r and swift current.
On consultation with General Grant and my own officers — as my services here,the enemy, the accompanying communication to Gen. Grant, and request information of the point where Smith on the left.
My orders, received from Gen. Grant, were to hold my position and prevent the enrd Mississippi (rebel) regiment, to inform General Grant that the place was surrendered, and my troir fortifications, we received an order from Gen. Grant to fall back to brow of hill, which was doney had been seen on the ridge in front of us, Gen. Grant immediately ordered the hills to be occupied guns in position, ready for any emergency.
Gen. Grant here gave orders for a still further advancet, having got his troops in proper position, Gen. Grant first directed his attention.
But few trobut few regiments arrived even before dark.
Gen. Grant's judgment, therefore, much against his willged to retire.
By this time it was noon.
Gen. Grant had just returned from the landing, where he