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B286: Letter of Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891) (reproduction), camp between Livingston and Brownsville, to Lieutenant General Pemberton, May 17, 1863

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Identifier: A0286-00311

Title: B286: Letter of Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891) (reproduction), camp between Livingston and Brownsville, to Lieutenant General Pemberton, May 17, 1863

Description: “Your dispatch of today by Captain Henderson was received. If Haines’ Bluff is untenable, Vicksburg is of no value and cannot be held. If, therefore, you are invested in Vicksburg, you must ultimately surrender. Under such circumstances, instead of losing both troops and place, you must, if possible, save the troops. If it is not too late, evacuate Vicksburg and its dependencies, and march to the northeast.”

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Place: United States

Dates: 1863-05-17

Type(s): Letter
Folder

Maker/Creator: Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891

Subjects: Mississippi
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces

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