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My Cave Life in Vicksburg [Illustrated] Mary Ann Loughborough

My Cave Life in Vicksburg [Illustrated]

Mary Ann Loughborough

Published March 29th 2011
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212 pages
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A woman writes of her time inside the besieged city of Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1863.I found two or three of our friends had already sought refuge under the earth- and we had not been there long before we were joined by the remainder of the party,MoreA woman writes of her time inside the besieged city of Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1863.I found two or three of our friends had already sought refuge under the earth- and we had not been there long before we were joined by the remainder of the party, who reported the boats opposite the house. As I had again become perfectly calm and collected, I was sorry to find myself slightly fluttered and in a state of rapid heart-beatings, as shell after shell fell in the valley below us, exploding with a loud, rumbling noise, perfectly deafening. The cave was an excavation in the earth the size of a large room, high enough for the tallest person to stand perfectly erect, provided with comfortable seats, and altogether quite a large and habitable abode (compared with some of the caves in the city), were it not for the dampness and the constant contact with the soft earthy walls. We had remained but a short time, when one of the gentlemen came down to tell us that all danger was over, and that we might witness a beautiful sight by going upon the hill, as one of the transports had been fired by a shell, and was slowly floating down as it burned.