Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Eastport, Mississippi” in chapter 35 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
...ssee by Grant's column was also projected.
In orders issued March 1st, to Grant, Halleck says:
The main object of this expedition will be to destroy the railroad-bridge over Bear Creek, near Eastport, Mississippi , and also the connections at Corinth, Jackson, and Humboldt.
It is thought best that these objects be attempted in the order named.
Strong detachments of cavalry and light artillery, supported by...
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