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The Army of the Tennessee is amassing outside of Vicksburg, "the rebel 'Gibraltar,'" and the 78th Regiment will be joining soon. John offers criticism of those Northerners who call for the Union army to stand down, arguing that to do so would disrespect the soldiers that have already died.
Zanesville Daily Courier
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Transportation; politics; Peace Democrats (Copperheads); desertion; Mortimer D. Leggett; soldiers' pay
War correspondents; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Gillespie, John W. A., 1837-1913 -- Correspondence; Siege of Vicksburg (Mississippi : 1863)
Gillespie, John W.A., "Letter from John W.A. Gillespie to Editor" (1863). Harvey Collection Newspapers. 20.