10 o’clock on Sunday morning. The passengers announce that Gen. PEMBERTON despatched a flag of truce at the morning of the 4th of July, and provided to give up if his males have been allowed to march out. Gen. furnish is suggested to have answered that no males may still depart, other than as prisoners of struggle. Gen. PEMBERTON then, after session together with his commanders, unconditionally surrendered. This information is completely trustworthy. the USA GUNBOAT INDIANOLA, AN IRONCLAD, operating THE BLOCKADE AT VICKSBURG. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. unique Dispatch to the recent York occasions Washington, Tuesday, July 7 the cupboard was once in normal consultation to-day. Admiral PORTER’S Vicksburgh dispatch was once bought by means of Secretary WELLES, and browse to the President. the inside track instantly unfold in the course of the urban, growing severe and joyous pleasure. Flags have been displayed from all of the Departments and crowds assembled with cheers. Secretary STANTON issued an order for a salute of 1 hundred weapons. the autumn of Vicksburgh, conjoinly with the Gettysburg successes, is thought of as the turning aspect within the struggle. The President and excessive officers exhibit a selection that the crusade shall no longer slacken off as a result, yet be carried on with renewed vigour. This sentiment is advised upon them through MESSRS. HAMLIN, WILSON, CHANDLER, WASHBURNE and different sought after loyalists now on the town. The President congratulates himself on his rigid resistance to the efforts as soon as made to urge him to take away Gen. provide. He continually believed in GRANT’S genius and effort, and is now rewarded for his selection in his want. HON. ELIHU WASHBURNE, GRANT’S nearest own buddy, who defended him final wintry weather in the home, is thrilled on the results of the siege. Rejoicing in ny Albany, Tuesday, July 7 by means of order of the Adjutant-General, salutes of thirty-four weapons every one have been fired to-day—one in honor of our victorv in Pennsylvania, and the opposite for the autumn of Vicksburgh. this night there's an impromptu demonstration by means of the electorate. weapons are exploding, bells ringing. and with tune and fireworks. The demonstration may be saved up till a past due hour by way of a major collecting of either sexes. Syracuse, Tuesday, July 7 A grand impromptu social gathering is happening right here, to-night, in honor of our victories. there's a mass-meeting in Hanover sq.. A salute of a hundred weapons is thundering. the entire bells of town are ringing. there's a parade by way of the Davis Guards, and fireworks, bonfires, and illuminations flame in the entire central streets. this sort of scene of enthusiasm and rejoicing used to be by no means identified. Utica, Tuesday, July 7 the autumn of Vicksburgh has been celebrated the following by means of the ringing of bells, firing of cannon, and each exhibit of well known pleasure.

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