Siege of Vicksburg

Letter from George D. Chenoweth to James W. Marshall
July 15, 1863

George D. Chenoweth describes the Confederate invasion, occupation, and shelling of Carlisle. He mentions leaving Carlisle before the raid, and the pleasure of finding none of their personal belongings disturbed upon his return. 12,000 men entered the town, setting up camp around the town and on...

Permission slip to leave Union lines at Vicksburg
July 12, 1863

Major General Ulysses S. Grant signs this permission slip on July 12, 1863 that allows a Major Watts to leave Federal lines outside Vicksburg, Mississippi with one teamster, a shotgun, and twenty five rounds of ammunition.

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