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t, Young's Point, nine miles above Vicksburg, on the opposite bank, facing the mouth of the Yazoo. Here was the head of the canal projected and partly opened, months before, by Gen. Williams, See page 101. intended to secure a passage up and down the Mississippi for oar vessels, out of the range of the Vicksburg batteries, and perhaps change the main channel of the mighty river so as to leave Vicksburg on a bayou two or three miles back from that channel. Here our men were debarked, Jan. 22. and work on the canal recommenced; while Grant's corps was brought down on transports to their aid, and Porter's fleet strengthened by several additional iron-clads and gunboats. Gen. Grant arrived and assumed chief command Feb. 2d. Williams's engineers had located their embryo canal unwisely. At its head, a strong eddy set the current away from the bank, rendering difficult the coaxing of a large body of water into it if it were completed; while its lower terminus was commanded by th
meeting of citizens was held at Little Rock, Nov. 12, 1863. followed by others; and, ultimately, a Union State Constitutional Convention had been assembled: Jan. 8, 1864. wherein 42 out of the 54 counties were represented. This Convention had framed a new Constitution, whereby Slavery was forever prohibited. Dr. Isaac Murphy--the only member of the Convention of 1861 who had held out to the last against Secession — had been designated Provisional. Governor, and duly inaugurated, Jan. 22. with C. C. Bliss, Lieut.-Governor, and R. J. T. White, Secretary of State. This Constitution was submitted to a vote of the people and ratified March 14. by 12,177 votes for, to 226 against it. State officers, three members of Congress, a Legislature, and local officers, were at the same time elected. The Legislature met, and elected April 25. U. S. Senators. The Unionists had fondly supposed every thing restored that should be, so far as their State was concerned; until Steele's