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ich the west bank of the river presented was, that a rapid movement could at any time be made from this base, without the need of pontoons or transports for crossing the troops; of course, the same situation was proportionately exposed to attack, but Smith was a good soldier, and his selection of the site of Pittsburg Landing, has been approved, under the light of all succeeding circumstances, by both Grant and Sherman. On the 13th of March, Grant was relieved from his disgrace; and on the 17th, he removed his headquarters to Savanna, and wrote to Sherman from that place: I have just arrived, and although sick for the last two weeks, begin to feel better at the thought of being again with the troops. The attention of the rebels in this part of the country had now become concentrated upon Grant's forces, which threatened to obtain possession of the entire Southwest, unless speedily opposed. Troops in great numbers were accordingly hurried to Corinth, and the enemy was evidently pr
thing besides the occupation of a single town, which was indeed a strategic and important point; but none of the positive strategic advantages which its possession promised, were obtained. For a while, Halleck interrupted the rebel communications, and warded off attacks on his own rear; but Corinth, having once been acquired, never afterwards pre. sented a single offensive advantage, which the general who captured it suggested or procured. In July, Pope was ordered to Virginia, and on the 17th of that month, Halleck was assigned to the command of all the armies, superseding McClellan. He repaired at once to Washington, and Grant was directed to establish his headquarters at Corinth. Grant's jurisdiction was not, however, enlarged by the promotion of Halleck: on the contrary, the new general-in-chief first offered the command of the Army of the Tennessee to Colonel Robert Allen, a quarter. master, who declined it, whereupon it was allowed to remain under Grant. A letter from G
s commander of the department, to claim the direction of a campaign originally intrusted to another. But, Sherman was informed of the reasons which led to the decision, and manifested a complete appreciation of Grant's motives. During the tedious and often discouraging campaign that ensued, he never failed to display a zeal and loyalty towards his commander equal to that commander's anxiety to support and bring forward his subordinate, even at the risk of his own chances for fame. On the 17th, Grant paid his first visit to the transport fleet, then lying off Napoleon, at the mouth of the Arkansas, with all the troops on board; from there, he wrote to Halleck, what the experience of many months eventually confirmed: Our troops must get below the city to be used effectually. On the 18th, he wrote: Should Banks pass Port Hudson, this force will be ready to cooperate on Vicksburg, at any time. On the 20th, he returned to Memphis, and sent word to one of his subordinates: The Missis
his confidence had never failed. On the 2d of April, he said to Halleck: In two weeks I expect to be able to collect all my forces and turn the enemy's left. When Sherman returned, unsuccessful, from Steele's bayou, Grant consoled himself by saying that the expedition has at least pushed our troops into the heart of the granary from which the Vicksburg forces are now being fed. On the 11th, he announced: My force in a few days will be all concentrated; I expect to take Grand Gulf. On the 17th: I go to New Carthage to-night; if it is possible, I will occupy Grand Gulf in four days. On the 18th: I hope very soon to be able to report my possession of Grand Gulf. On the 21st: My force is abundant, with a foothold once attained, to do the work. On the 24th, to Sherman: I foresee great difficulties in our present position, but it will not do to let these retard any movements. Again: Once at Grand Gulf, I do not feel a doubt of success in the entire clearing out of the enemy from the
er joined the command about the time of the battle at Black River bridge, on the 17th; and the third brigade did not get up at all, until the siege of Vicksburg. Besners, and leaving his wounded on account of the haste of the movement. On the 17th, Grant sent back an officer under flag of truce, with provisions for these woundhout delay. His rear-guard arrived at Bolton at two A. M. on the morning of the 17th, and the same troops started for Bridgeport at four and a half. Blair was inft to arrive at Bridgeport. At three and a half o'clock, on the morning of the 17th, McClernand's corps resumed the pursuit, Carr's division in the advance, followewere again in motion for Vicksburg. Sherman reached Bridgeport by noon of the 17th, and found Blair already there, with his pontoon-train. The enemy's bridge of bir and Steele passed over that night, Tuttle following in the morning. On the 17th, Johnston marched fifteen miles, towards the point indicated in Pemberton's disp
