Lieut. Col. Cyrus Sears, 49 USCI

Lieut. Col. Cyrus Sears, 49th US Colored Troops
Credit: Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Harrogate, TN

The Wyandot Pioneer, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
June 12, 1863


We are permitted to make the following extracts from a private letter written by Lieut. Col. Sears, dated Milliken’s Bend, La., May 26, 1863:

“I suppose you would like to know all about the progress

of the siege of Vicksburg, but I can only give you a few items. Of the ultimate success of the siege, I have little doubt, but I have no idea how long we will have to wait. Our own lines and those of the enemy, are in many places, within fifty yards of each other, deep ravines intervening.… Read more

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