Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25, 1863: USS Lancaster sunk at Vicksburg

The USS Switzerland (right) passes the batteries at Vicksburg while the USS Lancaster (left) sinks.


NEAR Vicksburg, MISS.,

March 25, 1863.

VIA CAIRO, ILL.,

March 31.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Two rams attempted to run the blockade this morning. One succeeded, in damaged condition. They were intended to strengthen Farragut. Porter is returning. Did not succeed in reaching the Yazoo.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

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