eadquarters, and am here, en route for Cairo. On the 16th, he telegraphed from Cairo: I have just arrived, and report in pursuance with your instructions of the 3d instant. My staff and headquarters are with me. Halleck answered: You will immediately proceed to the Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky, where you will meet an officer of the War Department with your orders and instructions. You will take with you your staff, etc., for immediate operations in the field. This was received on the 17th, and Grant started immediately for Louisville, by rail. At Indianapolis, he was met by the Secretary of War, Honorable Edwin M. Stanton, who brought with him from Washington an order creating for Grant a new command—the Military Division of the Mississippi; this was to include all the territory between the Alleghanies and the Mississippi river, excepting such as might be occupied by Banks: the three departments of the Tennessee, the Cumberland, and the Ohio were all to be subordinate to G
en the Little Tennessee and Knoxville, he should not be allowed to escape with an army capable of doing any thing this winter. I can hardly conceive the necessity of retreating from East Tennessee. If I did so at all, it would be after losing most of the army. I will not attempt to lay out a line of retreat. I would harass and embarrass progress in every way possible, reflecting on the fact that the Army of the Ohio is not the only army to resist the onward progress of the enemy. On the 17th, he said: I have not heard from you since the 14th. What progress is Longstreet making, and what are your chances for defending yourself? Sherman's forces have commenced their movement from Bridgeport, threatening the enemy. This alone may turn Longstreet back, and if it does not, the attack will be prosecuted until we reach the roads over which all their supplies have to pass, while you hold East Tennessee. Later on the same day: Your dispatch received. You are doing exactly what appear
clamation, recommending all loyal people to assemble in their places of worship, and return thanks to God for this great advancement of the national cause. On the 17th of the same month, Congress unanimously voted a resolution of thanks to Major-General Ulysses S. Grant, and the officers and soldiers who have fought under his comever, did not see fit to authorize the movement, and Grant himself ceased to urge it, when he discovered that Longstreet was likely to winter in Tennessee. On the 17th, he said: I feel deeply interested in moving the enemy beyond Saltville, this winter, so as to be able to select my own campaign in the spring, instead of having t and, if successful in driving the enemy out, occupy that place and complete the railroad up to it, this winter. Start at the earliest practicable moment. On the 17th, Grant said again to Thomas: Make your contemplated movement, as soon as possible. And, on the 18th: By all means, send the expedition. I think it of vast import
ear Baker's creek on the 16th, beating the enemy badly, killing and capturing not less than four thousand of the enemy, besides capturing most of his artillery. Loring's division was cut off from retreat, and dispersed in every direction. On the 17th, the battle of Black river bridge was fought, the enemy again losing about two thousand prisoners and seventeen pieces of artillery, and many killed and wounded. The bridges and ferries were destroyed. The march from Edward's station to Black riletter.) near Vicksburg, June 26, 1863. Enclosed I respectfully transmit the letters of MajorGener-als W. T. Sherman, commanding the Fifteenth army corps, and James B. McPherson, commanding the Seventeenth army corps, of dates respectively the 17th and 18th inst., relative to the congratulatory order of Major-General John A. McClernand to his troops, a copy of which order is also transmitted, together with copies of the correspondence relating thereto; and my order relieving General McClern
s station; meeting the enemy on the way in strong force, you heavily engaged him near Champion hills, and, after a sanguinary and obstinate battle, with the assistance of General McPherson's corps, beat and routed him, taking many prisoners and small-arms, and several pieces of cannon. Continuing to lead the advance, you rapidly pursued the enemy to Edward's station, capturing that place, a large quantity of public stores, and many prisoners. Night only stopped you. At day-dawn, on the 17th, you resumed the advance, and early coming upon the enemy strongly intrenched in elaborate works, both before and behind Big Black river, immediately opened with artillery upon him, followed by a daring and heroic charge at the point of the bayonet, which put him to rout, leaving eighteen pieces of cannon and more than a thousand prisoners in your hands. By an early hour on the morning of the 18th, you had constructed a bridge across the Big Black, and had commenced the advance upon Vicksb