Vicksburg Citizen - Notice 1

[Ed. Hugh was serving with the 46th Mississippi Infantry defending Vicksburg at this time. These notices depict the effect of the siege that was ongoing. General Grant began pressing Vicksburg in April of 1863. Eventually, the 46th Miss. Surrendered and Hugh was paroled. He took the oath of allegance to the US, but was back in the field by fall of 1863.]

DAILY CITIZEN [VICKSBURG, MS], July 2, 1863, p. 1, c. 1

            We are indebted to Major Gillespie for a steak of Confederate beef alias meat. We have tried it, and can assure our friends that if it is rendered necessary, they need have no scruples at eating the meat. It is sweet, savory and tender, and so long as we have a mule left we are satisfied our soldiers will be content to subsist on it.

 

DAILY CITIZEN [VICKSBURG, MS], July 2, 1863, p. 1, c. 1


           
Among many good deeds we have spoken of with pride by our citizens, we cannot refrain from mentioning the case of Mr. F. Kiser. This gentleman, having more corn than he though was necessary to last him during the siege of this place, portioned off what would do him for the brief interval that will ensue before the arrival of succor to our garrison, and since that time has relieved the wants of many families free of charge! May he live long and prosper, and his name be handed down to posterity when the siege of Vicksburg is written, as one in whose breast the "milk of human kindness" had not dried up.