th the quasi victory over Price at luka, which was followed, two weeks later, by the repulse of Van Dorn (by Rosecranz) at Corinth.
Notwithstanding the great advantages these successes gave Grant, s inaction and sluggish conduct the whole of this important campaign was completely defeated by Van Dorn's brilliant dash, at the head of two thousand horsemen, into the depot of the Federal army at Holly Springs.
In one day Van Dorn destroyed three months supplies, for sixty thousand men, and compelled Grant to fall back and abandon the invasion of Mississippi.
But the Northern government soon anz during Grant's absence, who, on his return, not only failed to follow up the beaten army of Van Dorn, but allowed it to recruit and reorganize close by him, and when at last he did march against iree months before.
This unpardonable inaction, and the grave neglect to guard his depots, gave Van Dorn the opportunity to pass behind him, destroy all the supplies of his army, and defeat his campai