New York Herald 3-16-1863

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All Quiet at Vicksburg – The Canal Filled.

Cincinnati, March 15, 1863.

The Commercial’s advices from Vicksburg report all quiet.

The river had broken through the levee, filling the canal and rendering work upon it impossible.

The river at Memphis was within fourteen inches of high water mark, and rising two to three inches per day.

Capture of Guerillas

Cincinnati, March 15, 1863.

A Memphis dispatch to the Commercial confirms the reported surprise and capture of a portion of Richardson’s guerilla force near Covington, Tenn. Their camp was destroyed.

General Looney’s camp, at Wesley, was also surprised be Colonel Lee and a large portion of his force captured, together with General Looney, Major Sanford, Captain Bright and Lieutenant Williams.

 

Citation: The New York Herald. New York, 16 March 1863. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab. AN .N56792

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