Vicksburg Daily Citizen - Notice 3

[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.]

 

                                                                                                                                                                     July 4th, 1863.
           
Two days bring about great changes. The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has "caught the rabbit;" He has dined in Vicksburg, and he did bring his dinner with him. The "Citizen" lives to see it. For the last time it appears on "Wall-paper." No more will it eulogize the luxury of mule-meat and fricassed [sic] kitten—urge Southern warriors to such diets never-more. This is the last wall-paper edition, and is, excepting this note, from the types as we found them. It will be valuable hereafter as a curiosity.