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the general command at that point.
On the 11th a strong division arrived from the Department of the Missouri under General Herron, which was placed on our left.
This cut off the last possible chance of communication between Pemberton and Johnston, as it enabled Lauman to close up on McClernand's left, while Herron intrenched from Lauman to the water's edge.
At this point the water recedes a few hundred yards from the high land.
Through this opening, no doubt, the Confederate commanders hadk part in the East Tennessee campaign.--editors. and was immediately dispatched to Haynes's Bluff.
These latter troops — Herron's and Parke's — were the reenforcements already spoken of, sent by Halleck in anticipation of their being needed.
They a from Haynes's Bluff to the Big Black River.
This amounted now to quite half the troops about Vicksburg.
Besides these, Herron's and A. J. Smith's divisions were ordered to hold themselves in readiness to reenforce Sherman.
Haynes's Bluff had been