teamboats, cotton, etc., and much was destroyed to prevent our capturing it.
Our losses in the series of battles may be summed up as follows:
Fourteen Mile Creek skirmish,424
Big Black Railroad Bridge,292422
Of the wounded, many were but slightly wounded, and continued on duty; many more required but a few days or weeks for their recovery, and not more tts, with heavy loss.
General Grant now moved his forces, by rapid marches, to the north, in order to separate the garrison of Vicksburgh from the covering arm of Johnston.
This movement was followed by the battles of Raymond, May twelfth; of Jackson, May fourteenth; of Champion Hills, May sixteenth; and Big Black River Bridge, May twenty-seventh; in all of which our troops were victorious.
General Grant now proceeded to invest Vicksburgh.
A military and naval force was sent to Yazoo Cit
, to keep out of the way of the rebel conscript officers.
About dark we arrived at Gatewood's, where we intercepted Mudwall Jackson's train, that was on its way from Huntersville to Warm Springs, to get out of reach of Colonel Moore.
The train wase left, toward Covington.
Here we captured a messenger from Jones to Early, with a despatch to be forwarded to Early by Jackson, by telegraph.
（Early was supposed to be at Warm Springs.) This proved of importance to the General, for it disclosed tartillery, trains, and rear-guard far in the rear, with perhaps a gap of two miles open.
This was taken advantage of by Jackson, who marched in his force, and ambushed themselves in the cliffs with the cavalry, ready to make a charge on the trains.nemy were far in our rear.
Major Gibson was sent with his battalion to blockade the Huntersville road, but found that Jackson had done it effectually, from fear of Colonel Moore; so, after the most comfortable night's rest that we had enjoyed dur