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was made on the bluffs between Vicksburg and Haines's Bluff by General Sherman's army in the winter of 1862 and 1863, we, who were defending those bluffs, were not aware of it.
It is well to append here the following report of General W. T. Sherman on his operations during the campaign of 1862-63:
"On September 24th, 1862, by Major-General Grant's order, took command of the first district of West Tennessee.
" November 25th, pursuant to orders of General Grant, moved out of Memphis for Tchulahoma (?) to report to him at Holly Springs, to attack and drive the enemy, then in force along the line of the Tallehatchie river. December 3d crossed the Tallehatchie at Wyatt's, and December 5th met General Grant at Oxford, Mississippi. By his order returned to Memphis December I2th, leaving all my com- mand but one division. Organized out of the new troops there and at Helena, Arkansas, a special command to move by water, and by a sudden coup-de-main, carry Vicksburg. Embarked December 20th, and from December 25th to January ist, 1863, made repeated attacks on the bluffs between Vicksburg and Haines's Bluff, but
DABNEY H. MAURY.
Orations at the Unveiling of the Statue of Stonewall Jackson, Richmond, Va., October a6th, 1875.
[We have had frequent calls for the address of Governor James L. Kemper and the oration of Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge, on the occa- sion of the unveiling of the statue of Stonewall Jackson, presented by English admirers, and we have only delayed their publication be- cause of the constant pressure upon our pages. But we are sure that our members will thank us tor now giving them, in permanent form, these splendid tributes to our great chieftain.]
GOVERNOR KEMPER'S ADDRESS.
My Countrymen,- The oldest of the States has called together this great concourse of her sons and her daughters, with honored representatives of both the late contending sections of our commor country. On this day, abounding with stern memories of the p* and great auguries of the future, I come to greet you; and, 11 name and by authority of Virginia, I bid you all and eac! a heart-warm welcome, to her Capitol.