Head Quarters 13th Army Corps
Battle Field near Vicksburg Miss
May 29th, 1863
Herewith you will find a letter giving an account of matters.
I am disgusted with the petty meanness which has penetrated the army.
Publish the enclosed letter as a private and unofficial communication respecting historical facts of public concern and oblige me and others.
Let the publication be immediately made.
Your friend & obt sevt
John A MClernand
McClernand John A
Major Genl Comdg 13th A C.
Near Vicksburgh May 29 63.
Encloses a letter giving an account of matters which he wishes published as a private and unofficial communication, says he is disgusted with the petty meanness which has penetrated the army.
Recd Ex O. June 8th 1863.