June 4, 1863
---Siege of Vicksburg, Day 13
---Siege of Port Hudson, Day 8
---Lt. Stephen Minot Weld, of Massachusetts, writes home to his father about life in the Army of the Potomac along the Rappahannock:
We are under orders to march at any moment, probably to resist any attempt the enemy may make to cross the river. The rascals are up to something, and I think it may be that they will try to cross the river above, and attack us. I think that we are waiting here simply to prevent the rebels opposite from going to Vicksburg.