Friday, July 3, 1863.
Cristy did not com up last night Vincent cam home with me what i would if he was not about i do not kow Rube com up this morning he left about half Pas one for
st. louis colid soldiers has become quite a matter of course the fourth has bin very quiet up in our part of the city i was down hom a little while very few [...]
quite a rainy day i went to church very few out we had very good sermon after church i spent part of the time home
The North American and United States Gazzette announces the twin victories for the Union Army at Gettysburg and Vicksburg.
Though Emilie notes a quiet July 4th in Philadelphia, it was an exceptionally memorable day in the war. July 4, 1863 featured twin Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg. After a three-day battle July 1-3 at Gettysburg, General Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia retreated back across the Potomac River on July 4. General Grant and the Army of the Tennessee ended their siege of Vicksburg, accepting Confederate surrender on July 4th.