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Doc. 4. the Yazoo expedition. General McArthur's operations. Vicksburg, May 27, 1864. The following is an account of General McArthur's late expedition into the Yazoo country. The forces of which this litt Benton. Meanwhile, from despatches captured, General McArthur learned that General Wirt Adams was on his waywith the entire rebel force thus concentrated, General McArthur, with his characteristic imperturbability, awasignated, about twenty-two miles from Benton. General McArthur had taken the very wise precaution to send int his advance cavalry force. On the twelfth, General McArthur started his little army eastward, in the direcne cavalry, on its way out to communicate with General McArthur's command, after following over the route of ted of the fact that Adams would not fight him, General McArthur moved leisurely back, and arrived in this cityfely across, and the Big Black between himself and McArthur. The expedition is an entire success, and reflect
May 30. The expedition has returned to Vicksburg, marching through in three days. No enemy appeared during the march. Adams has retired with his whole command across the Big Black, seeking a safer place than the vicinity of McArthur to carry on his military operations. This accounts for his declining the exchange. He wished to keep his movements secret till his command were safely across, and the Big Black between himself and McArthur. The expedition is an entire success, and reflects great credit upon the officers who planned and executed it. The men held up during the long fatiguing march remarkably well, and came into Vicksburg in the same high spirits in which they left.
apturing a number of prisoners, wagons, etc., and continuing to advance, while slightly swinging to the left, came upon a redoubt containing four guns, which was splendidly carried by assault, at one P. M., by a portion of Hatch's division, dismounted, and the captured guns turned upon the enemy. A second redoubt, stronger than the first, was next assailed and carried by the same troops that captured the first position, taking four more guns and about three hundred prisoners. The infanty — McArthur's division of General A. J. Smith's command — on the left of the cavalry, participated in both of the above assaults; and, indeed, the dismounted cavalry seemed to vie with the infantry who should first gain the works. As they reached the position nearly simultaneously, both lay claim to the artillery and prisoners captured. Finding General Smith had not taken as much. distance to the right as I expected he would have done, I directed General Schofield to move his command (the Twenty-t