enth shortly turned off toward Edwards' Depot; while the Seventeenth, followed by the Fifteenth, kept their faces toward Jackson.
The latter column, on the 12th, encountered the single brigade of Gregg at Raymond and drove it away — not till after o grass was growing under Sherman's feet.
On the 14th, Johnston, hearing that the Fifteenth Corps was twelve miles from Jackson, on the Raymond road, and that both it and McPherson were moving on Jackson, sent out one-brigade to meet each corps, anJackson, sent out one-brigade to meet each corps, and evacuated the city, which was promptly entered.
McClernand, who had been near Edwards' Depot, having received orders to that effect, joined the main body in the neighborhood of Jackson, out of which General Johnston had marched with his little ar very soon after the lines were passed.
The march, owing to the feeble state of the men, was very painful and tedious.
Jackson was left to the north, and the column's first sight of streets was when, after four days, the town of Brandon, ten mile