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Letter from James Christie, stationed near Vicksburg, to his brother, Alexander Christie, commenting on General Grant – June 27, 1863

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

Mistake[:] Walnut Hills in rear of Vicksburgh.
right[:] Fort Hill Vicksburgh, June 27th 1863.
My very Erudite Brother [Alex], I havemade a slight mistake in the Localiseing of the date of this letter, So hear I make the amend honorable, By informing you that Walnut Hills are on our extreme right, and only partially occupied, By a small part of our forces.
[… page 3]
Gen U.S. Grant, was all round the central line of the camp yesterday. he was in our gun room, and from his manner you would have thought him a very unpretending Private. he was very thoughtful, and I think he is working out some Plan to raise the Devil with secesh, for a few words exchanged between him and one of this staff hinted as much. The flock around him are very social also, But more careful, of themselves than Grant, he smoked and smokes very much. […]
Believe me your affectionate Brother
William G Christie.


See whole letter here: 1863-06-27_Christie_combined

Citation: June 27, 1863, Letter from James Christie to his brother Alexander, Civil War correspondence, May 1863-February 1864. James C. Christie and Family Papers, 1823-1849. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1281 box A]

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